Questions for Candidates

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.The candidates can answer the questions in an email or using their facebook login on this site. The responses to this questionnaire are shown under the appropriate issue. The candidate can answer as many or as few of the questions as they desire. If you would like a candidate or representative answer these questions, email them.

The Economy

Keynesian vs Austrian
How would you define your view on 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?
Debt and Taxes
What effect does government debt have on the economy of the US? How does this compare to the level of taxation? Is it more important to lower taxes and deficit spend in the short term, or to have higher taxes to prevent debt?
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?
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? What effect have policies such as NAFTA, CAFTA, and GATT had on the economy?
The Stimulus
Did you support or oppose the 2009 Stimulus, and how would you rate its effectiveness?