Fiscal Conservatism Applied
Fiscal Conservatism is not just a political talking point to me – It is a lifestyle choice. One way to tell is a candidate is truly fiscally conservative is how he or she spends one’s own money. Another way is seeing how campaign finance money is spent. Will that candidate run up debt for his or her campaign in a desperate attempt to get elected?
I can’t comment on any specific candidate at this time due to the lack of certified candidates for President. I can safely say, however, that I will be the most fiscally conservative candidate for President in the 2012 election. Below are some examples of my fiscal conservatism and how I plan on implementing it in the White House:
- Coupons – I am a big believer of coupons and rebates and often save 20-30% on my grocery bills every week. I do not get so excited about coupons that I buy something just because I have a coupon for it. While I take advantage of coupons for orange juice and shaving cream, I do not use coupons for tampons because I currently do not have a need for tampons.
- Rebates – There is no greater feeling than money in your pocket. I use the same criteria for buying stuff offering rebates as I do offering coupons. I will appoint a Coupon Czar whose job will be to clip coupons, file for rebates, and find other ways to save money.
- Generic Brands – Many times the biggest difference between generic brands and brand name items is that the generic brand is not advertised or marketed in the same matter as brand name items. Both generic sugar and brand name sugar are C12H22O11.
- Eat at Home – I rarely eat at restaurants. You can save a lot of money by eating at home. Nothing is more romantic than finding someone to sucker into cooking you dinner.
- Grow your own – You can save a lot of money by growing your own corn, peas, lettuce, and marijuana instead of buying it at the store.
I have taken fiscal conservatism to my campaign. I spent $.60 on my 2008 campaign. I have spent no money on the 2012 campaign. I didn’t file with the FEC because I didn’t want to waste money on a filing fee. While I will not appear on any ballot, I could still be elected with a vigorous write-in campaign.
You can vote for somebody who claims to be a fiscal conservative but continue to run up deficits, or you could vote for somebody who has walked the walk in generic shoes. I walk that walk and I have the shoes to prove it.
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