Welcome to the Green Eyeshade Blog. I'm John Campbell, Congressman from the 48th District in California. I am also a Certified Public Accountant. Hence the title of this blog. For those of you who don't know, green eyeshades were the headwear of choice for accountants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
But this blog is not for fashion conscious bean counters. It is for anyone who thinks that federal taxes and spending are too high, the federal government is too big and the deficit needs to go away.
I am the chairman of the budget and spending task force for the Republican Study Committee. The Republican Study Committee is a caucus of about 100 of the most fiscal responsible members of the House of Representatives. We are tired of watching both parties spend away our money and our future.
This blog will keep you informed of what's happening in Washington with both those trying to save you money and those trying to spend it. The mainstream media (MSM) rarely reports the proposed solutions that will fix things. And they rarely report all the tax and spend proposals that move through congress to get us in this fix to begin with.
So, put on your green eyeshade and get ready to join us as we open the books of the federal government.