The Values We Grew Up With
Personal responsibility. Hard work. Providing for our families. These are the values we grew up with, and the values that Faith wants to bring to the House of Representatives. This means making sure that those who work hard to contribute to American society are rewarded for that work. It means recognizing that individual freedoms can and will do more good for America than all the tax hikes in the world ever can. A vote for Faith is a vote for what our Founding Fathers wanted: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Faith considers not only job creation, but career creation a top priority. Spending taxpayer dollars on infrastructure is fine; however, it cannot be our primary means of job creation as these jobs are temporary. Faith believes the best way to go about this is to introduce and pass business-friendly legislation that will keep jobs from going overseas.
Taxes and Spending
Most of us learned about the value of money as small children. We learned we couldn’t buy a two-dollar ice cream bar if we only had one dollar. We also weren’t allowed to take money from other people every time we wanted a new toy. As we grew up, we learned to clip coupons, shop clearance racks, and make our dollars stretch as far as they could go. Faith sees no reason why we can’t apply this to our laws: Be responsible with money, don’t buy what we can’t afford, and respect that Americans have the right to keep as much of their hard-earned paychecks as possible. Our policymakers should employ the same strategies that Americans would use at home when faced with similar issues.
Faith believes that the responsibilities of education and the choices associated with them should rest with the families directly impacted by schools. This means never forcing children to attend failing schools. We should return federal funds to the state and local levels where they can help our children, and decisions can be made by local communities. While President Obama’s goal of achieving higher academic performance via competition may be on the right track, students and their families should be the ones to decide whether or not schools are worth attending, just as they would decide where they buy their groceries.
While legal immigration is one of the things that made our nation great, Faith strongly believes in protecting our borders and national security. Illegal immigration takes jobs away from people who are here legally. Granting citizenship to illegal immigrants encourages people to break the rules and is unfair and insulting to all the immigrants who followed the rules.