I Believe in America
I’m Bob Fuehr and I believe in America. I believe in the promise that it holds for all of its citizens. We live in the greatest country in the world but America today is at a tipping point where we must decide what kind of society we want for ourselves and our children. Do we want to restore our American tradition of private enterprise, rewarding personal initiative and insuring equal opportunity for all or do we want to go down the dangerous path of emulating Europe and working toward the goals of state control of our lives, discouraging personal initiative and an equal result for all no matter how hard you work to succeed? The most critical issues facing us are to restart the American economic engine to provide a good life for the next generations and to prevent America from sliding into the throes of European socialism.
I am passionate about generating good-paying, private sector jobs, curtailing irresponsible federal spending and reducing the federal government’s intrusion into our lives. Over 20% of jobs created in the United States since 1990 have been in government. We cannot grow our economy by growing the size and scope of our government…we can only do that through the expansion of the private sector, and the key to a good job is the same as when I was a boy…education. We need to grow our investment in our youth and then get government out of the way and let the initiative and creativity of American private enterprise develop the jobs.
Unfortunately, our government is operating in a crisis mode, refusing to make the hard decisions that we need for America to grow and prosper. We need to develop long-range, lasting solutions to our problems so both individuals and businesses can plan for the future with certainty and confidence.
I’ve spent forty years working in large business, small business and state government and I have the background and experience in finding ways out of the gridlock facing America today. I want to stop the waste of our tax dollars and return more decisions to the states and to the parents of our children. We need to stop arguing and start talking in Congress if we are going to find the middle ground and put America on a sound foundation once again.
I believe that my experience and commitment to open discussion will bring reasoned and practical solutions that will start moving our country forward. With your help and support, we can make a positive impact on Washington and relight the beacon of freedom and opportunity that is…and will ever be …the United States of America.