Reducing Out of Control Debt

Career politicians in both parties have taken part in out-of-control spending and driving up our debt. The $17.3 trillion debt that the DC politicians have amassed saddles every U.S. citizen with a debt burden of over $54,000 (and growing!) per person. This is an unacceptable legacy to leave our children and it is time our representatives in Washington get serious about reducing debt and waste.

Committed to Our Conservative Values

Our country was founded on the conservative values that we in District 36 share. It is those values that make our country strong, and it is those values that can get America back on the right track. As your representative, I will always fight hard to protect the sanctity of life, defend our 2nd Amendment rights, and work to slash bureaucratic waste. I will do everything I can to protect family values as this District’s representative.

Obamacare

Obamacare is bad for the country. Like most of Washington’s top-heavy entitlement programs, it was structured to lose money and force insurance premiums to rise. Additionally, through Obamacare, taxpayers are being forced to help subsidize the cost of abortions, since we have to buy into insurance programs that cover them. After I am elected I will do everything in my power to repeal Obamacare. Our country simply can’t afford it.

Biggert-Waters

The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 strikes at the heart of many of the communities in CD-36. Communities near the coast, lakes, and rivers are going to see their flood insurance rates skyrocket, which will make entire communities unaffordable to maintain and will force property values to drop and dramatically to compensate for the skyrocketing insurance rates. While property values will decrease, rent will increase to ease the insurance burden on property owners. The law is terrible for homes and businesses in the many communities in our district that are going to be affected.

For over a year, I have worked on my city’s Biggert-Waters task force to try to find ways to fight Biggert-Waters and to educate Congress on the harms of this terrible law. I will fight zealously to get this law off the books.

Committed to Our Military

America has the greatest armed forces the world has ever seen. We are blessed to have these dedicated warriors to keep us safe, and we must support our military and make sure the troops fighting for our freedoms overseas are well equipped and well prepared to face our enemies. This includes keeping our promises to our soldiers and veterans. We simply cannot reduce military pensions. While a balanced budget is a must, we made a promise to those who put their lives on the line to protect ours, and we need to keep our promises.

Committed to Exploration

District 36 has some incredible features, and Johnson Space Center is certainly among them. America needs more people in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields, and nothing captures kids’ imaginations and steers them into those fields more than space exploration. The crown jewel of the U.S. Space Program, JSC has been left to atrophy by indecision and utter lack of leadership in Washington. President Obama needs to stop sidestepping the issue and find a meaningful vision that will support the Space Center that has supported every single American to go into space; when I am in Washington, I will be the loud voice needed for CD-36′s place at the center of Space Exploration and the STEM fields.

Immigration, Border Security, Amnesty

While the U.S. has always welcomed immigrants, our economy and culture simply cannot absorb every person who wants to live here. We should not give amnesty to the millions here illegally when there are thousands who have played by the rules and have been waiting their turn in line outside for the several months, or in some cases, decades, before they are allowed into the U.S. Effectively securing our borders won’t solve all of our national security and immigration issues, but it is the place we should start. Then we can decide who to let in, based on our social values and economic needs.

Term Limits

There is so much wrong with the way that our government in Washington operates. Some of our elected representatives remain in Washington for so long that they completely lose touch with the values of the people they purport to represent.

While I am a conservative and stand for conservative values, one needn’t be a conservative to see the destruction that is caused by elected officials who become more concerned with their own political interests than with the needs of their constituents.

We need more public servants, fewer politicians. I don’t want to make a career in Congress; I want to make a difference. I don’t want to be a Congressman; I want to be a citizen who serves in Congress. I will only serve a few terms—not make a career in Congress.

Being Accessible to Constituents

I will always make sure my constituents can reach me directly. Politicians tend to go to Washington and forget where they came from…I never will.

Here is my personal email: john@johnamdur.com

I’d like to hear from you on what issues are important or how I can help. Representatives are elected to serve the people; not the other way around.