!. What should the federal government's role in funding and regulating K-12 public education?
Answer: I'd support abolishing the Department of Education. That being the case, next year, Chris Christie can avoid any more demeaning spectacles, like this years, Governor's- Grovelling for Dollars- in Washington. That's money that quite frankly, originated in New Jersey- if you think about it. Actually he doesn't grovel, that's why his popularity is growing in this state, even after that major bureaucratic snafu down in Washington last month.
2) Do you agree or disagree with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United V. Federal Election Commission? Should Congress pass new legislation as a response to the Court's decision?
Answer: Agree. The first amendment protects private corporations ability to fund advertisements etc., be they critical, or in support of candidates. I wish General Motors or the UAW would produce a commercial critical of my Congressman, Frank LoBiondo. He's taken UAW campaign contributions for years.. Now he's double crossed American Auto makers, and definitely, their Unions, by obsequiously giving in to voter emotions last year when he voted against saving GM and Chrysler. Voters have every right to be outraged lately about bailouts for this or that group- but does Frank, if he takes Union money? Anyway, ask the management of Ford whether keeping their competition, and all the part suppliers afloat was a good idea. Hey, UAW! How about a big financial endorsement of me?
3) What economic policies should the federal government pursue during this recession?
The government, having gotten us into this mess- I'm thinking the repeal of Glass-Steagall- can try and get us out, but I wouldn't be too sanguine about that possibility! Someone, very much in my thoughts lately, was one of the Washington cognisenti in "said" repeal. What was Glass-Steagall? Oh, it was nothing, just a little safeguard written into law after the last great Wall Street induced- speculative bubble- and it worked miracles- till its repeal 70 years later by LoBiondo among others. Frank ridicules the same Wall Street fat-cats he aided and abetted. He of all people shouldn’t be voting on any new legislation to get us out of any self inflicted recession now! What would I do in his place? See my web site
4) What should the U.S. short-term and long-term goals be in Iraq and Afghanistan and how should these be achieved?
Answer: Short term goals have gone by the boards; we're there almost 10 years to the day. Long term goals have to honor the thousands of military who've given their lives or been injured, by us finishing the mission. I'd support extending the deadline to be out of Afghanistan and make sure that the Taliban doesn't wait us out. Pakistan, India and Iran is a cauldron our enemies would love to stir up worse than it already is.
Frank LoBiondo for whatever reason in 2007, (I’ve a good guess) did not support George Bush's courageous troop surge. Without resorting to name calling, which would be so easy, I'll just remind voters who don't know the all the LoBiondo facts, how wrong he got it.
5) Do you support or oppose the health care financing reforms enacted in 2010? What aspects (if any) would you change?
Answer: I'm for Single Payer, I've stated why on previous questionnaires. I'd put just about any combination of Government entity's on the table for possible elimination as a peace offering to get intransigent Republicans- who are rightfully skeptical about the biggest expansion of the Federal Government in history- on board.
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