Sarah's Show-Me Solutions for the First Sixty Days
I am committed to getting our country back on the right track as soon as possible.
If elected, I will hit the ground running and ready to fight for you. This is exactly
what I will do in my first 60 days in office:
Cut - Cap and Balance – Fight for passage of a Constitutional Amendment that forces the federal government to balance the budget and cap the size of government.
- Families have to live within their means and trim their budget accordingly so should government
- Force the federal government to stop spending money they don’t have.
- Reduce the uncertainty and instability in the financial markets from government overspending which will enable more access to private credit.
- Provide business owners with the certainty they need to access credit and create jobs.
- Limit the size and scope of government with a cap to ensure that those in power do not increase taxes as an excuse to balance the budget and grow government
- Caps the size and growth in government and frees up credit for private enterprise to expand increasing economic activity and jobs
Fight for a Flatter, Fairer Tax by offering an optional flat tax
- A simpler, fairer tax code will provide certainty and confidence to businesses and taxpayers and incentivize the creation of wealth
- Eliminate the special interest loopholes and deductions to ensure that everyone pays something.
- Saves billions of dollars in unnecessary costs each year
- Eliminate crony capitalism by closing loopholes.
- Preserve deductions on charitable giving, home ownership and state and local taxes.
- Retain and increase the personal deduction for every American
Restore sound monetary policy by the Federal Reserve.
- Fight for passage of the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011
- Requires a thorough comprehensive audit of the federal reserve
Term limits for Congress
- Encourages a citizen legislature just as the founders envisioned.
- Congress grows more disconnected from the people they serve the longer they stay in Washington DC.
- Incumbent politicians have an unfair money advantage creating a huge barrier to entry for many citizens who want to serve.
Eliminate Congressional Pensions
- Congress should be in the same boat as the rest of us to understand the problems ordinary Americans are facing.
- Most individuals use an IRA or a defined contribution plan to save for their retirement.
- This will ensure that members of Congress are serving for the right purposes and not just continuing to stay on to receive a higher pension.
Eliminate all the unconstitutional “Czars” the President has arrogantly appointed
- The United States Constitution empowers the U.S. Senate to “advise and consent” on cabinet level jobs in Presidential Administrations.
- This is an arrogant abuse of power that bypasses the taxpayers’ ability to have input and oversight into the process.
- These “czars” cost taxpayers money and makes government bigger.
Put in place market-based incentives starting with breaking down the barriers for insurance companies to negotiate across state lines.
- Health care is the fastest growing burden on small businesses and families
- One of the largest cost drivers in health care is the monopoly that insurance companies have from prohibiting competition amongst other insurance providers from others states
- Driving down costs will enable small businesses to offer more quality at a better price
Place a moratorium on all rules and regulations halting the creation of any new rules until a comprehensive revaluation and justification of each rule is completed by Congress.
- More burdensome regulations are stalling the economic recovery, costing consumers and businesses more and more and hurting Missouri families by choking off job creation
- Since Obama took office regulators have imposed $38 billion in new costs on the American people
- According to the GAO (Government Accountability Office) 1,827 rulemaking proceedings were completed in the last six months, 37 were classified as “major” meaning costing us at least $100 million