Business taxes and regulations need to be cut. Ending the Business Margins Tax is a top priority. Taxing someone who might not even be making a profit is absurd. I want to eliminate business taxes so that the money saved turns into jobs. I will work to eliminate this tax, and many others, as soon as possible. Every tax should be presumed guilty until proven absolutely necessary.
As a City Councilman I made the city justify every dollar every year. Every government should be asking whether tax money is critically needed, since every dollar comes out of your pocket. I would like to go through the Texas budget, as a legislator, with this mindset and work to eliminate waste. The legislature uses some accounting tricks to come to a balanced budget, and I want to legitimately balance the budgets through cuts and refund the surplus to you.
I support Texas students and teachers. Its time for reforms that put more money into classrooms while also reducing the property tax burden. We should trim administrations to provide more money directly to classrooms. We also need to treat failing schools as a state crisis and work to fix and save every school.
Strong family values lead to strong communities, better educated children, and a stable economy. Bathroom privacy, as one example, is common-sense legislation which gives Texas businesses immunity from left-wing lawyers, the right to decide their own policies, and fully protects our children in all state buildings. I will always vote to protect the unborn, to protect family values, and protect families from the government.
Role of Government
The role of government is specifically prescribed in the Constitution. “Texas is a free and independent State, subject only to the Constitution of the United States, and the maintenance of our free institutions and the perpetuity of the Union depend upon the preservation of the right of local self-government, unimpaired to all the States.”
Traffic is already at unsustainable levels, and we have a lot of growth on the way. Highway 380, the North Dallas Tollway and 121 are major corridors in HD 106. I'll fight for transparency and accountability on tollway authorities and work with TXDOT to make sure 380 remains a priority.