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    Allen Hardwick
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    Dan T. Kildee
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    Harley Mikkelson
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Do you support and will you appear at campaign events with your party’s presidential nominee?

How would you rate the State of Michigan's response to the Flint water crisis?

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How would you rate the federal government’s response to the Flint water crisis?

Explain.

Should Congress provide funding to help Flint, and other cities across the U.S., reduce and eventually eliminate lead service lines?

Do you support deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership? Do they help create jobs in the U.S.? Why or why not?

What do you think needs to be done to make the U.S. tax code fairer?

Do you think Obamacare should be augmented or replaced? How would you change it? What would you replace it with?

Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony? If so, please explain.

Have you ever filed for personal bankruptcy? If so, please explain.

What specifically would you do to help colleges control the cost of tuition?

The U.S., and Michigan specifically, has long been a place of refuge for people displaced by wars and acts of terror. Should it remain so, especially with regard to refugees from Iraq, Syria and the Middle East?

Would you support a Constitutional amendment repealing Citizens United?

If an American auto company wants to open a plant in another country in order to reduce costs and increase its competitiveness worldwide, should it be able to do so? Should it have to pay additional taxes or fees for work performed overseas?

Where should the U.S. concentrate its job creation efforts?

Should the U.S. Senate confirm a Supreme Court Justice before a new president takes office? If not, why not?

What is the role of Congress when its majority sits in political opposition to the president?

Has the relationship between Congress and the president lost the respect it ought to have during the last two terms? If so, how would you restore it?

How effective has the Republican majority in the House been in exercising the House’s constitutional role in the federal government?

Do you believe income inequality is a problem in America? If so, what would you do about it?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Racial inequality continues to be a serious problem in America.

If you agree, what would you do about it? If you disagree, explain why.

Do you support a moratorium on the deportation of undocumented immigrants whose children were born in the United States?

Do you favor the deportation of all undocumented immigrants?

Do you support legislation to reform the decennial redistricting process by placing it in the hands of in the hands of a non-partisan agency?

How would you reduce the number of firearm-related injuries and deaths in the U.S.?

As more boomers enter retirement, the nation faces critical shortages in eldercare services and rapidly rising levels of poverty among older Americans. What should Congress do about it?

City of residence Davison
Mailing Address PO Box 956
Davison, MI 48423
Age 52
Family Lynnette - Spouse, James - Son, Patrick - Son, Courtani - Daughter, Adam - Son, Elisha- Daughter
Education Paint Valley High School, Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center, Bethesda School of Biblical Studies
Vehicles owned 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager
Professional Experience Self taught web designer and IT specialist.
Political Experience Political Activist
Race/ethnicity White
Campaign Website http://allenhardwick.com
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I do support whoever becomes the definite party nominee. Most likely will not appear at a campaign event unless one is held locally.
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Although there has been great opposition with Democrats playing the blame game, this is not an unusual problem that could happen in many places in America with it's aging infrastructure. The problem that Flint has is the number of its citizens who are not paying taxes due to their economic positions and also the sheer number of residents left to carry the burden of maintaining a city this large. The state has and is continuing its investigation into who caused this to happen but it will take time for those pipes to be replaced and what has been done so far by adding extra phosphate to the water will recoat the pipes until they can be replaced.
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This administration has unlimited funds for other countries but has decided to limit helping their own citizens. Rep. Kildee specifically was silent on the issue for over a year after the problem began and when he did speak out it was just to point the finger at the Governor. This situation should have never become a political one but many on the left have made it one. Right now America's infrastructure is crumbling among other things and we need to stop sending billions of dollars overseas, cut the fat and take care of our own.
Absolutely, we need to take care of our own but do it without raising taxes by cutting unneeded or bloated programs. Accountability is a must in all phases of government and in order to do that the size of government must be reduced. It's not right for the citizens of this country to pay taxes to support other countries or illegal immigrants.
Trade deals can work if properly written and enforced but under this administration I do not support it. The Obama administration wants America to become more like Europe and that is not what the majority of the American people want. We are our own nation and we became the greatest nation on the planet because of our constitution and the drive of its citizens. To have a good trade deal it must be balanced and from past experience with these deals under Democrat control they are not balanced.
Make it much more simple and less likely for businesses and those who make a lot of profit from paying their fair share. I'm not saying to tax the rich more but to end loopholes so what they do pay will be more fair. If done properly, they will be paying a much lower corporate tax that they pay now which currently is one of the highest in the world. This will also encourage more businesses to stay in the US instead of moving to countries with lower corporate taxes.
It should be replaced and there are many good ideas that can be utilized. One way would be to drive up competition by allowing insurance across state lines. Another way is with health savings accounts. Still another option would be for government to pull out of the regulatory position which would allow physicians to provide services at a much lower cost. This idea used with health savings accounts will work much better than any plan out there today. Like most things, getting government involvement out of the free market will substantially lower costs and provide quality service at the same time.
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My platform focuses on education reform. Not everyone has the desire or means to go to college. Not to mention many don't even complete their degree and have a hard time getting a job if or when they finish. Tuition cost rise for a multitude of reasons and one great contributing factor is universities paying out retirement costs. My focus is to bring back skilled trade and industrial arts in high school as an option for those where college may not be an option. Skilled trade workers are at a shortage right now and they pay quite well and those with skills have the potential to open their own small business and create even more jobs. I know this to be true from personal experience.
We live in very turbulent times right now and as we've seen in Europe, those seeking refugee status have not always been peaceful. There are many terrorist hiding within those claiming to be refugees. By bringing them here we risk the same thing and not to mention we are taking them out of their environment and forcing them to assimilate within our culture. The better option would to temporarily relocate them to neighboring countries who's culture in not so different.
Absolutely not. If congress did that then they would have to repeal many other organizations who seek to make America a better place through advocacy.
First and foremost, lets concentrate on making it more profitable for them to do business here by cutting unneeded regulations and lowering corporate tax rates along with closing tax loopholes. If and only if all this is done and they still move assembly plants overseas then imposing import fees that would negate any profits they would make would be the next step. I really don't support the latter because my belief is it's better to allowing free enterprise to grow here without government sanctions is always the best option.
Rebuilding it's skilled trades workforce by much needed education reform. Not only would that give people a fighting chance at the American Dream but also bring about more small businesses in the process. Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day, teach him how to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime.
No because although the SCOTUS is suppose to be non-partisan that has not been the case. It is also not good precedence for a lame duck president to do this either.
This situation causes a standstill when the sitting president is agenda driven instead of a using a bipartisan approach to government. We currently have a majority of Republicans in both the house and senate and the only bills that get passed are ones that are overwhelmingly agreed on by both parties or those that are specifically wanted by the president. Most bills that are supported by a Republican majority only are not even considered because they know they will be vetoed. Congress and the president must learn to make compromises using common sense instead of making laws based on an ideology.
In my opinion along with many others this administration has not wanted to work with Republicans. They have adopted a my way or the highway mentality. A president should be able to unite the nation not divide it and for the last 7 years that has not happened and most Democrats have adopted that same view. Instead of representing the people they represent an ideology driven by special interest groups and big business. I'm not saying Republicans are perfect either but their voting record more closely represents the will of the people. Term limits would be one idea because over time anyone can become corrupted on either side of the fence.
With the ideology of this administration and those who support this ideology congress has been at a standstill on any issues that this administration doesn't like. They have come to realize on many things it's a waste of time to push issues they know the president will veto. A good president will look at all sides of a bill and pass or veto it based on hard evidence and not by personal feelings or beliefs.
Income inequality comes from personal choices people make. Granted some are born into bad situations but they have the ability to overcome. To help them again I will reference better educational opportunities to lift them out of poverty. You cannot bring someone out of poverty by giving them more unearned entitlements, that only traps them on a vicious cycle of government dependency.
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We no longer live in the 1960's and have come a long way since. Sure there are and always will be those who are bigoted but by in large that is simply is not the case. This administration has pushed this issue to the point where we now have groups who are bringing it back to what it was before MLK. The next president must make it their priority to unite the people and discourage groups who inspire hate or division.
We must put our citizens above those who are entering the US illegally. They are not undocumented, they are breaking the law. Those who come here and want to stay using the anchor baby scenario are still breaking the law and should be sent home. If they wish to come back they need to go through proper channels and procedures like those who came here legally.
Yes. If they wish to come back they need to go through proper channels and procedures like those who came here legally. Anyone who is here illegally and commits a violent crime should be immediately deported and never given the opportunity for citizenship.
Being a Republican in an area that is majority Democrat you would think I would be in agreement. I'm not really sure what the correct answer to this would be but the term non-partisan doesn't hold much weight anymore with lobbyist and dark money in politics.
Limiting the rights of legal gun owners is not the answer. One way would be to eliminate gun free zones. Another would be to have mandatory 10 year sentence for those convicted of a crime using a gun. Gun violence is a problem but the majority of it is suicide and inner city violence. We need better mental healthcare reforms and better enforcement of the laws already on the books. We also need to address the possibility of terrorist cells and be proactive against homegrown terrorism. Let's stop them before they get a chance to strike which is something this administration has not done, you must identify the problem in order to address it.
Immediate social security reforms and accountability of government programs. We have too many on an already heavily burdened system who have the ability to work but choose not to and if we break this cycle of dependency more attention can be given to our elderly. Another option would be tax breaks for those families who take in their parents in their retirement years and help with their care.
City of residence Flushing
Mailing Address PO Box 248
Flint, MI 48501
Age 57
Family Wife: Jennifer; Children: Ryan, Kenneth, Katy: Grandchildren: Caitlin and Colin
Education Education: University of Michigan – Flint; B.S. Administration, Central Michigan University; Fannie Mae Foundation Fellow, Kennedy School, Harvard University, 2005
Vehicles owned Chevy Cruze
Professional Experience Member, Flint Board of Education (1977 – 1985), Genesee County Board of Commissioners (1985 – 1997), Genesee County Treasurer (1997 – 2009), President and CEO, Center for Community Progress (2009 – 2012), Member of Congress (2013 – Present)
Political Experience Member, Flint Board of Education (1977 – 1985), Genesee County Board of Commissioners (1985 – 1997), Genesee County Treasurer (1997 – 2009), Member of Congress (2013 – Present)
Race/ethnicity Caucasian
Campaign Website http://www.dankildee.com
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Michigan’s response has been largely an effort to manage this emergency as a public relations problem, not a public health crisis. The Governor failed to provide the resources necessary to immediately address the crisis, even though his administration's politices created this crisis and state agencies were aware of the elevated levels of lead in the water for months before exposed. There has been a failure to provide enough resources and funding to truly assist the residents of Flint to recover from this man-made disaster. Flint needs immediate as well as long-term support from the state to provide health care, educational support, infrastructure repairs, and other services not yet provided.
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The Obama Administration responded within days when asked to declare a state of emergency to free up resources for Flint. They also swiftly acted to provide immediate resources such as bottled water and filters, providing technical and logistical on the ground assistance and expanding Medicaid and Head Start. Congress, however, has failed to provide any meaningful support to Flint, despite efforts by myself and Michigan's Senators. While the House has passed my bill to improve the response time by EPA when action levels for lead exceed current standards, funding needed to provide long-term wrap around services for Flint families, who are the victims of this tragedy.
Yes. I have introduced the Families of Flint Act, which would provide resources to help Flint. I also believe we must have a national conversation and action to protect other Americans from lead exposure. The water crisis in Flint is a result of several factors, one of which is our failure at the state and federal level to invest in our infrastructure. We need a comprehensive and significant investment in our entire infrastructure system, yet Congress has failed to provide the necessary funding.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, as currently written, does not provide a platform for truly fair trade and I cannot support it.

Trade deals, in order to create jobs here in the United States, need to create a truly level playing field. This includes trade deals with enforceable currency provisions, strong rules of origin requirements, and strong labor and wage requirements. We live in a global economy, and I understand that trade, done fairly, can benefit America and the rest of the world.
We need comprehensive tax reform that creates a more transparent and predictable tax code – one that raises the necessary revenue to make the long-term investments we need to grow the economy as we responsibly reduce our national debt. Our tax system must be more simple and fair for working families while closing corporate loopholes that mean that corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share.
I believe that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is an important step forward in ensuring all Americans have access to quality health care. The ACA has provided health coverage to millions of new Americans cannot be overstated.

The ACA is not perfect and there are aspects that should be improved, namely how we provide support for our small businesses to offer coverage for their employees. I will work with anyone on either side of the aisle that wants to make genuine improvements to the ACA, but to wholesale advocate for its repeal would leave millions of Americans without coverage. That is an unacceptable outcome.
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One of the best investments we can make in our country is to ensure that individuals are able to better themselves through higher education or apprenticeship programs. I believe that tuition should be affordable to everyone that wants to attend college and that student debt is not a crushing burden on our graduates. PELL grants are an important step towards addressing the cost of college and I have strongly supported expanding this program. It is also important that college debt is able to be refinanced at lower interest rates. Finally, we need to provide incentives for states to invest in higher education through match-based incentives with the federal government.
It's critical that we pursue a strong & smart national security. There's a way for the U.S. to both protect our country from those who seek to do us harm while still being a beacon for freedom and liberty. We live in a country that was built on the principle of opening its arms to immigrants and refugees fleeing oppression and terror, and we should not desert that foundation now. People forced from their homes due to war and violence, regardless of where they are from, should be welcomed.
Yes. The over-sized role of money in politics is undermining our democracy and is principally to blame for the continued partisan gridlock we see in Congress. Hundreds of millions of dollars each election cycle fuel a distorted political process that has paralyzed Washington. In recent years, this influence of money in politics has been magnified by recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have opened the floodgates to corporations that can spend unlimited amounts of money to influence elections. If we don’t fix the underlying problem of the bloated role of money in our political system, we will be incapable of addressing the major questions facing us as a nation.
Our focus should be on ensuring that the domestic manufacturing environment is strong enough to ensure our companies are not looking to move their plants, and with them American jobs. We need to invest in our infrastructure to ensure that trucks and trains can move materials and goods easily and safely throughout our country. It is important that our workers are also paid a livable wage so they can support their families without needing to take a second job or rely on government programs.

I believe we have the best manufacturing workers in the world, and it is important that they are supported.
We need to concentrate on emerging advanced manufacturing technologies, including renewable energy, when we push for job creation. In Michigan, with its strong focus on automobiles, that means technologies such as fuel efficiency, self-driving vehicles and other transportation advancements. We are also fortunate to live in a state with tremendous opportunities for entrepreneurs to bring their ideas and energy to create good-paying jobs.

Our economy must always be looking forward; we cannot be satisfied with only focusing job creation in already established industries. Growing our job opportunities will also require us to support new and emerging technologies.
Yes. It is unacceptable that Republicans in the U.S. Senate have failed to do their job or even have a hearing or vote on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. Their inaction and political obstruction threatens the ability for our country’s independent judiciary to operate the way it was intended.
Our system of government, as designed by our Founding Fathers, was set up as a system of checks and balances, including different political parties in power as we currently have. However, the political obstruction and partisanship we have seen in recent years has jeopardized progress on a variety of issues. This is not what our founders intended. Disagreements within our political system have always been – and will continue – to be registered, but at the end of the day, the American people expect us to do our job and get things done. That is currently not happening because of an obstructionist Congress that refuses to do its job.
Congress and the Executive Branch must work together, now and in the future, in order to enact legislation and the will of the people. This relationship does not work when one branch essentially refuses to work with the other, as is the case with Congress and President Obama now. The next President and the next Congress, must be willing and able to set partisan differences aside to try and find common ground on a whole host of issues that await action.
Our system of government was meant as checks and balances, but not complete obstruction of our political process, as we have seen with Republicans in Congress. Despite overwhelming majorities of people demanding action on issues facing our country, the House Republicans, led by Speaker Ryan, have continued to block meaningful progress on virtually any issue because they do not want to be seen as giving in to a Democratic president. This is completely unacceptable. Progress under Republicans in Congress has slowed to a screeching halt and the American people are fed up with partisanship and gridlock.
Yes. America is the richest country in the world, yet we continue to face a widening income gap where millions of Americans are working harder than ever but receiving lower wages in return. As income inequality has increased, the rungs on the ladder of opportunity have grown further apart. The biggest source of spending comes in the form of tax loopholes that disproportionately benefit the wealthy, so we need tax reform that is fair for small business and workers and ensures that we all pay our fair share. We also need to enact policies that provide greater opportunity and rising incomes to the working class –not just big businesses or corporations.
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Racial inequality continues to be reflected in many aspects of society, including our schools, wages, employment opportunities and the criminal justice system. To address these issues requires a focus first on rebuilding our public school system to ensure that funding is distributed fairly among schools, regardless of location and local property tax base. We must also reform our criminal justice system to ensure that we spend resources on the treatment and rehabilitation, rather than just the incarceration, of felons. We must ensure that all Michiganders have the chance to succeed, regardless of race.
Yes. Deporting undocumented immigrants that have children born in the U.S. is not a realistic solution. Our current immigration system is broken, we need comprehensive reform. A comprehensive plan to reform immigration should strengthen our borders, grow our economy, crack down on employers who hire undocumented workers, and diminish immigration related crimes like human trafficking.
I do not. The cost of deportation goes beyond just the pure administrative costs of such an action – costs alone which would be prohibitive. Immigrants, documented and undocumented, have built their lives here in America. The vast majority who are law-abiding are pursuing the American Dream just like other Americans. We need comprehensive immigration reform to truly address these issues, not mass deportation.
Yes. The current redistricting process has resulted in deeply partisan districts with elected officials that have little motivation to work together on important issues. In the current Congress, I am a cosponsor of H.R. 2173, the Redistricting Reform Act of 2015.

H.R. 2173 establishes independent redistricting commissions for states, identifying specific criteria for each state commission to use when developing their plans. Importantly, the public has the opportunity to provide input on a redistricting plan. Only by shining light on the redistricting process can we ensure that our democracy represents everyone.
I am a supporter of the Second Amendment. I am also a supporter of common sense gun safety laws supported by a vast majority of Americans to prevent gun violence plaguing our country and many urban communities. We need common sense laws that ensure everyone is subject to a background check before they are able to purchase a firearm and that individuals on the terrorist watch list should not be able to purchase a firearm.
We need a strong focus on reducing levels of poverty among retirees. The pension benefit system has been overtaken by a focus on individual retirement accounts, and the Great Recession demonstrated how quickly savings can be wiped out. It is on Congress to refocus on strengthening the programs that lifted so many individuals out of poverty in the early part of the twentieth century.

Social Security must be protected and strengthened. Congress can raise the contribution cap from its current level of $118,500 for current workers and we can index benefits to inflation to account for rising costs of living. We must ensure that Medicaid benefits are not diminished.
City of residence Caro
Age 69
Family Married, five children, three grandghildren
Education Bachelor of Science, Michigan State University, Major Psychology, two additional years at Saginaw Valley State University Majoring in History and Education
Vehicles owned Harley Davidson motocycle, Prius C, Toyota Corolla
Professional Experience Three years with Michigan Department of Community Health, fourteen years at Michigan School for the Deaf, nine with the Department of Human Services
Race/ethnicity White
Campaign Website http://harleymikkelson.com
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I support Jill Stein our Presidential nominee and would be happy to appear at campaign events with her if her schedule will allow for her to visit Michigan again. Jill has been to Michigan many times and is aware of the problems we face.
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We citizen of Michigan should be ashamed of ourselves, for years we have been electing politicians who gave us minor tax cuts. For those minor tax cuts we got poor roads and schools, university cost increases have been passed on to students, and our cities have suffered. We have known we have a lead pipe and paint problem in Flint and other Michigan cities for years before this current crisis. The politicians we have elected have neglected to deal with the lead problem. In 2002 I first ran for Congress, I ran because I saw first hand what was happening to Flint. There would be plenty of jobs if we elect politicians willing to spend the money to rebuild our cities and state.
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The Flint crisis did not start with the current water crisis. We have known lead is dangerous for about 100 years. It is time the Federal government spends the money to solve the problem. There is money available to fix the problem. If you don't believe there is money to fix the problem, drive around and open your eyes. People and businesses are building large and fancy houses and buildings. Many of us drive pickup trucks that cost $50,000 or more and never carry anything in the pickup bed. I would not be a politician afraid to increase taxes on the well off to get money to solve the lead problem and other problems we have.
Yes. With so many of our jobs being replaced by automation, now would be a good time for the Federal Government to provided the money to replace lead service lines.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a complicated issue. I have not been a fan of past trade agreements because they promote Free Trade instead of Fair Trade. For our national security we must maintain our manufacturing base. I would not vote for the Trans-Pacific Partnership unless the Federal Government guarantees a job paying at least $15/hr. to every citizen who wants one. Jobs lost to other countries or to automation must be replaced, by government jobs if necessary. Our goal must be full employment.
We need a more progressive tax code. Everyone should pay Social Security Tax on their total income and people in the top income groups need to pay a higher income tax rate.
Medicare has been effective in providing coverage and controling costs of medical services for the elderly. We need to improve Medicare and expand it to cover everyone. We need to make Medicare changes to make it even more effective in controlling costs. People at the top in the health care industry are making way too much money. A government run single payer system would take the excessive profit out of our health care system.
Forty years ago I was arrested and convicted of reckless driving and eluding a police officer, even though I was convicted I still maintain I was innocent. I also had a speeding ticket over forty years ago.
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It is important to educate our young people because they are our future and they are the one who will be taking care of us when we get old. In the 50’s and 60’s we made college more affordable because of government programs. Our country has prospered because of the money invested in education in the 50’s and 60’s. My college was mostly paid for by veteran’s benefits and National Defense loans. My college loans were paid off within two years of graduating form College. We need to subsidize college and universities so they can provide free tuition.
We should welcome refugees from the Middle East. We are in large part responsible for the refugee crisis so it is up to us to do what we can to help.
Yes I would support a Constitutional amendment making it clear corporations should not have the same rights as people.
If the new plant in another country eliminates a plant here the company needs to compensate the community for its economic loss because of the reduction in employment. A companies needs to be responsible for the damage they do to communities when they leave a community. If an American auto company opens a plant in another country and wants to import cars or auto parts from that plant, it should be required to pay a fair tariff on the imported cars and auto parts. Fair Trade not Free Trade should be our goal.
We need to create jobs across the country. Full employment should be a national priority. There are plenty of things that need doing in every Congressional District. We need to elect people willing to appropriate the money necessary to ge thing done.
The Senate should be doing its job and considering President Obama's appointee. That is their job. If a person doesn't want to do their job they should resign or be fired.
For years we have been electing people who do not realize what their job is. The job of Congress is to spend the money necessary to solve the problems our country faces. It should not matter if a Congressman is of a different party than the President.
I respect President Obama but I have no respect for the Republicans in Congress. They have done nothing but obstruct everything President Obama has tried to do. We need to elect people who want to solve problems and believe government can play a positive role in solving problems. Ronald Reagan was one of the worst presidents we ever had because he led people to believe government is the problem. It is our government that has made this a great country.
The Republican majority has failed to get things done that is their most basic role.
Income inequality is a big problem in our country and we need to solve the problem by making sure every person has a job that pays at least $15/hr. Government jobs need to be provided if the private sector does not produce full employment.
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We will start solving our racial inequalities when we get serious about solving our economic inequalities. I cannot stress enough the fact that we should guarantee a job with a living wage to everyone. Freedom from want is our most important freedom.
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The answer is simple; we need to reduce the number of guns. Countries with strict gun controls have less gun violence. We need stricter gun control laws. I am for strict licensing requirements to purchase a firearm.
There is not a shortage of people available to provide care for elderly Americans. There is a shortage of money available to pay people to provide care for Elderly Americans. Social Security needs to be made a real retirement program. Congress needs to appropriate the money improve Medicare and Social Security benefits.
City of residence Dewitt
Age 43
Family Wife 2 step-children 3 grandchildren
Education Some college
Vehicles owned 3
Professional Experience Business sales and management for 20 years
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Too much finger pointing and blaming for political gain, and not enough action to address the problem.
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Too much finger pointing for political gain, and not enough action to address the problem.
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No, too much cronyism and political favors tied to the TPP.
Lowered tax rates across the board and eliminate loopholes that only benefit the rich. Taxation is theft.
Replaced with a non-regulated free market system.
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Get the federal government out of the loan business. Federal loans are the free money that universities thrive on. They create more and more layers of administration which drives up the cost of tuition without improving the quality of education.
The true refugees should feel welcome here provided they accept Michigan and the United States as their home, and not try to change it to the third world terror haven they fled from.
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They should be able to do so to remain competitive and viable; however, we as the government should be doing everything possible to create an atmosphere of thriving companies by reducing corporate taxes.
Business tax cuts and incentivized trade schools.
If one is presented that the majority approves, then yes. The majority is there because the people voted them in.
Find a way to compromise. That doesn't mean an all-or-nothing for either side.
Yes. There is too much grandstanding for political gain instead of focusing on the American people.
Not effective at all. They were voted in for a reason, but they cave on some issues and grandstand on others.
I believe effort inequality is a problem in America.
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I believe there are still pockets of racism in both directions, but I also believe that the media directs America's views to their own agenda.
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Eliminate gun free zones
Create a progressive change to privatized retirement so that the government can't steal from Social Security any more.

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