Our healthcare system in the United States is in dire need of an overhaul. We pay entirely too much, and the return on our investment is very little. The Affordable Healthcare Act, which was largely based on ideas fashioned by a Conservative think-tank in 1989, was a novel first step; however, the American people cannot afford for us to simply stop there.
President Trump’s budget proposal, and the subsequent tax plan that was signed into law this past December, are direct attacks on working and middle class families that will only increase the economic disparity that is currently plaguing our nation. This absurd legislative agenda of "trickle down economics" has been proven time and again to not work, and only serves to saddle working and middle class families with an inequitable tax burden. Enough is enough!
I'm a local boy from Oconee County (God's Country as I like to put it), a Vietnam Era Army Vet, and a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights. I support firearms safety education programs conducted by law enforcement, community outreach to help law enforcement get to better know the citizens they serve, increased funding for mental health care, and taking steps to ensure that firearms remain in the hands of responsible adult citizens and out of the hands of the mentally ill, criminals and most importantly our children.