The Biden administration is leading us to an economic disaster. Inflation threatens to rob hardworking families of their savings. The federal government simply cannot spend at the levels of the Biden administration without ruining the economy. The focus of the federal budget needs to be on the roles laid out for the federal government in the Constitution, not solving problems better handled by the states or the private sector. The federal government needs to be a partner for businesses that are seeking to add jobs, not a hindrance.
Joe will be totally focused on rebuilding the economy post-COVID. For too long, the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes have been left behind economically. Joe will work tirelessly to promote job growth in our region. Restoring the economy of the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier will be Joe’s top priority as Congressman.
Joe is against single payer health care. A government run health care system will not allow the competition needed to drive costs down and stimulate innovation. The key to getting people access to care is lowering costs not government control.
The COVID vaccine was a major achievement of the Trump administration. It should be available to all who want it, especially those at high risk of COVID complications. However, Joe is against government mandates forcing people to take the vaccine to work, attend school or participate in the life of our nation.
Joe is pro-2nd amendment. Joe is a SCOPE and NRA member and a gun owner. The right to bear arms is a fundamental, individual, human and Constitutional right. Joe supports interstate reciprocity for gun permits. At the state level, the NY SAFE ACT should never have become law.
Joe stands with our police. The push to defund police from the radical Left is insane and has already cost lives. The vast majority of police officers are true heroes who put their lives on the line dealing with the most dangerous problems in society. We need to make sure that our public safety is a priority at every level of government. Joe feels we need to build a society where the law is respected; on the streets, in our classrooms and in the halls of Congress.
Joe stands with the members of our armed services. Our military is the strongest and most effective in the world. We need to keep it that way. We need to remember that the role of our military is to protect America first. We should only put the precious lives of our service members at risk when absolutely necessary. Also, we need to make sure our military focuses on defending America, not implementing the latest liberal ideologies. When our service members come home, Joe will always stand with them to make sure they get the care they have earned.
The Biden Administration's failed withdrawal from Afghanistan was a tragedy. Even basic competence would have prevented losses of American and Afghan lives. Furthermore, the Biden Administration is incapable of standing up to the threat of the Chinese Communist Party. We cannot tolerate a future where Chinese Communist military, political and ideological aggression is unchecked.
Joe believes that our children need to be educated, not indoctrinated. Sadly, liberal ideologues seek to control and divide rather than educate by teaching our children radical ideas, like Critical Race Theory. We need to return the focus of our educational system to teaching our children the skills needed to be productive citizens. Control of schools needs to be localized. Also, parents need to be at the forefront of education. Parents deserve to be heard when it comes to what their children are learning, not attacked for speaking up. Joe will always stand for free speech. Conservatives deserve to be able to speak out, even on liberal college campuses. Joe is a former administrator at a private religious school and his wife is a public school teacher.
The freedom of speech is fundamental to a functioning republic and is explicitly called for in our Constitution. However, the far left wishes to silence all those who disagree with their ideology. They attempt this through “cancel culture” and through their allies in the big tech world. Joe will always stand up for the rights of individuals to speak their thoughts and ideas freely. In a free society, the way to defeat an idea is by arguing for a better idea, not by silencing those who think differently.