Dr. Pam Barlow

For US Congress Texas CD-13

 

Dr. Pam Barlow

 
 


Dr. Pam Barlow for U.S. Congress endorsed by TEAParty911.com founder in the 2014 Elections

Posted October 23, 2013

Dr. Pam Barlow for U.S. Congress Texas CD-13

Dr. Pam Barlow
Republican Candidate for U.S. Congress in Texas Congressional District 13

Sulphur Springs, TX, October 23, 2013 -- TEAParty911.com Founder, Michael Kinzie, today announced his endorsement of Dr. Pam Barlow in her bid to unseat long-time incumbent Congressman Mac Thornberry. Kinzie said of Barlow, “With Dr. Barlow, what you see is what you get. She is a no-nonsense conservative who has more spine than most men I know.”

Dr. Barlow is quickly racking up TEA Party support. Both the Wise County and Montague County TEA Party groups have endorsed Dr. Barlow and while the Wichita Falls Tea Party does not formally endorse candidates because of their by-laws and tax exempt status, their members are signing a petition personally endorsing Dr. Barlow as individuals.

Dr. Barlow faces long-time incumbent Congressman Mac Thornberry in the Republican Primary race in March 2014. Early voting for the race begins on February 18th and ends on February 28th with the primary election date slated for March 4th.

Dr. Barlow was raised in Texas, the daughter of a US Army career Soldier who served honorably in WWII & Korea, and a stay-at-home Mom who raised four successful children. She graduated from Texas A&M, BS Animal Science Magna Cum Laude in 1975. She started her veterinary practice in Bowie, Texas, in 1983 where she still works today.

Kinzie concluded his statement with, “Dr. Barlow is a true conservative and constitutionalist and I wholeheartedly endorse her in her bid for the United States Congress in Texas CD 13. She is honest, straightforward, and unwilling to compromise her principles. I encourage the citizens of CD 13 and beyond to get behind Dr. Barlow and send a true representative of the people to DC.”

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Dr. Barlow on the Issues

 
 

THE ECONOMY

We do not have a Revenue problem, we have a SPENDING problem. It is not the Federal Government’s job to pick winners and losers, act as venture capital for private corporations, or spend for Unconstitutional reasons. We can not now nor will we ever be able to afford a cradle to grave nanny state.

I do NOT support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth — federal jobs cost more than they produce. I do NOT support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation, or any other subsidies or corporate welfare. I do NOT support spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation — it doesn’t work in the long term. And, I do NOT support the ever increasing extension of unemployment benefits, which allows people to remove themselves from the workforce and become accustomed to riding the government dole.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

TAX AND SPEND — Wrong, wrong, wrong!!!

The Federal government should be as small as possible to do the things that it is Constitutionally required to do. The problem with sending money to Washington to do anything is that it is NOT cost efficient. For every dollar that the Federal government takes in taxes, less than 50% is returned to the benefit of We the People. And, most of that return comes in the form of programs or “pork” spending, things which the Founders never intended the Federal government to be involved in in the first place!

The remaining dollars stay in Washington to sustain a bloated bureaucracy that exists to gain power and grow ever larger, with budgets that must be completely, even if unnecessarily, spent each year in order to ask for and justify even larger budgets next year.

Sadly, we now find ourselves in a position where we must “starve the beast” by making the deep but necessary cuts in order to save our economy and to regain our freedom and liberty. Taxes and “fees” need to remain at the most local level to allow for the greatest possible oversight and transparency. Federal taxes need to be simple to implement without confusing rules and discretionary oversight, consistent across the board for all taxpayers, and as low as possible.

Higher taxes = poor economy; lower taxes = robust economic growth — history tells us this is true each and every time it is tried.

Forcing the Federal government to live within its Constitutional limits, and within its means with a balanced budget, would do more than anything else proposed so far to correct our current economic situation.

BUDGET

What will I work to change?

Congress would make and pass a truly balanced budget each year, with no items “off budget” just to make it look right. For too many years things have been left off budget in order to continue deficit spending while giving the appearance of doing the right thing. I call that lying to the American people, and it needs to be stopped.

FROM THE NEWS HEADLINES: House Democrats ‘Deem’ Faux $1.1 Trillion Budget ‘as Passed’ 07/02/2010
by Connie Hair, HUMAN EVENTS Congressional correspondent:
Last night, as part of a procedural vote on the emergency war supplemental bill, House Democrats attached a document that “deemed as passed” a non-existent $1.12 trillion budget. The execution of the “deeming” document allows Democrats to start spending money for Fiscal Year 2011 without the pesky constraints of a budget.
THAT’S JUST PLAIN NOT RIGHT!

TAX REFORM

I am in favor of abolishing the IRS, and replacing it with the Fair Tax or other consumption/sales tax. Personally, I think tying taxes to income was a very bad choice. It provides a disincentive for earning, saving, and investing — all things that create a robust economy.

I have looked at a variety of tax options that have been proposed as alternatives to our current IRS Income Tax System, and the Fair Tax appears to me to be the most effective and beneficial replacement for our current IRS Tax Code. As a consumption tax, also called a sales tax, it frees up earning, saving, and investing for everyone. Plus, it does not require the IRS, a Social Security number, and reams of regulations to make sure that the government gets its due taxes. The system to collect sales taxes is already in place and quite functional as it stands, so no new bureaucracy and no new expense is needed to put the Fair Tax in place. In fact, by abolishing the IRS and saving its budgetary outlay, we could actually reduce federal spending!

An added benefit is that the Fair Tax, by its very nature, can not be used as a political weapon by anyone — as the IRS sadly has on various occasions with the current tax code. The Fair Tax does not allow the government to pick winners and losers by creating or removing loopholes in the code. Plus, as a sales tax, the Fair Tax brings in income from those who exist in the “cash” economy, including criminals, because everyone buys things.

That is not to say that I am against the Flat Tax. In fact, an “everyone pays something” Flat Tax is my second choice for tax reform. It is still, however, an income tax, with all the associated disincentives, AND it also would do nothing to bring the cash economy into the revenue picture.

REFORMING CONGRESS

I am in favor of Term Limits.

If I am elected to serve, I would NOT be spending all my time thinking about re-election. In fact, I signed the U.S. Term Limits Amendment Pledge on 12 Sept 2011. In compliance with that Pledge, I will volunteer FOUR-SIX YEARS to serve in Congress, and then I will campaign and work to help replace myself with some other worthy Conservative individual. I love my home, my farm, my business, my church, my town, and my state. But I love America, too, and I know that if we lose the Freedom, Liberty, and Opportunity of this country that we so often take for granted, then I stand to lose all the other things that I love as well. I would go to Washington dedicated to restoring, preserving, and protecting American Values and our Constitutional Republic, and then getting back home where I belong.

 

   

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