Guest column: Joe Davidow, GOP candidate, U.S. House District 19

By Joe Davidow

Naples

GOP Candidate

U.S. House, District 19

We want jobs and the growth of economy. We've wanted this since 2008.

Somehow, over the last four years, we've gotten a government bailout of the private sector and government-run insurance for our health care.

Even if we are lucky enough to receive a favorable decision from the Supreme Court declaring the health care law unconstitutional, there will still be a long way to go, under the current plans in Congress, for us to get what we ultimately want for jobs and the growth of the economy.

No one disagrees that we need a plan that will stop the fiscal bleeding in Washington, allow the economy to grow, and prevent these problems from happening again in the future.

I've developed such a plan and it can be easily implemented. Most of the ideas in my plan are currently pending in Congress. What makes my plan so unique, is that it puts these ideas together in a format and method never seen before in Washington.

Democrats and Republicans combined share agreement on almost all of the elements of my plan. My plan is known as JOBS. It stands for J — just balance the budget; O — oust the federal government from private life; B — bring congressional reform; and S — save American idealism.

Each one of the JOBS pillars has a host of methods and means to achieve the titled goals on the pillars.

Pillar "J" will seek to institute a balanced budget amendment, reform mandatory spending requirements and revise discretionary spending requirements.

Under pillar "O" we will require adherence to the Constitution's limitations on the federal government by reigning in the overreach of federal programs and restoring the nature of capitalism.

With pillar "B" the goal is to pass a term-limit amendment, terminate all congressional pensions and institute specific rules governing bills that we the people have been seeking from Congress for along time.

Under pillar "S" we will set goals to advance the nation and maintain America's share of the power, return the responsibility of freedom to the American people, and require tasks of elected officials to better connect with their districts.

You might notice that nowhere in my plan does there exist some specific type of governmentally funded jobs program. Such type of program is perverse to the constitutional notions of freedom and actually prevents jobs rather than grows them. My plan creates jobs because it allows the Constitution to do what it was originally designed to do — provide a system of government where individuals can be free and protected to do as they will and achieve their own stated goals within the confines of the law and without the overreaching of government.

We all want jobs and the growth of the economy and our Constitution, as it was designed, will do just that.

Davidow operates his own law firm working with business litigation, personal injury, DUI and criminal defense.

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