Republican Candidate for Florida Congressional District 2, Neal Dunn, today issued the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s upcoming State of the Union address.
“Tonight, as President Obama gives his final State of the Union address, he will attempt to make a case for his failed policies. It will be tough; however, to boast about the poor public policies this administration has implemented during his time in office.
“The President’s signature policy, Obamacare, has proven to be a complete disaster for the American people. With government-instituted mandates, rising premiums and costs and limited health insurance networks, Obamacare does not work for the people of Northwest Florida or the nation. Even as the President touts his flawed health care system, we must continue to advocate for the repeal and replacement of this broken law, which is suited for the government’s best interest, not patients. As I have stated before, as a doctor, I have seen the downfalls of Obamacare firsthand. Washington needs health care solutions that work for our communities, not the government, and I am ready and dedicated to help find those solutions.
“Perhaps more troubling as we head into tonight’s State of the Union, is that the President has no clear cut policy for the Middle East. Our President continues to put America’s national security at risk. Even worse, with his problem-laden Iran Deal, the President proposed putting nuclear weapons in the hands of a rogue nation. We must secure our nation, defending it from terrorism and other threats, which the President has failed to do time and again. As a veteran, I understand the importance of policies and measures that make our nation’s security our No. 1 priority.
“The President will undoubtedly also try to defend his decision to trample on the Second Amendment. Recently, through executive action, he has attacked law-abiding citizens’ gun rights. The ‘Right to Bear Arms’ is a fundamental right in the Constitution and must be protected. I am alarmed, as are so many of my fellow Americans, by President Obama’s actions. While I am deeply disappointed at his disdain for the Constitution, I will continue to fight to uphold and protect the Second Amendment and the rest of the Constitution.
“From the first day of my campaign, fostering economic prosperity in our communities has been one of my top priorities. Instead of taxing our way to economic growth, as the current administration has attempted, we must implement policies that will grow small businesses, cut bureaucratic red tape and encourage job growth in our local communities. I am a business owner and have witnessed firsthand the negative effects of increased taxes and government-mandated policies. I understand the specific solutions needed to get our economy back on track.
“Even as we reflect on the bad policy decisions made by President Obama’s administration in the past seven years, I am optimistic as we look to the future of our community and nation. By addressing the challenges that face Northwest Floridians with conservative, common-sense ideas, we can bring sanity back to the federal government, and I am committed to fighting for Congressional District 2.”
Since announcing his candidacy for Florida’s 2nd Congressional District, Dr. Dunn has been endorsed by former U.S. Congressman Steve Southerland, former Speaker Allan Bense, former Senate President Don Gaetz, former Speaker Will Weatherford, and Representatives Dennis Baxley, Jay Trumbull and Elizabeth Porter.