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LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
San Diego County, CA June 5, 2012 Election
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John K Stahl
Answers Questions

Candidate for
United States Representative; District 52

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The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. In this time of high unemployment, what are the most important steps that should be taken to improve our nationís economy?

1. Balance the Federal Budget in 3-5 years
2. Get off of OPEC oil by 2020
3. Restore the American manufacturing base
4. 85% of Congressional seats are already baked in for 2012, stop sending the same people back to Congress
5. Get the union money and the PAC money out of the process

2. How should the federal budget deficit be addressed, now and into the future? How should budget priorities for defense and domestic programs be adjusted?

1. Get rid of baseline budgeting
2. Stop the concept of spend or lose by government at all levels
3. Take the lastest GAO report and cut/curtail the outlined 1500 redundant, inefficient and fragmented programs
4. Honor the 10th Amendment to the Constitution
5. Stop Block Grants

3. What are your priorities with respect to our nationís energy policy? Should there be an emphasis on clean energy and reducing carbon emissions, and/or on reducing our dependence on foreign sources?

1. Get off of OPEC oil by 2020 as a National Goal
2. Let the private sector invest in other forms of energy to have the best ideas come forward
3. Stop the regulatory burden of Cap and Trade at the California and Federal level

4. What, if any, changes should be made to federal health care policies or programs?

1. Put in place serious Tort Reform
2. Allow Healthcare policies to be bought across state lines
3. Allow for policies to be portable between jobs
4. Reduce Defensive Medicine
5. Use technology to a higher level. Personally, I am tired of being handed a clipboard and a pen for each new office visit

5. What, if any, changes should be made to federal rules on campaign financing?

1. Get the union money out
2. Get the PAC money out
3. Overturn the Citizen's United ruling
4. Limit contributions to individuals only with a reasonable limit of $2,500 per election cycle


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