Retired business executive Mark Jacobs — one of six Republicans vying for the GOP’s U.S. Senate nomination — says the “negative consequences” of the president’s Affordable Care Act are at the root of the country’s “anemic” economic recovery.
“We look to our elected leaders in Washington for answers and solutions and instead what we see is bitter partisanship, bickering, finger-pointing, name-calling,” Jacobs said Tuesday morning during a speech. “The bottom line is we deserve better.”
According to Jacobs, the nation’s elected leaders should be “committed to working together” to tackle problems.
“You know in my experience it’s easy to work with people who share your points of view,” Jacobs said. “It’s a lot harder to work with people who have different perspectives and I think the real art of leadership is knowing how to work with people who have different points of view, yet still getting achieved what you want to get done.”
Last fall, before Jacobs entered the race, most of Jacobs’ opponents promised to vote to repeal “ObamaCare” if they are elected to the U.S. Senate and they have questioned whether Jacobs would, too. Jacobs told reporters Tuesday morning he would vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, then push to address the “inefficiency” in the health care system that is driving up insurance premiums.
Jacobs spoke Tuesday at the Des Moines Conservative Breakfast Club. The group plans to invite all six GOP candidates for the U.S. Senate to speak at one of their early morning gatherings over the next few months.