Chard Reid

US House 5, Indiana

Election Date: May 18, 2012



About the Candidate: 

I am the only candidate in Indiana's 5th district that will consistently vote to simplify government. This is the year for Hoosiers to stop mindlessly punching straight-party tickets and to start voting according to their principles.

I am the only candidate in the state of Indiana with my own budget proposal. I call it the Road to Reality because it will set America back on a realistic path of sustainable economic growth. My Republican opponent supports a budget that will increase our national debt for the next 28 years.

The Constitution is the foundation of the United States government. In response to the tyranny they faced in Europe, our Founding Fathers crafted the Constitution to protect their economic and personal freedoms. Unfortunately, our current politicians resent the constraints that the Constitution puts on their power, so they have begun to disregard its principles.

Our Founding Fathers firmly believed that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson even went as far as to say that the primary purpose of government is to secure such inalienable rights.

The U.S. must balance the budget immediately to foster long-term economic growth. If you select me to represent you in Washington, I will make it my top priority to cut spending by 25% during my first year in office and to balance the budget during the second year of my first term! Unlike my opponents, I have a detailed plan to reform Social Security, to reduce the long-term costs of Medicare, and to eliminate a plethora of unnecessary government programs. In addition to providing specifics, my plan will actually balance the budget within two years.