I will always support any legislative measure that puts more money in the pockets of all hard-working Americans. The Republican Tax Cut law was the right thing to do for our economy and our struggling middle class. I also believe, that tax cuts, combined with fewer regulations, have led to the explosive growth of our economy. As your elected representative, I will work with my colleagues to ensure that the tax cut law becomes permanent for everyone, not just corporations. The reduction in the corporate tax rate has been very beneficial to the U.S. economy and job growth, but we must also ensure that the corporations pay their fair share of taxes by closing current loopholes that have allowed them in the past to pay less than required. I will also work hard to attract investments to South Florida, including strengthening the industries that drive our dynamic economy – particularly tourism, business, and international trade – by investing and improving our infrastructure—roads, public transportation, and traffic flow.
Our local economy is driven by our small businesses, who employ the majority of our residents. We must help these small businesses grow by allowing them to invest and create more high paying jobs. I believe that our government does more when it involves itself less in our markets and leaves the business of job growth for our job creators. In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan described his goal for his tax reform initiatives as ‘fairness, simplicity and economic growth’ and that vision remains applicable today.
With Obamacare premiums expected to rise by at least 17% in Florida, many families in our communities are gravely concerned about how they will be able to afford health insurance now and in the future. The current system is simply not working. I am determined to protect South Florida families from mounting costs by reforming our broken healthcare system with cost-effective and patient-centered solutions. Specifically, we need to go after the $95 billion in annual waste, fraud and abuse; give individuals and businesses the right to purchase health insurance across state lines; and repeal crushing Obama-era taxes and needless regulations, while ensuring that the neediest among us have access to affordable, quality healthcare.
South Floridians deserve better! I am dedicated to bringing patient-oriented reforms to Washington that will work for hard-working American families.
Traffic & Transportation
The quality of life of the residents in our district could be significantly improved in several ways, one of which has to do with reducing the traffic flow problems that are threatening to paralyze our county. In addition, few know that our major traffic arteries—826, I-95, and 836—are managed and operated by different authorities, each responding to its own interests independently of each other. Add to this the political rivalries that exist in our community that have derailed any real effort to bring to this county a public transportation and road systems worthy of our community. This lack of coordination and cooperation between local, state, and federal authorities have – for decades – made it impossible to develop a coherent and practical plan to expand and improve our highways, roads, and public transportation systems (Metrorail in particular). Politics, as usual, poor planning, and coordination has cost South Florida millions in federal dollars that are badly needed to solve the traffic and transportation crisis that affects all of us. It is shameful and intolerable that your commute to work will take almost an hour and a half each way – every day! And all because we have failed to present a united front in Washington that could make a strong case for why South Florida badly needs and deserves federal transportation dollars. If Boston or Chicago can have a first-rate public transportation system, why can’t Miami, one of the busiest and most culturally diverse cities in the nation! We can and must do better for the betterment of our community… and with me in Congress, you will get it!