Econ­omy

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Q: What can Congress do to strengthen the econ­omy?

A: “Congress can strengthen the econ­omy by rolling back the hun­dreds of thou­sands of reg­u­la­tions in place for small busi­nesses. Th­ese reg­u­la­tions cre­ate bar­ri­ers to en­try into mar­kets for in­di­vid­u­als and small busi­ness to of­fer goods and ser­vices which pre­vents peo­ple from cre­at­ing jobs. Reg­u­la­tory com­pli­ance is a straight cost item which busi­nesses pass on to their cus­tomers in­creas­ing the price of what­ever the busi­ness sells.”

Q: How would you act in the Se­nate to work to­ward re­duc­ing the na­tional debt, as well as cre­at­ing and keep­ing jobs in the United States?

A: “In Congress, I would work to re­duce the fed­eral debt by re­duc­ing the govern­ment spend­ing and roll back the bud­get to 2006 (lev­els). I would re­duce the fed­eral debt by vot­ing against un­bal­anced bud­gets, all tax in­creases, and all in­creases in govern­ment spend­ing. I will fur­ther re­duce the fed­eral debt by al­low­ing in­di­vid­u­als to opt out of re­ceiv­ing So­cial Se­cu­rity and stop­ping the fund­ing of un­de­clared wars.”

Q: Do you sup­port a fed­eral min­i­mum wage? Why or why not? If yes, what should the fed­eral min­i­mum wage be set at?

A: “I am against the fed­eral min­i­mum wage. The fed­eral min­i­mum wage in­ter­feres with an in­di­vid­ual’s abil­ity to ne­go­ti­ate their own agree­ment. The min­i­mum wage cre­ates a price floor which keeps peo­ple out of jobs be­cause the peo­ple in­volved do not see the value at the min­i­mum wage level.” Se­nate to­ward ac­com­plish­ing th­ese goals?

“I would de­feat ter­ror­ists groups by not cre­at­ing them in the first place. The U.S. is not the world’s po­lice­man and should not have the ex­ces­sive pres­ence in the ar­eas it has now. Bomb­ing in­no­cent men, women, and chil­dren desta­bi­lizes peace in the U.S. be­cause the U.S. has no author­ity to tell peo­ple how to live their lives. The U.S. should not be in­volved in arm­ing any­one in a for­eign land.”

Q: Do you be­lieve the de­ten­tion camp at Guan­tanamo Bay should be closed or re­main open? Why or why not?

A: “Guan­tanamo Bay should be closed im­me­di­ately and the peo­ple there given trial in a court of law or re­leased im­me­di­ately. Guan­tanamo Bay has been an­other black mark on the face of the Amer­i­can peo­ple for its hor­ri­ble hu­man rights vi­o­la­tions all un­der the guise of stop­ping ter­ror­ism.”

Q: Do you sup­port the Joint Com­pre­hen­sive Plan of Ac­tion, known as the “Iran deal?” Why or why not?

A: “I am against the Iran deal be­cause it in­volves for­eign aid. The U.S. should not be giv­ing money away to for­eign govern­ments. The Iran deal just ex­pands the role of the U.S. as the world’s po­lice­man and cre­ates more mo­ti­va­tion for groups to or­ga­nize and in­flict vi­o­lence against the Amer­i­can peo­ple.”

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