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Jim Rubens on Government Reform

 

 


Congress is addicted to spending to pay for pork

Washington is addicted to spending and debt to pay for pork and crony capitalist favors for insiders and campaign donors. Both parties in Congress and have spent our nation $19 trillion in debt and $100 trillion in unfunded future spending promises.

Kelly Ayotte broke her promise to be a fiscal conservative. During her term of office, national debt increased by $5 trillion. She voted in 2014 and 2015 for the fiscally-reckless, pork-stuffed CRomnibus and Omnibus budget bills, loading taxpayers with $1.5 trillion in debt. These votes are an unpardonable breach of a bedrock Republican and conservative principle.

I will fight for a constitutional balanced budget amendment.

Source: 2016 New Hampshire Senate campaign website JimRubens.com , Apr 1, 2016

Voluntary small dollar vouchers to fund federal elections

Why Mayday PAC chose Jim Rubens: We are proud to support Jim Rubens in the New Hampshire Republican primary, a businessman and former state senate Republican, who is confronting openly an issue that too many in his party simply ignore: the corrupting influence of money in politics. Rubens supports a system of voluntary small dollar vouchers to help fund federal elections. His system would radically reduce the influence of special interests in Washington, and help restore a government responsive to the people.

N.H. is a fiercely independent state, with a plurality of voters registered as "undeclared." The state has a strong tradition supporting reform. In 2000, the state chose John McCain as the Republican nominee after he made the "corruption in Washington" a central issue.

Mayday PAC works with candidates who support reform on both sides of the aisle. Mayday PAC will be communicating directly with voters with specific messages on political cronyism and reform.

Source: PacWatch: MaydayPAC in 2014 New Hampshire Senate race , Aug 11, 2014

Public elections financing with restricted campaign spending

Q: Do you support the statement, "Stricter limits on political campaign funds"?

A: Campaign spending limits have consistently failed. I therefore favor public elections financing for federal offices, where candidates may voluntarily opt-in and self restrict as to use of private campaign funding.

Source: E-mail interview for 2014 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org , Nov 14, 2013

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