Issues

Tax Policy

We believe that the last thing that we need to do, especially in the face of an economic downturn, is to increase taxes on any American.  Lowering the tax burden on American businesses and families will encourage economic growth and create jobs.

 

Tackling Deficits and our Debt

We must tackle the unprecedented fiscal crisis posed by our growing yearly federal deficit spending and our mountains of federal debt.  To do so, we must find and cut wasteful or ineffective discretionary spending and reform entitlement programs to ensure sustainability for future generations and fulfill commitments to current retirees.

 

Healthcare

The United States has the most advanced healthcare system in the world and as a result attracts patients from all over the world. We need to ensure that the United States continues to encourage and foster innovation in the healthcare sector.

We believe that the provisions of Obamacare that are not working should be repealed, that those provisions that are working should be retained, and that additional healthcare reform measures should be passed that will increase access to quality healthcare while at the same time lowering costs across the healthcare system.

We must pursue market-driven solutions that utilize new technologies and an understanding of disease management in both clinical and preventive care to reduce costs, enhance treatment and expand access.

We must ensure doctors are able to treat all patients by reforming medical malpractice and fixing Medicare and Medicaid policies.

 

Energy and the Environment

We believe that reducing our dependence on foreign oil will benefit the consumer, strengthen our businesses, and enhance the security of our country.

We support a holistic approach to energy policy – one that recognizes the need to utilize every tool available.  As such, we encourage and support the use of renewable energy and alternative sources.  We also support expanding access to domestic sources of traditional energy.

We believe that we can and should pursue this energy policy in a way that protects our natural resources. We can protect our natural resources without putting American jobs at risk.

 

Trade – Global Competitiveness

We live in a global economy and the United States must take every practical step to ensure American businesses and workers have the opportunity to compete and win in this global marketplace.

We support free trade — opening markets to American companies helps put them at the top of the global supply chain.

The United States is currently the world leader in innovation and research — we must continue to invest and encourage innovation and research by strengthening and making permanent the R&D tax credit.

We must help ensure businesses have access to an educated and qualified workforce.

 

Education

We believe children and teachers have a right to a safe learning and working environment.

We believe parents deserve accountability and qualified teachers in the classroom for their children.

We must strengthen and invest in our math and science programs to ensure our students have the building blocks necessary to compete and lead in today’s global job market.

 

Defense

We recognize that the United States military is the finest fighting force in the world, thanks to the brave men and women who volunteer to defend our freedom.

We must defend our borders and maintain a strong and well-equipped military to protect our Nation.