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Mitch Daniels on Government Reform

Republican IN Governor


Declare a multi-year moratorium on new rules of any kind

Federal agencies have acted as if nothing mattered but their chosen mission, as if no new cost they piled onto a staggering economy might be too much to bear. Aside from a revamped tax system, no move the nation could make would be more pro-growth, pro-jobs, and pro-solvency than some kind of regulatory relief. The best and most direct way to do this would be to declare a multiyear moratorium on new rules of any kind. As an alternative, we could commit to a period of self-certification, in which businesses would agree to meet standards of emissions, effluents, reclamation, and so forth, and proceed to build, retool, drill and employ Americans now, rather than wasting time and money begging for the government's permission. Any employer later found to have fallen short of the standards could be sanctioned heavily. In the meantime, we'd be growing our economy and getting back to work.
Source: Keeping the Republic, by Mitch Daniels, p.244 , Sep 20, 2011

Expansion of public power shrinks the citizen

People who are coached to shift the cost of their own bad luck, or their own mistakes, to their neighbors are actually being told, "You are incompetent." People who are supplied with increasing amounts of money transferred from their neighbors in an open-ended fashion by the force of government are being told, "You are not fit to provide for yourself and your family." Those who are described as helpless victims, at sea in an ocean of private-sector sharks, are being told: "You are incapable of looking out for yourself." Every expansion of public power shrinks the citizen, automatically and axiomatically. Americans accepting these premises are not the kind of citizens Jefferson hoped to educate. Beyond all the arguments about spending, taxing, deficits, health care, regulation--and on and on--lies the largest decision of all: What kind of people do we want to be?
Source: Keeping the Republic, by Mitch Daniels, p. 76 , Sep 20, 2011

No limits on individual nor PAC campaign contributions

Q: Do you support limiting the following types of contributions to gubernatorial candidates: Individual?

A: No.

Q: PAC

A: No.

Q: Corporate

A: No.

Q: Political Parties

A: No.

Q: Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support imposing spending limits on state-level political campaigns?

A: No.

Q: Should Indiana participate in the federal REAL ID program?

A: Yes.

Source: Indiana Gubernatorial Election 2008 Political Courage Test , Nov 1, 2008

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