Thank you for visiting Mark Busch for Congress on the web. I hope that you find my views on the issues and problems that face Central Florida and our nation enough to win your support in the 2016 Republican Primary Election for Florida’s US House of Representatives district 7.

We are entering an era when our elected officials are neglecting the vision and wisdom of our founders to support policies and ideas that are contrary to our unique American way of life. Our Congress has stopped listening to the people and has become completely ineffective at preventing the other branches and agencies of government from disregarding our Constitution. With an incumbency rate averaging 90% over the last 10 years, members of Congress are fully responsible for our crushing national debt, high tax burden, unsustainable entitlement programs and the deterioration of our constitutional check and balance system. If the status quo continues, the livelihood and freedoms of future generations are in jeopardy of being lost.

America requires a new generation of conservative minded legislators that will put the people first before government, special interests, and their own personal ambitions. They will take seriously the immediate challenges we face and will lead by putting principle first, replacing cronyism, political correctness, intimidation and fear with honesty, integrity, inspiration, and fearlessness.

Why am I running for office?

Our window of opportunity to reestablish Congress as an effective branch of government and to put an end to the unconstitutional overreach by our executive and judiciary is closing. If we don’t stop destructive policies now, no one will be immune to the loss of our way of life and the economic calamity that will follow, irrespective of one’s political affiliation. We will all be individually responsible for giving away our rights. I can no longer sit back and not be proactive in protecting my family’s freedom and future. As Thomas Jefferson warned, “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent”.

I believe that everyone is exceptional, but that the vast majority of us share common values, regardless of our political views. We all want to live in peace, raise our families, enjoy financial successes, and not have to worry about an over bearing federal government breathing down our necks and stifling initiative.

I am running for office because there are fundamental policies & practices we can implement right now to reset the balance of government our founding fathers revered so much and to guarantee that all people remain free and have equal opportunity to use their energy and talents for success.

Freedom is not just an American principle; it’s a universal principle. Ronald Reagan once said that freedom was ‘one of the noblest aspirations of the human spirit and that all humans aspire to be free.’ Freedom resides in the heart of all men and not in institutions.”

When I am elected I will…

Work to Pass a Balanced Budget Amendment & Pay Off Our National Debt

There is a basic financial rule all individuals, families, and businesses must follow. We all know it! Why does government get a pass on this fundamental economic principle? It is reckless and irresponsible to spend more than you have. Congress has been completely ineffective and is fully responsible for not passing a balanced budget to date. In fact, they just suspended the debt limit through 2017, with another 80 Billion in guaranteed spending! This amendment is critically important now if we have any chance of fixing our broken financial system and of saving our country from total economic collapse.
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Work to Pass a Congressional Rotation Amendment (Term Limits)

We have seen the results of long-term Congressional politicians. Most of them seem to care more about their careers than what is best for the country, becoming more out of touch with each successive term. All human beings are flawed and make poor choices, so the temptation of cronyism, corrupt deal-making and corporate welfare increases with the number of years in office. Benjamin Franklin cautioned, “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom, as nations become corrupt and vicious they have more need of masters.” It’s time to put an end to the profession of “career politician” and impose limits on how many times a member is allowed to seek re-election.
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Work to Stop Political Class Cronyism

We need deterrents to stop government from picking winners and losers. Also, we need to put an end to unelected federal employees writing laws and must create a policy that allows greater Judicial oversight to keep judges from ruling on their political views instead of the merit of the law. These progressive actions over-turn the will of hundreds of millions of Americans and are completely contradictory to the belief that everyone should be treated equally under the law. A good example of this over-reach would be Obamacare. Government now makes your buying decisions for you regardless of whether you want it or not. And if you don’t, you can be penalized.
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Work to Pass Tax Reform Legislation

We cannot turn around our sluggish economy and pay off the national debt unless we cut taxes and simplify the tax code to unleash the power of the U.S. economy. History shows if you cut taxes the economy grows, which in turn creates more jobs, higher wages and more money into the Treasury…It’s basic economics. When people have more money they spend and invest more into the economy. When government takes more money, it creates more debt. Hardworking Americans pay enough in taxes today. It doesn’t matter if you are wealthy or in the middle class, higher taxes result in people and businesses not buying goods and services, not investing and saving for the future.
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Work to Strengthen our National security

We live in a time when many political groups, countries and crime organizations have publicly stated that their goal is to kill Americans and destroy our country. We would be naive and foolish not to believe them and not build up our homeland defense. Our future and way of life depends on a strong national security program that includes securing the borders, fixing our immigration process, strengthening our military, energy independence and updating and protecting our national electrical grid network. All of our national security decisions should be made for the purpose of protecting freedom and improving the American way of life.
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Work to Repeal Obamacare and save our healthcare system

If we want to save our healthcare system and economy from total collapse, we must repeal Obamacare. This ridiculous law was an unconstitutional power grab by our federal government. Not only was it sold to the American people under false pretense it was pushed through Congress at a time when our economy could not sustain it. It survives today by transferring wealth from the middle class to support subsidies that keep it on life support. Our federal government was never meant to run 20% of our economy in the private sector. That would be considered a monopoly. Not only are 75% of all participants upset about poor coverage and high premiums, but millions have lost the health care plans they liked.
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Promote a Culture of Life

You don’t have to be a Christian to relate to St. Paul’s fruits of the spirit on how to live an exceptional and peaceful life. Love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, generosity, gentleness, modesty and self-control are attributes that our Founding Fathers knew we had to incorporate into our daily living if we were going to succeed as a nation. All civilizations, cultures and nations that have turned away from these simple, moral teachings and treated their citizens inhumanely are faltering or extinct.

All human beings share the same beginning and end. Shouldn’t we extend the same rights and experience of life that we have personally enjoyed to all? The paramount right to life is vested in each human being from the moment we come into existence, without regard for the stage of development, age or health.
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Work to Pass Energy Independence Legislation

If there is one area where we can really jump start our economy, create jobs and strengthen our national security, it would be making our country 100% energy Independent. I will pursue all forms of energy: oil, natural gas, solar, nuclear and alternative. We have environmentally safe technologies today that can tap into the largest oil and natural gas deposits in the world. What are we waiting for? With the construction of new safe and clean refineries for fuel production and updating our national electrical grid system we would create tens of thousands of high-paying jobs now. These simple updates would guarantee the safety of our homeland, along with creating an environment of innovation from the private sector. This is also an area where Central Florida can play a leading role.
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