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National Debt

Restoring Fiscal Discipline to the Federal Government

The United States is running annual deficits of more than $1 Trillion dollars. Our national debt has grown from $6 Trillion to more than $22 Trillion since 2000.  Almost a 4-fold increase in less than 20 years. 

We will soon leave to the next generation a Social Security and Medicare system headed directly toward bankruptcy…

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Fixing Health Care

Step 1 on the Road to Fixing Health Care

Health care is eating 18% of our Gross Domestic Product, more than any other nation on earth, up from 4% when I was a teenager.

Americans are by far the world’s largest consumers of health care, yet few know the real cost of a visit to a doctor, or the tests ordered by doctors. We don’t know the real cost of the prescription drugs. We don’t know the true cost of a hospital visit…

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The Border Crisis

Fixing Immigration and the Crisis on the Border

No sovereign country can remain sovereign absent secure borders. 

A country that cannot control its borders cannot control its destiny.

Throughout our history immigration has helped fuel our economic engine and make us a vibrant, more prosperous country. But we, and we alone, should decide who comes in and who does not…

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Stopping Socialism

Stopping the March Toward Socialism

Anybody who has studied the rise and fall of nations…anybody who has studied history…anybody who is reasonably well read knows that the quickest route to economic prosperity is capitalism. 

Capitalism isn’t perfect, but history teaches beyond any doubt that it is a system superior to socialism or communism…

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Wars Without End

America Must Stop Fighting Wars Without End

The U.S. military is deployed in more than 150 countries around the world. More than 165,000 military personnel serve outside the United States. 

We station in excess of 25,000 troops in South Korea; 35,000 in Germany; more than 55,000 in Japan. We have troops in Thailand, Singapore, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Australia, Bahrain, Egypt and Rumania…

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Student Loan Debt

Millennials Face the Worst Debt Crisis of Any Generation in History

There was once a time when society placed a high priority on higher education; a time when the older generation went out of their way to bestow to the young a better start than the one they had.

For good reasons. Society needs well educated young people entering the workforce, grabbing good paying jobs, paying federal taxes, contributing to the Social Security and Medicare Fund, buying homes, owning cars, having children and raising families…

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Opioid Epidemic

A Real War Against the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid crisis is destroying us from within. Last year, 70,000 died from opioid abuse, twice the number killed in traffic accidents, and a 4-fold increase from 10 years ago. 

It is forcing our Courts to separate addicted children from parents; addicted parents from children. It is taxing the resources of law enforcement trying to stop turf wars among gangs, shut down drug cartels, and medical personnel who must constantly respond opioid related emergencies…

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The China Threat

Containing China’s Threat to the United States

For years, the United States looked the other way as China manipulated its currency, ran up huge trade surpluses with the United States, stole the intellectual property of U.S. companies, and tolerated leaders of a Communist regime who lied about what they were doing.

What was happening was known to our ruling class. There were reasons they remained silent…

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Second Amendment

Protecting the Second Amendment

Our Founding Fathers enshrined the second amendment into the Constitution and it means what it says; that the “right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.” The language is clear and absolute. Count me among those who will vote to preserve this right for all law-abiding Americans. 

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Protecting Life

Count me among those who believe that all life is precious and deserves protection, including unborn babies. I will fight to stop late-term abortions, oppose taxpayer funded abortions, defund Planned Parenthood and be a reliable voice for the unborn in the U.S. Congress.

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Free Speech

Private Monopolies are Restricting ‘Free Speech’

Without free speech we are not a free nation.

Without free speech you are not a free person.

We face a situation today that our Founders could never have anticipated when they enshrined the First Amendment into the Constitution…

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