Beth Anne Rankin spoke to a standing room only crowd this evening (11-14-11) at the Miller County Republican Committee's monthly meeting. People came from several surrounding counties to hear Beth Anne speak about the future of the country and her hopes for the 4th District.
Beth Anne stressed a respect for the free market, her support for a balanced budget amendment, and her support for a simple tax code. One of her major points centered around the feedback she is getting from business owners in the 4th District. Beth Anne stated that "business owners feel like the federal government is against them." She noted they feel so overwhelmed by the government's requirements that they can not build solid business and open job opportunities for the future. She also noted that the new healthcare law is another factor limiting small business as some are already making cuts in anticipation of being unable to pay the price for the program.
A short question and answer session resulted in questions concerning the current tax codes, disability rights, and the need for a cut back on federal spending. Several supporters signed up for email and other information from Beth Anne's campaign.