I am pro-life for the whole life, from conception until natural death. I will never vote to fund any organization that performs abortions. I will always protect the Right to Life of the unborn child in the womb.
Doesn't a woman have the right to choose to control her own body?
I have no intention of legislating a woman's body. I have every intention of protecting the baby's body that now resides inside the woman.
But didn't Roe V. Wade give women a right to an abortion?
The Roe V. Wade ruling states that through the 14th and 9th amendments (14th to include every gender and race, and 9th to include rights outside the constitution), the woman has a right to privacy in the first trimester of the pregnancy, and after the first trimester the State has an interest in the pregnancy and may enact legislation. If abortion was a right, the Supreme Court would not let the State enact legislation during any point of the pregnancy.
What about in the case of rape and incest?
Rape and Incest account for 0.1% of all abortions in the United States. I do not believe it is proper to base legislation off 0.1%. I also believe that the nature of conception should not dictate the life of the child.
The United States has $27.8 Trillion of debt, and currently adds over $1 Trillion each year. My proposal will balance the budget in 3 years, and cut the debt in half in 17 years.
Why not raise taxes on the rich?
The 2018 tax cuts reduced the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, cut individual tax rates, and doubled the standard deduction for those who do not itemize deductions. Federal revenues for 2018 were a record $3.33 Trillion ($3.46 Trillion in 2019). History proves to us that when tax rates are lower, tax revenues increase.
Where do we cut spending?
99% of the federal revenue is spent on 4 items. To balance the budget and pay down debt, these items must be reformed for younger generations.
The top 4 budget items in the United States:
1) Medicare/Medicaid $1.27 Trillion
2) Social Security $1.10 Trillion
3) Defense $721 Billion
4) Interest on Debt $393 Billion
Total $3.48 Trillion
So what is your proposal?
Cut spending by 8%, and each subsequent year reduce spending by 1% less (7%, 6%, etc.) Once a 2% cut is reached, keep reducing spending by 2%. The budget will be balanced in 5 years, and the debt will be cut in half in 20 years.
I am an ardent supporter of the 2nd Amendment, and will fight tirelessly to never see it infringed upon. I firmly believe guns help provide protection and security.
Do you support background checks?
No. A background check consists of employment, education, criminal records, credit history, motor vehicle, and license record checks. This criteria simply does not highlight whether the customer will use the gun for good or bad purposes.
What about the Gun Show loophole?
There is no loophole in federal law that exempts transactions at Gun Shows from any laws. Any registered Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) must confirm you are legally required to purchase a gun regardless of the location of the transaction.
Don't criminals get their guns in Indiana and commit their crimes in Chicago?
A 2017 Gun Trace Report produced by the City of Chicago traced the purchase point of guns used in crimes. Indiana only had 3 dealers in the top 10. (#3, #4, #9)
I support enacting term limits for both members of the U.S. House and U.S. Senate. I propose a 3-2-2 term limit: 3 terms in the House of Representatives (6 years), 2 terms in the Senate (12 years), and 2 terms as President (8 years).
Term Limits curtails career politicians.
Senate Majority and Minority Leaders Chuck Schumer and Mitch McMconnell were first elected to the Senate in 1998 and 1984, respectively. House Majority and Minor Leaders Steny Hoyer and Kevin McCarthy were first elected to the House in 1981 and 2006, respectively.
50 of the current 100 (50%) U.S. Senators will have served 2 or more terms (12 years) after this election cycle.
277 of the current 438 (63%) U.S. House members will have served more than 3 terms (6 years) after this election cycle.
I support investing in "Soft Skills" rather than STEM for K-12 education. Soft Skills can be used across all industries and job types. According to Forbes, 94% of recruiters believe that outstanding soft skills outweigh experience.
What are the "Soft Skills"?
4) Problem solving
6) Work ethic
7) Interpersonal skills
8) Time management
10) Attention to detail
Why do you focus on K-12?
According to a study by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce, there will be 55 million job openings in the economy through 2020. Of these openings, 36% (19.8 million) will not require an education beyond high school.
What is the problem?
Illegal immigrants enter the country without passing the English and Civics tests, without acquiring a valid Tax ID, and without passing a criminal background check.
What is your solution?
If built correctly, President Trump's border wall funnels all traffic to the border crossings. The wall would be high enough to deter scaling, deep enough to deter tunneling, and thick enough to deter cutting through.
What is the problem?
Health Insurance premiums and deductibles have sky rocketed, and many insurers have left exchanges.
Why ObamaCare did not and Medicare for all will not work.
Obamacare required insurers to provide overly expensive, blanket coverage to everyone. Policies combined high risk individuals with low risk individuals. This led to increasing costs for low risk individuals in order to compensate for the high risk individuals. Low risk individuals left these policies, which led to insurers leaving exchanges because the costs overwhelmed the revenues. Medicare for all works the same way, except the government (i.e. taxpayers) now guarantee to cover the remaining costs of the insurance companies.
What is your solution?
I support decreasing regulation in the health care industry, allowing insurance to cross state lines, and promoting the use of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Decreasing regulation allows insurance companies to customize policies to individual needs, thereby individuals do not need to pay for coverage they do not need. Allowing insurance to cross state lines increases competition between insurance companies. Increased competition has two results: decreasing prices and increasing quality. Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) allow individuals to set aside tax-free money to pay for qualified medical expenses. These accounts never expire, and funds may be used at any point during the individuals life.
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