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Jack Orswell

Jack Orswell's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Jack Orswell
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 27
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Janet; 3 Children
Birth Place: Pasadena, CA
Home City: Arcadia, CA
Religion: Presbyterian
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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.

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

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

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Unknown Position Unknown Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

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  • Jack Orswell. Jack Orswell Candidate for 2012 Vote 27th Congressional District California. 30 April 2012. "I want to see a balanced budget, I wanna see a strong national defense..." (www.youtube.com)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

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  • Jack Orswell. Issues: Taxation. 25 April 2012. "We need to [¦] reduce the income tax rates by 5%, which should produce about the same amount of revenue." (www.jackorswell.com)
  • Jack Orswell. Issue Position: Taxes. 1 January 2012. "How do we do this? We need a new tax system that is fair to everyone living in America. Rich people, middle-class people, and poor people need to pay their fair share for the freedom and liberty we have in America. We need to implement a flat rate sales tax of 2-3% and reduce the income tax rates by 5%, which should produce about the same amount of revenue. Members of the House and the Senate have introduced several bills and other "fair taxation" organizations have similar plans. We need the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to review these plans to determine if they are fair to all and generate sufficient revenue. After a comprehensive review, the CBO should issue a report to Congress with the pros and cons of each proposed program. Congress should then review the report and after a public debate, select the best program to replace, not modify, our existing tax system. I believe everyone is willing to pay their fair share for freedom. We need to limit the cost of government and implement a new tax system that is fair to all." (votesmart.org)
  • Jack Orswell. Monrovia Patch: 2012 Six Questions for Congressional Candidate Jack Orswell. Responded "Congress needs to encourage entrepreneurs and innovators to build upon their dreams through small business loans and by reducing the rules and regulations that make it difficult for businesses to obtain capital. Small businesses create nearly 50% of new jobs in America. We have always been a nation of creativity and self-improvement and it is small business, not big government that will create jobs and get America back to work. We need a new tax system that is fair to everyone living in America. Rich people, middle-class people, and poor people need to pay their fair share for the freedom and liberty that we all enjoy. One idea is to implement a flat rate sales tax of 2-3% and reduce the income tax rates by 5%, which should produce about the same amount of revenue. Members of the House and the Senate have introduced several bills and other "fair taxation" organizations have similar plans. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) should review these plans to determine if they are fair to all and if they generate sufficient revenue. After a comprehensive review, the CBO should issue a report to Congress with the pros and cons of each proposed program. Congress should then review the report and, after a public debate, select the best program to replace, not modify, our existing tax system. I believe everyone is willing to pay their fair share for freedom. We need to both reduce the cost of government and implement a new tax system that is fair to all." to the question: "You've said job creation and implementing a fair taxation system are two of your main priorities. How do intend to accomplish these goals?" (monrovia.patch.com)
  • Jack Orswell. Facebook: Status. 25 July 2012. "Burying our nation's job creators with more taxes won't help the millions of Americans currently looking for work." (www.facebook.com)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

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  • Jack Orswell. League of Women Voters of California Education Fund: June 5, 2012 Election. Responded "The biggest problem facing Americans today is the lack of available jobs. The employment rate for Los Angeles County in March 2012 was 11.8%, which means nearly 1-in-8 people are still looking for a job, and there has been little to no change over the past year. Add to that the number of people who settled for any job, retired early or just stopped looking. It is clear "government" is not the solution to creating new jobs [¦] Government needs to encourage people to turn their dreams into realities. And the best way to do that is to step aside and watch what happens." to the question: "In this time of high unemployment, what are the most important steps that should be taken to improve our nation's economy?" (www.smartvoter.org)
  • Jack Orswell. League of Women Voters of California Education Fund: June 5, 2012 Election. Responded "Excessive, wasteful spending has produced a national debt that will be an enormous financial burden to our children and grandchildren. We have not had a budget in the past three years, and the federal government continues to spend 33% more than it takes in as revenue. Congress must be honest with all Americans, and prepare budgets in the future that limit spending to providing those essential services we need, not want." to the question: "How should the federal budget deficit be addressed, now and into the future? How should budget priorities for defense and domestic programs be adjusted?" (www.smartvoter.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

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  • Jack Orswell. Altadena Patch: Six Questions for Congressional Candidate Jack Orswell. 30 May 2012. "Congress needs to encourage entrepreneurs and innovators to build upon their dreams through small business loans and by reducing the rules and regulations that make it difficult for businesses to obtain capital. Small businesses create nearly 50% of new jobs in America. We have always been a nation of creativity and self-improvement and it is small business, not big government that will create jobs and get America back to work" to the question: "You've said job creation and implementing a fair taxation system are two of your main priorities. How do intend to accomplish these goals?" (altadena.patch.com)
  • Jack Orswell. Facebook: Status. 31 July 2012. "The "tax credits" for job creators offered by the Affordable Care Act and supported by Rep. Judy Chu are an empty promise. Tax credits have value only if a business earns a profit [¦] With these new taxes and additional red-tape, the cost to hire each new worker has increased substantially. If job creators can't afford these added costs and taxes, they won't be in business to earn this tax credit." (www.facebook.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

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  • Jack Orswell. About. 1 March 2012. "Jack received specialized training from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and he was one of the first FBI Agents to work with the EPA in investigating federal environmental crimes... He is a Registered Environmental Assessor." (www.facebook.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

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Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

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  • Jack Orswell. Issues: Healthcare. 25 April 2012. "We need to eliminate the current national healthcare system requiring participation and create an open, competitive health insurance market. We should remove the restrictions that prevent insurance companies throughout the United States from competing in California." (www.jackorswell.com)
  • Jack Orswell. Facebook: Timeline. 28 June 2012. "I firmly believe that all Americans should have the opportunity to purchase affordable health care insurance. As a responsible small business owner, I provide health care insurance for our employees and it is my decision to do so. But there is an old expression that says "there's no such thing as a free lunch." If an individual or group gets something at no cost, someone else must pay for it. Unfortunately, it appears that most U.S. taxpayers will now be making the Affordable Care Act "affordable" via a huge, new Federal tax while reducing funding for Medicare. We need comprehensive health care reform, including increased industry competition, not government programs that will force group decisions onto individuals. Remember the words of President Gerald Ford, who said, "A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have." I am sympathetic to the many folks who cannot get insurance because it is not affordable for them or because of a pre-existing condition. I agree that they should be able to get it, but affordability and eliminating the pre-existing condition clause can come via legislative reform without taxing all Americans." (www.facebook.com)
  • Jack Orswell. Facebook: Timeline. 29 June 2012. "The new healthcare law creates a huge new tax burden for all of us. Read my Facebook post at #RetireJudyChu" http://www.facebook.com/JackOrswell27/posts/260090557425553 (t.co)
  • Jack Orswell. Monrovia Patch: 2012 Six Questions for Congressional Candidate Jack Orswell. Responded "We need a health care system that provides individuals affordable choices. We have already established free and low-cost health care programs, including Medicaid, which provide services for people who cannot afford health insurance at any price. We need to eliminate the current national health care system requiring participation and create an open, competitive health insurance market. We need to remove the restrictions that prevent insurance companies throughout the United States from competing in California and many other states. With a larger supply of available health insurance companies, we will be able to choose the right health care program for our families at an affordable price. For those individuals who have pre-existing medical conditions, we need to establish a program similar to the FAIR Plan, which is an association comprised of all insurers authorized to transact basic property insurance in California. Using the FAIR Plan concept, all authorized insurers will be required to provide basic health coverage under the supervision of the California Department of Managed Health Care. I believe private insurance companies will do a better job of managing claims and preventing fraud, making affordable health care available to everyone." to the question: "You've argued that the National Health Care System should be abolished. What alternatives do you propose to give health care access to the millions of Americans who remain uninsured?" (monrovia.patch.com)
No Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

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  • Jack Orswell. Immigration. 23 August 2012. "If elected, I will form a coalition consisting of the members of Congress from California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. These four states alone represent more than 20% of the American population and certainly bear a greater share of illegal immigrants. The group will identify the circumstances under which an illegal immigrant will be issued a temporary permit to stay inside the United States, while he or she gets in line and applies for permanent legal status. The temporary permit may involve paying a fine or providing community service. Those who do not meet the required circumstances or fail to register after a certain time period will be subject to arrest and deportation." (jackorswell.com)
  • Jack Orswell. Twitter: @JackOrswell. 15 May 2012. "@Ryanexpress77 BTW, in answer to your other question, I support use of the ª#E¬-Verify system." (twitter.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

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Unknown Position Unknown Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

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