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LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, Santa Clara Counties, CA June 5, 2012 Election
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Mike LeBarre
Answers Questions

Candidate for
United States Representative; District 20


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. In this time of high unemployment, what are the most important steps that should be taken to improve our nationís economy?

Energy is the lifeblood of any country and low energy prices are necessary for a vibrant and expanding economy. Our Country needs to increase domestic energy production to lower costs for all Americans and business. Reform the tax code by implementing the Simplified Revenue plan that leaves more money in our pockets and brings fairness to all taxpayers. This grows our economy, encourages domestic and foreign investment, and puts millions of Americans back to work.

2. How should the federal budget deficit be addressed, now and into the future? How should budget priorities for defense and domestic programs be adjusted?

Enact the Common Sense 10 year budget plan to responsibly trim the size and scope of the Federal budget over 10 years. It is too easy to trim costs by cutting jobs. This only hurts Americans and weakens our economy. I will focus on spending efficiently and eliminating redundancies not by cutting paychecks.

3. What are your priorities with respect to our nationís energy policy? Should there be an emphasis on clean energy and reducing carbon emissions, and/or on reducing our dependence on foreign sources?

It is vitally important that we increase domestic energy production in the U.S. We should be expanding production of proven energy sources like safe nuclear, natural gas, clean coal and domestic oil. Concurrently invest in research to develop high capacity battery technologies to utilize green energy production. This will create a bridge to a clean and renewable energy future while growing our economy now.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' statements are presented as submitted. References to opponents are not permitted.

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