Mike Kolls (L) for Congress

United States House of Representatives
Texas District #24 - map

email - Rep@tx24.us

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Differences with The Incumbent

”Government is not the solution to our problem;
government is the problem.”

Ronald Reagan, first inaugural address

 

Dallas Morning News

Sunday May 7, 2017 - the Dallas Morning News described Congressman Marchant as disappearing... Is he afraid of us, his constituents?

I will meet with any group; dialog is ALWAYS good.

Mr Marchant's Priorities

Following the 2016 elections, the Incumbent GOP Representative (IGR) listed his priorities for the 115th Congress.

 

Our Differences

Liberty!

MK:

All gov’t, local, state, and federal, is established to zealously defend individual rights – Life, Liberty, Property. If gov’t does NOT actively safeguard these Natural Rights, it should be abolished.

The gov’t works for us – NOT the other way around. NSA surveillance is an affront to Amendment VI; discontinue this surveillance immediately.

IGR: (Incumbent GOP Rep)

I’ve NOT heard him comment on Liberty. He does favor continuance of NSA surveillance of US citizens.

Better Politics

MK:

Our civic discourse is divisive and corrosive; it is disgusting. There must be honest and open debate on the real issues facing the United States. New ideas are needed; the old ideas are NOT working.

IGR:

In 2014, I approached his campaign office to have a debate on the issues. There was no response and ... no debate. My repeated contacts were NOT answered.

Federal Debt

MK:

We can end deficit spending in 7 years and fully-pay the $ 20,000,000,000,000 federal debt is approx. 40 years. This can be accomplished by annual spending cuts of 4%.

IGR:

I have not seen his ideas to pay the debt. In fact, his previous comments at town hall meetings focus on why we cannot cut spending.

Taxes

MK:

Our national scandal is out-of-control spending, NOT current taxes. First, we have to reduce spending and create a plan to pay the massive federal debt. Tinkering with the Tax Code is a waste of time, especially if the effect is revenue neutral. As always, raising taxes is unacceptable.

IGR:

He advocates "simplifying" the Tax Code. He has no plan/desire to address deficit spending and the ever bloating federal debt.

Jobs

MK:

Jobs are a feature of the Free Market, NOT an activity of gov’t. There is no possible way to “control” $18,000,000,000,000 of economic activity, innovation, and effort. Gov't control of the economy is a farce. If we repeal onerous legislation and regulations, businesses will be able to hire more workers.

Govt's “job” is to get out of the way and let the Free Market work.

IGR:

He wants “policies to grow jobs”. I have not seen details to further explain this comment. But, I suspect that it is gov’t oversight and/or programs… more costly bureaucraZy - BIG gov't.

”Affordable” Care Act

MK:

Repeal and do NOT replace ACA.

IGR:

He favors a GOP replacement program… more federal gov’t and its costly bureaucraZy - BIG gov't.

Immigration

MK:

Open borders, let more people live the US Dream, but NO federal assistance (welfare, handout, etc…) to non-citizens.

IGR:

He favors building a wall at our $outhern border and additional funding to enforce failed immigration laws. Again, more expensive and ineffective BIG gov’t.

 

We are far apart on the issues.

 

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Life, Liberty, Property!