When I see the ways the rules are constantly changed on the American people--our seniors, our working families and our small businesses--I can't help but be reminded of Charlie Brown trying to kick the football. Prepare as he may, ball is always snatched away from him in the closing moments, leaving him flat on his back. That is what government's refusal to secure our borders, rewarding companies that ship jobs overseas and giving away entire industries through bad trade deals has done to American workers.
The American people have worked too hard and fought too hard to let this continue. I've worked to find ways to make government work for our people, not against them, but there's still much work to be done. We must continue to rein in out of control Washington ways--from spending to regulating--to ensure that each and every person has access to the same American Dream that all who came before us had. Then and only then can we continue to keep our nation great. The fight to make government smaller and more responsive and fairer is a tough one. But it is a fight we can win by standing together in the struggle to expand commerce, liberty and justice and reduce waste, partisanship and political games.