Our national debt is at a historic high, and spending is out-of-control. Prior to the pandemic, our national debt was $23 trillion. In the year since, we’ve tallied up trillions more in the form of Covid relief packages. Under President Biden and Congressional Democrats, there is no end in sight. Our nation is at a tipping point. Americans are already seeing the effects of inflation and a stagnant economy, and something must be done. In Congress, I will work to enact a balanced budget amendment, cut federal spending, reduce the national debt and limit the size and scope of government.
My Guiding Principles
I believe in the Constitution and that the Founding Fathers got it right the first time.
I believe in free market economies.
I believe in individual liberty and personal responsibility.
I believe in limited government, especially a limited federal government.
I AM READY ON DAY ONE.
Back the Blue
Our law enforcement officers and first responders risk their lives on a daily basis, and they deserve our support and gratitude. As the Radical Left continues its efforts to “defund the police,” the disastrous consequences are evident everywhere. Crime is skyrocketing across the country, police officer morale is at an all-time low, and many continue to leave the force. In Atlanta alone, violent crime is at an all-time high, yet recruitment and retention of public safety officers is at an all-time low. Families, citizens and job creators fear for their public safety. Something must be done. It is time for elected officials and citizens to stand up to the Radical Left and stand up for law and order. I stand with our brave law enforcement officers and oppose any effort that undermines or seeks to defund police.
Expand School Choice
No child should be forced to attend a failing school based on his or her zip code or languish at home because a student’s school refuses to reopen. Education is the great equalizer and the surest way out of poverty. However, there are too many children trapped in failing systems due to special interests groups and defenders of the status quo. Parents should have the ultimate authority to determine what type of education is best for their children. I support more opportunities for parents and students, believe taxpayer dollars should follow the child and will advance any effort that expands educational access for our students.
Ban Critical Race Theory (CRT)
Critical Race Theory, a curriculum based on a Marxism that sanctions racism, is being taught in k-12 classrooms throughout the country. It seeks to indoctrinate students into believing the United States and capitalism are inherently evil and racist, and therefore must be dismantled. Children are taught they are oppressors or victims based solely on the color of their skin. A core tenet of CRT is that there are no absolute truths, only competing narratives, many of which aren’t fact-based. Despite outcries from parents, historians and other civic leaders, President Biden is prioritizing funding to schools teaching CRT. Not only is it state-sanctioned racism that sets our society back decades, it is factually incorrect and anti-American. Special funding of CRT curriculum should be halted immediately, and teaching CRT in classrooms must be banned.
Honoring our Veterans
Members of the Armed Forces and their families sacrifice so much to protect our freedoms, many of which are taken for granted. They deserve all the support promised to them, while serving overseas and once they return home. Whether it’s world class medical care, education support or assistance in starting a business when they return home, they are entitled to our gratitude and support. Before we take care of illegals and criminals, we should be rolling out the red carpet to honor those who allow us our freedoms. In Congress, I will prioritize military funding for our Armed Forces both overseas and back at home.
Defending our Second Amendment Rights
Our right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental right that “shall not be infringed,” spelled out in the United States Constitution. Our Founding Fathers did not have sportsmen or hunting in mind when they wrote this. Their intent was to protect citizens from a tyrannical government. The Biden Administration and Democrats in Congress, however, are determined to destroy our Second Amendment rights. Along with deep-pocketed special interest groups, they are working to ram through gun-grabbing measures at every level of government in every corner of the United States. They must be stopped. I support Constitutional Carry and will oppose any legislation or bureaucratic effort that undermines our Constitutional right to keep and bear firearms.
Fixing Immigration and Border Security
There is a crisis on our Southern border caused by Democrats and ignored by the mainstream media. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris reversed two of President Trump’s most successful border security policies, and now illegal immigrants are flooding into our country in record numbers. In fact, since overturning Trump’s Remain in Mexico Policy and Title 42, it’s almost impossible for Border Patrol and law enforcement officials to stop anyone crossing our border. This is not only a national security threat and a humanitarian crisis, it also harms those coming into our country legally. In order to secure our borders and uphold the rule of law, we must:
- Finish construction of the wall.
- Enforce the immigration laws already on the books
- Oppose amnesty
- Reinstate the Remain in Mexico policy and Title 42 authorities.
- End chain migration and birthright citizenship
- Eliminate welfare incentives for illegal immigrant
Safeguarding Election Integrity
Safe and secure elections are the cornerstone of our democracy and must be protected at all costs. The voting irregularities in Georgia and around the country last year underscore the need for common sense reforms. Rooting out fraud and safeguarding the integrity of our system is critical, and I applaud the passage of Georgia’s Election Integrity Act. Requiring an ID to vote, securing absentee ballots, increasing poll watchers’ access, and eliminating private funding for county elections offices will make it easier to vote and harder to cheat. But we can’t stop there. The Democrats in Congress and leftwing activists like Stacey Abrams and Fair Fight are determined to enact a federal takeover of state elections. While Republicans recently blocked HR 1, which would rig future elections for the radical left, we must remain vigilant. In Congress, I will prioritize election integrity and fight any federal takeover of our election laws.
Putting America and Americans First
I am running for Congress because I want to help save the greatest nation on Earth. President Trump’s America First Agenda prioritized the American people, not political elites. We must get it back on track. An American First Agenda is about shrinking the size and scope of government and returning power to the people. An American First Agenda is about standing up to our foreign adversaries and standing strong with our allies. An American First Agenda means putting the needs of our citizens and country first rather than those of an international consensus or globalist agenda.
I believe that life is a gift from God that begins at the moment of conception. Under President Trump, protections against taxpayer dollars funding abortions were strengthened. This important work is now being threatened by the Biden Administration and Democrats in Washington. In Congress, I will never back down in my fight to ensure no taxpayer dollars are ever used to fund abortions.
Reform Entitlement Programs
Entitlement programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid were created as a safety net for our most vulnerable citizens. For decades, however, these programs have ballooned in size and scope, now accounting for more than 50 percent of the federal budget. As with other federal programs, the pandemic further exacerbated costs and accelerated the crisis. Congress can’t kick the can down the road any longer. Now, more than ever, we must reform our entitlement programs. This should be done by allowing people choices, increasing flexibility and including private sector solutions. Returning these programs to their original intent is also critical to cut costs and ensure long-term sustainability. Americans should be allowed to make their own health care and retirement decisions, not special interest groups, politicians and unelected bureaucrats. In Congress, I will fight to enact these reforms.
Pass Balanced Budget Amendment
Passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment will help restore fiscal responsibility and sustainability to Washington, D.C. Runaway federal spending, out-of-control borrowing and kicking the can down the road are threatening both our economic and national security. Further, we are saddling future generations with trillions of debt and its dire consequences. The federal government should follow the role of 49 states with balanced budget requirements and operate within its means.
Slash Corporate Tax Rates
The Biden administration is set to raise the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28%. Corporations are also looking at the repeal of the fossil fuel tax breaks and incentives to move operations back to America. Once these higher taxes are in place American corporations will be paying much higher taxes compared to their oversees competitors. This all harms workers who risk losing jobs when companies move oversees and it harms consumers who are forced to pay higher prices for goods and services. I support slashing the corporate tax rates.
Overhaul our Tax Code
Lowering taxes and simplifying our tax code are the keys to prosperity for all Americans. President Biden and Democrats want to overturn President Trump’s tax cuts and hike taxes across the board, including capital gains and death taxes. Biden also plans to increase taxes on corporations, putting these major employers at a severe disadvantage against other countries. In Congress, I will work to ensure the tax cuts in the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” are made permanent. I will never support a tax increase in Congress, and I will fight to curb wasteful spending. I will take on government overreach, which is funded by taxpayer dollars, and work to cut waste, fraud and abuse.
Advance Economic Freedoms
Washington D.C. shouldn’t be in the business of central planning. Burdensome and outdated rules and regulations crippling taxes and tariffs and runaway spending are hindering innovation and choking our economy. Bureaucrats in Washington are picking winners and losers instead of the free market, and our economy is suffering because of it. In Congress, I will work to get government out of the way of job creators and create an environment that supports—not stifles—small business owners and innovators.
Restore Fiscal Responsibility
The number one threat to our country is the national debt, and the number one threat to our economy is Washington’s runaway spending. Our current fiscal path is unsustainable and, if left unchecked, will lead to economic disaster. On top of this, the never-ending Covid spending bills continue to pile on our national debt in record amounts. This is already leading to inflation, hurting the American people and our economy when we need relief and recovery the most. Congress must pass a balanced budget amendment and tackle its out-of-control spending in order for our economy to thrive. We need leaders in D.C. that are willing to overhaul failed economic policies. We have a moral imperative to tackle this issue rather than saddle our children and grandchildren with a massive bill.
Read more about Mike’s plan to restore fiscal responsibility in Washington here.
Unleash the American Entrepreneurial Spirit
Small businesses are the economic engine of this country, employing more than half the American workforce. The economic freedom of a vibrant private sector is crucial in ensuring these small enterprises grow and thrive. History has also shown that small businesses lead the economic recovery effort when allowed to grow and not stifled with hostile regulations and uncertainty driven by policies in Washington. As a small business owner who operates a successful trucking company, I have seen first-hand what the American entrepreneurial spirit can unleash if given the freedom to do so. Getting government out of the way and providing job creators the environment they need to flourish is the single-most important thing we can do to get this economy moving again.
Read more about Mike’s plan for regulatory reform and unleashing American innovation here.