Letter: Scott Tipton’s actions speak louder

I am voting for Scott Tipton because his focus has always been about what is most important to me: our economy. Every time I have heard him speak, his message resonates with me. He talks about a ballooning national debt and a federal government that is drowning out job growth through excessive regulation and taxation.

I like the fact that he owned his own business for 30 years. I think we have way too many people in Washington who have spent their whole lives talking but have never actually built anything themselves.

Tipton serves on the Financial Services Committee and has put forth multiple bills to help grow our rural banking sector. His bill, the TAILOR Act creates tiers of financial regulations based on a bank’s risk sheet. He doesn’t think our local banks should be regulated the same way as Wall Street, and I agree.

I have heard Gail Schwartz do a lot of talking. The only thing she seems to want to talk about is Tipton selling off public lands. Several papers have now debunked her claims.

These are two very different messages. Tipton is on a campaign of inspiring voters by talking about how to get our economy back on track and create jobs. In contrast, Schwartz is using scare tactics in an attempt to convince voters to back her.

I am voting for Scott Tipton because I want my kids and grandkids to have the same opportunities I had growing up.

Jon Warnick