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    • Banking
      Are banks too regulated or not regulated enough? Are some too big and need to be subject to anti-trust regulation? Do banks need more transparency in their operations? Are regulations stifling their growth? Should banks be allowed to invest your deposits into any operation they choose?
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      Pam Mooney

    • Foreign Aid
      When countries are in need of donated money, goods and services in times of emergency situations or not, aid is granted. Government aid is public money, goods and services and private aid is just that: private. Is foreign aid necessary and to what extent? Is it prone to corruption?
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    • Infrastructure
      Bridges, roads, waterways and power supplies are all necessary to build and sustain a community, large or small. They can either be maintained for a long life or replaced when broken.  How do you determine how much to spend and on what and by whom? What’s your plan?
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    • Jobs
      Private sector jobs are paid from company profits while public sector jobs are paid for from taxes. You can’t have jobs if there is no business and you can’t have business if there are no workers. Which should come first? Who is responsible for providing jobs? Which is more desirable?
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    • Military Spending
      In 2018 America spent $649 billion or 3.2% of its gross domestic product for the military. Is this too much, too little or, just right? Is it allocated properly? Is the proper amount of money spent to maintain what we already have? Would you change it or not?
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    • National Debt
      This is the accumulated amount of money the country owes its lenders. Should there be a limit to how much debt the county can hold?  What would happen when the country can only afford to pay back the interest due on those loans? How would you lower this debt?
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    • National Deficit
      This is the amount of money the country annually spends more than it takes in. Is a certain amount of over-spending acceptable? What emergency spending programs would you accept? Who is responsible for running a national debt? What plan would you approve of to lower it?
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    • Taxes
      Most taxes fall into the categories of income, personal property and goods and services. There are national taxes, state taxes, local taxes, excise taxes, corporate and payroll taxes. Taxes are either progressive, regressive or proportionate (flat) taxes. What mix makes sense to you?
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    • Trade
      There are basically three types: international, inter-state and intra-state trade. What makes for a level playing field in each? Are un-level playing fields always to be avoided and at what cost? Does the free market suffer from government regulation or is it helped? How about self-regulation?
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    • Unions
      There are two types: Private unions represent workers that have the same skill (craft unions) or workers in the same industry (industrial unions). Public unions represent government and health care workers. Do they help or hinder the free market? Are they too strong, too weak or, just right?
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    • Waste and Financial Fraud
      No one approves of either waste or fraud but how would you control or eliminate them? Who is responsible for oversight and then who is responsible for overseeing them? Are there sufficient safeguards to protect the public? Is waste a crime or simply bad management?
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    • Other
      Your choice!
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