Candidate Profile
Justin L. Lurie

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Justin L. Lurie
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist.2
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

91%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Neutral

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Strongly Agree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Rape, incest, and/or the life of the mother is of significant concern.

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

1. Continue the significant push and fight against ISIS in the Middle East. We must defeat their base and not allow them to organize. 2. Support our global allies and partners in confronting radical Islamic terrorism in their nations and regions. We can provide resources, intelligence, training, and advisors. 3. Enhanced screening for those who come into our nation on tourism, education, or similar visas. This includes all available information such as social media and psychological questioning tactics similar to how the Israeli's evaluate who gets on their planes (El Al) at airports. 4. End chain migration. Move to a merit based system of immigration that will more closely align those entering the country with our nation's needs. 5. Continue to support local law enforcement in identifying, evaluating, and arresting potential radicals. Decentralize the process.

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

The Founding Father's experienced tyranny in their lives, and their desire to escape the heavy and opaque hand of government lead them to risk everything through fighting the world's most powerful army to create their own nation. The framework was created to ensure the new nation would not be merely substituting their former despotic ruler for a more local tyrant, placed an emphatic limitation on the power of an individual, and created a slow process of legislation to prevent mob rule.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I strongly believe in a close and personal relationship with God. I seek guidance, morality, and an understanding of the bigger picture from my spiritual relationship.

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Very Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

My policy positions are shared openly on our website with a considerable amount of information available. The core fundamentals of our campaign are limited government, eliminating the income tax, and creating the environment for economic growth. Washington does not create growth or prosperity. It can get out of the way and allow the private sector to succeed.

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Fixing the healthcare system does not need to be expensive, nor should it be a new entitlement. Instead, focus on implementing free market principles. 1. Price transparency. Pricing for procedures should be clear & able to compare btwn providers. 2. Price Equality: everyone pays the same price regardless if you pay cash, or belong to a network. 3.Access to pricing: eliminate the network or group % discount from fictional pricing. Pricing is open and accessible, with no additional fees or middlemen.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

1. Reduce and eliminate regulations wherever possible without significant consequences. 2. Eliminate the income, payroll, and FICA taxes. Eliminate the IRS. Move to a consumption tax only system and have the states administer collection. 3. Significantly reduce spending, and pay down the national debt. 4. Get out of the way, and stop trying to control the levers and whistles of the economy. It cannot be done, and only creates unintended consequences.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

The recent tax code changes are welcome, but not a panacea. We have a broken dam about to burst with an overly complicated system replete with carve outs and social engineering. Instead, start over. Eliminate the income, payroll, and FICA taxes. Eliminate the IRS. Move to a consumption tax only system and have the states administer collection. We do not need the gov't to pick winners and losers via tax code. Instead, the gov't should distance itself from such abilities.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

See the previous two answers. The only way to bring down unemployment, and increase 'real' employment including labor participation rate, is to grow the economy. Change the tax code, reduce regulation, and the economy will grow. The only way to increase wages is to create competition for labor. Once workers have multiple offers, then wages will increase.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Of note, continually paring down the benefits are not an option. Instead, focus on how money is spent across the entire Federal budget. First, a consumption tax will increase revenue to the gov't over income taxes as the economy grows and expands. A larger budget. Second, with an expanding economy, other needs based entitlement expenditures are likely to decrease. Third, with changing our healthcare system to a free market based system, costs will significantly decrease with quality increasing. This will reduce expenditures from medicare and medicaid and able to bolster the Social Security benefits for all eligible citizens.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

World-wide business and education experience. Lived on three continents. Master of International Business and BA from top universities in the world. My business is a great parallel to our needs in Washington. We represent our client to seek, create, and negotiate with an antagonistic adversary to form a win-win business deal. Of course, if the deal wasn't excellent for our client, similar to our political constituents, the deal would not be completed. I will work with all persons in the Congress to defeat the status quo and create accomplishments while staying true to our limited gov't core values and principles.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

info@lurieforcongress.com & 832.779.1116

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

We've had years of poor growth, an anemic economy, and weak foreign policy. It is time to elect those with principles, a backbone, and a positive vision for America. I have the negotiating experience and ability to get deals done. The status quo only benefits the career politician, of which I have no intention of ever becoming. We need term limits. Our passable plan is for 12 years in total whether in the House or the Senate.


Background

Education
  • University of Sydney, Sydney, Master of International Business, 2003
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, BA, 2001
  • Richmond University, London
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • American Petroleum Institute, Director of Media & Communications
  • University of Michigan, Alumni, Previous President, currently General Director
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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