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Michael Badnarik on Government Reform

Libertarian Party nominee for President


Cut operations, cut taxes and cut spending

Q: What steps are needed to control the rate of growth for the federal government?

A: I don't propose to control its growth of the federal government.' I propose to prune it until the pile of dead branches is bigger than the shrub. The steps needed to do this are simple: Cut operations, cut taxes and cut spending. As president, I'll slash the executive branch by eliminating all of its unconstitutional functions, I'll veto any budget bill that doesn't include elimination of the income tax.

Source: Interview in the Augusta Free Press Aug 13, 2004

Every regulator we fire creates 150 new jobs

Excess regulation and government spending destroy jobs and increase unemployment. Every regulator we fire results in the creation of over 150 new jobs, enough to hire the ex-regulator, the unemployed, and the able-bodied poor.
Source: Campaign website, www.badnarik.org, "The Issues" Jun 15, 2004

Campaign finance reform is incumbency protection

On Campaign finance reform: an unconstitutional restriction on free speech as well as "stealth protection for incumbents."
Source: Michael King, The Austin (TX) Chronicle Jun 11, 2004

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George W. Bush
Dick Cheney
John Edwards
John Kerry

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David Cobb
Ralph Nader
Michael Peroutka

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