It is time for Arkansas to successfully compete for new industry. I will work with my fellow legislators to aggressively pursue the new business opportunities provided by the manufacturing industry that have been created by the natural gas boom in Arkansas.
In the last nine years, Mississippi has welcomed a Nissan plant and a Toyota plant that have created thousands of jobs. Mobile, Alabama recently announced Airbus will build a plant that will build 50 jetliners a year and employ 1,000 people. A few years ago this state lost a Toyota truck plant to Texas.
We must do better. It is time for us to step up our game and create a better future for all of us.
FREE MARKET HEALTH CARE
It is imperative Arkansas lead the way in the fight against the government overreach of Obamacare. We need a free market, consumer-centered model that allows:
- Every health insurance company in America to compete for your business,
- Abolish mandatory coverage and allow the consumer to choose their coverage, and
- Legalize the formation of buying groups to maximize their purchasing power for discounts.
These common sense, free market solutions take power from the government, the health insurance industry, give the power to the consumer, and will keep the medical decisions for you and your family exactly where they belong, in your hands.
Arkansas has the the seventh highest tax burden in the nation. The “tax and spend” philosophy has gotten us nowhere. We have one of the highest poverty rates in the nation. Our roads are substandard, and our schools have not seen improvement. We deserve to have our money spent in the manner that is effective, efficient, and is in the best interest of Arkansas’ financial future.
I will work with other legislators to reduce your taxes, root out the waste, fraud, and abuse, and examine ways to streamline processes to make your government work more efficiently for you.
I believe that competition breeds efficiency, effectiveness and innovation. This works in business as well as education. It is my desire to work with experienced educators who have the vision and expertise to create innovative educational models and foster an atmosphere that will unlock the potential of our young Arkansans.
There are many successful charter school and low cost private school models across the country. I want to encourage our visionaries in education build on these models to improve the educational experience for our future leaders.
Abortion is the greatest civil rights violation of them all. Personhood is sacred at every state of biological development. I will work vigorously to save the life of every unborn child in Arkansas.
I firmly believe the Bill of Rights preserves for us the right to keep and bear arms. We have the right to protect ourselves and our families from those who would do us harm.
Sportsmans' activities, whether they be hunting Arkansas wildlife, skeet, trap or target practice on a pistol range, are an important part of Arkansas tradition. These activities should not only be preserved but encouraged. I will fight vigorously to make sure your gun rights are not infringed.