U.S. House candidate Firsching seeks smaller government
Mike Firsching, a Republican candidate for the U.S. House in the 13th Congressional District, said he thinks spending should be reduced for most federal programs.
“We need to have a government that is smaller and more designed as you saw in the original Constitution,” Firsching told the editorial board of The State Journal-Register on Thursday. “We’re losing the idea of why we are considered the land of freedom and prosperity.”
Among his ideas, Firsching said most American military bases in other countries should be closed.
“We’re way too involved in other people’s business right now,” he said, adding that he agrees with one-time presidential candidate and former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who decried the “warfare state.”