Issues

Issues

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Ability To Look Ahead

In 2012, I sounded the alarm on plummeting Natural Gas prices, warning that we must reign in spending.

I am the ONLY candidate in Senate District 6 that warned of the coming downfall.

 

Role Of Government

Traditional "tax and spend" policies undermine government's first responsibility, which is to protect the right of the people to be free to live their lives without having to beg for permission from government bureaucrats.

Instead of spending all of the money during a cycle (for the purpose of requesting a larger budget the following year) we need to create incentives for department heads to lower their operating costs.

I am the ONLY candidate that will fight for less bureaucracy.

 

Corrupt Politicians

I will stand up to the corporate interests that control the Wyoming legislature. During the current biennium, the governor and key legislators approved more than half a billion dollars in contracts that did NOT go through a competitive bid process. This 'crony' system must be ended.

I am the ONLY candidate that will NOT take money from special-interest-corporate lobbyists — nor will I carry their water.

 

Unnecessary Capitol Renovation

We have entered into Capitol renovation contracts that we just cannot afford. To put it bluntly, Wyoming needs to send 'thinkers' to the Capitol.

It all started as a minimul endeavor to bring the Capitol “up to code.” Now this project has evolved into a Legacy-Monument to the executive branch and certain legislators with a $300 Million price tag. 80% of these contracts were ushered-in using nonbid agreements and change orders.

As with most government projects of this stature — this renovation could be riddled with massive cost over-runs, at a time when Wyoming is in a serious economic down turn.

I am the ONLY candidate that will work to end these callous practices.

 

Faulty Budget Process

The Wyoming Budget should be developed using a process that is more effective, deliberative and accountable. We are literally in a mad rush during the 'budget year' — at minimum we need a cap on suplemental budget allocations in non-budget years. Additionally before we throw more money at an existing project, we need to question the necessity of the project to begin with. (If there isn't a true return, cut the losses now)

I am the ONLY candidate that will fight to change the current rush to over allocate funds.

 

Taxes-Government Spending

Wyomingites are victims of politicians who act similarly to their Washington DC counterparts. Excessive spending and steep pay raises for upper level government staffers -equals- a bloated government that is inching us closer to an implementation of a state income tax.

The average American already works four months just to pay taxes. Unless we curb the state government's appetite for spending, it will create more burden on businesses and families.

I am the ONLY candidate that has actually opposed tax increases in committee as a citizen advocate.

As your Senator, I will continue to oppose all tax increases and push for a spending audit. I will also demand that state agencies like WyDOT and Game and Fish are no longer allowed to operate apart from the state-wide book keeping system.

 

Executive Staff Pay Raises

Upper level State Executive Staff have received big pay raises, some as large as $50,000 a year.

Building 'top heavy' Government in an economic down turn is a recipe for disaster.

I am the ONLY candidate that will work to end this corruption.

 

Education

Get the 'Progressive Lobbyists' out of our education System — Stop Common-Core.

I am the ONLY candidate that will fight the federal take over of schools.

 

The 'So-Called' Affordable Healthcare Act

Most politicians don't have original ideas and resort to regurgitating schemes that originated in DC. That's because they are on the same team.

The push to expand Obamacare's mandate in Wyoming is a trap purposely written into the so-called “Affordable Healthcare Act.”

I am the ONLY candidate that lobbied the legislature against this intrusion as a citizen advocate. In 2011, I personally worked with the House and Senate sponsors of a constitutional amendment as a defense against Obamacare.

By 2012 this amendment was voted in by the people of Wyoming in Article 1, Section 38 of the Wyoming Constitution. "Each competent adult shall have the right to make his or her own health care decisions…The state of Wyoming shall act to preserve these rights from undue governmental infringement."

Sadly, instead of calling for a 'new' lawsuit based on our healthcare amendment, Wyoming's legislative leadership was more interested in pushing pet-spending-projects.

I will continue to find ways to fight against the more than 10,000 pages of Obamacare.

 

Religious Liberty

Clergy, Bakers and Photographers should not be forced to perform against their will and conscience.

In every case cited, there were other options for service. When business owners are no longer free to hang a sign that says, “We Reserve The Right To Refuse Service” – we cease to be America.

I am the ONLY candidate that will defend religious liberty.

 

Life-Family

I am the ONLY candidate that will defend traditional family values and the protection of life as a fundamental principle of liberty.

I will also stand against the 'open' bathroom agenda.

 

Second Amendment

The right to individual gun ownership and possession is enumerated in the Wyoming Constitution entitled Declaration of Rights, Article 1 Section 24 and reads as follows: “The right of citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and of the state shall not be denied.”

I have led Wyoming Gun Owners Association for over 7 years, and I am the ONLY candidate with a documented commitment to defending gun rights in Wyoming.