Systemic Federal Reforms to Create Jobs & Jumpstart Our Economy
A. Fiscal Reform – Restore effective fiscal oversight. Federal spending is inefficient and fueled by unsustainable debt. Debt consumes vital resources, weighing on our economy and driving an ever increasing tax burden. Spending, debt and taxes must all be reined in to unleash the full potential of our economy to create needed jobs.
B. Regulatory Reform – Reform mandates affecting both the private sector and state governance to relieve excessive regulatory and financial burdens on our families, businesses, and local economies.
C. Healthcare Reform – Recognize that insurance coverage is not healthcare. Affordability of actual care must be tackled to reduce the inflationary drivers of healthcare. Affordable delivery of care is critical to all, but is acutely critical to sustaining accessible rural healthcare.
Ensuring funding for a strong military must be a top priority, along with restoring the lost tactical leadership resulting from the Obama Administration’s purge of combat experienced officers and frontline soldiers. Our border defenses, whether a wall or other substantial deterrent, must be implemented to stop the flow into our country of illegal immigration and illegal commerce.
Tackling the Spread of Drug Abuse and Opioid Addiction
In Kansas, 300 lives are lost annually to overdose of opioids. The ready availability of opioids is a function of failed regulatory and law enforcement. Greater oversight is needed to ensure programs like Medicaid are not abused to subsidize the flow of narcotics. And, law enforcement must be empowered to do its job to apprehend and prosecute those engaged in narcotic trafficking and illegal distribution.