Caryn on the Issues
Agriculture is important, not only to the 25 counties in the 2nd Congressional District, but to everyone who relies on the agriculture sector for food. Farmers and ranchers have a direct economic impact on communities. Caryn is committed to family farms, which face many difficulties, including unpredictable weather, high property taxes, labor challenges and difficult economic conditions.
Caryn understands how government regulations and mandates stifle economic growth and job creation. She knows, businesses - not government - create jobs and grow the economy. Now more than ever, we need representation with business experience and a thorough understanding of the unique needs of our Kansas businesses and family farms. Caryn will fight for main street businesses, supporting the 2nd District and Kansas.
Our nation’s continued prosperity and economic strength is dependent on the education of our youth. Local and state level provide the best education policy, not the federal government. Caryn believes parents and teachers make the best educational decisions for our students.
America needs to increase domestic oil and gas production, utilize alternative energy, and explore more energy sources at home. While increasing production and exploring energy sources, we must be careful stewards of our natural resources, landscape, and environment.
As a small business owner and rancher, Caryn will be a strong voice for fiscal responsibility and will fight to curb the government waste. She has a proven record for cutting waste at the state level and will take that experience and commitment to Washington D.C.
Caryn stands against illegal immigration. Illegal immigrants broke the law to enter the country. Our nation has been - and is - a nation of immigrants. Illegal immigration is unfair to our citizens, legal immigrants, and those who want to come here legally. Our immigration system is broken. It is critical to our security and the needs of businesses, such as agriculture. Caryn will work for an immigration system that makes our border secure, while allowing legal immigrants entry to the United States.
Caryn will defend our liberties, uphold the Constitution, and protect our God-given rights. The federal government continues to encroach on the rights of law-abiding citizens. Whether it’s federal agencies obtaining personal information without a warrant, or the IRS ignoring the 1st Amendment and targeting political groups, Caryn will stand to protect us against these injustices. Caryn is a staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment and will continue to support our 2nd Amendment rights.
Caryn is pro-life and has been indorsed by Kansans for Life in her bids for state office. She is committed to supporting policies to protect the unborn and the elderly. She has worked diligently for those who cannot help themselves, while working against fraud and abuse of government programs. Caryn knows healthcare should be for individuals and families to decide, not the federal government. One size does not fit all – especially in healthcare. Caryn will work to replace Obamacare with common-sense solutions to lower health care costs and improve quality and access.
Caryn knows we cannot continue to grow government. Our taxes and regulations make it extremely difficult for hard-working families and small businesses to save more of their hard-earned money. The U.S. tax code is over 85,000 pages long. Each year Americans spend billions of hours and hundreds of billions of dollars just trying to comply with it. It also favors some while placing a heavier burden on others. Caryn will work for fundamental tax reform that is fairer - a tax code that doesn’t pick winners and losers.
Being raised in a small business family and as a small business owner, Caryn understands the hard work and determination it takes for small businesses to be successful. Government overreach, such as the EPA Waters of the US, puts undue burden and at times unworkable regulations on our small businesses and family farms. Caryn will be a strong voice against such government overreach.
We must keep the commitments made to our military veterans to provide needed services and care in a timely manner. The brave men, women, and their families have sacrificed so much to protect our freedoms. Caryn will be a strong advocate for all veterans, military persons, and their families.