Mark Flanagan for US Congress
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Senator Mel Martinez, Mark Flanagan, and Governor Jeb Bush

I want to ensure that the American Dream is available for everyone.


Illegal Immigration
In 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.

Fiscal Responsibility
In 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.

Protecting Families
In 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.

My 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
Winning 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 capability.

Protecting Seniors
Preserving 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.

Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee, Desoto, and Charlotte
Mark Flanagan for Congress PO Box 14087 Bradenton, FL 34280 (941) 518-5452