John F Morrow
Republican candidate for U.S. House (2nd district)
Responses to our questions
The U.S. government is now $20 trillion in debt. To address that historic level of public indebtedness, the country would need to raise revenue and/or decrease spending. What is your position on the budget and debt?
The government must reduce spending, and play a smaller role in government services. With the new tax cut, I would recommend. 1. Mandate Wage Increases. 2. Cut Corporate tax Loopholes 3. Apply a one-time 35% tax on Corporate offshore monies and apply it to the budget deficit. My position is to take a serious look at a flat tax.
Can you identify any major federal expenditures or programs that you would eliminate?
There are many programs that the government needs to size down. Our government has expanded into many areas that should be left to the State and local Governments, Businesses, Charities, and individuals. I would eliminate unnecessary government agencies.
Medicare and Medicaid costs continue to spiral. How can these programs be restructured to control costs and avoid collapse? Be specific about your willingness to change or reduce future benefits.
We must take on the economic and the political power of the medical industrial complex. Make changes to the wealthy medicare beneficiaries, and increase the medicare age. Medicaid I will keep in place until we address the working poor and wage increases.
What if anything should be the federal government's role in helping Americans obtain health insurance coverage?
I don't think the government should have a role, but until we address the economic issues in America and make opportunities available, it should be the governments responsibility to make sure Americans have health insurance.
Economic growth has been steady but wage growth is slow. Are you content with the state of the economy? What is your recipe for enhancing American prosperity?
The rising and falling fortunes of the Nations economy has no impact on the working poor. They suffer in good times and bad times. The best way to improve economic parity is to increase wages, open promotional upward mobility, and eliminate prosperity solely based on badly paid workers.
If you could fix longstanding problems with this country's immigration system tomorrow, what would you do? What is your position on the future of DACA and the Dreamers?
A portion of immigrants have been taken advantage of by the Free Enterprise System. I would recommend a 18- month moratorium period for all illegal immigrants. D.A.C.A and Dreamers as well.
North Korea's nuclear weapons program represents a direct threat to the security of the United States and its Pacific allies. How should the U.S. confront or contain Kim Jong Un's regime?
To deploy troops would be a catastrophic mistake to our allies Japan, South Korea, Hawaii, and a portion of the United States. I feel we must accept North Korea as a World Nuclear Power. We must reduce some sanctions and open up limited trade dialogue in order to ease the treat of Nuclear War.
ISIS is contained in Syria and Iraq but terrorism remains a threat. What are your priorities in keeping the country safe?
We must resort to extreme vetting and eliminate chain immigration. We must have a mandatory registration of illegals.
Should the U.S. continue to abide by the terms of the nuclear agreement with Iran?
Yes, because the P5+1 are all on board.
What is your position on the continued presence of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan?
We should withdraw. No Country has ever won a war in Afghanistan. We're draining resources that could be used to address problems in our homeland. Are troops do not need to die in vain.
Do you support a unified, federal background check system for gun sales? Do you support magazine limits or a ban on certain rifles? Describe, briefly, your position on how to balance safety with the Second Amendment.
Yes, I support the unified federal background check system. No I don't support a ban on certain riffles. To balance safety with the 2nd Amendment you must keep our Amendment in tact. Close all gun hole loop holes. Address Mental Health, and enforce all 50 states to register guns.
Should the U.S. government take steps to curb emissions of greenhouse gas? If so, what steps? If not, why not?
Yes, I think we need to regulate greenhouse gas. The steps taken now are sufficient. I don't see any need to further increase any rules because the greenhouse gases are increasing.
Tell us something about you that might surprise us.
I have a strong knowledge of World government issues and potential solutions.
If you are an incumbent, tell us the most significant accomplishment of your current term.