Morgan On The Issues
Ideas based on the conservative principles we believe in...
Congressman Morgan Griffith is committed to helping create an environment where private-sector jobs can grow. In order to do that, he knows government needs to get out of the way. He believes that entrepreneurs and free enterprise create prosperity. He knows that coal and energy jobs are the bedrock of the Southwest Virginia economy. Congressman Griffith will fight for your job in Washington.
We have to get our fiscal house in order. Congressman Griffith knows that we’ve spent too much for too long and we have to stop. We need a real plan to balance our budget in Washington without raising taxes. Trillion dollar deficits are not acceptable and we can’t continue to bankrupt our country and jeopardize the future of our children. It’s time to cut spending.
Congressman Griffith voted to balance the budget in five years without raising taxes. As your Representative, Congressman Griffith will continue to fight for balanced budgets and responsible spending.
When it comes to protecting the right to life, no one works harder than Morgan Griffith. As a father, Morgan understands firsthand how precious innocent life is. Morgan has consistently defended innocent life while serving in the General Assembly. In the General Assembly, Morgan amassed a solid record of voting for the pro-life position according to the Virginia Society for Human Life and has carried and passed legislation on their behalf. He has earned VSHL’s endorsement in past elections, including his most recent campaign in 2009.
Morgan is a solid supporter of your right to own and carry a firearm. He has consistently received “A” ratings from the National Rifle Association and he has been a leader in the House of Delegates in the fight to defend your rights against liberal gun-grabbers. He has led the effort to repeal many of the restrictions that Virginia imposed on law-abiding gun owners.
Social Security, Medicare & Seniors
Congressman Griffith is a fighter for Senior citizens. In Washington, he supports common-sense reforms to programs like Social Security and Medicare, but not at the risk of hurting our senior citizens.
Social Security is an agreement between the US government and the American worker, a contract that says that we will pay a with-holding tax on our income and the government will pay us back our money with interest once we reach retirement age.
Social Security benefits must be protected, but the institution is in trouble. The most recent report by the Social Security Trustees says that the Social Security trust fund will start spending more than it collects this year. Congressman Griffith is dedicated to ensuring its long-term solvency.
Likewise, we must make sure that Medicare continues to exist for the next generation of Senior citizens. We must protect this program.
We need to be using modern technology to stop the billions of dollars that seniors are being cheated out of each year in Medicare fraud. Those who claim to provide services to the needy but who in fact are cheats are amongst the most vile of non-violent criminals. As criminals become more adept at using technology to steal, the government needs to step up efforts to catch them. We need to be using the same modeling technology to catch Medicare fraud that credit card companies are using to catch fraudulent charges.