Advocating for a healthier Western North Carolina.
Dr. Scott Donaldson has seen it all. Seriously. As a surgical doctor for the last 20 years nothing surprises him.
Except for now. He is surprised that we just can't seem to move beyond the arguing as it relates to who pays for all this healthcare. Is it a right? Why is the right leaving so many of its people out
1216 6th Avenue West Hendersonville NC 28739
Areas of Concern
Debt & Spending
Our national debt has risen to over $17 trillion under the Obama Administration, yet our government continues to borrow over 40% of every dollar it spends. I will continue to support true spending cuts and a Balanced Budget Amendment.
I opposed TARP and the auto bailouts. In Congress, I will continue to oppose any future taxpayer-funded bailout. The government should never use our tax dollars to pick winners and losers in the private marketplace.
Serving on the Foreign Affairs Committee, it has been my honor to ensure we are maintaining and developing positive relationships with our allies and nations across the globe. One of my top priorities while in Congress has been supporting our great ally, Israel, who serves as a beacon of hope and democracy in the tumultuous Middle East.
OUR 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS
I am a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights. Our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms is absolute, and North Carolina’s sporting heritage is an important part of our state history. I oppose liberals’ efforts to create a national gun registry and any other anti-gun legislation that erodes our gun rights.
Job Creation & Free Markets
We can promote new job creation by cutting red tape and regulations, lowering all taxes, and demanding a free trade policy. Economic growth originates from the hard-working entrepreneurial spirit of the American people, not from Washington. The best thing we can do to reignite job growth in this country is to get the federal government out of the way of the American worker and ensure that the United States remains a top global economic competitor.
Obama’s administration has trampled our Constitutional safeguards, producing unlimited deficits and promoting unprecedented dependence upon federal subsidies and entitlements. I’m dedicated to supporting legislation that is in line with the original intent of our Constitution and to working with my colleagues to rein in the size and scope of the federal government.
We must reduce our dependence on foreign oil by tapping into our national gas reserves, which are the largest in the world. We must also immediately open up new domestic drilling and pipeline opportunities, along with exploring way to use renewable energy sources. I co-sponsored legislation that called for the construction of the job-creating Keystone XL pipeline.
Obamacare is one of the most costly pieces of big government legislation ever rammed through the Congress, and we must repeal it immediately. In its place, I will support patient-centered reforms that preserve your right to see the Doctor of your choice, protect small businesses, and lower costs.
IMPROVING SCHOOLS,empowering parents
Improve education by returning decision-making and funding to the local level. Parents have the right to choose Charter Schools, Private Schools, and Homeschooling. I oppose Common Core standards that try to force a one-size-fits-all approach to educating our children. I also support the Parental Rights Amendment.
Maintaining national security is one of the federal government’s primary responsibilities under the Constitution. We must ensure the people of the United States are protected by providing for our common defense. But it’s also important that we not forget our national debt of more than $17 trillion. Congress needs to be working with our military leaders at the Pentagon to identify wasteful and duplicative programs that can be consolidated or removed in order to ensure our defense budget is being spent responsibly. I can not overstate the importance of having a robust national defense, that puts the safety and well-being of the American people first.