Government does not create jobs – but it can create a stable economic climate. Florida must encourage its business owners and entrepreneurs by keeping taxes low, maintaining fiscal discipline and providing a diversified workforce – not relying on so-called stimulus funds. The government must reduce regulations and cut red tape so businesses – from mom and pops to corporations – can grow and create jobs.
Limiting Size and Scope of Government
We must return to limited government by reducing its size and embracing fiscal responsibility. We must prioritize spending and make sure we focus on government’s core missions: schools, public safety, transportation and those most vulnerable in our state. I will work to identify and cut wasteful spending in Tallahassee. The government must live within its means and elected officials must be better stewards of your tax dollars.
Helping Students Succeed
Too often, bureaucracy in the education system robs both the educator and the student from accomplishing their goals. The state must focus its spending on things that will produce the best results in the classroom and be accountable for those results. The keys to success are parental involvement, excellent teachers and disciplined classrooms.
Freedoms and Values
Larry believes in the values and principles that bring honor and integrity to public office. He believes God gives all people, including the unborn, their individual rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Larry believes in personal responsibility and being accountable for living within one’s means. He supports traditional family values and marriage as the union between a man and a woman. He strongly supports the Second Amendment and an individual’s right to bear arms.
Larry is against any cap-and-trade program, which only taxes businesses and individuals and does little to improve the environment. Florida must explore all affordable sources of energy if the state wants to remain competitive in the national and global economies.
America has the best health care in the world. It is health insurance that needs reform. The free market – more choices and more freedom – is the answer; not a universal system that will result in the government controlling our health choices.