There’s too much of it. John supports a balanced budget and debt reduction plan at all levels of government. Our nation needs to live within its means and Congress must be prepared to make hard spending decisions. John supports growth enhancing legislation that lowers taxes, lifts unnecessarily burdensome regulations, and reduces the need for government spending. Financing the nation’s business with some debt is normal, but at $20.5 trillion of debt on the nation’s balance sheet, an amount at more than 100% of the country’s $18.7 trillion of GDP, is way that's too much.