Issues of Matt Lynch
Govenment has made the cost of doing business too high with taxes & government regulation and now OBAMACARE! Piecemeal incentives, such as tax abatements and development assistance, are not enough to overcome the burden of big government. We must make wholesale changes on two critical issues: taxes and government restructuring. We must recognize that government does not create jobs. In fact 60% to 70% of all new jobs are created by small business. We must create an environment where small business can grow and prosper.
We will never solve the illegal immigration problem until we secure our borders. Ronald Reagan granted amnesty to 3 million illegals in 1986 in good faith, but the politicians failed to deal with our open borders. The result: at least 15 million additional illegals here today! The burden on our schools, health care system, and criminal justice system is enormous. . . estimated at a over 80 Billion Dollars each year!. We cannot repeat this mistake! Yet both Democrats and Republicans are about to do it again. . . the Democrats see a new crop of Democrat voters, while Republican corporate interests see a source of cheap labor. . . while the American people suffer the consequences.
The United States has the highest corporate tax rate in the world! Is it any surprise that corporations seek the open markets of Asia and China rather than face the tax burdens in America? We need to make America once again the “Land of Opportunity”. I believe the answer is an overhaul of our tax system combined with serious cuts in Federal spending. A “flat” or “fair” tax will capture new revenue now hidden in the underground economy and promote the growth of jobs.
Right To Life
I have always been and will always be a staunch supporter of the right to life. My family has long supported local organizations which offer support to women in crisis. Many years ago, while still in law school, it was not uncommon for my wife to open our home as an emergency shelter to pregnant teens. From the womb to the tomb the right to life is precious and guaranteed by our Constitution. I remain committed to a Constitutional Amendment to explicitly guarantee the right of the unborn to life.
A Better Future
We are blessed to live in the most wonderful country in the world! Yes. . . America and its people are exceptional. We have a diverse and energetic workforce, terrific higher learning institutions, abundant natural resources, and great natural beauty. So what is the problem?. . . as Ronald Reagan said, “Government is NOT the solution, government IS the problem!”
I want my eight grandchildren to have a future. . . but that future depends on jobs! As a State Legislator, I have a record of supporting cuts in spending and pushing for lower taxes, and I will do the same in Washington.
New Leadership To Do What’s Right
As an attorney and leader in Bainbridge Township, I first ran for office to stop the wasteful spending and tax hikes plaguing the Board of Trustees. I won and my first order of business was cutting my own pay. Over the next four years I led the way to cut the fat and reduced annual expenditures by 17%. In Columbus I stood against my own Party and voted against increases in the sales tax and real estate taxes. That’s the kind of leadership and fiscal restraint I will bring to Washington.
We will never solve the illegal immigration problem until we secure our borders. Ronald Reagan granted amnesty to 3 million illegals in 1986 in good faith but the politicians failed to deal with our open borders. The result: at least 15 million additional illegals here today! The burden on our schools, health care system and criminal justice system is enormous… estimated at a over 80 Billion Dollars each year!. We cannot repeat this mistake! Yet both Democrats and Republicans are about to do it again…the Democrats see a new crop of Democrat voters while Republican corporate interests see a source of cheap labor….while the American people suffer the consequences.
Congress has for too long abandoned its responsibility and allowed the President to exercise power far beyond Constitutional limits. I will not tolerate a President who uses his “pen and phone” to destroy the separation of powers so vital to our Republic. Personal liberty cannot survive if any man, especially the President, is the law unto himself. We need statesmen in Washington that are not afraid to stand up against the abuse of power demonstrated in Executive Orders.
We will never release the potential of our people if we cannot get government off our backs! There is no greater danger to our liberty and prosperity than the cost and burden of Obamacare. It needs to be repealed…plain and simple. Gutless Republicans take meaningless votes against it but fail to DEFUND OBAMACARE which is the one thing that actually would protect Americans.
Spending & the Debt
No amount of happy talk will solve our debt problems until we get spending under control. Establishment Republicans only seem interested in managing big government but not actually shrinking government. I’ll work with anyone to stop the insane spending but I will never agree to more debt in the name of bipartisanship.
Energy & Jobs
Creating jobs and protecting the environment are not conflicting ideas. Natural gas wells are creating thousands of jobs while offering cheap energy to consumers. It’s the kick-start our economy needs. We need to build the Keystone pipeline and encourage domestic energy production.
I will always respect the values and wisdom of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence which have been the foundation of our prosperity for over 200 years!