2018 voters need no Beltway gossip, they want to focus on work

Far outside the Beltway, away from the ever-changing media cycle and circus, voters are less worried about what happened on Twitter and more worried about issues that impact them. It’s these issues — opportunities to work, access to affordable healthcare, and concern about the growing welfare state — that lawmakers should prioritize come November.

For too long, the government has put up barriers to individuals’ economic success. Our welfare system is notorious for taking beneficiaries captive, leaving millions of able-bodied adults on the sidelines as the economy has continued to strengthen. Every tax dollar that’s spent on able-bodied adults on welfare is one that can’t be spent on education, roads, public safety, or the truly needy. Voters realize this, and they’re demanding a change.