Matt has a background in business and economics. His strong commitment to free markets, property rights, entrepreneurial opportunities as well as individual liberty and responsibility form the foundation of his commitment to ensuring others can experience the American Dream.  He believes that individual and corporate prosperity should be encouraged, not punished, and will fight to ensure that all residents of his district have the opportunity to pursue their dreams, take risks, and retain a greater portion of their earnings.

To that end, Matt supports broad and comprehensive reform of the income tax system that includes lowering the tax rate for individuals and corporations, allowing businesses to compete globally, and ensuring people are afforded opportunities to utilize their talents and skills while earning competitive salaries.