Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.
The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.
The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.
I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.
The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.
I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.
Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.
The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.
Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.
Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.
Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.
People should be able to vote without photo identification.
The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.
Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.
Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.
Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.
Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.
Voters, Congress, Media, Supreme Court, Constitution
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
I do not want to return to the days of back alley abortions, and I am Pro-Women, especially in cases of rape and incest. The heavy hand of fallible government bureaucracies should not make this decision for women and families.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
Presidents, who are elected by moneyed business interests, appoint Supreme Court Justices. Congressmen are controlled by wealthy donors. James Madison said “They ought to be so constituted to protect the minority of the opulent against the majority.” Money equates to speech. The poor have little money, and have a negligible impact upon government. One in seven black males cannot vote. Only a popular uprising can break the vicious cycle of wealth buying power.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I was brought-up Roman Catholic. I believe in forgiveness, helping the poor, and loving thy neighbor. I also believe in building long term relationships with members of different social and economic classes.
Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?
Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.
0% income and payroll tax on the first $40,000 of income. This would save an entrepreneur/self-employed $8,800 in Income/Payroll tax, which is the equivalent of a 28% increase in take-home pay. We can pay for this by changing the Capital Gains tax table to an identical table as income & payroll tax. This table starts at 18.3%, and maxes-out at 40%. No tax deductions. Reinstate Glass-Steagall.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
email@example.com (413) 241-1175
Additional comment from candidate:
The top 400 households in America have an average of about $275 million of income per family per year. The average rate in 2007 on the top 400 households was only 16.6%, considerably lower than the 27% an entrepreneur pays on $120,000 of profits. The average rate in 2008 on the top 400 households was only 18.1%, considerably lower than the 32% an entrepreneur pays on $400,000 of profits. In 2011, Mitt Romney paid 14% on 21 million dollars of income. In 2010, Warren Buffet paid 18% on 39 million dollars of taxable income. Buffett had $70 million of income, but only $39 million was taxable, largely because of tax deductions for “charities.” Transferring the tax burden from the wealthy to the middle-class and the working poor is not a charitable cause. Buffet should pay 40% of $70 million, and after that he can give as much as he wants to charity. Currently the capital gains tax is a flat rate of 20% +/-.