Bridgewater: government should be cut by 1/3 or more

Some people say there’s little difference between Mike Lee and Tim Bridgewater. Both are running for the U.S. Senate seat which incumbent Senator Bob Bennett lost in the State Republican Convention.On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Thursday, Bridgewater said one major difference is that Lee has worked in Washington and been involved with federal government while he has been a businessman all his life.As for the federal government, Bridgewater says it should be cut by one third or even more.”A lot of those programs need to move to the states,” Bridgewater said. “The Constitution says that the states should do everything that’s not enumerated in the Constitution. Many of the programs that we have, those agencies, don’t have a Constitutional basis.”Part of that dismantling of agencies, like the Department of Education, Department of Energy, Labor, Commerce, Housing and Urban Development, is turning power back over the to the states so states can determine what good policy, or bad policy or government involvement should be.” Lee is an attorney from Utah County. Bridgewater says we don’t need more lawyers in the Senate because we already have 54.

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