Primary season is in full swing, and Glenn is talking to some of the candidates he believes have a real chance of making a difference in Washington D.C. On radio this morning, Glenn spoke with Matt Lynch who is running in Ohio’s Congressional 14th District. Lynch, who has been practicing law for over 30 years, discussed his campaign and his strong anti-Common Core stance ahead of Tuesday’s primary.
To begin, Glenn asked Lynch to explain his stance on Common Core and the work he has done to eliminate the standards from Ohio’s curriculum.
“I'm a cosponsor of the Common Core kill bill, I call it, in Ohio, which is primarily sponsored by Andy Thompson. And it is the way to stop Common Core for all,” Lynch explained. “It's stuck in the Education Committee right now. When we had the first hearing, we had close to a thousand citizens wait all night long – until after 11:00 p.m., if you can believe it – to voice their concerns in opposition to Common Core. But nonetheless, it's stuck in committee. And I'd encourage folks to support those candidates [who oppose Common Core].”
Lynch is also a proponent of the flat tax, and Glenn, who admitted he hasn’t heard of a vocal pro-flat tax candidate in quite some time, asked him to explain his position.
“[The flat tax] would be a huge improvement to we have now. We have to get rid of the 16th Amendment. But the flat tax is the most fair tax. That's the reality of it. And it has the least opportunity for manipulation for politicians to pay off their supporters and to use as a form of crony capitalism,” he explained. “The tax code today is one huge conglomeration of lobbyists and payoffs to protect this industry or help that industry. And I'm all for industry and business, but the tax code is not the place to do things like that. We need to have a simple flat tax. And frankly we need to repeal the 16th Amendment because we need to get rid of the IRS.”
Another major issue that will undoubtedly come up for debate should Lynch make it Congress is immigration reform and amnesty. Lynch is running against incumbent Congressman Dave Joyce (R-OH), who Lynch believes has the wrong opinion when it comes to immigration.
“In Ohio, believe it or not, we actually have a significant illegal immigrant problem. We have over 100,000 illegals living in Ohio costing the taxpayers over $800 billion. And, of course, at the state level, there's limited things you can do,” Lynch said. “And as you know, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has their number one issue is the fact that they want to open the doors and windows as you say or have them kicked in, really, so that they'll have this substandard workforce in the United States to work from. In fact, they announced they were putting $350,000 into my opponent's campaign to assure, I suppose, that when John Boehner brings that up for a vote, which he will after the primary season, he'll have Dave Joyce's vote for amnesty in the United States.”
“I have to tell you, I've been such a fool. I thought the Chamber of Commerce… were good guys… but they've been so wildly disappointing. MattyLynch.com is the website, if you'd like to be support, if you can donate,” Glenn concluded. “Best of you luck. [The primary is] next Tuesday. You can go and find out more, and if you'd like to donate, you can donate. Matt, best of luck.”
Learn more about Lynch’s campaign HERE.
You can listen to the entire interview below: