As your Congressman, Terry Whitney will fight for a brighter future, paying special attention to the following issues:
National Security: America is at war with radical jihadists. Our enemy seeks to raise the black flags of Islamic Supremacy over the entire planet. If we are to defend liberty and justice for all, we must send leaders to Washington that are determined to prepare the homeland for a decade’s long struggle. The elite establishment in Washington has gutted our military readiness. Michigan’s defense industry has long served as the backbone of America’s arsenal and tech edge. As your Congressman, Terry Whitney will fight to rebuild our military might and work to extend Michigan’s Defense Corridor into the industrial centers of the 5th District.
Debt and Deficit: The greatest threat we face as a people is our national debt and uncontrolled annual deficit spending in Washington. We are rapidly approaching the point of no return – once we reach $24 Trillion in debt, the dollar will collapse and we will be bankrupt as a nation. The federal government is receiving record tax revenues, today; yet, spending by career politicians in Washington still outpaces what we are bringing in. Michigan experienced similar problems until we elected leaders in Lansing who were willing to make tough policy choices, stop unsustainable deficit spending, promote business growth and balance the budget. Washington should see the Michigan turnaround as a lesson in how to solve our national debt crisis, but our current 5th District representative refuses to push for a positive agenda on the Hill. As your Congressman, Terry will draft and support legislation that forces Washington to live within its means. In defense of America’s Sovereignty, Terry Whitney will craft and support laws that shrink the size of the federal government, remove job killing regulations, and balance the budget.
Economy and Jobs: The recession hit Michigan’s 5th Congressional District hard. The flight of jobs overseas and plummeting personal incomes over the last 30 years has led to reduced police capacity and failed school systems at the local level. Terry believes that the people of the 5th want to look up rather than down. Terry believes that the people of the 5th would prefer to have a job or start a successful business and create wealth for their families rather than accept dependence on government handouts to survive. So, instead of shunning the Governor and private businesses out of loyalty to a fringe ideology, Terry will collaborate with local leaders and industry executives to chart an upward path. Rather than giving lip service to job creation, Terry Whitney will promote a host of tried and proven conservative solutions to make the 5th Congressional District’s potential an attractive Launchpad for established and experimental companies who are ready to hire and train their way to prosperity in the 21st century and beyond.
Healthcare: The Affordable Care Act is a law that punishes individuals and businesses. The people of Michigan’s 5th Congressional District simply cannot afford the skyrocketing monthly premiums or annual penalties associated with Obamacare. Insurance companies are dropping out of the exchanges and over half of the state co-ops have gone belly up. Hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars have been wasted on the quest to create universal healthcare while tens of millions remain uninsured or are forced into bankruptcy because of the high cost of deductibles. Good doctors are being driven out of practice due to the insane cost of complying with the law. As your Congressman, Terry will work to repeal this horrific legislation and replace it with patient centered reforms that allow individuals to carry health savings accounts and purchase insurance across state lines. Increasing competition, reducing costs, killing the despised individual mandate and providing catastrophic care for those without means will be central to Terry Whitney’s efforts on Capitol Hill.
Immigration: America’s legal immigration system is out of date and simply does not work. America’s borders are wide open, allowing terrorists, drug cartel members, murderers, rapists and thugs to enter illegally along with those who are seeking to improve their situation through hard work. A large majority of the illegal immigrants in this country today have simply outstayed their legitimately attained visas. American cities at times disregard Federal Law and act as sanctuaries for those who have entered the country illegally. It is certain is that the Upper Midwest, especially Michigan, was largely built by enclaves of immigrants with entrepreneurial spirits; however, it cannot be denied that modern illegal immigration has cost city, county, state and federal governments as well as private social services companies upwards of a trillion dollars since the turn of the 21st century. So, as your next representative in Washington, to ensure that Michigan remains a bastion of thriving legal immigrant communities, Terry Whitney will pursue, craft and support immigration legislation that achieves 10 primary fixes to the system wide failures:
- Reduce bureaucracy and enhance screening to create a legal immigration system that works effectively and efficiently.
- Reform the entire spectrum of visas to protect America from overstays and terror threats.
- Properly resource the enforcement of laws that are already on the books.
- Stop illegal inflows on our borders and ports with every technological means available.
- Pass and enforce E-Verify to remove the incentive to hire illegal migrant laborers.
- Strip federal funding to sanctuary cities to restore the rule of law.
- Revoke immediate citizenship and welfare for anchor babies.
- Perform a cost-benefit analysis for the nationwide deportation of 15 million illegal immigrants.
- Submit bills and collections notices to the native countries of imprisoned illegal immigrants to recoup costs and create partners in deportation proceedings.
- Deport all currently detained illegal immigrants with international cooperation.