Let’s stop public corruption
One of the major reasons I’m running for Congress is my disgust with public corruption. Career politicians in Washington and Albany have enriched themselves at the expense of the people they were elected to serve. The longer politicians spend in office, the further they seem to drift from the interests of their constituents.
It seems like politicians are going to jail every day in Albany and Washington for misusing taxpayer funds, bribery, and other serious misdeeds. Public corruption costs taxpayers billions of dollars and erodes public trust in our institutions.
It’s time to stand up and say enough is enough!
In order to clean up corruption in Washington, we need to take two simple steps.
The first is instituting term limits on politicians. In Congress, the first piece of legislation that I’ll sponsor is term limits for members of the House and Senate. This is the single most effective way to stop elected officials from turning into career politicians.
The second is a comprehensive, substantive ethics reform package. We need a five-year ban on public officials becoming lobbyists on leaving office, a ban on elected officials serving on the boards of publicly-traded companies, and a ban on jailed former officials receiving pensions.
Cleaning up the corruption in Washington will be my top priority in Congress. We simply can’t afford to keep subsidizing the misdeeds of career politicians with our hard-earned tax dollars.