Terry Paulson

Economic Freedom: unleash America's free-enterprise system to create economic growth, jobs, and personal wealth for its citizens by minimizing government controls and limiting regulations to high-priority concerns. Extensive regulations and paperwork increase costs, make it hard for businesses to compete, and make states less attractive for needed business investment.

Healthcare Options: Empower patients, not businesses or governments, to have control of their healthcare options. Expand open competition between viable healthcare options. Encourage tax-free medical savings accounts and major-medical plans and give citizens the healthcare options that our politicians can exercise.

Self-Reliance Over Entitlements: Measure true caring by how many people no longer need government programs and are self-sufficient instead of by how many are served by government aid. Support a local safety net for those in need run by private charities and local governments while minimizing the dependency trap for those who are capable of working.

Educational Choice: Reward educational excellence by give more accountability and control to local schools, give vouchers a chance to prove themselves where states want to experiment, and support home schooling and more parent choice.

Tax Fairness: Minimize taxes to the lowest appropriate level possible in order to pay for necessary services, maintain work incentives, and stimulate our economy. Tax rates should be flatter, loopholes should be closed, deductions should be limited, and all working Americans should share some of the tax load.

Strong Defense: With rogue countries and terrorist groups still motivated to do America harm, invest adequate resource to remain strong, progressive, and technologically sophisticated. Walk softly in diplomacy but carry a technologically-advanced stick that is capable of responding to any threat.

If this doesn't get your support, what does?

Terry Paulson

Terry Paulson, PhD is a psychologist, award-winning professional speaker, author of The Optimism Advantage: 50 Simple Truths to Transform Your Attitudes and Actions into Results, and long-time columnist for the Ventura County Star.

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