American workers are receiving significant bonuses as a result of the Tax Bill, but Nancy Pelosi calls them "crumbs". My opponent Donald McEachin said the Tax Bill is "disappointing, disgusting and dismaying". What is disappointing about a $1,000 or $2,000 bonus? What is disgusting about higher wages? What is dismaying about economic development? I am for all these things and more. People have been hurting for years under stagnant Democratic leadership and policy. A new bill by Rep. Rokita’s ensures that the bonuses workers receive in 2018 thanks to tax reform — up to $2,500 — are tax-free. That's good news for Americans. Get it passed.
There is no reason why there needs to be a government shutdown if Democrats would value the American citizen and not hold them hostage and withhold their pay, so they can pander to illegals whom they don't even represent. It is absurd and irresponsible. What is even more angering is when Democrats tell lies and try to shift blame like Don McEachin. We need new leadership that is honest and that will fight for the good of Americans and not just special interest groups.
BUDGET BETRAYAL!! What can I say, but that I am extremely disappointed in Congress and the President for signing this disastrous bill and betraying the will and trust of the American people.
I care about the future of America and our children. I believe our leaders need to make tough decisions and deal with the rising tide of debt. This budget deal didn't help. While I agree that the military needs greater funding, I don't agree that we should pile on over 300 Billion in added spending, increasing our budget by 13%. When will the spending get under control if the Republicans won't fight for it? I agree with Congressman Dave Brat who said, “Now we’re going to do Democrat policy instead of Republican policy by increasing the budget $300 billion, right?...The Senate keeps waving shiny objects over there, and now we are having a budget fail, a 13 percent increase in the budget. When we are supposed to be reducing the deficits, we are going to have trillion-dollar deficits as far as the eye can see." When are we going to stop playing politics and do the right thing for the American people?
February is Black History Month, honoring the role and contribution of blacks in U.S. history. I want to honor a hero of mine: Frederick Douglas. Douglas was an incredibly powerful and influential social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writings. He spoke with great conviction and once said, "I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong." The life of Frederick Douglas should inspire us all. Let us continue the fight for good, for liberty, and for equal rights for all.
I am ready to go to work for the people in the 4th District. This type of gross negligence and derelict mismanagement should never go unanswered for from our leaders, especially from those who are directly elected to prevent these types of harsh circumstances from landing at the feet of our citizens! #enoughisenough #raisethestandard
I think it is wrong for Democrats to play political games with the budget and threaten to shut down the government. What is clear by all of this is that Democrats care more about illegals than they do about the Americans they were elected to represent and the nation they were entrusted to serve. To favor people from another country over our own military soldiers who are paying such a tremendous cost to protect us is to say the least irresponsible.
Today was the March for Life event up in DC as thousands of caring and concerned Americans gathered at the Capitol to express their desire to protect and defend the life of the unborn. I stand with them and a majority of Americans who believe that the tragedy of abortion needs to end. When elected I will be a voice for the voiceless and fight to preserve the lives of the innocent. Abortion must stop!
More great news from the tax bill that recently passed by Congress and the President. Apple announces it will invest $350 billion (yes, billion) into the U.S. economy over the next 5 years. Apple also promises to open a new campus, create 20,000 new jobs, and pay 38 billion in repatriated taxes from overseas. This trend is good for America and the average worker. Bring the jobs, taxes and manufacturing back home where it belongs.