Candidate Profile
Troy Ratterree

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Troy Ratterree
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist.6
Incumbent
No
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Conservative Organizations

91%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

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1
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Selected Contributions

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Rick Santorum

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LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

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.

Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I do not believe abortion should be allowed.

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

A thorough screening of all foreign visitors and immigrants through the USA visa system before visitors can come to the USA from countries that harbor radical terrorist. The visas of those already in the USA from countries that harbor radical terrorist should be reviewed. Any who have radical ties should be deported. Reach out to radical countries to teach the populations of American values and peace.

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

The founders recognized the principal flaw of mankind is sin. The sin of leaders is evident when their leadership becomes self-seeking rather than serving the people. The self-seeking become tyrannical leaders. The founders addressed the fear of tyranny in the Constitution by dividing the powers of the federal government.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I have accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I am a Christian. I believe the Bible is the inspired word of God. I believe there is a Heaven and Hell. I believe one can only enter heaven if they have accepted Jesus as their lord and savior.

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?

Conservative

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

I have not published articles in the past. My daily life interest are available on facebook.

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

I believe that any legislation about health care should be at the State level as the Federal Government is not constitutionally empowered to provide health care. I believe that when the free markets are not respected the cost of goods and services will rapidly increase. Rapid price increases have been experienced with Obama care. I would favor to have heath care providers provide a price schedule for their services. I believe this is a good first step. Too many hospitals have a policy were they send you a bill after the service has been provided. This prevents free market competition. The consumer does not have adequate information to determine if the service is affordable of if there is a better option.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

There should be a balanced budget that will ensure the value and stability of our currency. The tax policies should keep American families and businesses competitive with those of our largest trading partners. Trade policies with foreign countries should be fair.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

I favor a flat tax rate with very limited deductions. This ensures that all Americans have equal participation in taxes base on their income. This would ensure all Americans paid their fair share.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

The minimum wage laws should not exist. Private businesses cannot pay an employee more than they are capable of producing. The result of minimum wage is less capable workers are not able to find employment in the private sector. Reduce federal regulations. The EPA passed Tier4 regulations that caused the manufacturing of small diesel engines to move overseas along with 100’s of American jobs. This is one example of 1000 s of regulations by the EPA and DOE that have closed factories and ended good paying American jobs.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

I think a first step to save Social Security is to separate the retirement benefit from social welfare. I believe this will ensure retirement benefits are sustainable. Many believe as I do that these retirement funds could become the property of the US citizen whom they were taken from. I would not oppose privatization of the retirement funds so they are able to offer more financial stability to the family of whom the funds were taken from. With welfare outside of Social Security retirement account America can then look at how much it will spend on the American citizens who are less fortunate and in need. On Jan 1st President Trump called out Pakistan and the 33 billion in aid we have provided their nation. This alone would have allowed for welfare assistance of $20,000 to 1,650,000 Americans families. American will spend $41.9 billion in 2017 on foreign aid. While some of our assistance to other countries is justified, we can make better decisions how foreign aid funds are spent.

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

I have lived in the sixth district for 39 years. Within the district lines, I have raised a beautiful family and developed a small successful business. My experience of running a small business for the last 37 years, following the endless regulations and laws that affect small business owners throughout our state and country, has given me a unique ability to understand what prevents the growth of small and family-owned business and what hinders the growth of employment in the sixth district. I have operated my business debt free, meeting my budget year after year. I truly know how a dollar is earned and how our government should respect the work of the people of the Sixth District before money is wasted on set asides and pork barrel carve outs. I have been very active in the political atmosphere and fighting for the American people. I have challenged Washington D.C. and changed the direction of a regulatory agency.

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

troy.r@bigtroy2018.com 682-310-0703

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

I will honor God. I will honor our Constitution. I will honor the will of the 6th district. I will fight for Congressional final approval for all regulations proposed by our regulatory agencies. I will fight to bring rights back to our states. I will fight to pass E-verify so all workers in America are legally documented. I will work to bring jobs back to America. I will work to protect our borders. I will work to protect our history.


Background

Education
  • Bowie High School, Arlington
Work & Military
  • Compressed Air Systems LLC, CEO, 37
Affiliations
  • Tate Springs Baptist Church, SSTeacher/ Finance / Personnel
  • Boy Scouts, Cubmaster/ Committe Chairman
  • Arlington Little League, Coach
  • Mansfield Youth Baseball Association, Coach/ board memeber
  • Mansfield PTA, Member
  • Mansfield High School Booster Club, Football/ Baseball President
Offices
  • None
  • None
 

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