I support a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution. It works for North Carolina - it can work for America.

We don't have a debt crisis in this country. We have a spending crisis.

Thousands of Western North Carolina families who sit at their kitchen tables paying monthly bills understand this basic financial rule: You can't spend more than you make. Having a budget and living within your means is essential to keeping track of your financial health. The same is true for our country.

I am the only candidate in this race who has actually balanced a government budget. North Carolina requires it, and Washington should, too.

If elected, one of my top priorities will be to introduce legislation to enact a Balanced Budget Amendment.