Terry Rauch: ‘Government is the problem’
The first audio clip begins with Rauch admitting that he doesn’t know everything. If asked about a topic or issue during a debate that he isn’t familiar with, Rauch isn’t afraid to be honest and admit his short comings. His excuse is that he’s a working business man, although he goes home at night and reads as much as he can about the issues most important to the District 11 voters.
For some voters such honesty may be a respectable quality in a politician. At least he won’t just make something up, and if he’s honest about his own faults he should be honest when it comes to legislation. But his obvious inexperience in the field may turn other voters away.
Rauch continues by confirming that he’s not running for power but out of a serious concern with the current state of affairs. Rauch said he’s angry about recent spending in Florida’s government, that he doesn’t agree with their courses of action in creating jobs and helping small businesses.
“I’m not a politician,” Rauch said, “I’m just going in there to fight for my people, the people I live around.”
Rauch said he believes very strongly in the roll of a state representative to support legislation that the voters want passed. He said a representatives boss are his constituents, and he feels voters must be loud in voicing their opinions so that representatives know what it is their bosses want.
Rauch admitted he never saw himself becoming a politician until recently, although he’s taken interest in politics his entire life. He also made the curious statement that he firmly believes “government will never solve our problems, only the people can. And the government needs to be controlled.”
Why would someone with such anarchistic beliefs run for a political position? If government will never solve anything, and the only real power lies within the people, why not become a community organizer or a lobbyist for a social group? It seems contradictory to make such a bold statement while simultaneously trying to persuade people to vote you into the system in which you place no faith.
Rauch goes on to say that part of his frustration is the amount of money going into the government, presumably from tax revenue.
“How can an organization that is not supposed to make any money be one of the richest, trillions of dollars, this blows my mind.”
Maybe Rauch doesn’t understand that tax money isn’t going into the pockets of government officials, but it spent on things like defense, education, welfare, medicare and infrastructure repair.
– Kat Bein