I believe government already takes enough of your hard-earned money and that raising taxes is hardly ever the solution to a problem. I will fight to keep government efficient. Tax policy should be fair, predictable, competitive, and simple.
JOBS AND THE ECONOMY
I am proud to serve as the governor’s chairman for Project 60. Project 60 is our plan to create thousands of new, good-paying careers in Idaho by helping existing businesses grow and by bringing new businesses to Idaho. We have a talented workforce that businesses around the world crave. I will never stop working to create good jobs here in Idaho.
I believe every Idahoan has the fundamental right to a quality education. We must never accept anything less than the very best possible from our schools and teachers. Only with a good education will our children understand the meaning of success.
Private property rights are a fundamental constitutional right. I will stand firm against attempts to seize the private property of the citizens of Idaho. Our great nation was founded on pure ideals conceived by great men who risked everything for us so that we may be free today. I am a member of the National Rifle Association and I will never rest in the fight against Washington DC’s attempts to limit our right to bear arms.
As a farmer and rancher, I understand the need to protect our environment. Future generations are dependent on a predictable supply of water, wildlife and natural resources. In our family business, we strive to be good stewards of the land and government must do the same. Idaho has abundant natural resources, including water, which must be managed fairly and protected for future generations. We enjoy a unique quality of life and I will fight to defend it.
I believe the family unit is the bedrock of our society and that policies should always favor families. I believe in the sanctity of life and the marriage of a man and woman.
The federal government has failed Idaho against the rising tide of illegal immigration. I believe we cannot simply wait for a solution from Washington, so as I have in the past, I will work to see measures taken at the state level that helps reduce the burden placed on decent, law-abiding taxpayers because of illegal immigration.
We need a modern system of transportation in order for all Idahoans to realize their ambitions of getting to work and school or delivering the goods that they’ve produced. If we do not invest in our state infrastructure, our children and grandchildren will not forgive us.