“I WILL FIGHT TO PROMOTE THE VALUES WE SHARE AS FREEDOM-LOVING TEXANS SO THAT FAMILIES AND SMALL BUSINESSES HAVE A VOICE AGAIN IN OUR GOVERNMENT.”
- Fiscal Responsibility and Limited Government
- Stopping ObamaCare
- Growing the Economy
Fiscal Responsibility and Limited Government
Limiting the size and scope of government is the best blueprint to ensure economic freedom and prosperity. As our economy and tax revenue continues to grow, there is going to be increased pressure on lawmakers to spend wildly and freely. It is imperative that we say NO to the liberal tax-and-spend mentality that has gotten so many states in trouble. As a conservative, I support marketplace solutions, not government mandates, and I will balance the budget with spending cuts, NOT accounting gimmicks or tax hikes. I believe we can shore up our finances and provide higher quality services by eliminating duplicity and inefficiency throughout bloated state agencies, reforming education, drug testing welfare recipients, and ensuring government is accountable and transparent.
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’ -President Ronald Reagan
As a physician, I have firsthand knowledge of the precarious nature of our country’s health care system. The health care model won’t work until individuals are empowered, encouraged, and enabled to take direct control and responsibility for their own health. Increasing consumer choice and competition, combined with tort reform, is the fastest way to lower health care costs while improving quality of care. I oppose Obamacare and will make every effort to create a firewall against the unconstitutional encroachment on our great state. As an emergency room doctor and mom, I already have a reputation for sticking my neck out for patients and my family. I will continue to do the same for my constituents.
Growing the Economy
Uncertainty created by constantly changing government mandates hinders our state’s economic growth. I will work to decrease taxation, litigation, and regulation so that businesses can start hiring again. I believe that in order to maintain a strong business environment, we must protect businesses from frivolous lawsuits and return to a predictable regulatory climate. If we keep government as far out of the private sector as possible, then we will have more freedom, more jobs, more start-ups and small businesses, more revenue through economic growth, and more prosperity for the people of Texas. I am also for decreasing and reforming the margins tax which penalizes so many businesses.