About Bob Gough for Congress
Tax fighter advocate Bob Gough is a candidate for Congress in the newly created Sixth District against the incumbent Republican Congressman.
Gough's campaign will focus on the fiscal carnage caused by last year's increase of the federal debt by $2.1 trillion. "I am proud to participate with the Tea Party movement that opposes this irresponsible action.
"At the urging of Obama and the House Speaker, Congress voted to increase our national debt by $2.1 trillion. Our Sixth District Congressman voted for Obama's huge debt limit increase. And Obama will be asking for another trillion (or two). We need a new independent representative that will reject debt limit increases.
"Obama used the politics of fear and division to create ruinous debt that must be repaid by our children and grand-children. Four of our Missouri's Republican Congress members supported Obama's disastrous debt limit policies. But Vicky Hartzler and Todd Akin voted against Obama's $2.1 trillion debt limit increase. I am proud to stand with them on this important issue. Join me in this battle for fiscal sanity."
Bob Gough founded the Jackson County Taxpayer's Association in 2000 and has been an advocate for taxpayers for many years. He joined with other tax payer advocates to defeat a recent ballot measure for an eighteen percent increase in the Lee's Summit school tax.
Bob Gough served his country in the US Army in an infantry training Brigade. He has a BS degree in Mathematics and was a high school mathematics teacher. Bob and his wife Helen have been married for thirty years. Together they have three children and three grandchildren.
Bob Gough is active in several community organizations including: President of the Kansas City Pachyderm Club, President of the Missouri State Federation of Pachyderm Clubs, member of Lee's Summit Masonic Lodge, American Legion, Elks Lodge, Silver Strings Dulcimer Players and the Lee's Summit Republican Club.