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Government "stimulus" is illusory

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Stimulus better than market-led recovery"?

A: Oppose. Government "stimulus" is illusory, except for the favored few on the receiving end. The taxpayers are cheated.

Source: Email interview on 2014 W.V. Senate race with OnTheIssues , Sep 5, 2014

National debt beggars future generations

The federal government spends too much, on countless programs and activities well beyond its enumerated powers under the Constitution. It spends beyond its revenues, leading to trillion-dollar deficits and an accumulated national debt that beggars the mind (and beggars future generations). Federal spending programs are almost uniformly wasteful, unfairly benefit special interests and politically-connected insiders, and are wielded against the public's interest in order to "buy" the re-election of career politicians.

I support balanced budgets--at a grossly reduced level of spending; the elimination of such federal agencies as the Departments of Education, HUD, and HHS (and significant budget cuts in all other federal departments); and the privatization of such unnecessary government services as passenger rail (e.g. Amtrak), NPR, coastal flood insurance, and even air traffic control. I will not vote for deficit spending, any increase in the debt ceiling, or any increase in federal spending

Source: 2014 West Virginia Senate campaign website, JohnBuckley.org , Aug 31, 2014

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