With Washington borrowing nearly 40 cents of every dollar it spends, Dave is a committed to reining in out-of-control federal spending. Dave isn’t another politician who just talks the talk; he cut his teeth in the private sector, he walks the walk. With more than 30 years of experience in balancing budgets and growing businesses, Dave knows that Washington has a spending problem, not a revenue problem.
The Federal government has grown out of control, taking far too important a role in not only our lives, but those of our children as well. Dave opposes the Common Core standards that are attempting to assert even more government control and further remove parents from their children’s education. Dave knows that an educated workforce drives our economy, and, as Congressman, will support a wide array of secondary and higher education choices.
As a product of the private sector, Dave was on the receiving end of President Obama’s costly, job-killing regulations and bureaucratic red tape. Dave experienced firsthand the damage that an out-of-control government can do to an American economy struggling to create jobs. Dave knows that reducing regulations, updating the costly and cumbersome tax code that is stifling job-creation and cutting spending will spur economic activity in Michigan and across our country.
Dave believes that securing our nation’s borders is of the utmost importance to our national and economic security and must be the first step taken when discussing any immigration reform. Immigration has helped to make our nation the strongest in the world and should continue to be allowed for those that follow the legal process. We are nation of immigrants, but we are also a nation of laws. Dave will not support amnesty and will not allow illegal immigrants to have legal status.
As a business owner that transcends different sectors, Dave has firsthand knowledge of how ObamaCare has and will continue to negatively affect families, businesses, and taxpayers. Dave is committed to repealing and replacing the onerous health care law to remove suffocating financial burdens and excessive paperwork that denies Americans the right to pick their doctor, plan of choice and the United States’ spot as the global leader in health care.
As a member of the NRA, Dave strongly believes that the 2nd Amendment is an important cornerstone of our nation’s freedoms. Any law abiding American citizen should be able to exercise this right. As a Congressman, Dave would strongly support the right to bear arms and will defend the Second Amendment vigorously.
The brave men and women who risk their lives to safeguard the liberty and freedom we enjoy deserve our full support. Protecting our national security and fighting terrorism should never be left on the back burner. Dave has and continues to show unyielding enthusiasm for our troops.
Dave is pro-life and believes in the sanctity of life from conception to a natural death. Dave believes the federal government should be prohibited from spending tax dollars to fund abortions, or from forcing private entities to provide abortion coverage.