“What they’re going to do is kill small business.”
As he works in a family accounting firm started by his grandfather, Farber has a vested interest in how tax policy unfolds over the next few months. While making a living crunching numbers, the 33-year-old is consistently baffled by the federal government’s balance sheet.
“The real problem is that I don’t believe in the current tax system,” Farber told The Heritage Foundation. “Biden says paying taxes is patriotic, but what about all the people who don’t even pay taxes?”
After originally dropping out of high school, Farber eventually returned to the classroom, got his diploma, and worked diligently as an undergraduate and graduate student at St. Peter’s College. While growing up in a fiscally conservative Tenafly, New Jersey, household had an impact on shaping his beliefs, Farber has deeper reasons for being a conservative.
“I’m a father, I’m a husband, I’m an heir apparent to a small business,” Farber said. “I want for my kids what my parents gave to me. Being conservative means raising your kids right and being responsible.”
Farber brings his children to Revolutionary War reenactments to give them a better sense of American history, which he believes is a low priority inside the public school system. Farber said one history teacher failed to mention the Constitution to his child for almost an entire semester.
“Luckily we can still visit places like Morristown, Washington Crossing, and Philadelphia,” he said. “All of our ideals as a country really stem from the era of the Founding Fathers and what they fought for.”
Like most Americans, according to recent polls, Farber does not approve of President Obama’s agenda at home or abroad.
“Obama has magnified the problem of big government,” Farber said. “At the very least, Bush had a strong stance as far as the outside world was concerned. He wasn’t all that great on spending though.”
Illegal immigration, a problem that has confounded Republican and Democratic administrations, also deeply troubles Farber.
“The federal government shouldn’t be going after [Arizona] for protecting its sovereignty when it’s not doing its own job in the first place,” he said.
While New Jersey state government has been synonymous with waste and corruption for decades, Farber believes recent events in Trenton should be closely watched by conservatives around the country.
“[Gov. Chris] Christie is fantastic,” Farber said with excitement. “What he’s doing in New Jersey should be the model for our federal government.”
When he’s not enjoying Andrew Wilkow or Mark Levin on the radio, Farber is involved with the Young Presidents Club. He even took a tour of The Heritage Foundation’s headquarters while visiting Washington for a Tea Party event last year.
“I really appreciate what they do,” he said. “Ever since I started reading their sites, they are almost always spot on. Just a fantastic organization”
As Washington’s malfunctioning bureaucracy continues to sputter, Jason Farber is hungrier than ever for real change. He will continue to speak out against high taxes and wasteful spending.
“One day I was home as my wife was taking the kids to school, and I’m watching these guys ‘working’ on the road out the window. One guy’s sitting in his car, one guy’s smoking a cigarette, and the last guy’s just doing nothing. Government waste is ruining the country.”