Small businesses are the primary drivers of economic activity in communities across the country, and as a small businessman by trade, I know that to be true in Georgia's 9th Congressional District. When it comes to business operations and the government, I believe that government should work to support all businesses and entrepreneurs by guaranteeing level playing fields on which to operate and compete freely on. Unfortunately, the government tends to make doing business harder than it should be, which I can personally attest to when the federal government attempted to seize nearly $1 million from my company a few years back. While I successfully fought the government's egregious overreach, there are unfortunately too many businesses that succumb to the bureaucratic red tape and threats from federal agents ultimately driving them out of business. That's wrong and the government should never thwart and close businesses, it should instead enable and support them.
That's why I plan to look for opportunities in Congress to right-size the federal government and re-align its operations within the bounds of the U.S. Constitution, as was intended by our nation's Founding Fathers. As a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, I will have a front row seat to examine the federal government's footprint to root out fraud, waste, and abuse. I wholeheartedly believe the government should work for the people, not against the people, and I am committed to ensuring just that while serving in Congress.