1. Would you push to shut down the Federal Dept. of Education? – Education needs to be about the students that’s why I am a firm believer that education should be put in the hands of parents in their local cities and states. The Federal Government has no business getting involved in what is clearly a local issue. Washington needs to let the teachers be business of educating children—not Washington bureaucrats. Put control of our children’s future in the hands of local leaders and parents who are best suited to study and provide what is best for our children.
2. Would you push to shut down the Federal Dept. of Energy? – The current Energy Dept needs to be shut down. I have a good friend who works for a large private oil firm, when asked what the Dept. of Energy does, even he could not tell me. Once again the drilling process and permitting could, and should, be left to local authorities where the drilling would take place. Texas is number one in natural gas and oil producing state in America. We’re the fifth largest producer of coal. We need to make sure we take full advantage of the natural resources at our disposal. That means speeding up the permitting process, (hand that task to locals) and put a moratorium on any new regulations that would hinder or slow the drilling process. We also need to stop frivolous lawsuits by so called “environmentalists” that hold up drilling projects for years. The answer to our energy woes is to streamline the drilling process. Doing away with the Dept. of Energy would help. We need a sensible energy plan to make country energy secure for generations to come.
3. Would you push to shut Down the Federal EPA. – Yes. The EPA rules and over-regulations are raising the energy costs. The job destroying regulations are restricting our domestic energy. Even Congress has said the EPA needs to be curbed, but the Obama administration is determined to increase the power of this agency that is not held accountable and it’s over-regulatory burden on American businesses. As a result, businesses are not expanding and growing; but packing up.
4. Do you believe marriage is between one man and one woman? – I am a Catholic, and firmly believe marriage is between one man and one woman.
5. Will you vow to stop completely any federal funding for abortion? – Yes. Again my religion is at the heart of my Pro-Life stance. Human life is precious and I do not believe in federal funding for abortion.
6. Will you pledge to serve a maximum of 8 – 12 Years?
Yes. I am a firm believer in term limits. We have become a “ruling class” of career politicians in Washington and I didn’t believe our Founding Fathers ever intended for citizen lawmakers to make a career out of politics.
7. Do you support a consumption or flat tax and would you revamp the IRS? –
The tax code is a mess. We need to scrap it and start over. Many Americans are not sure what type of tax they support (1/3 support sales tax, 1/3 flat tax and a 1/3 are fine with current system). What that tell me is 2/3 want something different. It’s unacceptable that Republican leaders didn’t change the tax system when they controlled all branches of the federal government. The IRS needs to be a tax collection agency. It’s now a collection and distribution agency. Currently, 47% of Americans pay no income tax. That’s not fair. All Americans need to be invested. That’s why I support the FairTax, which is a consumption tax or national sales tax. This allows big companies to bring back their off-shore profits to invest in America—something that is not happening now.