I know how important the economy is – not just to us, but to our children and their families. Politicians in Washington have failed us all on so many economic issues. As they spend time inventing crises and fighting over the wedge issues that only affect the interests of a few, the people of middle-class America have suffered. Many of us struggle to make ends meet, instead of pursuing our goals and thriving in this great nation.
My economic policy is people-centered, and focuses on helping people achieve their American dream. I will support policies that free our economy, enable it to grow, and create new jobs.
Too many of our small businesses are encumbered by regulations, taxes, and bad policies that make hiring new workers and expanding nearly impossible. As a Congressman, I will work to ensure federal policies enable local businesses to grow, instead of weighing them down. Small business owners need a tax structure that is simple and straightforward, so they can dedicate more time to their trade and less time with paperwork. Small businesses need to see a long-term budget and business plan from the government so they can properly plan for the future and make the investments needed to grow their business.
We cannot tolerate the failed policies of the past, which aim to protect large companies from failing and serve as handouts to corporate cronies and those who grease the right palms in Washington. Corporations must be held accountable. We will not allow the taxpayers to simply ‘foot the bill’ for the bad decisions of Wall Street.
I believe we need a flat, simple, pro-growth tax policy. Right now the people at the top of the ladder can employ huge armies of tax lawyers to drive down their tax bill, while everyone else pays more. By simplifying the tax code, eliminating loopholes, and lowering the marginal tax rates on all Americans, we can uphold standards of fairness and accountability in the tax system.