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LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Riverside County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
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Michael Dale Williamson
Answers Questions

Candidate for
United States Representative; District 42

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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?

Across the board reduction in taxes, combined with less business regulation.

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?

Across the board reduction in taxes, which will typically results in increased revenue. No Federal budget approval that includes a deficit. No Federal budget approval that increases spending beyond a similar increase in population. Across the board reduction in entitlement programs. Military and safety spending should have a high priority, and in addition to a reduction in entitlement programs, domestic spending such as on "shovel ready jobs" should be discontinued

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?

Energy policy should be one that encourages private investment and exploration while at the same time permitting exploration of U. S. domestic resources. There should however, be a regulation that insures U. S. markets do not suffer high prices resulting from U. S. shortages when producers choose to sell U. S. oil products on higher priced overseas markets. Clean energy is also something that must occur by way of private investment. Frankly, if the technology is viable and cost effective, investment will occur and clean energy will gain acceptance in this country.

4. What, if any, changes should be made to federal health care policies or programs?

Obamacare should be repealed. Medicare should not be forced onto retirees who have a private system in place that they prefer. Restrictions regarding the prohibition against selling healthcare policies across state lines should be removed, which creates competition. Persons should be permitted to purchase only those portions of healthcare coverage they want; it should not be a costly one size fits all healthcare insurance policy.

5. What, if any, changes should be made to federal rules on campaign financing?

None.


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