Spend, Spend, Spend: Where Does it End?

First, I would like to thank the ten Senators and ten Representative on JFAC (Joint Finance Appropriations Committee); they meet everyday at 7:30am (and sometimes earlier). That is a huge commitment.  

As I look over the reports and the spending, I think of George Jetson running on the treadmill going around and around, yelling “HELP! HELP, JANE! STOP THIS CRAZY THING!”  

What are the consequences for our lack of discipline?  What is the price our children and grandchildren will have to pay? 

We must make our choice between economy and liberty or confusion and servitude…If we run into such debts, we must be taxed in our meat and drink, in our necessities and comforts, in our labor and in our amusements…if we can prevent the government from wasting the labor of the people, under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy.”

Thomas Jefferson 


Websites for Research

Our Pages from the first half of session made a video for their farewell.  Such fun, motivated, hardworking young adults.  Such a blessing to the Senate. I sponsored Josiah Knapp from Hagerman. This young man is a inspiration! 
Watch the Video👇


Idaho, we need to truly consider the cost!!!

Watch this video on the cost of “green” energy.

David’s Desk

We are called to live by faith.

It’s understandable to struggle with faith in the face of so much suffering and evil in the world. But it’s important to remember that God’s ways are not our ways, and we may not always understand why things happen the way they do.

Habakkuk 2:4 speaks to the importance of living a righteous life, even in the face of those who may not be upright. It can be difficult to do what is right when it seems like the world is against us, but we must trust that God is with us and will guide us on our journey.

It was encouraging to hear about the (over) week-long prayer services taking place at Asbury University, in Wilmore, KY, and the way it has brought people together in faith from all corners of the earth. Sometimes it takes unexpected experiences or encounters to remind us of the power of God and the importance of faith. As you continue your own journey, I encourage you to stay rooted in faith and trust that God is with you, even in the midst of turmoil and chaos.


Does Idaho truly have a surplus when 42.6% of our funds come from a $31 trillion+ in-debt federal government? What happens when they call that debt due? Does Idaho go down with the ship? How will we continue all these programs when we are dependent on the federal (in-debt) money? How in the world do we give tax breaks when we can’t say no to more big government spending

Senate Upcoming Bills 

  • 2/20/23 Health and Welfare Committee S1094 HEALTH – Amends existing law to provide for temporary registration of experienced international medical graduates who are in the United States as asylees, humanitarian parolees, or refugees and to require that registrants agree to practice in a health professional shortage area.
    Click here to read the bill
  • 2/21/23 Agriculture Committee S1063 FENCES – Amends existing law to revise provisions regarding the careless exposure of barbed wire and to revise penalties.
  • 02/20/23 Resources and Environment Committee S1033 IRRIGATION – Adds to existing law to provide for the appropriation of ground water for supplemental irrigation use.
  • 2/20/21 State of Affairs Committee S1048 ELECTIONS – Amends existing law to provide an exemption from post-election audits for selected ballots.
  • SJR101 by STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE – REFERENDA AND INITIATIVES – Proposes a state constitutional amendment to require any referendum petition or initiative petition to be signed by at least 6% of legal voters at the last general election in each legislative district.
  • S1038 by EDUCATION COMMITTEE – Education – Adds to existing law to provide for education savings accounts.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”

Romans 15:13

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