Building a Strong Economy
Irresponsible Democratic policies have fueled record inflation, higher prices for gas and groceries, put America at the mercy of foreign oil cartels, piled up record trade deficits with countries like China, and consistently prioritized welfare checks over paychecks.
The solution is simple. It is time to stop spending money on expensive and ineffective federal handouts that the American people do not want and cannot afford. It is time to encourage responsible energy production right here at home, instead of shutting down critical infrastructure projects like Keystone XL – and to stop wasting billions of tax dollars on unreliable “green energy” subsidies. It is time to unleash American productivity by modernizing anti-competitive job killing rules, regulations, and taxes.
Most importantly, it’s time to end the failed policy of heavy-handed, government-imposed lockdowns, shutdowns, and mandates. Big government socialism always fails. Small government freedom always succeeds.
Reducing the Deficit
A good place to start is with expensive, open-ended Covid spending programs which have been plagued by fraud, discouraged work, and in many cases, made things worse – not better – for the American people. Tom helped balance the budget in Wisconsin, and as a former small businessman, knows what it’s like to sign both sides of a paycheck – valuable experience he will bring to the U.S. Capitol.
Protecting the Unborn
As the father of three daughters, Tom has seen the miracle of life firsthand. The far-left are voting to strip Hyde Amendment protections – forcing taxpayers to fund abortions – including late-term abortions right up to the moment birth. Tom will always defend life and work every day to make sure your tax dollars do not fund abortions.
Securing the Border
But it’s even worse than that. President Biden’s reckless disregard for the law has made our government complicit in what is effectively the world’s largest international human trafficking cartel. After a trip to the border in Arizona, three trips to the Rio Grande in Texas and a visit to the jungle in Panama; I can tell you the solution is simple. We must restore the Trump administration’s successful “Remain in Mexico” program. We must finish constructing the border wall. We must put a stop to the Biden’s administration’s destructive “catch and release” program. We must put an end to illegal so-called “sanctuary” policies.
We must stop providing taxpayer-funded financial incentives to illegal aliens that only encourage more illegal immigration. And we must hold drug smugglers, human traffickers, and unscrupulous employers who knowingly violate our immigration laws, accountable. Americans expect their leaders to prioritize our national security, our economic security, and our job security – and that starts with getting serious about border security.
Defending the 2nd Amendment
When it comes to crime, President Biden has made America the most dangerous it has been in generations. Police are on the retreat while criminals are emboldened.
Meanwhile, progressive politicians across the country continue to call for “Defunding the Police” – even as smash-and-grab robberies escalate and hardened, repeat offenders are released from jail through “no cash bail.” Americans are sick of hearing sustained, violent rioting, looting, arson, assault, and wide-scale property destruction described as “mostly peaceful protests” by liberal media talking heads.
They are tired of watching dangerous psychopaths like the Waukesha parade killer commit crime after crime – only to be returned to our streets with no consequences. Enough is enough. Tom is committed to standing up for decent, law-abiding Americans, making sure our cops have the resources and tools they need to keep our communities safe, and supporting policies that put criminals behind bars – where they belong.
As a member of the Natural Resources Committee he will work to lessen regulatory burdens so all Wisconsin farms can succeed. Most of all, Tom is committed to supporting all farmers – and has sponsored legislation to dismantle an unfair, unconstitutional Biden administration program that openly discriminates against farmers based solely on the color of their skin by earmarking billions in federal farm assistance exclusively for minority farmers.
Making Health Care Affordable
Let’s give patients more choices, greater transparency and allow health care providers to serve their patients instead of imposing a command-and-control health care system. Americans should be free to buy the kind of health care coverage they want at prices they can afford based on their own unique medical needs. They should not be forced to purchase plans that politicians and government bureaucrats tell them they ought to want.
With passage of the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, it is also time to allow prescription drug reimportation from Canada, so Americans can shop for safe, approved prescription drugs on both sides of our northern border.
Tom and his colleagues called out Garland when his department compared concerned parents to “domestic terrorists,” and when it was revealed his son-in-law owns a company peddling poisonous Critical Race Theory curriculum around the country. Kids should be in school learning how to read, write and do math in the classroom – not getting brainwashed to believe that some of their classmates are “oppressors” and others are “victims” based solely on their skin tone.
Holding Communist China Accountable
They have harmed countless American families while enriching China’s rulers, who have utilized decades of trade surpluses with America to bankroll a massive military buildup, steal our trade secrets, commit widespread human rights abuses and genocide, and threaten American interests and allies around the world. Even now, as the world enters another year of economic turmoil caused by a global pandemic that originated in China, the Biden administration refuses to change course.
Tom is committed to holding Communist China accountable by supporting fair trade policies that level the playing field, cracking down on Chinese human rights abuses, and put the interest of American families and American workers first.