REBUILDING THE MIDDLE CLASS

In recent years, it seems that Washington has lost touch with America. They’ve become concerned with lobbying, elections, and foreign wars. In their quest for power, they’ve forgotten what it is that makes America great: the middle class. The everyday workers that pay their bills and raise their kids in neighborhoods with parks and playgrounds. I’m lucky enough to count …

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INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT

How many times have you driven down a road in West Michigan, weaving in and out of potholes? How many times have you cursed at these same potholes and wondered when someone would finally fix them? Yeah, me too. It’s time we hold government accountable to its promises and shows us where our tax money goes: by fixing our roads and …

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HEALTHCARE

Why, in a nation with some of the best medical facilities and research in the world, do so many people die in America from conditions that could be easily cured? In our developed nation, thousands die every year from asthma attacks when inhalers can help them breathe again; diabetics become amputees without access to insulin; the throats of children close …

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RESTORING INTEGRITY & ENDING GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION

One of the most common questions I’ve heard from people so far in this campaign is this: If elected, how will I fight government corruption? With accusations of corruption being levied against top government officials, it’s a legitimate concern for Americans. Many of us have felt alienated, abandoned, and used by the people meant to represent and advocate for us. …

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NET NEUTRALITY

I believe that a lack of regulations supporting net neutrality will be catastrophic. While those that wish to “deregulate the internet” believe that competition would keep prices low and quality high, I believe that these specific regulations were in place to prevent monopolies from gaining more power than they already have. In nations with less strict regulations, such as Portugal …

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FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS

The federal student loan crisis is one of the biggest factors halting economic growth in the United States. Not only do exorbitant loan costs keep students and graduates floundering for years, but they prevent the newer generations of innovators and thinkers from obtaining an education. I’m no different than any of you. Unlike our current Congress, I recently completed my …

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FAMILY PLANNING

As a man, I’m grateful that I’ll never be in the position of being alone and pregnant, unsure if I’m ready or financially stable enough to support a child. Women seek out abortions for myriad reasons and I cannot imagine the pain and conflict of facing such a decision. My view on abortion is that we must respect a woman’s …

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