There are several issues we must address to get our Country moving forward. Progress is building sustainable job growth and reducing our deficit. We must focus on jobs, we must create efficiencies and reduce a dangerous level of debt.
The following are actions I plan to move forward once elected:
1. Sustainable Job Growth
It’s not about profit, it’s about making the United States desirable for corporations to grow. We must cut corporate taxes and eliminate the self-employment tax. Micro-businesses and small businesses need access to capital to expand and hire more employees. It’s beyond time to end the tax incentives for corporations to hire employees abroad, instead of hiring.
2. Audit Spending and Implement Zero-Based Balanced Budgets
It’s past time to audit Congressional spending and identify areas that are wasteful and start cutting. Every department within the Federal Government should be held accountable for its spending and implement zero-based balanced budgeting.
3. Address Fraud
We have billions of dollars in fraud in our federally funded programs. Congress must aggressively implement processes and enact legislation to aggressively attack the fraud in our programs. To turn their backs and say “it’s just how it is” is not right. There are so many options with the technology today that doing nothing is just as fraudulent as the acts of fraud.
4. Make Legal Immigration the Only Option
We are a Country based upon immigration, but it is based upon legal immigration. We must secure all our borders, not just for immigration purposes, but for security and protecting our Country as well. It’s time to enforce our current immigration laws and increase the penalties for employers who hire illegal workers.
5. Enact Real Health Care Reform
The current law has far too many “gotcha” provisions that have nothing to do with reducing health care costs and providing better service. The current law favors large pharmaceutical companies and administrators. It is layer upon layer of more bureaucracy that increases taxes and reduces patient care. We can enact legislation that addresses fraud, optimizes our current programs, drives down cost, and makes insurance companies responsible and competitive. I have provided multiple articles on health care solutions on my blog and welcome you to read them.
No more unfunded mandated programs that leave just about every child behind.
There are several issues that must be addressed, but the above are intertwined and impact how quickly we get our communities back to work and reduce our deficit. Pouring more money into a problem is no longer the answer, sometimes it’s shaking things up enough and focusing on leadership.
We can and will move forward. We can unite this district and have representation that cares more about people, than pleasing special interests and political parties. It’s time for open, honest, and candid discussions – it’s time for District 4 to have a strong voice.
I’m grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to meet with many of you. Thank you for your vote, and I look forward to serving you with honor.