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National Issues

  • Immigration
  • Russian Interference
  • National Defense
  • NATO
  • Israel

Economic Issues

Civics Issues

  • Transparency
  • Media Literacy
  • GOP Loyalty Pledge
  • Civil Rights
  • Respect and Reason
  • Science

Social Issues


Healthcare

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Provide Healthcare for All

Healthcare should be streamlined, affordable, and available to everyone.

Medicare for All

By making Medicare available to every American, we can provide basic, life-saving health services to every citizen through a program that we know is cost effective, efficient, and already works well for millions.

What makes one life more important than another life? No one should be denied healthcare based on their job or wealth. Healthcare is as important to our country as access to clean water. T

he most efficient way to deliver healthcare is to build on the success of Medicare, and provide universal single-payer coverage to all citizens — Medicare for all. 

This relieves employers of the burden of providing healthcare benefits and allows employees to change jobs without worrying about losing their healthcare, while providing overall cost savings.

I support policies that ensure healthcare for all citizens, including access to contraception and the right for a woman to choose to terminate an unplanned pregnancy.


repeal and replace Obamacare. allow families to purchase health insurance across state lines to lower cost and improve access to quality healthcare.

 

Questions:

  • gender rating, the practice of charging men and women different prices for healthcare based on their gender?
  • If you cannot afford to pay will you not get treatment?
  • Is pregnancy a preexisting condition?

Education

Education is the foundation of our economic, political, and social health.  A Learning Community is a thriving community.

We must create educational environments that use 21st Century learning tools to adapt to student learning styles while still ensuring that learners are making progress. We must ensure that qualified students can attend college and technical schools without the burden of large debts. The future of our country depends on taking all of these steps.

Three pressure points have developed within our education infrastructure that we urgently need to address.

Cost of College

First, college costs have skyrocketed during the last few decades. Parents dig deep in their pockets and students finance their classes with debt. Other students with potential choose to not go to college because they don’t want the debt. Access to college both for young people and for older adult job retraining must be approached as long-term economic development of our community.

K-12 Schools

Second, adequate public school funding and more choices are needed. But many of the answers being proposed, such as publicly funded vouchers for private schools and for-profit education, are not the answers. They reflect the symptoms of a broken system. Public school systems need to hear and respond to parent and student feedback and develop publicly funded choices, such as special mission, publicly funded magnet schools. No taxpayer should be forced to leave the public system to achieve success in educating their children.

Early Childhood

Third, early childhood education is often unavailable and unaffordable for working parents, causing many to miss out on early childhood educational opportunities. Universal preschool should be incorporated into the K-12 public schools.

 


Georgia needs to create and maintain public policies that will allow our educational system to be more innovative and flexible while empowering teachers and parents. Local control is vital in our school systems because those closest to the student know their needs best. Reforming Georgia’s education system is not only a critical investment in our students, but also our state’s future workforce and long-term economic success.

There is no question that Georgia’s current education system is in much need of reform.  Our students deserve it and we will continue to push for it. We must embrace innovative ideas that are aimed at providing a successful platform for our students to thrive and graduate ready to compete in a 21st century market place.

Status quo can be stale and outdated, but thinking outside of the box offers innovative opportunities that best fit the needs of each student. Some students may be equipped to “Move when Ready” and begin college courses as a Junior or Senior in High School. Others simply need a smaller class size and more individual attention from a teacher, which can be accomplished when school systems are free from some mandates. Other students have skill sets that best fit a rigorous technical education, preparing them for a future workforce that demands more technical expertise. Still some students and parents embrace the choices that come with a charter school which provides greater flexibility.

At the end of the day, it is the needs of our students that should drive our public policy decisions, recognizing the vast array of talent and potential each student and school system bring to the table.

While we are constitutionally required to pass a balanced budget, our goal has been to prioritize our spending cuts and hold education unharmed during this economy. The good news is while our state has taken necessary cuts, we prioritized spending and K-12 education was largely protected from the larger cuts that most agency budgets experienced.

The good news is our economy will turn around and we must assure that our education system is ready to take full advantage of the benefits that will bring.

This session, real reform took place with the HOPE program.  HOPE was at a crossroads due to the program’s popularity outpacing lottery revenues. Program costs will surpass lottery revenues this year, dipping into the reserves $300 million. Without any changes, “checks” for future scholarships would have bounced. In other words, we had a choice: reform HOPE in order to make it available to thousands of future students or let the program go bankrupt. We are proud that Georgia families and students will still have the opportunity for a HOPE scholarship and that our state still offers one of the richest scholarship programs in the nation.

Protect the Environment

There can be no confusion — the scientific community has come to a consensus on climate change. It is real, and it is rapidly creating irreversible changes to our Earth. We must take steps to stop these devastating effects, for the sake of our economy and our security.

We must stop propping up the dying fossil fuel industry and instead reward research and development in clean energy. We must continue to challenge the automotive industry to put their ingenuity to work to ensure that Americans drive cleaner, safer cars. We must ensure that our students are being taught to respect science and discovery so that they can continue improving the world after we are gone. We should engage our technical college systems in training displaced workers in learning these new technologies, taking the work ethic and resilience for which this country is known and applying it to the challenges of the future.

Protect Medicare for Seniors

Converting Medicare to a voucher program, as Tom Price and Paul Ryan have proposed, would result in increased out-of-pocket expenses for seniors and unequal and insufficient access to healthcare for future generations. Furthermore, it puts an extra burden on seniors to continually research and shop for plans.

Protect Social Security

Privatizing Social Security by tying it to the stock market jeopardizes this important safety net by making it subject to Wall Street profit-taking and the unpredictability of the markets. With the demise of pension-based retirement systems, seniors need a no-risk and stable base income that can be used to cover basic needs.

Generations of American workers have paid into these two programs that they rightly expect to be there when they need it. We cannot allow Congress to break that promise.

Veterans

I support policies that provide high quality care for the specific needs of our veterans, who have served this country to uphold these values of equality.

Media Literacy

Being able to tell fake from real news is critical to a thriving community.  We much teach Media Literacy throughout the community.

Jobs
Social Justice/Civil Rights

Diversity

 

Trump

“Donald Trump is an embarrassment and a threat to prosperity and health, justice, and security in the Sixth District,” said Ossoff. “I’m running to stop him and to fight for our community in Congress.”

Transparency

Preserve Current Safety Net Programs

We must honor the trust of the American people by maintaining solid, stable and public Social Security and Medicare programs. We cannot allow the Social Security benefits of millions of Americans to be subject to dice-rolling on Wall Street and we cannot allow seniors to be subjected to private for-profit insurance with vouchers.

Protect Social Security

Privatizing Social Security by tying it to the stock market jeopardizes this important safety net by making it subject to Wall Street profit-taking and the unpredictability of the markets. With the demise of pension-based retirement systems, seniors need a no-risk and stable base income that can be used to cover basic needs.

Generations of American workers have paid into these two programs that they rightly expect to be there when they need it. We cannot allow Congress to break that promise.

Protect America’s Promise of Equality

The promise of democracy is a promise of equality; our country is founded upon the idea that all things being equal, an individual’s ability and talent should determine their success, not their religion, race, gender, sexuality, or their parents’ wealth. Too often, we fail that test. It is time that we renew that promise, so that we can capture the best in American ingenuity without creating unfair challenges to success.

Every human life deserves equal respect and dignity. This includes everyone on our nation’s soil: people of all genders, races, sexuality, mental capability, religion and socio-economic class — no matter their nation of origin.

I support policies that protect marriage equality, fight job discrimination, and combat violence and hate crimes.

Preserve our Democracy and Protect Voting Rights

Powerful interests and elected officials have sought to rig the system in order to undermine our democracy. They have made real attempts to suppress voters, and participated in the egregious manipulation of the election process in order to benefit the power of political parties and special interests.

The number one issue putting our democracy at risk is redistricting. Every ten years, after the census is taken, state legislatures across the county “rebalance” the populations of political districts (from local to national) by adjusting the boundaries. We can no longer allow our elected officials to gerrymander their districts according to partisan interests. The reason Congress is no longer in sync with the majority of Americans is because ‘safe’ districts across the country have been drawn to support only the voices of political extremes. We need a new way of drawing political districts based on equal representation, not on partisanship.

Privatization of Public Services

Capitalism and free markets have made this country great. However, markets are not always the best solution for all problems and sometimes the public good must take precedence. Capitalism exists to make a profit. While profit is good for the economy, there is no place for it within taxpayer based public services. Services such as National Parks, public education, healthcare and prisons exist to serve the needs of the public. A park does not retain its beauty by building revenue producing amusement parks. A child does not learn from a company’s bottom line. And generating profits on the backs of sick people and prisoners is simply just not right.

Abortion

 

Georgia Values

Conservative Values

Judson Hill has consistently stood up for our conservative Georgia values. For his record in the state legislature, he’s consistently earned an “A+” rating from the NRA and a 100% rating from National Right to Life and the endorsement of Georgia Right to Life.

The federal government spends too much, taxes too much, and wastes too much. That’s why Judson Hill will fight for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to stop Washington’s out-of-control spending.


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Government spending in the United States has steadily increased from a mere seven percent of the GDP in 1902 to 40 percent today. No one in the early 1900’s would have guessed how big government would grow to become and how many new spending “programs” would be introduced.

The economy, government spending and taxes have always been one of the key reasons I am serving today because it greatly affects Georgia’s citizens.

Many are angered that the Federal Deficit will top $1.6 trillion this year alone, bringing our national debt to over $14 trillion. In the current economy, it’s alarming. Each citizen’s share of this debt now totals over $45,000.

There’s no question that the Federal Government’s reckless spending cannot go on forever. Many would do well to learn that low taxes are the result of low spending.

Conversely, the Republican majority at the state capitol will conclude our legislative session with a balanced budget. We’ll make cuts, even tough ones, to keep the tax burden low. The state budget this year is 20% smaller on a per capita basis than when Sonny Perdue, the first Republican governor in modern history, was elected in 2003. Georgia’s state budget ranks 49th per capita in the nation. We are proud to be one of the most fiscally conservative states in the nation. But we can do more.

Georgia families are working together to tighten their household budgets in this economy. They are prioritizing spending to match their most pressing needs and cutting spending where it is not necessary. There is no reason government should not do the same.

I believe we should always take a hard look at every dollar we spend, walk through the budget line-by-line and focus the People’s tax dollars on what is most needed. And cut what is not essential. These conservative spending principles are never outdated, but in the current economy, they are even more crucial. Georgia families know best how to spend their hard-earned money. Not government.  And that is why I am committed to being a wise, fiscal conservative who will fight to keep more money in the pockets of our Georgia families and less under the government ‘s thumb.

Jobs

 

Job creation is critical to keeping Georgia competitive today. We must continue to lead the southeast in economic growth and provide meaningful employment opportunities for our citizens and their families. The future strength of our state rests in our continued economic expansion and progression.

Georgia is home to thousands of companies – large and small – that provide our families with well-paying jobs.   Georgia is home to 14 Fortune 500 companies and many well-known corporations including The Home Depot, Coca-Cola, CNN, Delta, UPS, AFLAC, Gulftstream Aerospace, Newell Rubbermaid, Chick-fil-A and more. We take pride in being the kind of state that attracts and retains companies of this caliber.

We also recognize that small businesses are one of our most valuable job-creating assets. Georgia’s small businesses account for a large share of hiring and are essential to our economic well-being and growth.  Nationwide, small businesses employ just over half of all private sector employees and have generated 64% of the net new jobs over the past 15 years. That is why I am committed to working to relieve Georgia’s small businesses from costly regulations and to provide a low tax structure that attracts entrepreneurs and employers.

The fact is we no longer simply compete for jobs with surrounding states. In the global economy of today, we compete with the world to attract and retain quality, high-paying jobs. That is why we must make certain our public policies provide a rich breeding ground for job growth. This takes thoughtful leadership coupled with the ability to provide a true business-friendly environment and a vision that attracts new jobs. I am committed to doing all we can to make certain job creation remains a top priority for state government.

Regulations

Hope Scholarship

 

Media Literacy

Media Literacy
Education
Jobs
Healthcare
Social Justice/Civil Rights

Diversity

 

Trump
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