On take home pay, she said the prices of some items — like gas and food — have increased and wages are not keeping up with inflation. An increase in take home pay is not because small business owners don’t want to pay more but because of uncertainty caused by the ACA.
“The health care law is the thing that holds people back, it holds businesses back,” Miller-Meeks said. “We know that we can increase take home pay with good economic policies. The governor has done that in our state.”
Miller-Meeks talked about governmental safety nets and how they tend to trap those they are supposed to help. She suggested safety nets should be more like trampolines.
“Nets are full of holes and people fall into those holes and they never get out,” Miller-Meeks said. “We need to transform safety nets into trampolines so you never hit bottom but you’re boosted upward so you can fulfill whatever potential you have.”
Miller-Meeks said a government that provides a safety net with taxpayer money needs to be held accountable.
Miller-Meeks said she was amazed by the “Main Stream Press” and how for at least the past five years they have failed to call the Obama administration to task for a long list of alleged transgressions. She pointed to Fast and Furious allegedly backed by the U.S. Justice Department dealing with gun running, IRS targeting of conservative non-profits, NSA collecting data on Americans after saying they were not, the FCC idea to monitor all American newsrooms and Benghazi, where Americans died.
“And as a veteran, let me tell you, the fact that our nation, the most powerful nation on Earth, would leave people on a rooftop in Benghazi and not go to their aid is a travesty,” Miller-Meeks said, which was immediately followed by claps of appreciation by the audience. “That is a travesty.”