The right formula is to cut individual and business tax rates, end expensive
government mandates on businesses, enact sensible regulatory reform, establish
fair trade agreements, and end the inheritance tax. We must implement an energy
policy that lowers cost while protecting the environment.
We need to stabilize Medicare, Medicaid, and the Veterans Health
Administration. The recent health care act puts Medicare and Medicaid patients
at risk; this must be fixed and the act repealed. Cost-control can occur by
putting patients, providers, and employers on equal footing with insurers; by
using insurance for catastrophic events and health savings accounts (HSAs) for
routine care; by allowing insurance to be purchased across state lines; by tort
reform; and by emphasizing evidence-based practices and disease prevention.
Our military and intelligence force must be the world’s finest. We need a
robust missile defense shield, built here in Washington. We must be confidently
pro-America and pro-liberty, enforce our borders, and take care of those who
serve. We must treat friends like Israel with respect while being firm with
enemies. Military force should only be used when our vital interests are at
Leadership is about serving others, and it requires understanding, vision,
and determination. It is based upon sound principles and wisdom, it conforms to
the Constitution and it puts the people first. It values civility, unity, and
the common good over special interest, excessive partisanship, the politics of
division, political careers, and financial gain.
Voting rights, property rights (the United Nations should not determine land
use in the United States), the right to keep and bear arms, the right to life,
due process, and your other constitutional rights must be protected. Per the
Declaration of Independence, governments are instituted to secure your
Congress must cut spending, balance the budget, pay our national debt,
stabilize the dollar by ending hyperinflation, audit government spending and
performance, and audit the Federal Reserve.
Government must become smaller, less expensive, more effective and more
accountable to you. The critical first step is for Congress to cut its own pay,
a prime example of what I mean by leadership.