Economy & Energy
As a lifetime resident of Northeast Georgia and a
small business owner, I recognize that we need
responsible economic policies that protect businesses
and attract new industries through lower taxes and
smarter spending. Letís make intelligent investments
in our communities to ensure a good return and a
future full of potential.
An important aspect of this is our responsibility to
bring new industry to this district. A promising new
industry is Alternative Energy. These companies will
create jobs and seek innovative solutions and, in
conjunction with our top-tier academic and research
institutions, will secure our nationís energy
We must move past the divisive politics of the past
and work together to find a responsible solution. That
solution must be founded on:
Our responsibility to our troops: We should begin a
responsible reduction of troops in the quickest,
safest way possible.
Our responsibility to the Iraqi people: Maintain a
small force to provide security to the Iraqi
government, train the Iraqi Army & Police force, and
to provide logistical support to the Iraqi Army.
The Iraqi Governmentís responsibility to its people:
We must demand that the Iraqi Government & Army show
steady and sustainable success in return for our
protection and our support.
My family has a rich tradition of service to our
country. My grandfather served in WWII and my uncle
served in the Navy. I have two cousins that served on
active duty with the Navy and Air Force and my brother
recently retired from the Army as Sergeant Major with
24 years of service.
After more than 25 years of military service, I know
that it is time for congress to stand up and take
action on these issues. We must recognize our
responsibility to the brave men and women that have
stood up for this country and we must honor their
service with meaningful action. Itís time political
rhetoric and pandering stopped. We must pass
legislation that will aide in veteran transition to
civilian life, ensure retirement benefits, and provide
top-notch healthcare without excuses. I will work
every day to ensure that congress is protecting those
who are protecting us and those who have protected us
throughout the history of this great country.
We need a reasonable solution to our healthcare
crisis. First, we have a responsibility to our
children by ensuring that no child in Georgia goes
without healthcare. Next, we must focus on providing
access to affordable healthcare for everyone. We must
work with doctors, nurses, businesses, insurance companies,
and our government to drive down costs and make
preventative care more readily available.
We are facing an unparalleled educational crisis in
this nation. We have failed to live up to our
responsibility to our children through faulty policies
and wasteful misspending. The system needs responsible
reform and that starts with reworking No Child Left
Behind. Teachers should be able to teach their
subjects and not teach to the test. There must be more
local control over the classroom and we must repair
the foundations of public education by focusing
spending to serve all of our children.
"Saxon raises over $44,000 in four weeks setting record in
"What will Dr. Broun do for you? Not much if you're a Georgia
child in need of healthcare"
"Bobby Saxon Announces Candidacy for United States Congress"
08/21/2007 "Broun's first challenger emerges" -
Athens Banner Herald
08/16/2007 "Democrat Files to challenge Rep.
Broun in Georgia's 10th" - CQPolitics.com
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