NorWest Republicans Release Questionnaire – 2

Here is the second page of answers to questions that were sent to all candidates:

­Question Schuster Brettman Wheeler Miller Tirio
D-6 D-6 D-4 Treas. Clerk
11. Reforms to Workmen’s Compensation insurance which will lower premiums? yes yes yes yes yes
12. No increase in taxes on fuels? yes yes 15 yes yes yes
Comment 15: Excepting that the tax rate needs to keep pace with inflation if we expect to fund any kind of government at all. Ending the Federal Reserve would take care of much if not all of the inflation problem.
13. Rejection to taxing drivers per mile? yes yes yes yes yes
14. Policies to support the expansion of fuel refinery and nuclear power capacity? yes yes 16 yes yes yes
Comment 16: Why we allow a Country such as France to outpace us in nuclear is beyond me._
15. Opposition to the sale of any transportation infrastructure component to foreign interests? yes yes yes yes yes
16. Opposition to any financial transaction tax? yes yes 17 yes yes yes
Comment 17: Such as; _ Illinois General Assembly – Bill Status for HB0106. Creates the Financial Transaction Tax Act. … Provides that the tax is imposed at a rate of $1 per contract for all transactions for which the underlying asset is an agricultural product and $2 per contract for all other contracts. This is just short of extortion and I oppose it.
17. Changes to make tax filing simpler? yes yes yes yes yes
18. Repeal of the Affordable Care Act? yes yes yes 34 yes yes
Comment 34: And cadillac tax as well
19. Replacement of the Affordable Care Act? yes no 18 No 35 yes no
Comment 18: I believe in ‘Free Market solutions’

Comment 35: Let market determine.

20. Permit health insurance companies to cross state lines? yes yes Yes yes yes
21. Use of Flexible Spending Account money to pay for ‘Direct Primary Care’ subscriptions? yes yes Yes yes yes
22. Lower caps on medical malpractice lawsuits? yes yes 19 36 no 78
Comment 19: Except in cases of pre-meditation.

Comment 36: Not sure. I would need to see details – depends on who who develops the plan.

Comment 78: Maybe.

23. Term limits? yes yes yes yes yes


NorWest Republicans Release Questionnaire – 2 — 4 Comments

  1. Sunshine blogger, please submit the following questions to the candidates: Do you support undocumented immigrants unconditionally? Do you support comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship for all undocumented immigrants? Do you support DREAMers? I’m curious for their responses before picking up my republikkklan ballot during primary day. What is Klaatu Barada Nikto’s position on immigration? Stay tuned…tic, tock, meow, meow, tic, tock…

  2. Norwest was very thorough! I like that. So are Schuster, Brettman, Wheeler, Miller and Tirio the only Candidates that participated?

  3. Regarding the questions that may not pertain to the roles these particular offices…

    The idea here was to not only get a better understanding of these candidates’ views on local issues, but also to see how well they align with the Republican Party platform -viewable here:

    Unfortunately, McHenry County has a history of people running for office as Republicans for political expedience, but then governing like liberal Democrats.

    In local races, it’s far too easy to get through editorial board interviews or a candidate night “debate” by echoing the usual “lower taxes, cleaner water, less corruption” mantras; digging into topics like immigration, sanctity of life, etc., gives voters more insight into the candidates’ core beliefs.

    This being primary season, the Norwest Townships Republican Central Committee wanted to offer Republican primary voters the opportunity to get a better feel for whether or not a candidate is a Republican-in-name-only, or if she or he actually believes in and will support the Republican Party platform.

    The answers to this questionnaire shed light on that, as does the refusal by many candidates to respond at all.

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