South Dakota’s Values and Principles are the same ones Kristi will take to Congress.
“America was built by people who longed for freedom, believed in individual responsibility and knew that government should serve the people – not the other way around. It is still true today, that the best government is the government that governs least.” – Kristi Noem
On July 12th the House Agriculture Committee passed the 2012 Farm Bill. I was able to secure multiple provisions for South Dakota in the bill, which passed by a bipartisan vote of 35-11 with my support.
With the Supreme Court upholding President Obama’s healthcare law, it’s more important than ever for Congress to repeal and replace this ill-conceived law. Sadly, my opponent doesn’t agree. He has promised to protect the President’s healthcare law, which gives Washington too much control and patients too little.
Too many politicians in Washington have refused to make difficult decisions because they are more concerned about their next election rather than the next generation. Congress needs to stop the political gamesmanship of dumbing down politics to the lowest common denominator and turning every issue into a political issue that picks winners and losers.
As we’ve seen in the recent unemployment reports, our economy is struggling. In some ways, our economy has never truly recovered from the 2008 economic crisis. Four years later, millions of Americans who are looking for work still can’t find it. This is unprecedented, unacceptable and unsustainable.
For the first time in our history, we are in danger of breaking the fundamental American promise and the American Dream: to give our children more opportunity than we had.
My own grandmother relies on Medicare, and my mother will soon. I would never support any plan that changes the way they, or others in or near retirement, receive their benefits. But the reality is Medicare is running out of money and will be insolvent by 2024 – virtually guaranteeing massive tax increases and/or benefit cuts for everyone in the program.
South Dakota is home to nine Native American reservations and I am honored to be an advocate in the federal government for our tribes.
I continue to be proud of my 100% pro-life voting record. I have always worked to protect life and the dignity of all human beings, including the unborn.