Issues

Issues

Quality, affordable healthcare that leaves no one behind…

Having worked in the healthcare industry and helped build a successful medical services company, I believe Congress can and should do more to lower costs. But, George Holding and his Republican colleagues put the health of thousands of North Carolinians at risk when they voted to provide less support for healthcare in our state and allow health insurance companies to overcharge older Americans and deny coverage to patients with pre-existing conditions. I will work to ensure that every person in North Carolina has access to quality, affordable healthcare.

 

An economy that benefits everyone…

Wealthy banking heir turned Congressman George Holding and his colleagues in Congress don’t get it. Record profits on Wall Street don’t mean a better way of life for employees on an hourly wage, families struggling to get by or small towns watching businesses leave. We need to develop more good paying jobs in every community. In Congress, I’ll support policies that help small businesses succeed, encourage companies to keep jobs here and help entrepreneurs create new ones just as I have done with my businesses.

 

Building our future through education…

Education unlocked the doors of opportunity for me. Every child in North Carolina should have the same opportunity. Our state is home to great educational institutions but too many local schools are underfunded and underequipped. Teachers often use their own money to buy school supplies. I believe Congress should do more for education, not less, by supporting local schools, making college more affordable, and providing greater access to the job training needed for the high-tech, high-paying jobs of a changing economy.

 

Protecting Older Americans…

Older Americans should be able to count on Congress instead of fearing their actions. I will fight to stop any proposals to weaken support or cut funding for Social Security and Medicare. I will also work to make prescription drugs more affordable for seniors.

 

Honoring those who have defended us….

I will work to reform the Veteran’s Administration and improve healthcare for America’s veterans. They have sacrificed to protect us. Congress should always protect them.

 

Taking common sense, North Carolina values to Congress…

Washington can use a big helping of common sense values…values I learned growing up in a small North Carolina mountain town, working my way through college, building successful local businesses and raising a young family with my wife. Those are the values I will take to Congress…to let the politicians know that small town businesses and employees are just as important as Wall Street corporations and CEO’s, and that the health and well-being of hard working families and older Americans should never be put at risk to provide more tax breaks and favorable treatment for the wealthiest 1% of our nation.