Fighting for the Future
Martha’s first steps into the military are not so unusual, she graduated with distinction from the Air Force Academy. Her path since then though, has been paved with firsts. She was the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, the first female A-10 Instructor Pilot in the 358th Fighter Squadron, and the first female combat aviation commander.
Martha has made history and she’s not done yet. She returned to Arizona, one of her stations while in the military, and decided she wasn’t done making changes. McSally’s bills are direct, without distracting clauses, this is how she gets them passed in the House, through the Senate, and made into law. She is direct, well spoken, and a true pioneer; she doesn’t back down to challenges or changes; and most importantly, she fights for the people she represents.
Where Martha Stands
A strong defense is imperative to remain a world leader. As Teddy Roosevelt implied, “Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” We don’t necessarily need to get involved in every world dispute but we need to be prepared to end them. Our enemies are pushing their way onto our soil and we need to have the ability to send them packing. That doesn’t mean we need to throw money at the problem. Martha knows how much redundancy and waste is found not only in the military but in the national defense budget, and the total national budget. She fights for bi-partisan solutions that develop a strategy first, and then allocate funds as necessary so that tax payers are provided with the maximum amount of protection at the lowest cost.
One of our biggest threats come from our neighbors, our borders are constantly used as trafficking grounds. The walls and barriers in place don’t stop this illegal threat they merely delay it. We need to fight smarter, not harder. We need to use intelligence based assets to find our targets and eliminate them. We have digital security experts, we have human intelligence, and we have electronic surveillance; we need to combine these resources to effectually manage the threats on our doorstep. The best place to concentrate our border security efforts is at the border, not in D.C.
The definition of middle class has remained relatively unchanged, but the change in purchasing power is dramatic. Salaries have stagnated while the price of goods have increased. A family that used to be able to put savings away every month may now be living pay check to pay check. Instead of stimulating the economy and tacking the real issues, the Obama administration has made it a priority to regulate health care. This impact is felt not only by working families but by businesses.
Obamacare has strangled small businesses, inundating them in endless paperwork, fees, taxes, and most importantly – time spent on their business and with their employees. At the same time this healthcare law hasn’t addressed the real problem of rising healthcare costs. Instead of questioning over-priced medication and equipment, instead of questioning insurance mergers that virtually create monopolies the Obama administration has spread the high health care costs out on those who cannot afford to pay them.
The wrong things are being regulated and the American people are heavily burdened with the cost.
There are two major groups in our society who heavily carry the burden of government budget and leadership mis-management, our seniors and our Veterans. Hard earned senior benefits are shrinking as the government uses Medicare to pay for other programs. This is another example of how debilitating Obamacare has been. We cannot cut social security for those that have been paying it. Privatizing retirement is an option, but it has to start with a new generation, and that generation should not be forced to pay into government programs like social security if they are not going to reap the benefits. The bottom line: the government made a promise to these people it needs to keep it.
Not all of our Veteran facilities are lacking, but many are. Without the media and Veteran support groups would we know this? Probably not. Most policy makers in Washington care about numbers, not people. This needs to change. This is as simple as the issues stated above with government programs like social security. The government entered into an agreement with our servicemen and women, they swear to protect the constitution and risk their lives in order to do so, and the government promises to take care of them. Again, the answer here is not to throw money at the problem – as some seem to believe, we need to identify the weaknesses of the VA system and systematically address them so that all Veterans receive care when they need it.
Reducing Health Care Burdons
On Border Control
Increasing Emergency Preparedness and Response
Reinstatement of WASPs to Arlington Cemetary