This is part 30 in a series of 35 questions. It is based on a series of questions answered by John Hawkins for Townhall.com: here, and here.
30. At what point will taxes be so low that you would cease advocating for them to be cut further?
This is simple. I would stop advocating for lower taxes when the government isn’t spending money on programs and projects it shouldn’t be in the business of, which is just about all of them.
I’ll put it another way. I’ll stop advocating for lower taxes when liberals stop advocating for unconstitutional programs, and more free stuff.
This is part 29 in a series of 35 questions. It is based on a series of questions answered by John Hawkins for Townhall.com: here, and here.
29. why doesn’t character matter to you anymore?
Character does matter. And when faced with the character of Hillary Clinton versus the character of Donald Trump, Trump won. Hillary lost because character does matter.
This is part 28 in a series of 35 questions. It is based on a series of questions answered by John Hawkins for Townhall.com: here, and here.
28. Do you believe Trump will significantly revive the manufacturing industry thru higher tariffs and alienating trade partners?
I have mixed feelings about the trade agreements we hold with different countries. Perhaps he can work out better trade deals than what we have in place, but whether it helps or hurts manufacturing will be seen.
Part of the problem I have, is that you could certainly create a deal that makes it more viable for American businesses to hire American workers here at home, but what will that do to the cost of those goods? We enjoy low prices on a lot of imported goods, so while we may be put more people back to work with more manufacturing, we may simultaneously be hurting the poor.
The goal needs to be to not only put people back to work, but keep the cost of living down, and that’s going to be a fine line to walk.
This is part 27 in a series of 35 questions. It is based on a series of questions answered by John Hawkins for Townhall.com: here, and here.
27. Can we make grand compromises? Voter ID, but Early Voting/Nat. Holiday. Abortion restrictions but free birth control/welfare
There is nothing unreasonable about requiring someone to prove who they are in order to vote. I’m not a big fan of early voting or absentee voting, but I understand the requirement for absentee, especially in the case of our military service men and women. I have considered a national holiday for voting, but I think that simply requiring businesses to allow time for voting should be sufficient. I don’t think we need to shut the country down.
Abortion is murder (the premeditated killing of an unarmed, defenseless human being) and should be treated as such. Abortion doctors are akin to a hired hit man.
Free birth control isn’t necessary to curb pregnancy. It’s simply another program/service that someone is paying for. If you’re going to fool around, be responsible, and buy your own damn condoms. They’re not that expensive. If you fool around, take responsibility for your actions. In other words, if you’re not ready for the kids, you not ready for the sex.
Unless you’re married, stop having sex.
This is part 26 in a series of 35 questions. It is based on a series of questions answered by John Hawkins for Townhall.com: here, and here.
26. Will GOP Congress or Trump admin consider a basic universal income, whether as a replacement or supplement to entitlements?
I doubt it, but if they do, I hope it’s only to thoroughly squash the idea.
The goal should be to reduce entitlements, if not eliminate them. The goal should be to create an economy where businesses thrive and need workers. The goal should be putting Americans to work, not providing more ways to get money/goods/services without earning them.
Entitlements are ultimately paid for by hard working Americans who pay taxes, and the only way to provide that much money is to raise taxes, and every time you raise taxes, you raise the cost of living which hurts the poor. It’ll be a vicious cycle of raising the basic income to keep up with the rising cost of living. College tuition costs are a perfect example of how this works: schools raise tuition, guaranteed loans cover the rising cost, schools raise tuition, etc. What keeps it in check? Nothing. You’ll have runaway basic income and cost of living. Squash the idea like an ugly beetle.