I believe that a healthy family unit is the biggest asset we have as a country.
Healthy families produce balanced and productive children who then become the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs.
I believe that parents have the right to raise their children according to their own beliefs and values.
While the state needs to protect children from abusive situations, this is relatively rare and in most cases parents should be trusted to act in the best interests of their children.
In this day and age, it is nearly impossible for all but the wealthiest among us to support our families without both parents working full time, and often multiple jobs. We need to adopt fiscal policy that supports families and provides real choice to parents. I will fight to lower the taxes of single income households, and provide additional tax credits for all parents.
We need to do our part to make life more affordable for all families.