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Jim Bridenstine's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (OK) - District 1, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 1
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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2014, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Pro-life Candidate Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Jim Bridenstine. Project Vote Smart: 2012 Oklahoma Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected PRO-LIFE for: "Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?" Other or Expanded Principles "All human life is sacred and begins at conception. Unborn children should be welcomed in life and protected by law. New technologies have made embryonic stem cell research unnecessary. Taxpayer money should never be used to subsidize abortion as is the case in ObamaCare. I support a human life amendment to the Constitution."
  • Jim Bridenstine. Issues: Human Life. 29 February 2012. "All human life is sacred and begins at conception. Unborn children should be welcomed in life and protected by law. New technologies have made embryonic stem cell research unnecessary. Taxpayer money should never be used to subsidize abortion as is the case in Obamacare. I would support a human life amendment to the Constitution." (jimbridenstine.com)
  • Jim Bridenstine. Media: In the News. 29 February 2012. "Jim is a Christian who understands that every person is created for a purpose and he is dedicated to protecting human life from conception to natural death and supports a Human Life Amendment to the Constitution." (www.jimbridenstine.com)
Yes Candidate Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Jim Bridenstine. Project Vote Smart: 2012 Oklahoma Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected YES for: "Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan?" Other or Expanded Principles "Afghanistan has historically been a haven for Islamic terrorists planning attacks on the U.S. and its allies. I support intelligence gathering and counter-terrorist operations as necessary to protect the national security of the United States. I do not support setting timetables for withdrawal from any conflict. Setting a deadline communicates to our enemies how long it will take to outlast us and essentially ensures defeat for the United States."
Yes Candidate Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Jim Bridenstine. Project Vote Smart: 2012 Oklahoma Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected YES for: "do you support reducing defense spending?" Other or Expanded Principles "We must balance our national budget. Our debt is unsustainable, jeopardizing our ability to attract capital needed to expand our economy and create jobs. Politicians often get re-elected by making promises which can't be kept. However, retired people and those nearing retirement have counted upon these promises. Therefore, people 55 or older should be protected from benefit reductions. I support smart reductions in defense spending that don't jeopardize national security."
  • Jim Bridenstine. Discretionary Spending Bill is Bad Policy. 17 December 2011. "Last night, the Senate voted to approve an omnibus spending bill totaling $915 billion written on 1,221 pages. The bill arrived 15 minutes before the roll call was taken and it passed. The House voted for a very similar bill the day before in the same fashion. Congressman Sullivan voted for the bill, while Senator Coburn voted against the bill. I would have voted against it. Here's why [¦] This bill spends $3.5 billion on DoD programs that the DoD neither wants nor needs. Senator Coburn, who appropriately voted against this bill, said the funds will go to the friends of lawmakers. I am a pilot in the U.S. Navy. My operational squadron is being cut for lack of funds, while lawmakers hand out billions of dollars for unwanted programs that benefit political favorites and do not improve war fighting capability." (www.jimbridenstine.com)
No Candidate Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Jim Bridenstine. Issue: The Economy. 1 March 2012. "While lowering taxes is good, an overhaul of the tax code is also needed. I would support the Fair Tax." (www.jimbridenstine.com)
  • Jim Bridenstine. Project Vote Smart: 2012 Oklahoma Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected NO for: "do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?" Other or Expanded Principles "We must balance our national budget. Our debt is unsustainable, jeopardizing our ability to attract capital needed to expand our economy and create jobs. Politicians often get re-elected by making promises which can't be kept. However, retired people and those nearing retirement have counted upon these promises. Therefore, people 55 or older should be protected from benefit reductions. I support smart reductions in defense spending that don't jeopardize national security."
No Candidate Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Jim Bridenstine. Project Vote Smart: 2012 Oklahoma Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected NO for: "Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?" Other or Expanded Principles "Private capital investment drives economic growth and job creation. Free markets weed out businesses the public is unwilling to support but money-losing, government-supported businesses can and do persist indefinitely. The federal government has nothing at risk when it "invests" tax payer money. When offering subsidies, tax incentives and loan guarantees the government inappropriately chooses winners and losers. The Obama Administration's economic policies have inhibited recovery from the recession that began in 2007. I support extension of the 2010 tax relief and making the tax cuts permanent because high taxes inhibit economic growth and job creation."
  • Jim Bridenstine. Issues: The Economy. 29 February 2012. "Our national debt is at a record high of $14.6 trillion and Congress continues to spend out-of-control. American Treasury Securities have lost their AAA rating, which would normally place upward pressure on interest rates and exacerbate our national deficit. Instead, the Federal Reserve continues to print money and purchase Treasury Securities to artificially bring their value up and corresponding interest rates down. This increase in money supply weakens the value of the U.S. Dollar, making the United States an unattractive place to invest money, start a business or grow a corporation. Joblessness is the result. This cycle will only stop when the U.S Congress stops spending." (jimbridenstine.com)
No Candidate Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Jim Bridenstine. Project Vote Smart: 2012 Oklahoma Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected NO for: "Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?" Other or Expanded Principles "Private capital investment drives economic growth and job creation. Free markets weed out businesses the public is unwilling to support but money-losing, government-supported businesses can and do persist indefinitely. The federal government has nothing at risk when it "invests" tax payer money. When offering subsidies, tax incentives and loan guarantees the government inappropriately chooses winners and losers. The Obama Administration's economic policies have inhibited recovery from the recession that began in 2007. I support extension of the 2010 tax relief and making the tax cuts permanent because high taxes inhibit economic growth and job creation."
No Candidate Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Jim Bridenstine. Issues: Education. 29 February 2012. "Ultimately, education is the responsibility of parents, teachers, and local communities. Bureaucrats in Washington D.C. should not intrude in the educational initiatives of Oklahoma. Sending taxpayer dollars to D.C. and then having the feds create bureaucracies that dictate educational initiatives in Oklahoma is counterproductive and wasteful. Our children would be better served and money would be saved if we kept education local." (jimbridenstine.com)
  • Jim Bridenstine. Project Vote Smart: 2012 Oklahoma Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected NO for: "Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants?" Other or Expanded Principles "I support funding of education at the local level where citizens are most aware of educational needs. The federal government should not be in the business of funding education or setting standards for the states to meet. Each state should oversee its own educational institutions. American citizens should not send money to Washington, DC to have it redistributed as the federal Department of Education deems appropriate."
Yes Candidate Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Jim Bridenstine. Issues: Energy. 29 February 2012. "Energy reform should reduce our dependence on foreign oil while increasing access to various forms of clean energy. To quickly reduce our dependence on foreign oil, Congress should lift restrictions on clean drilling in our own territory. Natural gas, wind, solar, nuclear, and geothermal energy are viable alternatives to crude oil, and the free market has the capacity to advance these technologies." (jimbridenstine.com)
  • Jim Bridenstine. Project Vote Smart: 2012 Oklahoma Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected YES for: "Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production?" Other or Expanded Principles "Offshore oil and gas exploration and production can contribute significantly to U.S. energy production. The Obama Administration currently bars drilling in most offshore areas, including the eastern Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and the east and west coasts. Offshore oil operations have been conducted safely around the world for decades. Even though accidents sometimes occur, as in any human activity, they are isolated and most are minor in scope."
No Candidate Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Jim Bridenstine. Issues: Energy. 29 February 2012. "Cap and Trade legislation will tax fossil fuels, raise energy prices, and force consumers into alternative fuels prematurely. Controlling markets in this fashion is not an appropriate role of government and cripples the economy." (jimbridenstine.com)
  • Jim Bridenstine. Project Vote Smart: 2012 Oklahoma Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected NO for: "Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?" Other or Expanded Principles "The Earth's climate has always varied substantially as demonstrated by pre-industrial human records and natural evidence. There is no doubt that human activity can change local conditions, but on a global scale natural processes including variations in solar output and ocean currents control climatic conditions. There is no credible scientific evidence that greenhouse gas atmospheric concentrations, including carbon dioxide, affect global climate. I oppose regulating greenhouse gases. Doing so will significantly increase energy prices and keep more people in poverty."
No Candidate Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Jim Bridenstine. Issues: 2nd Ammendment. 29 February 2012. "Gun ownership is a constitutional right. Congress does not have the authority to decide what firearms people should be able to own for lawful purposes." (jimbridenstine.com)
  • Jim Bridenstine. Project Vote Smart: 2012 Oklahoma Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected NO for: "Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?" Other or Expanded Principles "The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says ". . . the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." There should be no restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns for lawful purposes."
Yes Candidate Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Jim Bridenstine. Issues: Obamacare. 29 February 2012. "I would vote to repeal and replace Obamacare with a more competitive and cost reducing system." (jimbridenstine.com)
  • Jim Bridenstine. Project Vote Smart: 2012 Oklahoma Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected YES for: "Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?" Other or Expanded Principles "I would replace ObamaCare with a more competitive and cost efficient system. Mandating purchase of health insurance is an unconstitutional infringement on individual rights. The so-called Affordable Care Act will replace health care decisions made by patients and their doctors with decisions made by the federal government. Healthcare reform should: -Allow families and businesses to buy insurance across state lines. -End frivolous lawsuits that result in defensive medicine and exorbitant malpractice insurance premiums. -Enhance Health Savings Accounts. -Ensure that people with pre-existing conditions can purchase health insurance. -Provide incentives for healthier lifestyles."
Yes Candidate Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Abigail Singrey. Congressional seat candidate advocates closing US-Mexico border. 19 January 2012. "There are 46,000 people who have been killed just south of the border because we are unwilling to secure that border," Bridenstine said. "People say keeping the border open is a humanitarian issue. That is not the case. Keeping the border open gets people killed." The humanitarian thing to do is to close the border," he said." (www.examiner-enterprise.com)
  • Jim Bridenstine. Project Vote Smart: 2012 Oklahoma Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected YES for: "Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?" Other or Expanded Principles "The laws of the United States must be enforced unless they are changed by legislative process. We must secure the borders of the United States so that illegal movement of persons, narcotics, slaves and weapons across the border is stopped."
  • Jim Bridenstine. Issues: Border Security. 29 February 2012. "I am a pilot in the Navy Reserve who regularly flies counter-drug missions in Central and South America. I have seen firsthand the impact of an open border. Cartels in South America are illegally trafficking narcotics, weapons, and young girls to northern Mexico where they are transferred to other cartels and brought across the border. The cartels in northern Mexico own police officers, judges, and politicians. They are narco-terrorists who slaughter innocent victims to keep control. Liberals suggest legalizing, regulating, and taxing narcotics. This would align government revenue with drug addiction. I suggest securing the border, enforcing the law, and disrupting the drug trade." (jimbridenstine.com)
No Candidate Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Jim Bridenstine. Issues: Marriage. 29 February 2012. "I believe that a man should marry a woman and that a woman should marry a man. The institution of marriage should be protected by law. I would support a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman." (jimbridenstine.com)
  • Jim Bridenstine. Project Vote Smart: 2012 Oklahoma Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected NO for: "Do you support same-sex marriage?" Other or Expanded Principles "I believe that a man should marry a woman and that a woman should marry a man. The institution of marriage is sacred and should be protected by law. I would support a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Men and women were intentionally designed very differently and each is important in the raising of children."
Yes Candidate Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Jim Bridenstine. Project Vote Smart: 2012 Oklahoma Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected YES for: "Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict?" Other or Expanded Principles "Terrorists should have no safe havens where they may organize and prepare for attacks against the United States, its armed forces and American citizens living or traveling abroad. U.S. military commanders need rules of engagement that allow them to immediately and appropriately respond to threats. Iranian nuclear weapons would further destabilize the Middle East and pose a threat to the entire world. The U.S. and its allies should use military force as needed to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability for its own use or for equipping terrorists."
Yes Candidate Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Jim Bridenstine. Issue: Obama Care. 1 March 2012. "I would vote to repeal and replace Obamacare with a more competitive and cost reducing system. Healthcare reform should: Enhance Health Savings Accounts." (www.jimbridenstine.com)
  • Jim Bridenstine. Project Vote Smart: 2012 Oklahoma Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected YES for: "Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?" Other or Expanded Principles "The Social Security system is on an unsustainable financial trajectory. Funds people have paid into the Social Security "trust fund" have be raided to support government spending and replaced by IOUs. For people 55 and older the current social security system should be preserved and deliver the benefits people were promised and planned to receive. However, younger people should have the option of opting out of the social security system and assuming the risk of diverting social security taxes (up to 100%) into personal retirement accounts."

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Oklahoma Congressional Election 2012 Political Courage Test

This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.

Pro-lifeCandidate AnswerDo you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Other or expanded principles

All human life is sacred and begins at conception.  Unborn children should be welcomed in life and protected by law.  New technologies have made embryonic stem cell research unnecessary.  Taxpayer money should never be used to subsidize abortion as is the case in ObamaCare.  I support a human life amendment to the Constitution.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan?
NoDo you support a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan?
Other or expanded principles

Afghanistan has historically been a haven for Islamic terrorists planning attacks on the U.S. and its allies. I support intelligence gathering and counter-terrorist operations as necessary to protect the national security of the United States. I do not support setting timetables for withdrawal from any conflict. Setting a deadline communicates to our enemies how long it will take to outlast us and essentially ensures defeat for the United States.

Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing the federal budget.
In order to balance the budget,
YesCandidate Answerdo you support reducing defense spending?
NoCandidate Answerdo you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
Yesdo you support reducing Medicaid spending?
Yesdo you support reducing Medicare spending?
YesIs balancing the budget a legislative priority?
Other or expanded principles

We must balance our national budget. Our debt is unsustainable, jeopardizing our ability to attract capital needed to expand our economy and create jobs. Politicians often get re-elected by making promises which can't be kept. However, retired people and those nearing retirement have counted upon these promises. Therefore, people 55 or older should be protected from benefit reductions. I support smart reductions in defense spending that don't jeopardize national security.

NoDo you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Other or expanded principles

The First Amendment prohibits any infringement on free speech. People have the right to spend their own money as they wish to support political campaigns. Corporations and unions should be able to make direct and indirect contributions to campaigns. However, those contributions and the identities of the entities receiving them must be disclosed. No corporate or union funds derived from union dues or other payments compulsory as a condition of employment should be eligible as a source of direct or indirect campaign contributions.

YesDo you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Other or expanded principles

When used appropriately, swift capital punishment deters violent crimes and saves lives. Capital punishment for certain heinous crimes is consistent with the high intrinsic value of human life.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?
NoDo you support spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
NoDo you support the temporary extension of unemployment benefits?
YesDo you support the 2010 temporary extension of tax relief?
Other or expanded principles

Private capital investment drives economic growth and job creation. Free markets weed out businesses the public is unwilling to support but money-losing, government-supported businesses can and do persist indefinitely. The federal government has nothing at risk when it "invests" tax payer money. When offering subsidies, tax incentives and loan guarantees the government inappropriately chooses winners and losers. The Obama Administration's economic policies have inhibited recovery from the recession that began in 2007. I support extension of the 2010 tax relief and making the tax cuts permanent because high taxes inhibit economic growth and job creation.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants?
Other or expanded principles

I support funding of education at the local level where citizens are most aware of educational needs. The federal government should not be in the business of funding education or setting standards for the states to meet. Each state should oversee its own educational institutions. American citizens should not send money to Washington, DC to have it redistributed as the federal Department of Education deems appropriate.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production?
Other or expanded principles

Offshore oil and gas exploration and production can contribute significantly to U.S. energy production. The Obama Administration currently bars drilling in most offshore areas, including the eastern Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and the east and west coasts. Offshore oil operations have been conducted safely around the world for decades. Even though accidents sometimes occur, as in any human activity, they are isolated and most are minor in scope.

NoDo you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
Other or expanded principles

The Earth's climate has always varied substantially as demonstrated by pre-industrial human records and natural evidence. There is no doubt that human activity can change local conditions, but on a global scale natural processes including variations in solar output and ocean currents control climatic conditions. There is no credible scientific evidence that greenhouse gas atmospheric concentrations, including carbon dioxide, affect global climate. I oppose regulating greenhouse gases. Doing so will significantly increase energy prices and keep more people in poverty.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Other or expanded principles

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says ". . . the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." There should be no restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns for lawful purposes.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
NoShould individuals be required to purchase health insurance, as mandated in the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
Other or expanded principles

I would replace ObamaCare with a more competitive and cost efficient system. Mandating purchase of health insurance is an unconstitutional infringement on individual rights. The so-called Affordable Care Act will replace health care decisions made by patients and their doctors with decisions made by the federal government. Healthcare reform should:
-Allow families and businesses to buy insurance across state lines.
-End frivolous lawsuits that result in defensive medicine and exorbitant malpractice insurance premiums.
-Enhance Health Savings Accounts.
-Ensure that people with pre-existing conditions can purchase health insurance.
-Provide incentives for healthier lifestyles.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
NoDo you support allowing illegal immigrants, who were brought to the United States as minors, to pursue citizenship without returning to their country of origin?
YesDo you support the enforcement of federal immigration law by state and local police?
Other or expanded principles

The laws of the United States must be enforced unless they are changed by legislative process. We must secure the borders of the United States so that illegal movement of persons, narcotics, slaves and weapons across the border is stopped.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support same-sex marriage?
Other or expanded principles

I believe that a man should marry a woman and that a woman should marry a man. The institution of marriage is sacred and should be protected by law. I would support a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Men and women were intentionally designed very differently and each is important in the raising of children.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict?
YesShould the U.S use military force in order to prevent Iran from possessing a nuclear weapon?
Other or expanded principles

Terrorists should have no safe havens where they may organize and prepare for attacks against the United States, its armed forces and American citizens living or traveling abroad. U.S. military commanders need rules of engagement that allow them to immediately and appropriately respond to threats. Iranian nuclear weapons would further destabilize the Middle East and pose a threat to the entire world. The U.S. and its allies should use military force as needed to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability for its own use or for equipping terrorists.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?
Other or expanded principles

The Social Security system is on an unsustainable financial trajectory. Funds people have paid into the Social Security "trust fund" have be raided to support government spending and replaced by IOUs. For people 55 and older the current social security system should be preserved and deliver the benefits people were promised and planned to receive. However, younger people should have the option of opting out of the social security system and assuming the risk of diverting social security taxes (up to 100%) into personal retirement accounts.

Spending
Indicate what federal spending levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category; you can use a number more than once.
Eliminatea) Agriculture
Eliminateb) Arts
Slightly Decreasec) Defense
Eliminated) Education
Eliminatee) Environment
Slightly Decreasef) Homeland Security
Slightly Decreaseg) International aid
Slightly Decreaseh) Medical Research
Slightly Decreasei) Scientific Research
Slightly Increasej) Space exploration
Eliminatek) United Nations
Greatly Decreasel) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories
Taxes
Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category; you can use a number more than once.
Eliminatea) Capital gains taxes
Eliminateb) Corporate taxes
Eliminatec) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Eliminated) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Eliminatee) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Eliminatef) Income taxes (low-income families)
Eliminateg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Eliminateh) Income taxes (high-income families)
Eliminatei) Inheritance taxes
Eliminatej) Payroll taxes
k) Other or expanded categories

I support the fair tax.

Please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.

My first priority is to balance the federal budget and stop creating money to "fund" out of control spending. I favor amending the U.S. Constitution to require a balanced budget and limit federal expenditures and the national debt to fixed percentages of the GDP.

My second priority is limiting the terms of U.S. Congressmen and Senators. Term limits will encourage federal lawmakers to make decisions in the best interest of the nation rather than on the basis of what's best for their re-election.

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