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Let's Start with Obamacare

Funding Obamacare is Supporting Obamacare. At a town hall meeting at Queens College on August 5th, 2013 Rep. Robert Pittenger was asked "Will you vote to defund Obamacare?" Pittenger answered, "No". Many were outraged at his explanation, and further disappointed when he followed through and, on October 16th 2013, betrayed his conservative district and voted to fund Obamacare. Unfortunately, today we see numerous members in Congress not demonstrating courage in leadership. Pittenger was one of 87 Republicans that allowed Obamacare to continue.

If the Republicans in the House would have stayed united Obamacare would NOT have been funded. Rep. Mark Meadows recognized that opportunity and asked fellow legislators to present a united front but Rep. Pittenger would not sign on.

Not funding Obamacare is the action needed now in Congress to stop and repeal Obamacare.

Any member of Congress who funds Obamacare and does not vote to repeal it, is enabling Obamacare and forcing one of the most costly and intrusive demands ever on the American people.

The question before us is to fund Obamacare or not fund Obamacare. The answer lies in Article 1 Section 7 Clause 1 of the U.S. Constitution. "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other Bills." Only the House can initiate the funding of Obamacare. The Senate cannot originate funding, nor can the President or Supreme Court.

Thankfully, the Republicans still hold a majority in the House of Representatives. As your Representative Mike Steinberg will vote to defund Obamacare and take an active role in getting the federal government out of the healthcare industry.

Conservative Tax Reform

Our Founding Fathers believed in limited government and opposed burdensome taxation. Wasteful spending and misuse of our taxpayers’ money is what has led to our nation’s 17 trillion dollar debt, and it is what is stifling the growth of our economy.

If individuals and families are able to live within a budget, it is reprehensible that our government cannot do the same. History has shown that lower taxes on individuals and businesses foster economic growth and jobs.

I am committed to restructuring the tax code to a flat tax system so that all individuals & businesses pay the same low rate so that you and future generations can prosper and achieve the American dream.

National Defense

I am proud of the service and sacrifices of our armed service men and women. Our veterans and service members are the heroes of our land and they deserve not only the funding to do their jobs but also the medical care and benefits that they have earned.

As your Representative, I would do everything in my ability to protect this great nation and its founding principles from all enemies foreign and domestic. We are a nation of laws, not men; the Constitution is not negotiable. As written, it protects our individual liberties and freedoms from all governments and from all who wish us harm.

We cannot afford to be everywhere at all times, nor can we afford to NOT have the ability to be anywhere in the world when needed. The Department of Defense needs to have the flexibility to cut waste on programs they don’t want or need to be able to allocate funds to the service members and cutting edge technology and weapons.

We are blessed with the greatest military the world has ever known, and it is our solemn duty to ensure that never changes.

2nd Amendment Rights

The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

The Founding Fathers did not mince words about the God-given right for the American people to defend themselves and their families. Those who would wish to strip the American people of this essential right should be honest about the effectiveness of such policies in cities such as Chicago and Washington D.C. As your Representative, I swear and affirm that I will uphold your right to keep and bear arms.

Immigration

One of the few things the FEDERAL government is constitutionally authorized to do is repel foreign invasion: "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion…" (Article IV, Section 4) With an estimated 10 to 30 million illegal aliens, make no mistake, we’ve been invaded.

ALL current immigration laws should be enforced. We need to require employers to use E-verify to deter the use of false Social Security numbers. We need to make English the official language of the United States, and only require teachers to teach in English. Illegal immigrants are using our hospitals as Urgent Care centers - dramatically increasing the costs to the rest of us. This needs to be stopped. With no jobs, no education and no healthcare we will "turn off the magnet".

This will also create millions of jobs for US citizens. For the government to turn a blind eye to their Constitutional responsibility is treasonous. Rejecting States request for help enforcing Federal laws is impeachable. My opponent, Robert Pittenger, supports amnesty. He wants to give citizenship to children brought here illegally and grant their parents visas. I couldn’t disagree more.

Mike Steinberg is endorsed by ALIPAC - Americans for Legal Immigration - for his bold stand on immigration.

Pro Life

In our Declaration of Independence, our founders articulated, "We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." I believe that life begins with conception and ends with natural death.

As a Representative, I will vote against the government funding of abortion, legislation that enables abortion, and I will proudly fight to protect life at all stages.

While I am 100% Pro-Life my opponent - Robert Pittenger - is not. He has several "exceptions" to when abortion is permissible and voted to fund Obamacare which provides government funding for abortion.

Education

I believe first and foremost parents know best when it comes to the education of their children. As a father of two grown children, I am a firm believer in the right to school choice and the right to homeschool. The Federal Department of Education has been an abysmal failure, and we as conservatives must do everything we can to turn back the tide on programs such as No Child Left Behind and Common Core. Public and private education is best administrated at the state and local levels.

Transportation and Infrastructure

The ability for Americans to move freely about our daily lives is essential to our liberty and prosperity. Therefore, the easiest way to control a free society is to attack our mobility or our essential infrastructure needs — such as roads and water.

Unfortunately, politicians - both Democrats and Republicans - are enabling global corporations to target American infrastructure assets in order to profit from roads and other systems already paid for by the American taxpayer. President Obama’s transportation and infrastructure initiatives are based on the scheme of partnering with global corporations to use our taxpayer funds to not just build and repair our roads and infrastructure, but to also then turn around and charge the American public a second and third time to use those assets.

If elected to represent the 9th U.S. Congressional District for North Carolina, I would do everything in my Constitutional power to stop the takeover of our transportation and infrastructure assets. I am vehemently opposed to public-private partnerships, which are an agenda championed by Democrat Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and President Barack Obama. Unfortunately, some Republican elected officials have accepted and even fostered this scheme, including my opponent Rep. Robert Pittenger.

By better managing our existing taxpayer funds, we can prioritize projects and build and maintain the systems that serve the American public - and not politicians and their corporate partnerships.

Energy and Gas Prices

According to almost every expert, there is a virtually unlimited supply of natural gas and petroleum in the United States (and Canada) that isn't being accessed because of regulations. These regulations should be dramatically reduced to encourage production immediately. Protecting the environment is a good thing. Everyone wants clean air and clean drinking water and there are ways to demand safe production without making it so cost prohibitive that corporations are driven away from potentially profitable (and job creating) ventures.