My vision, like yours, is one of economic growth, and we recognize that the best tool for economic growth is the unbridled American innovator and entrepreneur.

To this end, we need a simplified tax code and regulatory reform that allows small businesses to grow, and do what they do best – create jobs.

We know that taxes and regulations are not just financial burdens – they are a compromise of some share of our individual sovereignty.

We know that common core is bad for New York and bad for this country, and that education is best left to parents, teachers, localities, and states. In that order.

We know that we need to secure our border before we can have a serious conversation about immigration.

We understand that our retirement safety nets are paid for by real dollars, and to save them we need real reforms.

And we are forward thinking in that we understand that our great debt burden impacts both future prosperity and our national security.

We understand that the second amendment has nothing to do with hunting – it is a safeguard from tyrannical governments.

Most of all, we know that limiting freedom and punishing success has never and will never solve any of our problems.

Our goal as a society should be to grow the size of the pie, not figure out ways to divvy it up.

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