Whether you are a small business owner, an employee, or a parent, the quality and cost of your healthcare influence your quality of life. Since Obamacare ushered in a government takeover of our healthcare system representing one-sixth of our economy, I have heard from many of you about your struggles with Obamacare. The ill-fated law isn't working for you.
Tax reform will undoubtedly boost the economy, create jobs, and lower taxes. Americans will keep more hard-earned money in their pocket. The standard deduction will double, meaning the tax bracket the federal government does not tax will expand to $12,000 for single filers and $24,000 for married couples. The Child Tax Credit will double from $1,000 to $2,000.
The best way to get American families and businesses moving again is to allow them to keep more of their income. To give power back to the people, Congress should support across-the-board tax cuts. These cuts should be broad-based so that Washington isn’t picking the winners and losers, and they must be permanent so businesses can actually plan and invest.
Colorado’s Fifth District is the proud home to one of our nation’s most military-intensive congressional districts and to more than 100,000 veterans who have served our country with distinction and honor. My goal as a member of the House Armed Services Committee is to advocate on behalf of our troops.
Our country has been blessed with greatness because it was founded upon sound principles by people of strong moral character. If we as a nation are to continue to progress, we cannot allow our fundamental values to erode.
Transportation, like water, is an important priority in a region with high growth like ours. It is important that we concentrate on maintaining safe roads and highways in a manner that reflects our growing needs.