Taxes and Regulations

Unnecessary regulations and taxes are reducing wages, killing Wisconsin jobs, and forcing our businesses overseas. Not only do we need more family-friendly tax rates, but we also need to replace our outdated, broken tax code with one that is more modern and simple. We need to cut the lobbyist-written special interest loopholes and lower rates so working families in Wisconsin can keep more of what they earn. I will fight the career politicians and bureaucrats to cut the ever-growing regulations hurting our families, small businesses, and manufacturers

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Budget and Spending

Federal spending is out of control, leaving us with a national debt of over $19 trillion, bankrupting the country and sending the bill to the next generation. To revive our economic strength, I will work tirelessly to cut wasteful spending, streamline government, and get our economy growing again so we can balance the budget and pay down the national debt. I strongly support a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution and will support one in Congress.

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Second Amendment

As a military veteran, gun owner, and NRA member, I will defend our 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms. I will always support Wisconsin’s hunters, sportsmen, and law-abiding gun owners who just want to protect their own familiesThis is part of Wisconsin’s way of life and fundamental to who we are as a country.

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Force Congress to Do It's Job

Its simple: if you don’t do your job, you shouldn’t get paidCurrently, the People's House isn’t doing the people’s work. As your representative, I will lead legislation that will not allow members of Congress to be paid unless a balanced budget is passed. Congress should not be a career; individuals should serve and return home. I will push to end pensions for members of Congress, institute term limits, and I will freeze congressional salaries so that Congress will focus on their constituents rather than their paychecks.

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National Security

When America leads, the world is safer and more prosperous. Sadly, over the last seven years we’ve abandoned American leadership, abandoned our allies, and undermined our credible military deterrent. As a result, we are no longer safe here at home.  

 

I will reverse the disastrous Obama-Clinton foreign policy of leading from behind and rebuild our military to ensure we deter our adversaries, destroy radical Islamic terrorism, and stand with our allies, especially Israel. We must demonstrate to the world there is no greater friend, no worse enemy, than the United States of America.  

 

We must also secure our borders and fix our broken immigration system to protect our citizens, our economy, and our sovereignty. I will give our law enforcement and military the tools and support they need to keep our country safe. 

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The Right to Faith and Freedom

Big government reaches further into our personal lives every single day, threatening the Constitutional liberties we have fought and bled for. This needs to stop. I will stand against those who want to restrict our religious liberties and privacy.

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The Right to Life

I will defend the right to life, as I believe we have a moral and civic duty to protect those who are voiceless and defenseless, especially unborn children.

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Veterans

We must honor our veterans for their service and sacrificeTime and time again, we hear stories about how the VA has utterly failed to care for the men and women who voluntarily put themselves in harm’s way to defend our country. It is long past time to reform the VA with true accountability, transparency, and choice. I am committed to fighting every single day to ensure our veterans have access to their benefits and receive appropriate care and treatment. We made a solemn promise and we must keep it.

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Energy and the Environment

grew up playing in the waters and woods of Northeast Wisconsin, and I work in the energy sector today. I believe we have an obligation to protect our most precious natural treasures for future generations to enjoy. I also believe that we can find a way to protect our natural resources without the EPA destroying our economy. We need to stand firm against excessive regulations that will put Wisconsin out of business while harnessing America’s energy ascendance at home and abroad. Iwill fight for a common-sense, all of-the-above energy policy that reduces our dependence on foreign energy, creates jobs and sparks a Midwestern manufacturing renaissancewhile also protecting the environment.  

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Health Care

Health care coverage under Obamacare continues to grow more costly for Wisconsin families. Millions of people have lost their insurance plan, or access to their preferred doctor. I grew up in a family of physicians, and I know how important it is to have quality, timely, and affordable health care. I will push legislation that will repeal Obamacare, and replace it with patient-centered, free-market reforms that will actually move our health care system in the right direction. We need reforms that will lower premium costs and allow Wisconsinites to be in charge of their own health care rather than unelected bureaucrats in Washington, DC, while still protecting those with preexisting conditions.

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Education

We are failing to prepare the next generation of citizens to get a job and thrive in a competitive and rapidly-changing domestic and international environment. I will fight to ensure every child in America has access to a high quality education. I believe teachers and parents at the local level are better able to manage a student’s education than bureaucrats in Washington, DC. We must ensure local control and flexibility, so that parents can choose the best education available for their children and no child is forced to remain in a failing school

 

I will work to expand the accessibility and reduce the cost of higher education in order to close the skills gap that is costing our economy thousands of jobs. Expanding and promoting the importance of trade or technical schools is also important. Our construction and manufacturing sectors need high skilled workers and we need to have an education or apprentice system that can meet these demands.

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