Randy Hultgren’s Survey Results: 67% Report “Falling Behind”

Congressman Randy Hultgren was presented with an American flagby Patriots United leader John Wuich.  It was flown over the four corners of Afghanistan.

Congressman Randy Hultgren was presented with an American flagby Patriots United leader John Wuich. It was flown over the four corners of Afghanistan.

Congressman Randy Hultgren has released the results from his recent survey.  You can read the results below:

2014 Constituent Survey Results

I was encouraged by the outpouring of responses to the 2014 Constituent Survey and to hear what issues you are concerned about this year. I am your representative in Congress, and hearing from you helps inform my decisions as I represent you and your interests in Washington. Thank you for participating!

Following are the results:

Do you support the bipartisan budget agreement that passed in December to fund the government for two years?

  • Yes (39.83%)
  • No (40.40%)
  • Not sure (19.77%)

Do you think your share of the federal tax burden is:

  • Too high (66.10%)
  • Too low (3.67%)
  • Satisfactory (30.23%)

Compared to last year, do you think your income is falling behind or keeping up with your monthly costs?

  • Falling behind (67.23%)
  • Keeping up (27.40%)
  • Not sure (5.37%)

Do you believe increased government regulation on business will:

  • Protect workers and allow businesses to hire and grow (20.34%)
  • Stifle the economy and businesses’ ability to expand and hire new employees (67.80%)
  • Have little to no effect on the economy (11.86%)

Do you think federal agencies like the IRS and NSA have:

  • Too much power (76.56%)
  • Too little power (5.08%)
  • Not sure (18.36%)
At the Saturday Patriots United Breakfast, Congressman Randy Hultgren is greeting former Congressman Don Manzullo after Manzullo heaped praise upon him and Congressman Peter Roskam for actually reading a particular bill and taking "a tough vote" against it.

At the Saturday Patriots United Breakfast, Congressman Randy Hultgren is greeting former Congressman Don Manzullo after Manzullo heaped praise upon him and Congressman Peter Roskam for actually reading a particular bill and taking “a tough vote” against it.

Do you support the President’s health care law?

  • Yes (27.12%)
  • Yes, but I’m not happy with the increase in premium rates (4.80%)
  • Yes, but I’m not happy about losing my doctor (0.28%)
  • No, government intrusion in the health insurance marketplace is causing rates to rise (42.66%)
  • No, government intrusion in the health insurance marketplace caused my employer to drop coverage (0.85%)
  • No, but we need an alternative (22.88%)
  • Not sure (1.41%)

In the next year, do you expect your cost of health insurance to:

  • Increase (74.58%)
  • Decrease (3.95%)
  • Stay the same (18.36%)
  • I don’t have health insurance (3.11%)

What do you think the President’s top priority in 2014 should be?

  • Reversing the damage of the healthcare law (20.35%)
  • Improving our national security and standing in the world (4.80%)
  • Introducing a fully paid-for extension of unemployment benefits (5.08%)
  • Reducing our deficit and debt (32.77%)
  • Bringing transparency to the White House and NSA (3.11%)
  • Signing House-passed legislation to create jobs (9.60%)
  • Reforming our immigration system (10.45%)
  • Reducing government regulation (7.63%)
  • Making college more affordable for students (6.21%)

What do you think is the most pressing issue facing veterans today?

  • Backlog in disability claims (22.60%)
  • Delayed doctor visits (3.67%)
  • Level of benefits (18.36%)
  • Inadequate access to mental health care (15.54%)
  • Transitioning into civilian workforce after service (39.83%)
Congressman Randy Hultgren spoke at the Patriots United Breakfast on sex trafficking.  Before introducing the main speaker, he gave a prayer.

Congressman Randy Hultgren spoke at the Patriots United Breakfast on sex trafficking. Before introducing the main speaker, he gave a prayer.

Do you support Illinois’ new law to deal with the state pension crisis?

  • Yes (20.62%)
  • No (48.87%)
  • Not sure (30.51%)

I sit on the House Financial Services Committee which oversees much of the banking, investment and loan industries. In the next year, which of the following activities do you plan to engage in?

  • Buy home or add an addition (7.63%)
  • Buy a car (14.97%)
  • Begin or pay off student loans (5.93%)
  • Open a new line of credit (1.98%)
  • Plan for retirement (23.16%)
  • Purchase a home, car or life insurance policy (5.65%)
  • Open a new bank account (1.69%)
  • Borrow for healthcare purposes (1.41%)
  • None of the above (37.58%)

Of the following issues, which two are the most important to you?

  • Jobs and the economy (22.61%)
  • Healthcare/Affordable Care Act (11.58%)
  • Tax reform (11.92%)
  • Immigration (7.02%)
  • Agricultural production (1.11%)
  • National security (5.90%)
  • Transparency and government abuse (9.91%)
  • Education (4.79%)
  • Federal budget (11.02%)
  • Transportation and infrastructure (4.23%)
  • Pensions and retirement security (8.35%)
  • Other (1.56%)

What is your preferred way to receive news from me?

  • E-mail newsletter (63.14%)
  • Social media (11.57%)
  • In-person meeting (8.82%)
  • Visiting the website (8.82%)
  • Traditional mail (7.65%)

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