The issues in front of us, with a short fall in revenue and the talk of increasing revenue with taxation concerns me. With the lack of discussion on:
- Cutting government spending,
- Doing more with private enterprise,
- School facilities, inefficient programs,
- Number of government employees,
- Business welfare
and other options instead of raising taxes. It is vital to have your Representative and Senator hear and listen to you, it is your voice we carry.
What are the issues of most concern today? This is a question that if you ask ten people you will get ten different answers. The issues of Life, Liberty and Property are the ones that concern me the most.
The other issues can be handled if we would look for the problem that created it. Writing another law only adds a layer or a band aid which only complicates problems. Another law only adds to more spending.
To outline my top goals; number one is to represent the people who have entrusted me to do so. Other goals would be to support: Family Values and Pro Life, Education, Defend our Constitution, Voice for Veterans and Seniors, Jobs and our Economy, Healthcare Rights, Less Government and Fiscal Responsibility.
- How will you represent me?
- How would you vote on a specific issue?
- Checking past voting records?
- Are they accountable?
- Are they a politician? (that tells you what you want to hear) or
- A statesman? (that tells you the truth).
People are engaged in our system and our government will be better for it.
I have tried very hard to be a statesman although it is hard at times, but I still have my integrity. Integrity is the only thing you can take with you when you leave this earth.
In closing I would just like to thank the people in House District 58 for their support and the opportunity to serve you.
Voting Record – 2016 Budget Session:
The 2016 Wyoming Liberty Index rates all bills in the House and Senate from the 2016 Budget Session, 63rd Legislature, on whether they support or inhibit liberty. view here
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