The Obama Administration has undermined our support Israel, one of our closest allies. Israel does not share the United States’ benefit of having oceans between it and these threats. Our new administration is repairing the damage that has been done between us and our middle eastern allies.
I have seen many of these threats in person having lived in the Middle East for two decades. We need strong leadership in Washington to deal with these threats and to restore the strength of the United States. It is through this strength that we are truly protected. I intend to support a strong US leadership worldwide.
Amnesty is not the answer. Many people have been patiently waiting for legal citizenship in the United States, and they should receive priority. We should not reward those who have broken our laws along with those who have strived to keep them.
The debate on immigration policy cannot, and should not, begin until we have secured our borders. We will continue to have problems as long as our borders remain insecure no matter what changes we make to policy now.
Additionally, drugs, weapons, and human trafficking continue to thrive along our borders. It is time that we make border security a priority. Then, and only then, can we begin to fix our immigration policy.
Balancing the budget and eliminating the national debt will be my top priority as a member of Congress. I pledge to be a thorn in the side of wasteful spenders in Congress and vote against any attempt to borrow more money to accommodate bad spending practices.
As your representative in Congress, I will work to adopt a health care system that is competitive within a free market construct and is portable so that an individual can take their health care plan with them from job to job, location to location, across state lines, without penalty.
Additionally, you will be able to tailor specifics within your personal plan to fit your needs—no longer paying for services that you and your family don’t need or want. Most of all, you won’t be taxed!
The only way to get Americans back to work is to get government off the back of the private sector, and I promise to do just that as a member of Congress.
On the bright side, we have seen renewable energy establish a foothold with traditional energy sources. Wind and solar have been added to the mix of options available for electricity, and over time, their intermittency may be cured by battery technology.
Renewable energy cannot keep up with the growth America will experience in the coming decades. Traditional sources must be developed domestically for the United States to become energy independent, and that will necessitate the federal government allowing the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and expansion of oil and gas drilling on federal lands.
In Congress, I will support the exploration and development of energy sources on American soil.
Tax reform is needed now more than ever. Everyone is a stakeholder, whether we directly pay an income tax, or we in-directly pay tax through higher prices for goods and services. Less taxes trickle down to everyone.
We need to reduce the tax burden for all Americans and American businesses. We can do this by reducing tax rates, eliminating duplicate or overreaching taxes and any other tax not specifically voted on by Congress.
I will never, and I mean never, support a tax rate increase or the creation of a new tax.
The federal government does not have a revenue problem; it has a spending problem, and I aim to cure that problem.
Some ways tax reform may look like would be increasing the standard deduction as wells as a simplification of the tax code.
I would support a fair tax, which is a consumption-based tax, thereby ending the need for individuals and businesses to report income to the IRS as well as reducing the overall size and cost burden of the IRS to the American people.
I also support the elimination of the “Death Tax”, which will preserve our family based businesses for future generations.
Funding needs to get to the classroom and out of the hands of bureaucrats and administrators. Quality teachers, plentiful supplies, and competition will help our students succeed and prepare for their future. This kind of education system will firmly establish the United States as the world’s economic leader for decades to come.