Congress, I will work to bring about the leadership
and solutions needed to deal with this problem. There
must be no amnesty for illegal immigrants in the United
States. That issue must be taken off the table. More
importantly, we must effectively guard our borders and
take punitive action to take away the attraction of
working illegally in the United States. Check out The
Flanagan 15 Point Plan For Immigration Reform.
the State Legislature, I voted against every tax increase
proposed and in Congress will oppose any efforts to
increase taxes. I will vote to make President Bush's
tax cuts permanent to help ensure a strong and vibrant
economy. Families operate with balanced budgets and
I believe that it is time that the federal government
began acting in the same manner. I will vote to freeze
the total level of federal spending excluding defense,
homeland security, and social security. I will work
to eliminate unnecessary programs and eliminate bureaucratic
duplication and inefficiency.
the State Legislature, I consistently fought for the
rights of the unborn and will continue that record in
Congress. My opposition to abortion is a matter of record
and does not change during the heat of a campaign. I
believe in defending our families and support a constitutional
amendment that protects traditional marriage.
wife, my children, and I are products of the Manatee
County Public School System. I know that education is
best directed at the local level. I will work to give
parents more choices in schools through federal vouchers.
I will work with local, state, and federal agencies
to ensure that more money is directed to classrooms
and not educational bureaucracy.
War on Terrorism
the war on terrorism must be our nation's number one
priority. In Congress, I will work to ensure that our
soldiers have the weapons and materiel needed to win
this war. In this war, the homefront is also a potential
battlefield, and this means strengthening our homeland
security ability to thwart future attacks. To achieve
victory means that we need the best intelligence available
on our enemy, and I will work to enhance our intelligence
and protecting Social Security and Medicare is a sacred
promise made to our seniors. In Congress, I will work
to ensure that Social Security is safeguarded. I will
oppose any effort to cut Social Security or Medicare.