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LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Ventura Counties, CA June 3, 2014 Election
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Christopher "Chris" Mitchum
Answers Questions

Candidate for
United States Representative; District 24

 
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Questions & Answers

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

Budget deficits. We need a balanced budget amendment. A Constitution Convention of the States is the quickest way to get that done. We need to cut spending. I think the "Mack-Penny" plan is a good starting place for conversation. It cuts $7.5 trillion in 8 years, balances the budget, and the last 2 years leaves a surplus!

Unemployment. As North Dakota and Midland Tx have shown us (about 3% unemployment), developing our natural resources will jump-start the economy. As well, we will lower transportation and energy costs making goods cheaper and bringing manufacturing (thus more jobs) back, we will become energy independent, we can export oil and gas lowering the trade deficit, Europe can get free from Russia for energy which will help push the Russian economy into collapse, with people working, less on welfare so more government savings to pay down the debt. And on and on. Also, lower taxes, roll back restrictions and turn loose the entrepreneur to create wealth and jobs.

3. What are your priorities with respect to our nationís energy policy?

As North Dakota and Midland Tx have shown us (about 3% unemployment), developing our natural resources will jump-start the economy. As well, we will lower transportation and energy costs making goods cheaper and bringing manufacturing (thus more jobs) back, we will become energy independent, we can export oil and gas lowering the trade deficit, Europe can get free from Russia for energy which will help push the Russian economy into collapse, with people working, less on welfare so more government savings to pay down the debt. And on and on. Also, lower taxes, roll back restrictions and turn loose the entrepreneur to create wealth and jobs.


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