Friday, January 8, 2010

Vote For Scott Brown; Stop Obamacare


Scott Brown For U.S. Senate in MA


Issues
Why I'm Running...

America is a great country but we also have some challenges that we need to solve if we're going to remain the world's superpower. The most important of our challenges is getting the U.S. economy moving again. People are hurting as they struggle to make ends meet. They're worried about their future, and that of their children and grandchildren. I want to ensure that we leave them an America that is financially stronger and independent: minus a national debt that we can never repay.

Health Care

I believe that all Americans deserve health care coverage, but I am opposed to the health care legislation that is under consideration in Congress and will vote against it. It will raise taxes, increase government spending and lower the quality of care, especially for elders on Medicare. I support strengthening the existing private market system with policies that will drive down costs and make it easier for people to purchase affordable insurance. In Massachusetts, I support the 2006 healthcare law that was successful in expanding coverage, but I also recognize that the state must now turn its attention to controlling costs.

Economy

I am a free enterprise advocate who believes that lower taxes can encourage economic growth. Raising taxes stifles growth, weakens the economy and puts more people out of work. Our economy works best when individuals have more of their income to spend, and businesses have money to invest and add jobs. I have been a fiscal watchdog in the state legislature fighting bigger government, higher taxes and wasteful spending.

Energy and Environment

I support common-sense environment policy that will help to reduce pollution and preserve our precious open spaces. I realize that without action now, future generations will be left to clean up the mess we leave. In order to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, I support reasonable and appropriate development of alternative energy sources such as wind, solar, nuclear, geothermal and improved hydroelectric facilities. I oppose a national cap and trade program because of the higher costs that families and businesses would incur.

Education

I am passionate about improving the quality of our public schools. Accountability and high standards are paramount. I support choice through charter schools, as well as the MCAS exam as a graduation requirement. I have worked to ensure that all children have access to a quality education. I am a strong advocate for the METCO program, which provides lower income students with broader educational opportunities.

Immigration

I recognize that our strength as a nation is built on the immigrant experience in America. I welcome legal immigration to this country. However, we are also a nation of laws and government should not adopt policies that encourage illegal immigration. Providing driver’s licenses and in-state tuition to illegal immigrant families will act as a magnet in drawing more people here in violation of the law and it will impose new costs on taxpayers. I oppose amnesty, and I believe we ought to strengthen our border enforcement and institute an employment verification system with penalties for companies that hire illegal immigrants.

Veterans

As a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army National Guard, I am uniquely aware of the importance and sacrifice of our men and women serving in the military. I have been a vigorous supporter of legislation providing benefits to returning service members, as well as, benefits for the families of those killed in action. I believe we need to recognize the sacrifice of all of our servicemembers by keeping better track of returning military personnel so they get the services they deserve. That includes providing them with first-class medical care and other benefits to which they are entitled. I am known as a leader on veterans' issues through my work on the Veterans and Federal Affairs Committee, the Hidden Wounds of War Commission, and the Governor's Task Force on Returning Veterans.

Gun issues

I support the Second Amendment and believe that citizens have the right to keep and bear arms as a basic constitutional liberty. I support safe and responsible gun ownership.

Death penalty

I believe there are some crimes that are so heinous that they deserve capital punishment. Our Government should have the ability to impose the death penalty in cases where it is justified.

Abortion

While this decision should ultimately be made by the woman in consultation with her doctor, I believe we need to reduce the number of abortions in America. I believe government has the responsibility to regulate in this area and I support parental consent and notification requirements and I oppose partial birth abortion. I also believe there are people of good will on both sides of the issue and we ought to work together to support and promote adoption as an alternative to abortion.

Marriage

I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. States should be free to make their own laws in this area, so long as they reflect the people's will as expressed through them directly, or as expressed through their elected representatives.

Israel

Israel has made enormous sacrifices in an attempt to secure peace – including unilateral withdrawal from Gaza. I support a two-state solution that reaffirms Israel’s right to exist and provides the Palestinians with a place of their own where both sides can live in peace and security. As our closest ally in the Middle East, Israel lives every day under the threat of terror yet shares with America a dedication to democratic ideals, a respect for faith, and a commitment to peace in the region. Until a lasting peace is achieved, I support the security barrier erected by Israel which has proven successful in protecting Israeli civilians from terrorist attacks.

Iran

I support the bi-partisan Iran sanctions bill and believe that until Ahmadinejad gives up his nuclear ambitions he should be isolated from the rest of the world. With its reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons, Iran represents the biggest threat to Israel. Ahmadinejad is a Holocaust denier who has threatened to wipe Israel off the map. Meeting with him confers legitimacy when the only correct response is to treat him as an outcast. A personal meeting with Ahmadinejad, as suggested by my opponent, would embolden him and be used as a propaganda tool to strengthen his position.








H/T brownforussenate.com

14 comments:

Opus #6 said...

I am convinced. This man needs to win. I pray he will.

Christopher said...

I am with Opus #6, and pray the people in that State wake the hell up!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

We NEED Scott Brown to win! Everyone can help in this fight; please donate, if you can, to his campaign, make phone calls to Mass voters, and continue blogging, tweeting, and commenting on lefty blogs to correct lies about him!!

To contribute: https://www.icontribute.us/scottbrown

To help with the phone banks (from ANY state in the union): http://brownbrigade.ning.com/profiles/blogs/important-campaign-update-1

Thanks so much for posting, T!! We're going to WIN THIS!!

Snarky Basterd said...

Send him money, too! Even if, as Opie says at her place, he doesn't get sworn in until after the sitting Congresscriminals vote on Obamacare, he's still needed to stop thinks like federal voter registration, cardcheck, amnesty, and cap and tax. This. Man. MUST. Win.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

It's a clear choice, but it's being made by people that brought us Ted for term after term.

The Born Again American said...

I wish this man could be our "BROWN" president... I'm just saying, if we have to have someone of color in the White House, this man is "BROWN"... If Obama wasn't so hell bent on destroying this country, I wouldn't have made the comment that I'm sure will be taken as purely racist...

jadedfellow said...

Running down the check list I can conceptually agree with this man.

Hopefully a vote for this one can swing the tide in the right direction.

Thanks for listing out where he stands on issues, it was a big help.

Eman said...

This is more like it. I will contribute.

Ron Russell said...

Scott Brown, could be and I say could be, because he is definately a long shot in MA. But I will have faith and hope that he can ride to victory on this sea of discontent in America.

Nickie Goomba said...

I'm with Opie. This guy has my prayers (and a few of my dollars).

RightKlik said...

Thanks for shouting from the mountain tops, T. We have to keep it up. Go Scott Brown!

FYI y'all, here are some great links:


An Open Letter to Brown Supporters Regarding Eeyorism and Concern Trolls: GREAT advice from unlikely allies

Call Dems Bluff On Refusing To Seat Scott Brown: Political EXPLOSION!

Teresa said...

A book called SAVE PEBBLE DROPPERS & PROSPERITY is cited in claysamerica.com, providing reasons for America’s success in a world unable to achieve freedom, prosperity and success, other than dictatorship and special interest elite bennies. It covers psychological foundations for prosperity, and the simple elements of prosperity listed in claysamerica.com. They are great Tea Party justifications for those new to politics. Activate the brakes to Obama’s headlong rush to European Marxism and bigger government. Individualism and freedom is still too strong for the kind of centralizing power-grab we are experiencing today. Claysamerica.com

For some reason this computer didn't publish this when I commanded it to as the same time as others comments. I have trouble explaining computers having a mind of its own.

Teresa said...

Everyone: Yes, We must do our all to make sure that Scott Brown wins against liberal Croakley. He is a great choice for MA.

Chris W said...

We have a tie ballgame

http://my-thoughts-on-freedom.blogspot.com/2010/01/breaking-news-brown-coakley-all-tied-up.html