James Veltmeyer on the Key Issues
Dr. James Veltmeyer sees firsthand how patient care suffers when bureaucracy is injected to the medical field. He has watched middle class opportunities, which once helped make ends meet for him, become scarcer. He believes the quality of life for struggling Americans will improve when we let Americans keep more of their hard earned paychecks, encourage—not stifle—entrepreneurs, get medicine out of the hands of bureaucrats, and achieve security and peace through diplomatic and military strength.
The Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, has been disruptive, expensive and confusing. The law incentivizes those employers that do not provide health benefits to shift full-time workers to part-time status to avoid the mandate, and the additional business cost.
The new Obamacare scheme is troubling because it is shifting health care decision- making to unelected bureaucrats. Our health care decisions should be made by us and our doctors, not the government. Dr. Veltmeyer values the relationship with his patients, and as a Congressman, he will work to restore the strength of that bond.
Defense & National Security
To safeguard our nation’s security, Congress must act decisively to correct the course taken by the Obama Administration. It is urgent that U.S. armed forces be modernized to meet our security commitments and threats we face. Critical modernization actions needed are the expansion of our naval forces, upgrades to long-range bombers and fighter jet capabilities and increased funding for conventional forces to ensure that we retain our most experienced and accomplished personnel.
Taxes, the Budget...and too many Regulations
Small business owners cite taxes and excessive government regulation as the impediments to growth of their companies. Congress should ease the burden on those businesses and thereby encourage growth and more employment. James Veltmeyer supports the No New Taxes pledge and as our Congressman, he will fight to roll-back unnecessary regulations. Ensuring a vibrant economy is the surest path back to full employment.