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Posted on 08/09/2012 1:45:54 AM PDT by EDDIEUSSENATEHAWAII2012
By Erin Miller
West Hawaii Today
Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Eddie Pirkowski sees one overriding issue facing Hawaii this election.
Its all about jobs, jobs, jobs, he said. Weve had a large drop in the number of open positions. Im all about building relationships between Hawaii companies and the rest of the companies across the country to bring jobs here.
Pirkowski, an engineer-turned-CEO, said he sees room for Hawaii to increase its presence in the technology industry.
Id love to build a Silicon Valley here in Hawaii, he said.
Close behind jobs for Pirkowski is the issue of taxes.
I want to cut taxes, he said. I want to eliminate the corporate tax in Hawaii. I want to eliminate the estate tax in Hawaii.
Doing so would bring encourage companies to bring their headquarters to Hawaii. Ideally, Pirkowski said, hed like to see companies like Google and Apple base their businesses here.
This race is Pirkowskis third attempt for a Republican nomination. He said he is trying to gain voters trust, and noted that he supports the goals of America and the Constitution.
Hell vote across party lines, he said, because hell vote on the issues. Pirkowski expressed his respect for retiring Sen. Daniel Akaka, who has done work in the area of Veterans Affairs, and for Hawaiis senior Sen. Daniel Inouye, who has brought federal contracts and significant military spending to the state. Both are Democrats.
But, Pirkowski noted, Inouye and Akaka have also introduced a limited number of bills.
He doesnt favor ending or getting Hawaii an exemption from the Jones Act, which requires any ships sailing between domestic U.S. port be American-owned, flagged and crewed.
A continuation of the Jones Act would be in the best interest of Hawaii, he said, adding that he believes it is a safety and security issue.
While he thinks doctors should be better reimbursed by Medicare and Medicaid, Pirkowski said he also would look at medical tort reform.
I would put something in place to reduce what their insurance costs are, he said. How much are they spending on a yearly basis for insurance?
That figure can be high, he added.
Under no circumstances should federal officials be cutting into Social Securitys budget, Pirkowski said. He does support privatizing at least a part of the program, which he said would increase revenues.
The Department of Defense already has cuts in place, he said, and he would be careful about more cuts there, too.
We need to maintain our leadership status around the world, he said. But some military services are duplicated and could be cut.
The government could still balance the budget, though, he said, even with limited cuts and fewer taxes, by taking a revenue-generating approach. For example, the Department of Energy could develop energy technology, patent the technology and earn revenues from the patent, he said.
The Environmental Protection Agency should be made a Cabinet-level organization so they can follow through on their mandates, Pirkowski said.
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ALL THE PARTIES OF HAWAII VOTE FOR EDDIE US SENATOR HAWAII 2012 FOR NEW LEADERSHIP IN HAWAII AND THE US SENATE TODAY
1)JOBS : Creating Jobs, Jobs, Jobs for ALL the people of Hawaii BRINGING AND CREATING NEW BUSINESSES IN HAWAII
2)ZERO TAXES: Cutting or Eliminating HAWAII TAXES ZERO TAX STATE,ZERO BUSINESS TAXES,ZERO CAPITAL GAINS TAX,AND ZERO ESTATE TAX
3)EARLY EDUCATION: Focus on Early Childhood Education through New PhD Programs,NEW EDUCATION BENEFITS,New Teaching R&D Centers MAKE HAWAII THE NATIONS LEADER IN EDUCATION
4)NEW TECHNOLOGY R&D CENTERS BY INDUSTRY: Bring New Green Industries to Hawaii Expand from 4 Industries to 27, Create New Leaders of Today and Tommorrow
5)WARS: Stop the wars and bring our families together WITH VICTORY - All the girls, mothers,and the grandmothers need to stand up and stop the killing of our children in wars around the world!
6)REGREEN: Regreening of ALL THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS,replanting forests,restocking oceans and waterways with fish to bring back the rain and protect the Aina of Hawaii,Bring back Family Farms and Gardens
7)ENERGY: New Flow Conversion Technologies for CLEAN LIMITLESS ENERGY on ocean floor between islands and NEW DESALINATION PLANTS for CLEAN WATER for ALL ISLANDS
8)DEFENSE:HIGH TECH DEFENSE FOR HAWAII in all military and non-military police,firefighters and emergency response.
9)DEATH PENALTY: STRONG DETERRENT YES, ANTI GANG PROVISIONS,ANTI CORRUPTION LAWS,3 STRIKES,STRONG JUDGES
10)SOCIAL SECURITY/MEDICARE/MEDICAID: PROTECT BENEFITS CUT WASTE,DUPLICATION,CAP MALPRACTISE LAWSUITS,CUT MALPRACTISE INSURANCE COSTS
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Each candidate and representative is asked to fill out the questionnaire below. It is designed to provide the reader with a better understanding of the person's view and a better feel for how the candidate or representative will respond to future issues.
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Debt, Deficit, Spending, and the Size of Government
Energy and the Environment
Internet Freedom and Security
The United Nations
The Second Amendment
Welfare and Unemployment
Supreme Court Justices
The Tenth Amendment
The Paul Ryan Plan
Abortion Overall ViewWould you classify yourself as pro-life or pro-choice? STRONG PRO LIFE AND PRO CHOICE,SUPPORT MOTHERS CHOICES
Unborn Pain Legislation In recent years, state and federal legislators have proposed and sometimes passed legislation to inform the mother that the child may experience pain during an abortion. Do you support or oppose these laws? STRONGLY OPPOSE
Ultrasound Legislation In recent years, state and federal legislators have proposed and sometimes passed legislation to require the mother to see an ultrasound of the fetus prior to an abortion. Do you support or oppose these laws? STRONGLY OPPOSE
Exceptions for Rape and Incest If pro-life, do you support the exceptions for rape and incest? STRONGLY SUPPORT
Partial-Birth Abortion If pro-choice, do you support or oppose late-term abortions, also known as partial-birth abortions? STRONGLY OPPOSE
Roe vs Wade There has been a great deal of discussion regarding the Roe vs Wade decision that effectively legalized abortion in the United States. What is your view on the constitutionality of the Roe vs Wade decision? UNCONSTITUTIONAL, SUPPORT MOTHERS CHOICES
Do you believe that the federal government has the ability to regulate abortion, or is it a matter to be decided by the states? STATES
Mexico City Policy When President George W. Bush assumed office, he reinstated a policy of not providing funds to foreign entities that perform and promote abortion. This is known as the Mexico City policy. When President Barack Obama assumed office, he reversed the policy again to fund these programs overseas. Do you support the policy of denying funding to overseas entitites that promote or provide abortions? NO
When Life Begins When does life begin? CONCEPTION
Does it begin at conception, or at some point later in the development of the fetus? CONCEPTION
Federal Funding and InsuranceIf pro-choice, do you support federal funding for abortions? NO
Do you support mandating companies to provide insurance to its employees that covers abortion related services? NO MANDATE
Parental Consent Laws In recent years, there have been laws voted on to make it illegal to transport a minor across state lines for the purposes of an abortion without parental consent. Do you support these laws? NO
Unborn Victims of Violence The Unborn Victims of Violence Act, also known as Laci and Connor's law sought to make it a separate crime to harm a fetus in utero during a crime. Do you support thise law? YES
China Relationship With China Does China represent a threat to the US on an economic or military level? YES, BOTH ECONOMIC AND MILITARY, PREFER ALLIES AND AGREEMENTS
What should be the US relationship with China? STRONG ALLIES,EYES OPEN,STRONGESTMILITARY AND MILITARY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Currency Manipulation Does China manipulate its currency and what should the US do to mitigate those effects here or force China to deal with their currency more honestly? NOTHING, MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) BETWEEN GOVERNMENTS TO SPUR TRADE
Trade Deficit We have had a trade deficit with China for years. How should the US adjust its trade policy with China to address this deficit? INCREASE TRADE, PAY DOWN DEBT, BALANCED TRADE WITHMEMORANDUMS OF UNDERSTANDING (MOUs)
Should companies be punished for moving jobs to China and how would that punishment be accomplished? NO,STRONG UNION SUPPORT AND REAUTOMATE US MANUFACTURING
Humanitarian Problems Should the US attempt to address China's humanitarian issues and what mechanisms can we use to accomplish that goal? PRIVATE DISCUSSIONS,AGREEMENTS,RESPECT
Civil Liberty Overall View What is your overall viewpoint on the state of civil libery in the United States? USA IS THE BEST AND THE MOST FREE NATION, AND THE BEST NATION IN THE WORLD
2012 NDAA The 2012 NDAA removed the right to a trial if a person is accused of terrorism. Do you view this legislation as a reduction in civil liberties, or a necessary move to quell terrorism within the US? YES EMERGENCY SITUATION,FOLLOW CONSTITUTION
Grounds Improvement ActHR 347 - the Federal Grounds Improvement Act made it a felony to protest anywhere near a national security event or where a person protected by the secret is or may be withint the near future. What is your position on this legislation? NO EMERGENCY SITUATION AND FOLLOW CONSTITUTION BILL OF RIGHTS RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH
National Defense Resource Preparedness In March of 2012, President Obama signed an Executive Order broadly expanding exectutive authority in the name of securing resources for national defense. What is your position on this move? NO, FOLLOW CONSTITUTION
Cuba Embargo Should the US continue its embargo on the nation of Cuba or normalize relations? YES NORMALIZE, STRONG DEFENSE WITH EYES OPEN
Debt, Deficit, Spending, and the Size of Government Spending vs Revenue There are two opposing theories for balancing the budget. One calls for a reduction in spendign to bring costs in line with revenue. The other calls for increasing revenue through taxation to meet the cost of government functions. In general, which one of these two mentalities best describes your view on balancing the budget? REDUCE TAXES AND CUT SPENDING,BALANCE BUDGET, CREATE PROFIT CENTER GOVERNMENT AGENCY APPROACH,CUT TAXES TO CREATE REVENUE AND NEW US BUSINESSES AND INDUSTRIES, REAUTOMATE THE US MANUFACTURING AND UTILITIES INFRASTRUCTURE
How do you decide when it is time to raise revenue and when it is time to lower spending? ALWAYS THE RIGHT TIME TO RAISE REVENUE,CUT SPENDING AND CUT OR ELIMINATE TAXES, WASTE AND DUPLICATION
Matching Costs vs Lowering Taxes Is it more important to balance the budget or lower taxes? BOTH,BALANCE THE BUDGET AND LOWER TAXES YIELDS INCREASED REVENUES, DUE TO THE CUT IN THE COST OF DEBT SERVICE NOW AT 40% OF REVENUES AND CLIMBING FAST
Does the inflationary effects of deficit spending warrant immediate tax increases and spending cuts to balance the budget, or is the threat of higher taxes and less government service more dangerous to the economy? CUT OR ELIMINATE TAXES TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY AND CUT SPENDING AT THE SAME TIME TO INCREASE REVENUES BY MORE US BUSINESS WORLDWIDE
Cut, Cap, and Balance In July of 2011, the House and Senate voted on the Cut, Cap, and Balance Plan. The plan would cut the amount of discretionary spending, cap it at a given level, and then call for the passage of a balanced budget amendment. Do you support or oppose this legislation and why or why not? WAY TO COMPLEX, TIES HANDS TOO MUCH,TRUST,HONOR AND RESPECT, HISTORIC CUTS AND CAPS ARE ONLY ON INCREASES,WE MUST REALLY BALANCE THE BUDGET,ELIMINATE BOTH THE ANNUAL DEFICIT AND THE LONG TERM DEBT OF THE USA
Specific Tax Increases If you support an increase in taxation to balance the budget, what specific increases or loophole closures would you support? NO, CUT TAXES,LINE ITEM VETO TO CUT WASTE AND EARMARKS ON BILLS
Specific Spending Cuts If you support a reduction in spending to balance to budget, in what specific areas would you make cuts? CUT EARMARKS, CUT WASTE, CREATE PROFIT CENTERS AT SECRETARY LEVEL FOR CABINET - REQUIRE POSITIVE CASH FLOW ALL DEPARTMENTS, 13% FLAT TAX FOR ALL,ZERO CORPORATE AND ESTATE TAXES FOR ALL,BALANCED BUDGET WITH SURPLUS INVESTED NOT SPENT ANNUALLY TO BUILD A USA TRUST FUND,FOLLOW CONSTITUTION
What departments or agencies would you cut?13% FLAT TAX, FOR ALL , TREASURY, HOMELAND, EPA MAKE CABINET LEVEL DEPARTMENT,EDUCATION,CONSOLIDATE DOE, CONSOLIDATE NON DEFENSE OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND STREAMLINE HIERARCHY OF GOVERMENT TO BE FLAT
Simpson-Bowles The Simpson-Bowles committee was put together by President Obama to develop a plan on deficit reduction. Do you support or oppose the recommendations made by this committee?GOOD START WITH CHANGES, STRONGLY SUPPORT, BALANCE BUDGET AND COMPLETE DEFICIT ELIMINATION TO SURPLUS FOR USA TRUST FUND FOR ALL.
Education Education and the Tenth Amendment Does the federal government have the ability to regulate education within the states? TRUST STATES, FOLLOW CONSTITUTION
What level of involvement is optimal for the federal government? BALANCED APPROACH,TRUST AND RESPECT STATES AND FEDERAL LAWS FOLLOWING THE CONSTITUTION
Ending the Department of Education Do you support or oppose the idea that the Department of Education be ended, and control of education be retured to the states? YES,STATES LAWS AND FOLLOW CONSTITUTION
No Child Left Behind What is your view on No Child Left Behind? ORIGINAL IDEA GOOD BUT ACTUAL IMPLEMENTATION IS A FAILURE,ELIMINATE AND TRUST THE STATES
Funding and Punishment Do you support or oppose the use of funds for items such as education as a mechanism to punish states that do not abide by federal regulations in other areas? NO STRONGLY OPPPOSE
Vouchers and School Choice Do you support or oppose voucher systems that allow student to select a school and then bring their federal funding with them to the school of their choice? STRONGLY SUPPORT VOUCHERS BUT AT STATE LEVEL,FOLLOW CONSTITUTION
Merit Pay Do you support or oppose merit pay for teachers that perform better than other teachers? YES STRONGLY SUPPORT AT STATE LEVEL,FOLLOW CONSTITUTION
Energy and the Environment Man Made Global Warming What is your position on man-made global-warming? YES, CYCLICAL WARMING ALSO AND STRONGLY SUPPORT ITS EXISTENCE, OCEAN LEVELS RISING, WARMER CLIMATE MORE STORMS AND STRONGER HURRICANES AND TORNADOS , NATIONAL RESEARCH AND STATE LEVEL FIXES FOCUS ON GREEN TECHNOLOGIES, ENERGY,CUT FOSSIL FUELS WITH NATURAL GAS AND HYDROGEN,FOLLOW CONSTITUTION
Do you believe that global warming is happening at all, and how much is dependent on the activities of man? YES, MODELS BETTER BUT VERY COMPLEX MANY FACTORS, GREEN ENERGY CHOICES SOLAR, WIND, WATER FLOW CONVERSION AND NUCLEAR BEST GREEN TECH, CUT FOSSIL FUELS IN HAWAII BY 40% FOR ENERGY NOW 95%,USE NATURAL GAS AND HYDROGEN
Wht level of threat is posed by global warming and how soon must the world take action? IMMEDIATE, PLAN FOR HIGHER OCEAN LEVELS NEXT 20 YEARS,PLAN FOR STRONGER HURRICANES AND TSUNAMIS DUE TO WARMER OCEANS AND CHANGESIN OCEAN SALINITY WHICH AFFECTS THE CONVEYOR BELTS OF COLD WATER CIRCLING HAWAII AND TRAVELING TO THE POLES PAST GREENLAND AND ICELAND,WEATHER EFFECTS, OCEAN CURRENTS, UPDATE FLOOD ZONES AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE FOR HAWAII FOR RISES IN OCEAN LEVELS
Cap and Trade Do you support cap-and-trade programs at any level?USE SUCCESSFUL STATES MODELS, STRONGLY SUPPORT,KEEP AT THE STATE LEVEL,FOLLOW CONSTITUTION
Ten US States Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) commits those states to invest 25% of revenue from carbon credits to energy efficiency and strategic energy schemes.This revenue is received by auctioning credits from the state budget to compliance entities. Since signing the MOU in 2005, all ten states have committed in their Model Rule to the sale of the vast majority of the state's carbon budget to overcome the problem of opportunity cost associated with excessprofits for generators.
Would you support a global cap-and-trade program and what organization would implement and receive taxes from this program?MOU COUNTRY LEVEL, STRONGLY SUPPORT,MOU,FOLLOW EACH COUNTRIES CONSTITUTION AND LAWS
EPA Regulation of Carbon Do you support the EPA's action to designate carbon a greenhouse gas and to regulate the emissions of carbon?EPA TO CABINET LEVEL, KEEP AT STATE LEVEL,FOLLOW STATE LAWS AND MOUs, AND CONSTITUTION
Is this action by the EPA consistent with the tenth amendment? YES BUT DELEGATE TO STATES
Nuclear Energy Where do you stand on nuclear energy?STRONGLY SUPPORT WITH STRONG SAFETY AND ENFORCEMENT,NEW SAFER REACTOR DESIGNS, BOTH FEDERAL NRC AND STATE LEVEL,FOLLOW CONSTITUTION,NUCLEAR IS GREEN ENERGY AS WELL AS FLOW CONVERSION OCEAN,SOLAR, WIND,, RIVER AND WATER FLOW CONVERSION AND STRONG GEOTHERMAL
Do you support or oppose establishing new nuclear power plants in the US.YES,STRONGLY SUPPORT,NRC AND STATE LEVEL,FOLLOW CONSTITUTION WITH ABSOLUTE SAFETY MEASURES
Offshore Drilling Do you support or oppose an expansion or reduction of offshore drilling? YES, STRONGLY SUPPORT,STATE LEVEL,FOLLOW CONSTITUTION
What about deep water drilling?YES, STRONGLY SUPPORT WITH STRNGER SAFEGUARDS AND OIL COMPANY RESPONSIBILITY,STATE LEVEL,FOLLOW CONSTITUTION
Drilling in ANWR Do you support or oppose allowing drilling for oil in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)?STRONGLY SUPPORT ONLY WITH REQUIRED ABSOLUTE SAFEGUARDS, KEEP AT STATE LEVEL,FOLLOW CONSTITUTION WITH CURRENT DUAL ALASKA PIPELINE PLANS
Government Involvement To what level should the federal government be involved in energy production in the US? NEW ALGAE SYNFUELS FOR MILITARY AND ALL GOVERNMENT NEEDS, SUPPORT GOVERNMENT USE OF NATURAL GAS AND HYDROGEN FUELS, SUPPORT STATES INFRASTRUCTURE, SUPPORT ALL MILITARY AND US FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ENERGY NEEDS,SUPPORT RESEARCH NEW FUELS,COMMERCIALIZATION TECHNOLOGIES AND SAFETY
Should this include subsidies to oil companies or alternative energy companies? YES,BIOFUELS ALGAE RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION FOR MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT
Ethanol Subsidies Do you support or oppose subsidies for ethanol? NO,CUT ETHANOL SUBSIDIES,FOCUS ON TECHNOLOGY IS PROVEN,NON FOOD CROP BIOMASS SUBSIDIES ONLY
Foreign Policy Overall Foreign Policy What is your overall view of what the US foreign policy should be? TRUST,STRENGTH WITH HONOR AND RESPECT FOR ALL NATIONS AND PEOPLE
This is a general question and most nations such as Iran and North Korea are dealt with as separate topics.The Policemen of the WorldMany people refer to the US as the policemen of the world. Do you view this as an appropriate role for the US military? NO,NEW MILITARY POLICE FORCE NEEDED FOR THIS ACTIVITY STRENGHEN UN POLICE OR NEW POLICE SECTION OF THE US MILITARY AS PER RECENT STUDIES AT DOD, REFERENCE NEW DEFENSE STUDIES REQUESTING
What is the threshold for a humanitarian or political crisis for the US to intervene? ALWAYS DO THE RIGHT THING AT THE RIGHT TIME,CREATE TRUST AND HONOR FOR US ACTION WORLDWIDE
Gay Marriage Definition of Marriage How do you define marriage? MAN AND WOMAN,BUT RESPECT OTHERS CHOICES
Is it the union of one man or one woman, or the union of any two people regardless of gender? MAN AND WOMAN BUT RESPECT OTHERS CHOICES,SUPPORT STATE LAWS
DOMA The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) states that one state is not required to acknowledge a same-sex marriage that was carried out in another state. Do you support DOMA or would you act to repeal it? SUPPORT STATES CHOICES. FOLLOW CONSTITUTION
Tenth Amendment and Marriage The constitution does not address marriage, and marriage licenses are issued by states. Should the federal government be involved in marriage to define it in any manner? NO, SUPPORT STATES CHOICES
Don't Ask, Don't Tell Recently, Congress voted to overturn the military policy of don't ask, don't tell. Do you support this move, support keeping the policy, or support a different policy? RESPECT INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, SUPPORT BEST CHOICES FOR MILITARY C4 COMMAND
Health Care Government and Health Care What is your view on what should be the government's role in health care in the United States? TRUST STATES CHOICES,PROTECT MEDICARE AND MEDICAID, PRIVATE POLICY OPTION NATIONWIDE, SUPPORT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ,COMMERCIALIZATION MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, RESEARCH, SECURITY AND SAFETY, CUT MALPRACTISE INSURANCE COSTS AND CAPS FOR MEDICAL MALPRACTISE SUITS,FOLLOW CONSTITUTION
Does this role change regarding age, such as young children and the elderly? NO SAME, FOLLOW CONSTITUTION
Tort Reform What is your position on how much tort reform would affect the cost of health care? SUPPORT LIMITS ON LAWSUITS AND MALPRACTISE TORT REFORM, REDUCE MALPRACTICE INSURANCE COSTS
Do you support or oppose tort reform and what would that reform look like if you support it?SUPPORT LIMITS ON LAWSUITS AND MALPRACTISE TORT REFORM, REDUCE MALPRACTICE INSURANCE COSTS
Medicare and Medicaid What is your position on the state of Medicare and Medicaid and what actions would you support to address the looming cost problems that may or may not exist within the programs? PROTECT MEDICARE AND MEDICAID,SUPPORT LIMITS ON LAWSUITS AND MALPRACTISE TORT REFORM, REDUCE MALPRACTISE INSURANCE COSTS, REDUCE HOSPITAL COST AND INCREASE EARLY CHILD CARE,FAMILY AND ELDERLY PREVENTION AND WELLNESS
Means Testing and Medicare Means testing is the practice of testing whether or not a person has the means to pay for themselves and then giving benefits only to those who cannot pay for them, regardless of how much each person paid into the system. Do you support or oppose means testing as a mechanism to make Medicare and Medicaid solvent? NO, YOU GET FULL COVERAGE WITH NO PREEXISTING CONDITIONS CLAUSES, FOLLOW CONSTITUTION, ELIMINATE WASTE AND CREATE EFFICIENCY, MOST ADVANCED MEDICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Mandatory Coverage Do you support or oppose legislation to require that insurance companies cover all clients regardless of medical history? STRONG SUPPORT
Are the insurance companies allowed to charge more to cover for the expeced costs associated with that person, or would each person pay the same rate? FOLLOW STATE LAWS,BALANCED AND FAIR APPROACH FOR BEST HEALTHCARE IN THE WORLD
The Public Option Do you support or oppose a public option on either a naitonal or state level? KEEP AT THE STATE LEVEL, PRIVATE STATE FAMILY POLICY OPTION
Single Payer Do you support or oppose a single payer system in which the government is the sole provider of health care and citizens pay taxes for health care? NO,KEEP AT STATE LEVEL,PRIVATE STATE FAMILY POLICY OPTION
Mandates Does the federal government possess the right to mandate that a citizen purchase health insurance? NO NEVER
Do state governments possess this right? NO NEVER
SCHIP The State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) provides insurance to children through federal backing of state programs. The program has expanded in recent years in terms of the income levels of the people it covers and other areas. Do you support this program and is this the proper role of government? YES, EXCEPTIONAL BEST EARLY CHILD,FAMILY,AND ELDERLY CARE WITH WELLNESS
Do you agree or disagree with federal reimbursement of state programs? AGREE
The Right of Health Care Is health care a human right that each person is entitled to, or is it a product or service to be purchased? RIGHT
Affordable Health Care Act Do you support or oppose the 2009-2010 health care reform laws known as the Affordable Health Care Act or "Obamacare"? OPPOSE,KEEP NO PRE EXISTING CONDITIONS LAWS AT STATE LEVEL
Subsidies for Insurance The Affordable Health Care Act, also known as Obamacare, mandates that all people buy insurance. It then provides the necessary money to certain people for the purchase of that insurance. Do you agree, or disagree with this policy and why or why not? NO, DISAGREE, KEEP AT THE STATE LEVEL, PRIVATE FAMILY POLICY OPTION, FOLLOW CONSTITUTION
Insurance Across State Lines Do you support or oppose allowing the purchase of health insurance across state lines? FOLLOW EACH STATES LAWS AND THE CONSTITUTION,SUPPORT COMPETITION WITHIN STATES FOR LOW COST FULL COVERAGE POLICYS
Why or why not? FOLLOW EACH STATES LAWS AND THE CONSTITUTION,SUPPORT COMPETITION WITHIN STATES FOR LOW COST FULL COVERAGE POLICYS
Drug Reimportation Do you support or oppose allowing legal prescription drugs to be reimported into the US? SUPPORT BEST PATH FOR QUALITY,LEAST COST DRUGS
Why or why not? SUPPORT BEST PATH FOR QUALITY,LEAST COST DRUGS
Medicare and Prescription Drugs Do you support or oppose using the size of Medicare and Medicaid to negotiate for prescription drug prices and to more widely use generic drugs? BOTH, SUPPORT BEST PATH FOR QUALITY,LEAST COST DRUGS
Homeland Security The PATRIOT Act The PATRIOT Act was passed after the events of 9-11 and deals with a number of issues relating to homeland security and terrorism. This included provisions for warrantless wiretapping, searches without warrants, and other items. Since that time, it has been reauthorized several times. Do you support the continued reauthorization of this act, or would you move to end the PATRIOT Act? NO,PROTECT PRIVACY OF CITIZENS AND BUSINESSES,KEEP AT STATE LEVEL, PRIVATE SECURITY/SWAT TEAMS, FOLLOW CONSTITUTION, EMERGENCY EXCEPTIONS WITH WARRANTS
2012 NDAA The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) contained provisions that allowed a US citizen who was accused of being allied with terrorists to be arrested and detained indefinitely. This was accomplished by declaring the US Homeland to be a battlefield in the war on terror. This moves the accusation of terrorism from a crime to an act of war and removes the right to a lawyer and to refuse to answer questions. Do you support or oppose this legislation and would you vote to remove those provisions? NO, SAME RIGHTS, FOLLOW CONSTITUTION
The TSA The Transportation Security Administration provides security at airports and other areas. Is this the proper role of the federal government, and are these measures feasible given the current spending concerns? NO, PRIVATE SECURITY BEST,FOCUS ON BAGGAGE AND FREIGHT LOADS FOR AT RISK SITUATIONS
TSA and Enhanced Patdowns The TSA uses body scanners and enhanced pat downs to check passengers for explosives and weapons. Are these measures consistent with the right to be free from unreasonable search? YES,USE LATEST TECHNOLOGY,NONINVASIVE, FOLLOW CONSTITUTION
Do these measures provide adequate safety? NO,STRONGER BAGGAGE,TRUCK LOAD AND FREIGHT SCREENING
TSA and VIPR Teams The TSA uses Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response teams - VIPeR Teams - to conduct random checks at transit stations such as bus terminals and rail station terminals. There are plans to increase the number of these teams and to move them into the streets. Are these actions consistent with the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure? FOLLOW STATE LAWS AND THE CONSTITUTION
Are these measures needed to provide security? FOLLOW STATE LAWS AND THE CONSTITUTION
Illegal Drugs The War on Drugs Do you suppport an expansion or a continued effort in the war on drugs? SAME, FOLLOW CONSTITUTION
If you support an expansion, in what way would you expand the effort? NA
Decriminalization Do you support or oppose making some drugs legal or removing the laws that make mere possession of those drugs illegal? NO,STRONG ENFORCEMENT WITH PRIVATE REHAB CENTERS
Tenth Amendment and Drugs Do you support or oppose the ability of a state to decriminalize drugs within the state? NO, SUPPORT STATES LAWS, FOLLOW CONSTITUTION
Immigration Amnesty Do you support measures to allow citizens of other nations residing in the US illegally to remain in the nation indefinitely as a citizen or under a different legal status? YES
Actions Against Illegal Aliens If you oppose legislation to make illegal aliens US citizens or grant them permanent resident status, what course of action would you support to enforce the law? FOLLOW CONSTITUTION, US WAS FOUNDED BY IMMIGRANTS
This could include enforcing existing laws against employers who hire illegal aliens, enforcement against illegal aliens themselves, or other measures.DREAM ActThe DREAM Act would grant in state tuition rates at colleges and universities to illegal aliens. It would also grant citizenship to those who graduated high school in the US and go on to attend college even though they are in the country illegally. Do you support the DREAM Act? YES
Immigration Reform In 1986 a law called Simpson-Mizzoli granted amnesty to illegal aliens in return to increased enforcement of immigration laws. That legislation also asserts that it is the sense of Congress that US immigrations laws should be enforced. If you support a new reform is passed to provide a pathway to citizenship to illegal aliens, what measures would you use to ensure that another wave of illegal aliens would not be granted amnesty in another 20 or 30 years? NONE, AMERICA WAS FOUNDED BY IMMIGRANTS,MAKES US STRONGER AND MORE RESILIANT, BETTER EDUCATED AND TALENTED DIVERSE WORKFORCE, WE NEED HIGH TECH ENGINEERS AND TECHNOLOGISTS NATIONWIDE FOR MILLIONS OF OPEN POSITIONS
Arizona and Other States Arizona and other states have passed laws in an effort to use state and local law enforcement to discourage illegal immigration and enforce federal laws. Was this action consistent with the constitutional delegation of powers? YES, SUPPORT STATES
Sanctuary Cities Numerous cites such as San Francisco declare that federal immigration laws will not be applied within their jurisdiction. They also exempt illegal aliens from laws they are broken solely as a result of their status, such as driving and employment laws. Do you support these policies? YES SUPPORT STATES CHOICE AND THEIR SUPPORT OF LOCAL CHOICES
Would you move to end them? SUPPORT STATES CHOICES
E-Verify The federal government has a program called E-Verify that allows employers to run a possible employee's social security number and name through an electronic database and then determine if that number is valid. Do you support the requirement that any company doing government work be required to use this program? SUPPORT FEDERAL AND STATE CHOICES
Current vs Former Immigrants If you support the deportation of illegal aliens or other mechanisms of enforcement of immigration laws, how does the current wave of illegal aliens differ from those who came in previous decades? SUPPORT PATH TO CITIZENSHIP FOR ALL
International AidMore or Less Recently, numerous candidates have stated that the level of international aid should be lowered. Do you support or oppose this view? SUPPORT,CHECK CHOICES AND AMOUNTS WITH FOCUS ON FAMILIES,REDUCING HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS
Do you support or oppose a reduction to countries that are less firendly to US interests? STRONGLY SUPPORT, WITH EYES OPEN FOR EFFECTS ON FAMILIES,HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS WITH DUE CARE
Starting Over at Zero Many candidates have stated that the US should not start each budget with a set amount allocated to countries. They state that each country should start the year at zero and then earn the aid we pay then through continued support. Do you support or oppose this viewpoint? SUPPORT. WITH CONTINUITY BUDGETWISE YEAR TO YEAR WITH HONOR AND TRUST
Specific Countries What speciic countries, regions, or programs would you target for elimination, reduction, or an increase in funding? ELIMINATE ROGUE,UNECESSARY, AND OVERFUNDED
Internet Freedom and Security Internet Kill SwitchS 3480 was legislation put forth to provide an "internet kill switch" that would allow entities to put in place electronic architecture to remove critical infrastructure from the internet should there be a cyber attack. Critics caution that such architecture could be used to shut down the internet to the population as was done in Egypt during the revolution there. Do you support or oppose this type of legislation and is there a need for it given the threat of a cyber attack? STRONGLY OPPOSE, CREATE SECURE INTERNET AND BACKUPS, CREATE NEW INTERNET LEVELS, MILITARY HIGH SECURITY LEVEL, COMMERCE LEVEL ETC TO PROTECT AND BACKUP CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE, DATA AND ASSETS
SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA SOPA and PIPA were pieces of legislation that would allow the government to shut down sites that it thought were violating copyright laws. President Obama has signed the ACTA treaty which enforced the same regulation with other countries. Would you vote for or against these pieces of legislation? OPPOSE, RESPECT LAWS AND INTERNET PRIVACY
Iran Sanctions In the last year, Congress and the President have enacted two sets of sanctions against Iran. One set prevents any business with Iran's oil industry, and the other deals with preventing Iran from banking with companies that deal with Iran. Do you support or oppose these sanctions and why or why not? STRONGLY SUPPORT, SUPPORT NEW ULTIMATUM, PEACE FROM STRENGTH EITHER REMOVE OR CONSEQUENCES INCLUDING ALL MILITARY OPTIONS
Nuclear Weapons Iran has nuclear reactors, and is believed to be pursuing nuclear weapons. Would you support efforts to prevent this from happening and what level of effort would you support? ALL OPTIONS ON TABLE INCLUDING ALL MILITARY OPTIONS, PREFER NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU)
Would this include military action? INCLUDING ALL MILITARY OPTIONS
Israel Relationship with IsraelWhat should the relationship be between the US and Israel? STRONG ALLIES WITH ISRAEL , SAUDI ARABIA AND ALL THE EMIRATES
Are they different from other countries? NO, STRONG ALLIES
A Palestinian State Should the US support an agreement between Israel and Palestine that involves a Palestinian state? YES,INDEPENDENT STATE
Right of Return Do you support or oppose a right of return for Palestinians that left Israel during the war? SUPPORT
Settlements What is your view on the expansion of Jewish settlements throughout Israel? STOP
Libya Military InvolvementDid you support or oppose the use of military force in Libya?SUPPORT COALITIONWar Powers Act The War Powers Act allows the President 60 days to respond to threats and then report to Congress. At the end of those 60 days, President Obama claimed that since only drones were being used in military actions, no US soldier was in danger and he was not required to seek a declaration of war. Is President Obama's assertion accurate? NO, FOLLOW THE CONSTITUTION EXCEPT EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
UN Security Council In responding to the purpose of military action in Libya, President Obama stated that the Ghaddafi regime represented a threat to the authority of the UN Security council and had to be addressed. In your opinion, is this assertion consistent with the proper use of military force? YES, ACTIONS IN RESPONSE TO THREATS TO THE US OR ALLIES AS A UN SECURITY COUNCIL MEMBER ARE PROPER
NASA Grow or ShrinkIn general, what is your view on the role of space exploration in the future of the US? SPACE IS THE FINAL FRONTIER, NASA R&D IS CRITICAL, PRIVATIZE AND COMMERCIALIZE TECHNOLOGIES, NEW MATERIALS, NEW DISCOVERIES AND NEW EXPLORATION
AMERICA NEEDS TO RECREATE THE WONDER AND AWE OF THE SPACE PROGRAM AGAIN
Should NASA be grown to meet defense and exploration issues in space and on the moon or is NASA an agency that simply cannot be financed at current or previous levels?
$1 TRILLION PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COOPERATIVE VENTURES AND FUNDING FOR SPACE
ROBOTIC PROGRAMS ADVANCEMENT AND AUTOMATION OF AMERICAN MANUFACTURING
The Constellation Program President Bush initiated the Constellation Program to first create a vehicle to the Space Station, then go to the moon, and eventually go to Mars. President Obama cancelled the program and has defunded most of it. Would you support or oppose reinstating funding for this program? YES ONLY DIRECT MISSIONS TO MARS AND ALL THE OUTER PLANETS
Nuclear Weapons Number of US Weapons Should the US continue to pursue more advanced and higher numbers of nuclear weapons, or should we draw down our forces in this area?
PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH, CHINA AND RUSSIAN ARESENALS GROWING STRONGER WITH START AS A PLACATING MEASURE ONLY, STOP GIVING THEM MONEY TO SECURE/REPROCESS
The New START Treaty Do you support or oppose the New START Treaty? SUPPORT AT CURRENT LEVELS MISSILES AND ADVANCEMENT OF RESEARCH NUCLEAR /NONNUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY
Social Security The State of Social Security What is your viewpoint on the current state of social security?STRONG LEAVE SOCIAL SECURITY ALONE, ADD NEW PRIVATE SS SAVINGS ACCOUNTS HIGHER RETURNS FOR SENIORS AND THEIR FAMILIES
How long can the system remain solvent? FOREVER IF IT IS MANAGED AT HIGHER RETURNS
Privatization Do you support or oppose allowing some people to place a portion or all of the money that is taken in social security into a private account? SUPPORT ADDITIONAL SS SAVINGS ACCOUNTS MANAGED AT HIGHER RETURNS WITH INVESTMENTS IN HIGH PERFORMING ASSETS
Means Testing Means testing is a method of making Social Security solvent by removing benefits for those who have the means to provide for themselves. Do you support or oppose this method? IF YOU PAID YOU AND YOUR FAMILY COLLECT PERIOD, NEVER BENEFIT REMOVALS
If you support it, how would such a system be constructed? NEVER CONSTRUCT
Retirement Age Do you support raising the retirement age to help make Social Security solvent? NEVER MAKE THE SS INVESTMENTS PAY MORE IN SHORTER TIME PERIOD TO KEEP SOLVENT
What age should it be raised to? NEVER RAISE
Raising the Cap People do not pay into social security for income above around $110,000 a year. This is done because they will not recieve benefits on anything above that amount. Would you support or oppose raising that amount or removing it to help make Social Security solvent?
OFFER ADDITIONAL SS BENEFITS FOR THOSE THAT PAY ABOVE $110,00 AS AN OPTION
Your Plan If you had complete autonomy, how would you address Social Security?
KEEP HANDS OFF SS, ONLY ADD NEW SS SAVINGS ACCOUNT AT HIGHEST RETURNS, OFFER OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR THOSE EARNING ABOVE $110,000 AT HIGHEST REURNS
Tax Break Do you support or oppose the 2% tax reduction to social security and why or why not?
SUPPORT 13% FLAT TAX FOR EVERYONE, SS 2% TAX REDUCTION OK TO INCREASE REVENUES
Supreme Court Justices Overall View What is your viewpoint on what sort of judges should be appoitned to the bench? STRONG CONSERVATIVE JUDGES THAT FOLLOW THE CONSTITUTION
Do you support strict constructionists who view the constitution as a set of rules that can be amended but not broken, or do you support the view that judges must show empathy and fairness ahead of strict adherence.Senate ConfirmationRecent Supreme Court nominees have refused to answer questions relating to the specifics of cases. They state that the Senate cannot confirm or deny candidates based on their views, but only on their ability as a judge. Do you support or oppose such a viewpoint? STRONG FAIR JUDGES THAT FOLLOW CONSITUTIONAL VALUES, AND ENFORCE THE LAW, SUPPORT DEATH PENALTY AS DETERRANT AND APPEAL LIMIT
Taxes The Bush Tax Cuts Do you support or oppose repealing some or all of the Bush tax cuts?
SUPPORT ALL TAX CUTS FORA ALL AMERICANS TO REDUCE SIZE OF GOVERNMENT AND CREATE NEW REVENUE AND JOBS FOR AMERICANS, MAKE HAWAII A ZERO TAX STATE 1ST IN BUSINESS
Is you support the repeal, what brackets should be repealed.The Fair TaxDo you support or oppose a Fair Tax system which creates a national sales tax and ends the income tax?
SUPPORT 13% FLAT TAX FOR ALL, ZERO BUSINESS AND ESTATE TAXES,NO NATIONAL SALES TAX
Overall Tax View What is your overall view on taxation? Should taxes be more progressive or flatter? SUPPORT 13% FLAT TAX FOR ALL, ZERO BUSINESS AND ESTATE TAXES
Millionaires Tax Do you support or oppose the so-called "Millionaires Tax" which would implement higher taxes on incomes above $1 million a year for couples.
NO,SUPPORT 13% FLAT TAX FOR ALL, ZERO BUSINESS AND ESTATE TAXES
Term Limits Support or Oppose Do you support or oppose the enactment of term limits for Congressmen and Senators? OPPOSE,NO TERM LIMITS FOR SENATORS AND CONGRESSMAN,YOU WIN YOUR RACE YOU STAY
If so, what length of time or number of terms should each representative be allowed to serve?
NO TERM LIMITS,NOT APPLICABLE
The Constitution Incorporation The bill of rights guarantees the right to bear arms, freedom of speech, and a number of other civil liberties. One view on the constitution is that the bill of rights also guarantees that the states cannot violate those rights against any citizen of the nation. The opposing view is that the bill of rights applies only to what the federal government can do and not to the states. As an example, the second amendment protects citizens from federal laws forbiding firearms. However, under one view the states may still be allowed to restrict them, while under the other the constitution protects the rights of the citizens within the states as well
. Where do you stand on incorporation? BILL OF RIGHTS APPLIES TO BOTH FEDERAL AND STATE
Church and State The infamous line declaring a wall separating the church from the state does not appear in the constitution but was written in a letter referencing the intent of the constitution. What is your position on the role of a person's religion in their governance?
SUPPORT SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE,SUPPPORT PRAYER CHOICE IN SCHOOLS
The Economy Keynesian vs Austrian How would you define your view on economics? NEITHER
MORE MODERN ECONOMIST APPROACHES ARE USED, DEFINE BUSINESS CYCLES ,AS AUSTRIAN METHOD IS NOT ACCEPTED BY MOST MODERN ECONOMISTS TO EXPLAIN THE ECONOMIC BOOM AND BUST CYCLES. GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE CAUSES MORE CYCLES FASTER
Austrian business cycle theory points to the actions of fractional-reserve banks and central banks to explain the business cycles, it fails to explain the severity of business cycles before the establishment of the US Federal Reserve and is an antiquated theory with the Keynsian theory of economics.
Do you support or oppose the Keynesian view that only government can intervene to stimulate the economy in times of low economic activity or would you classify your view as more closely following the Austrian view? MODERN BALANCED APPROACH CYCLES,RISK AND PREDICTION
Debt and Taxes What effect does government debt have on the economy of the US?
NATIONAL DEBT AND DEFICITS INTEREST PAYMENTS WEIGH ON THE ECONOMY AND SERVICES
How does this compare to the level of taxation? 40% OF ALL TAXES GOES TO DEBT SERVICE
Is it more important to lower taxes and deficit spend in the short term, or to have higher taxes to prevent debt? CUT TAXES TO ZERO TO SPUR ECONOMIC GROWTH, REVENUE AND JOBS.
Glass-Steagal Among other things, the Glas-Steagal Act limited commercial bank securities activities and affiliations between commercial banks and securities firms. What effect has the repeal of Glass-Steagal had on the economy and would you support legislation to reinstate the banking provisions?
REPEAL OF GLASS STEAGAL ALLOW S US FINANCIAL SERVICE FIRMS TO COMPLETE ON A MORE LEVEL BASIS WITH GLOBAL EUROPEAN AND ASIAN FIRMS TO ALLOW BANKS AND NONBANKS TO EXPAND THEIR SERVICES TO INCLUDE PRIVATE BANKING,WEALTH MANAGEMENT,ASSET MANAGEMENT, INSURANCE, BROKERAGE, COMMERCIAL, MERCHANT,INVESTMENT BANKING AND RETAIL AS WELL AS OTHER SERVICESAS ITS REINSTATEMENT IS NOT POSSIBLE AT THIS TIME
Immigration, Trade, and the Economy What effect has illegal and legal immigration had on the economy of the US since the 1986 Mazzoli-Simpson act to grant amnesty to all illegal aliens?
AMERICA WAS FOUNDED BY IMMIGRANTS, IMMIGRANTS SPUR GROWTH AND BUILD THE US
What effect have policies such as NAFTA, CAFTA, and GATT had on the economy? SPUR GROWTH IN THE ECONOMY, MORE NATION AGREEMENTS WITH US NEED TO BE COMPLETED
The Stimulus Did you support or oppose the 2009 Stimulus, and how would you rate its effectiveness? SUPPORTED STIMULUS AT THE TIME, STIMULUS MONEY USED FOR OTHER PURPOSES RATHER THEN FOR CREATING NEW LENDING WHICH WAS THE STIMULUS PURPOSE
The Paul Ryan Plan Support or Oppose The plan proposed by Congressman Paul Ryan dealt with what he percieved as looming fiscal problems with Social Security and Medicare by changing Medicare to a voucher system and making changes to social security. Do you support or oppose this plan? NO, HANDS OFF SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS AND MEDICARE, ADD NEW SS SAVINGS ACCOUNTS AT HIGHER RATESOF RETURN FOR SENIORS
The Second Amendment Overall View Overall, are you supportive of second amendment rights, or do you believe that the need to curtail crime is more important? STRONG SUPPORT 2ND AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION, LIMITS ON ASSAULT RIFLES AND MILITARY HARDWARE
The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution is the part of the United States Bill of Rights that protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms adopted on December 15, 1791, along with the Bill of Rights.
Incorporation Incorporation means that the Bill of Rights guarantees rights that not even the states can override. This includes second amendment rights. Non-incorporation means that the Bill of Rights and the Constitution limits the federal government, but not the states. Where do you stand on incorporation? BILL OF RIGHTS APPLIES TO BOTH FEDERAL AND STATES
Protection of Lawful Commerce Congress has passed legislation known as the Protection of Lawful Commerce Act. It protects firearms manufacturers from lawsuits put forth by victims of crimes involving firearms. Do you support or oppose such legislation? LIMIT LAWSUITS
Assault Weapons Ban A ban was in place on the sale of assault weapons from 1994 to 2004. Would you support or oppose the reimplementation of an assault weapons ban? SUPPORT ON AUTOMATIC ASSAULT WEAPONS AND AUTOMATIC HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINES
This would include a ban on high capacity magazines. Would you support a ban on such magazines? SUPPORT ON AUTOMATIC ASSAULT WEAPONS AND HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINES
National Reciprocity Most states have laws that allow their citizens to carry concealed firearms if they have a permit. There have been efforts recently to pass legislation that would grant a person with a concealed firearms license to carry a concealed weapon in any other state that allows concealed weapons. Would you support or oppose these national reciprocity laws?
FOLLOW STATE LAWS AND CONSTITUTION
Background Checks Do you support or oppose the effort to close the loophole that allows people to purchase firearms at a gun show without a background check? FOLLOW STATE LAWS AND CONSTITUTION
Chicago and DC Gun Bans Recently, the Supreme Court ruled that the gun bans put in place in Chicago and Washington DC were not constitutional. Do you support or oppose these rulings?
FOLLOW STATE LAWS AND CONSTITUTION
Registration Should the federal government maintain a database of firearms purchased by citizens of the US? NO,FOLLOW STATE LAWS AND CONSTITUTION
Reporting Rules In 2010, the Obama administration issued new rules that require states which border Mexico to report sales of more than one long rifle. Do you support or oppose these reporting requirements and why or why not? FOLLOW STATE LAWS AND CONSTITUTION
The Tenth Amendment Overall ViewpointWhat is your position on the tenth amendment?
STRONG SUPPORTER OF 10TH AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION AND STATES RIGHTS
The Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, was ratified on December 15, 1791 and states the Constitution's principle of Federalism by providing that powers not granted to the Federal government nor prohibited to theStates by the Constitution are reserved to the States or the people.
In what areas should states push for greater independence through the tenth amendment?ALL
THE STRONGER THE STATES AND PEOPLE ARE THE STRONGER THE UNITED STATES IS AS A NATION
The United Nations Stay or LeaveShould the United States remain within the United Nations and should we increase or reduce the level of influence between the US and the UN?
STRONG STAY,ALWAYS STAY AS FOUNDING UN LEADER AND SECURITY COUNCIL LEADER, INCREASE THE FUNDING AND LEVEL OF SUPPORT FOR POLICE ACTIONS AROUND THE WORLD
Agenda 21 Agenda 21 is a UN effort to "re-wild" the world and the US through population reduction and restricting the use of wilderness land. Should the US participate in this program?
US BIRTH RATES AND # CHILDREN IN FAMILIES IS DROPPING WITH AN AGING POPULATION
YES, REWILD AND REGREEN HAWAII, MOUNTAINEERING SHOULD BE AN HAWAII ADVENTURE
Is it a threat to national soveriegnty? NO
Trade Policy Overall Trade PolicyIn general, do you support the idea of free trade with other nations or is one role of government to protect industries through tariffs and other policies?
SUPPORT FREE TRADE WITH REGIONAL COOPERATION TO BUILD INDUSTRIES AND ELIMINATE HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS
Free Trade Agreements How do you view the effects of agreements such as NAFTA, CAFTA, and GATT on the economy of the United States? PRO TRADE, PRO NAFTA,CAFTA,GATT, INCREASE US ECONOMY AND BREADTH OF INDUSTRY COOPERATION AND NEW US MANUFACTURING
Have other nations honored their sides of the agreements? US NEEDS BETTER MOUs MEMORANDUMS OFUNDERSTANDING BETWEEN COUNTRIES
HAWAII AND THE NATION NEEDS LEADERS IN THE US SENATE TO STAND UP FOR ALL THE PEOPLE OF HAWAII AND TO ELIMINATE THE DEFICIT AND CUT TAXESVOTE FOR EDDIE US SENATOR HAWAII 2012 | US SENATE RACE PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTION 2012 | MAKE HAWAII A ZERO TAX STATE AND LEAD THE NATION
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Just remember — The original Silicon Valley was not created by politicians.
Is that you Eddie?
As I read down through the questions, I like some answers and some not so much but a lot of them overall is better than some of the Republicans who are running here.
Keep reading. He’s a RINO.
Absolutely stupid position to take. It may curry favor with the unions, but it costs the citizens 25-40% on their food and dry goods expenses.
Moved to South Florida after 2 1/2 years in Hawaii. Been here 4 months and am still dazzled by the cheap (relative to HI costs) food and clothing.
He/you will never win in Hawaii preaching the virtues of hard work. Hawaiians dont WANT jobs. They want welfare. Case in point big sugar mill on the east side of the big island was in trouble in the early 90's It opened its books to the workers and told them if they couldn't take a pay cut the mill would close. Workers voted NOT to take a pay cut. Mill closed, and they've been on welfare pretty much ever since. Hawaii is probably the fourth to last place I'd choose to live in the US. with NY, MA, and CA being lower on the list.
Exactly. But if They did, they would probably choose an Island 8 hours away from CONUS by air with little or no natural resources of it’s own.
Huh? What's an AUTOMATIC HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINE?
He supports renewing the Clinton "scary looking rifle" ban? RINO.
Time to cut Hawaii loose. Make a permanent deal for the bases and leave them to their own devices. See how long their ultraleft schtick lasts in Honolulu.