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Veterans – Our Veterans have sacrificed so much for us that we owe them more than we could ever give back. The fact that Veterans have to wait for care is unacceptable. The fact that there is over 50,000 homeless Veterans living on the streets of our country is deplorable. The fact that 22 Veterans every day decide to end their lives is sickening. To combat this problem, programs need to be created and managed properly with the needs of the Veterans in mind, not whether or not it is convenient.

Infrastructure – It is not just the roads and highways of our country that are crumbling. It is the water and sewer systems, electrical grid, dams, ports, and inland waterways. All of these affect Kentuckians in one way or another by delaying the reception of goods, increasing the price of goods, electrical failures, and the threat of dams breaking over populated areas. Also, adequate and trained inspectors need to be employed to make sure that we never let the veins of transportation, water, and power degrade to this point again.

Labor – The ability to stand up for yourself against corporate entities are almost impossible alone. There needs to be more done to strengthen the ability of hard working Kentuckians to organize the ability for safe work conditions, fair and equal pay, and the ability to retire and enjoy the later years with their grandchildren if God has blessed them with some.

Immigration – Our United States is a country founded by immigrants. The security of our nation can be protected through a proper vetting of new immigrants from an origin. With this vetting we can welcome anyone wanting to become a productive citizen. This will also show strength through caution, and also show compassion through welcoming.

Education – The education of a child will always start at home and within their first social interactions. With the economy rebounding slowly, there are still families needing to have two incomes to make ends meet. For these families and for children needing early education to help prepare for entrance into the education system, there should be programs available. The higher education system needs to be reformed by lowering costs for the education versus throwing taxpayer funds at the problem.

Government spending – The wasteful spending needs to be brought under control in our government. Every dime of taxpayers money needs to be accounted for to let the taxpayers of our country know they are getting their money’s worth. The people that are hired to do that very job should be willing to do just that without a lot of red tape.