Senate election: Vote for BluntWednesday, November 03, 2010 By Katie Washington
“Politics has been defined as the art of governing humanity by deceiving it.” —Walter Volkomer Roy Blunt is prepared to redefine politics. Being a former high school teacher from the Ozarks himself, Blunt knows exactly what the average student and their family needs to succeed. Blunt believes we should empower students and their families so that they can make educational decisions that allow them to flourish and succeed. When we do spend federal dollars, we must demand results. With the limited role of the federal government, Blunt will continue to work to encourage policies that emphasize improvement in our schools and fight for greater local control so that students can be successful in life. When students start moving out on their own, they may be wondering how they will pay for the basic necessities that their parents have always taken care of. Health care is one thing that no one should go without. But how can a student afford it when they work for a small business? Blunt plans to reform health care without raising costs. He will expand access to health coverage by creating small business health plans. If a student doesn’t have a job, Blunt would create an act that requires insurance companies to continue to cover dependents up to age 25. In the age group 19-24, 30 percent are uninsured, about 7.3 million, and this bill will target that key population, thus making health care very accessible for recent graduates. One last big concern for teens and young adults is finding a job. Lots of high school students need extra money, whether it’s for buying new clothes or gas, having a job is the only way to keep a steady income. Blunt has a plan. For example, if we want more consumer spending and job creation, we should reduce people’s taxes. Blunt consistently votes for the most conservative budget offered in the House. He supports a Balanced Budget Amendment to impose honest accounting, no matter which party is in charge. Blunt wants the President to have a line item veto, the power of an executive authority to veto a specific line in a bill, so the President can find wasteful projects and stop them. Blunt is a vote for a better American economy.