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San Diego County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
State Senator; District 39

The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of California and asked of all candidates for this office.     See below for questions on Budget Crisis, Education, Water, Health Insurance

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? 1. What does California need to do to address the current budget crisis?

Answer from Jesse Thomas:

The solution for the budget crisis is to dramatically reduce both taxes and the roll of government across the board.

This would require many laws that have to be repealed, and much government land to be sold/auctioned off to private individuals and businesses.

Almost all services provided by government

? 2. What should the state's priorities be for K-12 education? For the Community College System?

Answer from Jesse Thomas:

The first step in the process of the freedom of education is to get rid of the control of the federal government in education. Next is the elimination of the state control over education. If the voters insist on government education, then it best be done as locally as possible. However, if we eliminated property taxes, and allowed people to keep the fruits of their production, then they would be financially capable of placing their own children in the private school of their choice. After all, many more government school teachers put their own kids in private school compared to everyone else.

? 3. What measures would you support to address California's water needs?

Answer from Jesse Thomas:

There are many fastenating and exciting examples of the free market providing for water. But the local govenrment always finds a way to knuge in there and maintain the monopoly. Presidian has been trying to build awater desaliantion plant in Oceanside for many years. And who is fighting against it? The consumers? No! It is the city government. The city govenrmtn are in the way of private solutions to a problem that would besolved throught the free market. But.. the govenmtn has every incentive to stop the project through its various ways.

? 4. What should the Legislature be doing to address the needs of Californians without health insurance?

(No candidates submitted answers to this question)

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League. 

The order of the candidates is random and changes daily. Candidates who did not respond are not listed on this page.

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