The Reform Party has announced it has endorsed Evan McMullin, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operations officer and political independent, for the US Senate in Utah.
“Evan McMullin knows that reckless borrowing and spending by both major parties is a contributor to the highest inflation rates in the United States in over forty years, and a danger to our country’s economic future,” said Reform Party Secretary Shawn Storm. “As a political independent, Mr. McMullin will have unique leverage to fight for Utahns and all Americans”.
According to Secretary Storm, McMullin has many qualities the Reform Party prefers in its candidates, such as finding the best solutions for the issues Americans face and working across party lines to achieve those solutions.
McMullin is also committed to several policy ideas that align with Reform Party principles, such as:
- Ensuring voting rights for all Americans
- Ending partisan gerrymandering and electoral corruption
- Toughening ethics laws and transparency
- Reducing the influence of money in politics
- Encouraging the return of American manufacturing’
- Balancing the federal budget
The Reform Party was founded in 1995 after the historic presidential run of political independent H. Ross Perot in the 1992 election. Ross Perot and the Reform Party stressed the importance of balancing the federal budget, and working past political divisions. Due to the Reform Party’s influence on the political climate, the Democratic and Republican Parties were compelled to work together and achieve Reform Party inspired milestones. In the late 1990s, the legislature balanced the federal budget, lowered inflation and reached high economic potential.
However since the turn of the millennium, divisions caused by the Democratic and Republican Parties have grown. During that time other critical issues have grown as well, for example the Federal debt has grown from $4 trillion dollars in 1992 to $31 trillion dollars today.
“Candidates like Evan McMullin are important, because they realize America’s spending habits are not sustainable,” noted Reform Party Chairman Nicholas Hensley. “This past year, the interest on America’s debt was $399 billion. This year, the interest payment will be close to $580 billion. Within 10 years, interest payments are projected to be $1.7 trillion, which represents 77 percent of all income tax revenue collected today”.