All of us in the new 7th Congressional District have a vote which gives us a say in who will represent our interests and more importantly the interest of our country. Both candidates conducted themselves with dignity during the debates which they should be commended for. Each outlined vastly different views on how to solve the complex problems facing our State and our Nation. Plain and simple, we can't spend our way out of this crisis. We must rein in spending which requires tough decisions on cuts to existing programs. Unfortunately, this is only the tip of the iceberg. Our representative will have to have a strong voice when it comes to wasteful spending, which brings me to trillions of our dollars being spent to pay for and support illegal immigrants in this country. Simply put, we can't afford it, and shouldn't give a dime to those here illegally. Think of the money saved that could go to support the needy in this country, and the programs so vital to our citizens. The tax code must be simplified, and many other codes need to be reformed for better efficiency. Our government is much too cumbersome and must be streamlined to achieve such efficiency. More government intrusion on our liberties is the last thing we need.
During the primaries I wrote a letter in support of Mr. Rice and outlined my reasons. In watching the debates I gained a lot of respect for Mrs. Tinubu, however, her vision requires increased dependence on government, which will require increased spending, which we cannot afford. Mr. Rice on the other hand promotes job creation through the free enterprise system, a streamlined government, tax reform, and tax breaks for those people who open businesses or who have existing businesses. Now jobs can be created and people are encouraged to work. I believe that Mr. Rice is on the right track. I have expressed to him my deep feelings on the need for compromise to break the gridlock in Washington, and the need to look after the well-being of this district and this state. I urge all of you to go to the polls on November 6th and exercise your right to vote, and I urge you to use that vote for the election of Mr. Tom Rice.
The writer lives in Myrtle Beach.
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