Fiscal Responsibility

Our government should be fiscally responsible and accountable for poor budget decisions.

The Reform Party will enforce fiscal responsibility and hold legislative and executive leaders accountable for it at our national, state and city levels.

Fiscal responsibility with accountability means that the Federal Government puts an end to the historical cycle of deficit spending and does so with a commitment to "accountability without loopholes" guaranteeing responsible budgets without borrowing against the nation’s future earnings.

The Reform Party founder, Ross Perot, earlier identified the already building trend of borrowing against our future earnings with no placement of clear and definitive means of repayment. For example, our annual spending in 2020 had ballooned to $4.829 Trillion dollars, while only collecting $3.46 Trillion in revenue, without addressing the actual national debt.

We believe that Congress, state legislators, county and city governments must adjust their budget and policies so that all programs and services absolutely required for communities to function properly are funded without increasing deficits.

We need to fundamentally reform the budget process, review all departments and agencies, eliminate overlapping jurisdiction over services, and base budgetary decisions on cost effectiveness and critical need.

The national budget process is in dangerous and dire straits and so an amendment must be passed to require a balanced budget be passed annually or else legislators face specific consequences for failure to do so. This amendment allows for a single continuing resolution before penalties become effective and includes a caveat in case of national emergency requiring unexpected spending which requires the inclusion of a plan for repayment for the lost revenue also to include an estimated time frame for the revenue to be recouped.

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Reform Party - 2022 Planning and Action MeetingRead more +15 November 2021 By Michael Hackmer in 2022 Election, Event (In Person or Online)

2022 Reform Party Planning and Action Meeting

It is time to get ready for 2022, and start to move towards unseating Democrats and Republicans in elections across the country. Join us as Vice Chairman, Communications, Michael Hackmer, kicks off our 2022 planning and action meeting, reviews our new Member Only website and action plan, and then opens up the meeting for Q&A.
What The !@#$%*! Are They Talking About - Jack Achenbach Podcast BannerRead more +07 November 2021 By Michael Hackmer in Michael Hackmer, Chairman, Reform Party of Virginia, Podcast

Michael Hackmer joins “What The !@#$%*! Are They Talking About” to Discuss Politics

Reform Party Vice Chairman, Communications, Michael Hackmer, recently joined Jack Achenbach and Jennifer for their podcast, “What The !@#$%*! Are They Talking About.” Jack Achenbach is currently a candidate for the United States House of Representatives for Orlando, Florida District #10. Achenbach and his campaign manager, Jennifer, host an unscripted podcast for discussing the news
Read more +17 September 2021 By Michael Hackmer in Convention, Michael Hackmer, Chairman, Reform Party of Virginia

Reform Party National Convention – October 16, 2021

Reform Party National Convention will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 2:00 pm Eastern / 11:00 am Pacific to 4:00 pm Eastern / 1:00 pm Pacific. To register, click here. Each State Secretary or acting-Secretary needs to register and provide a list of delegates who will attend the convention. The list needs to
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