Congressman Franks believes that the primary role of government in the economy is to foster a secure, predictable, and trustworthy national venue, and then simply get out of the way of free enterprise and let the people produce. As someone who knows what it is like to start and maintain a small a business, Congressman Franks understands that the secret to our economic success is allowing market incentives in the private sector to boost innovation and productivity. This means less regulation, less taxes, and less intrusion into private markets and business.
Congressman Franks has opposed every government bailout as well as Mr. Obama’s so-called “stimulus” package. Trent has also voted against pay-raises for Members of Congress every time has come up for a vote.