Incumbent Congressman Daniel Webster (R-FL), who has been in his current office since 2010, has announced that in the past 12 years, he has saved over $4 million in tax payer dollars to run his Congressional office.
"Washington operates on the principle that if money is appropriated, it should be spent," said Rep. Daniel Webster. "I have exposed and resisted this flawed principle and returned more than $4 million appropriated to my Congressional office."
Earlier this year Rep. Webster delivered a personal check to the Bureau of Fiscal Service at the Department of Treasury to roll back his salary to the 2008 amount.
Every year, Webster has delivered this check to the Bureau to roll back his salary. The Webster team further claims, "If all federal government spending was rolled back to 2008 amounts, we would no longer have a budget deficit and could begin to pay down our debts."
"Even as President Biden requests Congress approve a massive spending increase, I am showing that it is possible to restore fiscal responsibility and reduce spending. If every area of the federal government began intentionally prioritizing programs and cutting waste, we could get a lot closer to balancing our budget and trimming the massive burden of debt that will be inherited by our children and grandchildren," stated Rep. Webster.
Webster is up for a tough re-election race against firebrand Laura Loomer (R-FL) who has gained solid momentum in her current primary contest against Webster.