For Indiana Governor
Life, Liberty, Property, and the pursuit of Happiness, as defined by the Individual...
As Governor of the State of Indiana, I will work for all Hoosiers to:
- reduce the size and scope of state government,
- secure the Rights of the individual, and
- keep more of your money in your pocket.
During the COVID-19 crisis, we need to remember that the health, welfare, and safety of every Hoosier is equally important. This includes ensuring that every Hoosier has equal protection under the law to operate their business, attend religious observations, and provide an income for their household, without fear of government intimidation or retribution.
While we should all voluntarily do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, I believe that state and local government should encourage individuals and businesses to voluntarily operate within the recommended guidelines put forth by our healthcare professionals, without issuing inconsistent and unilateral Executive Orders which arbitrarily allow some businesses to continue operations while others are shut down.
We can and should reopen our economy under consistent, recommended guidelines which will allow Hoosiers to voluntarily reopen their businesses, get back to work, earn a household income, and stave off the economic disaster that currently beset them, while protecting themselves and others from infection.
Currently, over 670,000 Hoosiers have filed for unemployment insurance since the beginning of March 2020. We cannot ignore the severity of the economic instability into which the entire State of Indiana is now immersed. As Governor, I would work with the Indiana General Assembly to take decisive action to cut taxes and government spending in order to invigorate our state's economy by putting more money in the hands of Hoosiers and less money in the hands of government.
Every Hoosier business provides the necessities of life to those who depend upon it for their livelihood.
All Hoosiers are Essential!