Vote LLOYD for Congress

ISSUES

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VOTER ID
“Many Americans do not have one of the forms of identification states acceptable for voting. These voters are disproportionately low-income, racial and ethnic minorities, the elderly, and people with disabilities.  Such voters more frequently have difficulty obtaining ID, because they cannot afford or cannot obtain the documents that are prerequisite to obtaining government-issued photo ID card” (ACLU.org).​​

WHAT?!   Since when is a group of people not having something they need an excuse for waiving the requirement for the whole country? Why don’t we do that for train rides, buying alcohol, or driving a car?  Why haven’t we heard the uproar against the effort to deprive citizens of their right to travel by train, to deprive them of their right to apply for welfare or the effort to reduce participation in buying alcohol or attending college?  ALL OF THESE REQUIRE A PHOTO ID! We don’t want to limit citizen participation in voting, so let’s get every citizen a valid photo ID! 


HEALTHCARE
Increased competition and transparency will improve healthcare for everyone. Americans are creative, competitive and ingenious when it comes to solutions, and even more so when government gets out of the way. For example, we have smart phones in the hands of people from ALL socioeconomic groups.  Really GOOD phones, with really great features. This was accomplished by the private sector--the free market.  The same is true for accessible healthcare. The most recent improvements in healthcare have been provided by the private sector, not the government.  Just notice the proliferation of urgent care clinics in convenient locations with reasonable wait times and prices. They compete for your business.  Obamacare promised coverage for everybody, but getting coverage is NOT the same as receiving care. If we only focus on the demand side of the equation, we will get long, expensive lines for the supply.  The most convenient, accessible and ecnomical care is provided by the private sector. 


TAXES 
I will not vote for any legislation that has a tax increase.   Lower taxes create more incentive for people to work, save, start their own business and donate to charity.  Americans want Congress to use tax dollars wisely, as if it were their own money.

   
CONSTITUTION
The Constitution is the greatest government document ever produced by man. I consider myself a strict constitutionalist in that whatever powers are not designated exclusively for the federal government belong to the states. It defines our American way of life.


GOVERNMENT
There is already too much government regulation infringing on our everyday lives. I support enforcing the laws we already have, popular or not, until they are either changed or removed. (See CONSTITUTION above) 


IMMIGRATION
​​"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

​Immigration has been great for America. We should continue to celebrate our tradition of immigration--legal immigration by current law.  We need to enforce our current immigration laws to maintain order and respect for our country.