Travis Grantham: Time to End Washington D.C.’s Business as Usual

Tempe – Travis Grantham candidate for Congress in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District released his third radio ad today titled, “Business as Usual.” The ad calls to end Washington D.C.’s continuous failed policies.

“One of the biggest problems in Washington D.C. is the entrenched business as usual mindset. Business as usual is not working for anyone in America except for the Washington D.C. special interests. Budget increases are not paving a way to economic recovery but the Democrats in Washington D.C. are adamant about continuing their policies that have clearly stymied growth and prolonged unemployment.” 

“Federal Agencies and Departments should be rewarded not punished for cutting budgets. They should be turning back dollars each year – not wasting our money to justify their next budget increase. Throughout the campaign I have been clear that I support repealing Obamacare, I will fight the out of control spending and I will attack this root problem by fighting to end the practice of “use it or lose it” when it comes to spending our money. It’s time to push restart. It’s time to send non-career politicians to Washington D.C. who will support policies that will help revive our great Republic. ” 

Click here to hear the radio ad.

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Who should the Republican Nominee be from Arizona’s CD-9?

Guest Opinion: Travis Grantham for Congress in CD-9

By Sgt. Flapjaw

I had the great opportunity, along with two other “The Patriot’s Corner” blogsters, to have a sit down meeting with Travis Grantham for a no holds barred Q & A.  I will come right out and say that I had been leaning toward supporting Travis but wanted to get down to more detailed and specific answers and perspectives than what one can hear while attending a larger gathering.

Travis, I am convinced, will go to Washington D. C. without the need to make “friends”.  Travis is a genuine Patriot who realizes that our country cannot survive much longer without the efforts of many individuals who are ready and willing to simply do what far too few currently are willing to do.  A career pilot with the Air Force Reserve, recently promoted to the rank of Major, and a very successful businessman, Travis could stay inArizonaand continue to contribute to the economy and our national security without running for congress.  He believes that he can help the too sparse group of real Conservatives in the ongoing efforts to save this Capitalist Free Market System that has worked so well.

The sad fact that we all know is our Government is being run by a cabal of professional talkers, lawyers, and academics who have never had a job.  To them, Marxism is the vehicle to control the population and maintain power.

If I were those Marxists or whichever Political Party member [including Republican], I would fear a new crop of fresh and invigorated Congresspersons that Travis will be part of.  I left the meeting thinking that if the new Congress were made up of true Constitutional Conservatives’ with real life experiences; I would be saying goodbye to many of the institutionalized politicians.  Federal Employees would have their employment packages aligned with private sector packages. There would be no such thing as Continuing Resolutions for the sake of continued spending.  Baseline Budgeting would end, bailouts and subsidies along with the UN and many Federal Departments will disappear.  A great beginning but so much more to do.

If you have not thought of Travis Grantham as your Congressman, or are favoring someone else, you owe it to yourself and your country to give him a look.  Try to attend an event with Travis if you can, and I believe that you will come away impressed and reassured that we can change the course of this great nation.

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#AZ09 Travis Grantham: Stop the Democrat’s Tax Addiction

Tempe – Travis Grantham, candidate for Congress in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District released the following statement today regarding the passage of the Democrat’s tax bill in the United States Senate.

“Yesterday the Senate passed the Democrat’s bill to extend the Bush Tax cuts. I am glad they did. However, they refused to extend the tax cuts for those making over $200,000 dollars per year. They should no longer be called the “Bush Tax Cuts” but rather the “Obama Tax Increases.” Due to the fact that the Obama administration has defined wealthy as being anyone who makes over $200,000 dollars annually, millions of Americans will actually see their taxes increase next year including small business owners. Increasing taxes, especially during the economic situation America is in, is not the answer to getting our economy running again. Whether it’s for the poor, middle class or rich, Americans need to be able to keep the money they earn and businesses that make over the $200,000 dollars per year should not be economically hindered from hiring employees due to tax increases.”

“It’s an election year and the Democrats continue to play politics when it comes to taxes. The fire that will ignite economic growth in America is not by separating taxes by class but rather ensuring all Americans can keep more of what they earn and that businesses can create jobs. It’s time for Washington D.C. to put politics aside and stop the class division. As a United States Congressman, I will do what is in the best interest of all Americans and not use tax policy as a political tool.”

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Travis Grantham is a Conservative Republican candidate for Arizona’s Ninth Congressional District. He serves as the Chief Operations Officer at International Air Response based at the Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport. He is also a Captain and Pilot in the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing based out of Sky Harbor International Airport. Travis and his wife Patricia have two daughters.

Travis Grantham: No More Talk, Stop the Wasteful Spending

Tempe – Travis Grantham, candidate for Congress in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District released the following statement today in his efforts to call on Congress to stop talking and start taking action when it comes to stopping the wasteful spending.

“Yesterday I discussed the negative implications baseline budgeting has on the American tax payer and how it is a back door way for Washington D.C. to increase spending while masking the fact that they are actually increasing spending. This type of practice must stop.”

“However, we continue to hear politicians in Washington D.C. call for spending cuts but have yet to see any of their calls come to fruition. Every day our debt clock is ticking. We need action, not talk.”

“The Obama administration’s exuberant spending continues to expose how laden with waste the stimulus plan was. The waste continues to pile up, and the Democrats erroneously continue to advocate that the only path to economic recovery is to increase taxes on the American people. They already have increased our debt that generations after us will be paying back and now they want more of your money. This is illogical and will only be detrimental to Americans who are trying to survive in this economy.”

“As a member of the United States Congress I vow to rein in spending. I will be a voice against any practice relative to baseline budgeting or any policy that creates a fictitious budget only meant to suit the special interests in Washington D.C.”

 

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Travis Grantham Responds to Obamacare Ruling

Tempe – Travis Grantham, candidate for Congress in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare.

“I am extremely disappointed that the United States Supreme Court ruled to uphold the individual mandate as a tax today in The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.”

“This disastrous bill is anything but affordable and will only act as a burden on the American people. Never before has there been such an immense effort on the part of any American President to implement such a crippling law on America’s economy. This is a 2,700 page bill that was not read by anyone who voted in favor of this monstrosity. There are ways to solve the problems within our health insurance laws but never should these solutions share the same foundation upon which Socialist policies are derived from.”

“ObamaCare continues to be an economic burden for not only the United States but for all working families. We must work together to replace those in Washington D.C. who refuse to repeal ObamaCare in its entirety. If elected to Congress, I will make the repeal of this tax and the full repeal of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act my top priority. We must repeal ObamaCare before the crushing aspects of this bill take effect.”

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Travis Grantham is a Conservative Republican candidate for Arizona’s Ninth Congressional District. He serves as the Chief Operations Officer at International Air Response based at the Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport. He is also a Captain and Pilot in the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing based out of Sky Harbor International Airport. Travis and his wife Patricia have two daughters

Travis Grantham: Walker’s Win Is A Win For All Americans

Tempe – Travis Grantham, candidate for Congress in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District released the following statement regarding Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s recall election win.

“Congratulations Governor Walker and all the Americans who will benefit from a historic win last night! Last night was not only a positive win for the state of Wisconsin in their decision to re-elect Governor Scott Walker, it was a great win for the American people as we near the general election in November.

Last night Walker proved the importance that those who take an oath of office must not deviate from the oath they promise to keep. Washington D.C. and the majority of politicians can learn a lot from what Walker accomplished. He promised when he ran in 2010 that he would have to make difficult budget cuts. He was steadfast in that promise, made difficult decisions and now Wisconsin is on the fiscal mend.

This is a win not only for non-union members but those who have recently left particular unions because they have realized the best route to job growth is by allowing small businesses and employees to make their own decisions. The people of Wisconsin spoke loudly last night. The will of the people will always be heard.

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Travis Grantham is a candidate for Arizona’s Ninth Congressional District. He serves as the Chief Operations Officer at International Air Response based at the Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport. He is also a Captain and Pilot in the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing based out of Sky Harbor International Airport. Travis and his wife Patricia have two daughters.

Travis Grantham featured in Afghanistan Aeromedical Evacuation Documentary

Watch this video that highlights the sacrifice of those who serve while caring for the heroes who have given all. I was honored to be a part of this documentary while deployed to Afghanistan. Keep in mind that this video focuses on those who survive their injuries. Many more have paid the ultimate sacrifice defending our freedoms. God Bless America!

Travis Grantham: Remembering America’s Bravest

On this Memorial Day, words are insufficient to express the gratitude for those who have selflessly served and sacrificed so we can live free in our Republic.

Let us remember that although today is a special day set aside to honor all past, present and future heroes, we should have them in our prayers every day.

Thank you to the families who endure the difficult task bestowed upon them of ensuring home life’s normalcy when members are separated. Whether you and yours gather today honoring a loved one who is currently serving or you spend today missing a loved one who gave the ultimate sacrifice, we thank you.

Not only is today a day to observe America’s true heroes, it is a day to celebrate the fact that America is a nation filled with selfless patriots. They are the backbone of America’s exceptionalism. They are America’s bravest.

May God bless and protect them all,

Travis Grantham

Travis Grantham Endorsed by NAIFA

Tempe – Travis Grantham, candidate for Congress in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District released the following statment regarding his endorsement from the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

“I am honored to have received the endorsement from NAIFA. For over twenty years NAIFA has represented over 200,000 agents and associates nationwide in both the insurance and financial advisory fields. During these times of increased uncertainty and burdensome regulation in our private sector, it is important that associations like NAIFA are able to work with members of Congress for the best interests of the people. Like many other industries, the insurance and financial sector job creators have suffered as a result of too much government regulation.”

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Travis Grantham is a candidate for Arizona’s Ninth Congressional District. He serves as the Chief Operations Officer at International Air Response based at the Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport. He is also a Captain and Pilot in the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing based out of Sky Harbor International Airport. Travis and his wife Patricia have two daughters.