Reno Gazette Journal
# What is your opinion on the recently passed health care reform bill? What do you agree and disagree with? How would you change it, if at all?
At 2700 pages and numerous revisions, tons of earmarks and payoffs, the best option is to scrap it. Then start over with open meetings and a clear agenda that we can all agree upon to produce a bill that doesn't need to be forced upon us via procedural loop holes and backroom dealing.
Or, as it was better said..."It will be of little avail to the people that the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood." James Madison
# How do propose addressing the $1.4 trillion deficit and the $14 trillion debt? What would your position on earmarks be if elected?
Roll back spending to the levels of 4 years ago and refund unspent stimulus money. Address entitlements.
# What could the federal government have done differently to address the meltdown of the financial industry in 2008 or even prevent it from having occurred in the first place? What kind of Wall Street reforms, if any, would you propose?
Stop playing the blame game, (people in) markets do what makes them money. The crises started when politicians regulated the housing market without understanding what they were doing and trying to be fair. This undermined the securities that financed houses.
Houses are bought with a combination of money from jobs, and speculation on the historically increasing or at least steady value of the house. When government forced lenders to finance people without jobs, the demand for housing was artificially inflated, causing an unsustainable increase in the supply of housing relative to the actual demand by people who have jobs and could afford a house. Now government has raised impediments to job growth, reducing demand for housing by reducing the number of people with jobs. This has caused a decline in housing values that many people were depending upon to make their home purchase financially viable.
To stabilize the housing market both sources of funding need to be increased. We need more job creation as well as level or increasing prices for housing. People only do jobs that are profitable. Taxes and regulation reduce the profitability of jobs. By reducing taxes and regulation, jobs become more profitable, pay more and more jobs become worth doing. More jobs would increase the demand for housing and stabilize the market.
# Do you support "comprehensive immigration reform" that would include a "pathway to citizenship"? If not, how would you address the undocumented workers currently in the country? How would you change the way the country deals with immigration?
The first step to any reform is a renewed commitment to enforcing existing laws. That means we build a fence and slow the influx. Then take the incentive out of not enforcing the law by recognizing the third tier of immigration-the illegal immigrant and make it clear that they will only gain citizenship and voting status by returning to their country of origin and applying in the manner prescribed by law and waiting their turn. Their children need to be recognized as foreign citizens and allowed to apply for U.S. citizenship when the turn 18 if they were born and raised in this country. Registration to vote by a guest of this country should be a deportable offense and a criminal offense for the person or organization that registered him or her. They need to pay the highest marginal rate of taxes with no deductions for non-citizen dependents. Medical exams and inoculations, as required by current law need to be complied with at the potential licensee's expense.
# Is federal spending the best way to spur job creation? Has the stimulus paid off? What else should be be done to reverse the state's soaring unemployment rate?
The government is an overhead expense to the economy. Government jobs do not produce the things that make us wealthy or produce tax revenue. We don't drive shinier cars nor have more stylish hair because of any government job. Wealth and tax revenues come only from private sector jobs.
People do private sector jobs to make a profit with which to buy the things they desire. The best illustration of how private sector jobs are created was when President Obama allowed drilling for oil, which would have allowed private industry to create jobs in drilling and all of the support functions, while producing oil.
More jobs reduce the available workforce and put upward pressure on wages. More product, such as oil, puts downward pressure on the price of the item produced. The combination of more jobs and more production means working people make more money and the money buys more product.
There are many reasons private sector jobs are not profitable and therefore not done. They include such impediments as, labor cost, shortage of educated workers, foreign and domestic competition, technological inadequacies, cost and availability of financing, insurance, and theft. Of all the expenses that make jobs unprofitable to do, government taxes and regulation are the easiest to adjust and make a job worth doing in this country.
# What makes you different from your opponents?
I am a Democrat and I can address entitlements without being called cruel and heartless. I am different from our current representative because of his loyalty to parties other than the citizens of Nevada and his lack of respect for, coupled with an unwillingness to defend, the Constitution of the United States that has enraged Nevada voters. Suffering from neither deficiency, I am more qualified and unique. It can also be said that having never had the desire to manage the affairs of others from public office might make me the best candidate to do so. Please check my website NevadaCan.com
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