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 pledge to work on eliminating waste and accounting gimmicks to legitimately balance the budget as called for in the Texas Constitution.
I support Texas students and teachers. It’s past time for real reforms that put more money into classrooms while also reducing the property tax burden. We should end the over-testing of our students and free school districts from burdensome regulations that increase administrators. 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
As stated in the US Declaration of Independence, our rights come from God, not government. Our rights as parents and citizens should reign over government policies as we work to eliminate laws which seek to usurp our God-given right to govern ourselves. When I am sent to Austin, I will remind the politicians and bureaucrats of this at every turn.
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.