Economy and Job Creation
It is easier to get food stamps and welfare than it is to get a job or a raise. This is wrong. Growing the size of government will not produce jobs or increase wages as the last five years have proven. Washington needs to cut taxes, balance the budget and reduce onerous regulations on business in order to create good-paying private-sector jobs.
I will vote to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a common-sense approach to healthcare that works for everyone. We need to have a national healthcare policy that provides individuals with choice, keeps costs down and provides quality treatment.
We do not have a revenue problem. We have a spending problem. Every year that I was in the County Legislature, I voted to cut the County Executive’s budget by tens of millions of dollars. Our Federal government needs to put the brakes on spending immediately.
Our nation needs to move quickly to obtain new energy sources to keep up with 21st Century demand. Energy exploration and production creates job growth. The Department of Energy should not be an impediment to energy production. It should be a stimulus. The lack of energy independence makes us overly reliant on foreign oil and is a threat to our economy and our national and homeland security.
Weakness invites danger. The best way to avoid war is to be strong. President Obama has engaged in a unilateral disarming of our military at a time when enemies and potential enemies are increasing their military capabilities and expanding their influence in opposition to America’s national interests.
To not support those who courageously and valiantly fought for, and sacrificed for, the freedom we enjoy is the ultimate demonstration of ingratitude. I am shocked at the delays that our veterans are experiencing in the healthcare and benefits that they justly deserve.
America was founded on the principle of religious freedom. How strange is it that now in the twenty-first century religious freedom is under attack by the very government that was founded on that principle?
For the past five years, the United States has had an incoherent and dysfunctional series of policies regarding international relations and how they relate to our national interests.