Feeling that the people of Hawaii have been seriously disrespected and dismissed by his opponent
The future of both our state and the nation are dependent on the quality of education we can offer our children.
And yet, bureaucrats in Washington have more control over our schools than ever before. I will work to return control of education to where it belongs–with the parents, the community, and the good and dedicated teachers of our state. As Hawaii’s Senator, I will fight federal encroachment on the rights of parents and the independence of our schools.
From Pono Choices to the Common Core Curriculum, we have witnessed more and more efforts to substitute indoctrination for achievement. This is unacceptable. I pledge to oppose all such initiatives while promoting education reform that provides new and innovative opportunities for Hawaii’s students.
Hawaii is notorious for being an expensive place to live and do business. Some politicians try to pretend that this is just a fact of life. But it doesn’t have to be this way. I favor bold change that will make a real difference in the household budget of every working family in our state.
For too long, Hawaii’s representatives in Congress have been beholden to special interests that benefit from our isolation and high cost of living. A strong, principled approach is all that is required to effect real change, strengthen the economy, and make living in Hawaii more affordable for our families.
Government spending run amok. Higher taxes. Increased regulations on business. My opponents favor policies that will maintain the status quo and cost our state jobs and opportunity.
As a small businessman, I understand the many barriers that stifle success and innovation in our state. As Senator, I will work to promote innovation and industry, and will do everything I can to help Hawaii’s economy thrive.
Our families and their values are under attack from Pono Choices, forced legislative sessions on same sex marriage, and constant attempts to whittle away our religious liberty. I have always been and remain committed to protecting families, children, and the sanctity of life.
My commitment to the family is a total one, based on the belief that we should do all we can to help our neighbor. Right now, the biggest issue facing Hawaii (and one we can do something about) is our unmanageable cost of living. My opponent expresses concern about the cost of sending his kids to college. I am concerned that everyone here in Hawaii is struggling just to buy groceries and gas, to keep the lights on. There are simple, definite steps we can take to bring down our cost of food – which is almost twice the national average. We can also take action to bring down the cost of electricity – which is more than 3 times the national average. We can make living in Hawaii affordable for all. My opponent doesn’t support reform and receives contributions from special interests that support policies that keep our cost of living high. I will bring down those costs, and will start working on it as my number one priority on November 5th .