Why should voters choose me over my opponent?
The tax reform bill just passed by Congress is an attack upon middle and working class families, as well as programs that have been in place for generations that offer promise for a better future. This Congress has acted irresponsibly by intentionally increasing the national debt in order to show favor to wealthy donors through tax cuts to the wealthiest individuals and large corporations. They are scooping up large amounts of money and leaving little more than spare change for the people who actually make America work.
John Ratcliffe is fully behind this movement. He does not believe that the federal government should be involved in Social Security. He believes access to healthcare should be like retail shopping. If you don’t have the money, you don’t receive the care. He is unconcerned about the cost of higher education or about the effects of draining resources from our public schools.
I believe we have a responsibility to work together to uphold a brighter more promising future for our district, for our state, and for our country. I don’t believe we will do that by robbing the poor and the middle class in order to give tax breaks to the wealthiest people in our nation.
I believe we are better people than to let elderly neighbors go hungry or for veterans to become more vulnerable. We don’t hold out promise when we strip away the Children’s Health Insurance Program as too expensive, while lavishing those who are already wealthy with extravagant tax cuts.
I believe this tax measure is intentionally creating a deepening financial crisis, which my opponent and members of the majority delegation support, in order to frighten the public into giving up Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. These benefits that we have each paid into will then be given to those who already have the most. It is unconscionable. I will work to see that these protections are still in place so that young people have opportunities for greater promise, and the elderly have hope for a secure future.