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Simplify

Why have we adopted Simplify as the theme for our campaign?

Because:

If the huge trillion dollar stimulus packages don’t actually help the people they are supposed to, we shouldn’t have them at all.

It shouldn’t take you endless hours or hundreds of dollars to do your taxes.

You shouldn’t need 500 hours of training to shampoo someone’s hair.

New England and Puerto Rico shouldn’t have to import LNG from Russia because shipping  laws prevent shipping US gas.

When you’re opening a gym in New York City, you shouldn’t have to spend $50k to prove you’re not actually opening a brothel!

The tax code shouldn’t be so complicated that people pay accountants millions of dollars to get tens of millions back.

Barriers to competition dressed up as “safety regulations” shouldn’t put our meat supply in danger.

It shouldn’t take thousands of dollars and up to three years to get a green card for your spouse (I experienced this personally).

Why are we spending vast sums to deny foreign professionals the opportunity to enrich our country?

Post-crisis, we shouldn’t reinstate the tangled web of restrictions on healthcare workers crossing state lines and telemedicine. 

A nurse shouldn’t have to EMPLOY A DOCTOR to allow the nurse to give someone a diabetes shot.

We shouldn’t spend billions of dollars to criminalize victimless acts like sex work and use of low-risk drugs.

We shouldn’t let regulations keep skilled professionals out of the classroom.

Should you really need to worry about your chef’s hairstyle to get a good restaurant grade?

Regulations like these are a waste of money, time, and life.  They breed special interest and corruption. We need to ditch them.  When we consider new regulations, no matter how well-meaning, let’s consider whether they add real value, or just complication.  

Simplify

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