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Healthcare

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood? No.

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Healthcare

Keep the government out of it, no subsidies, no regulations

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Healthcare

The alternative to our current, big-government failure isn’t an even bigger government failure which would leave behind the very patients who are already suffering the most. Those who are dealing with serious ailments would be further victimized in a nationalized system such as the proposed “Medicare for All.” The youngest, healthiest, and most privileged may be able to either afford to wait a few months for a check-up or procedure, or simply pay the higher costs for premium access. But those with the hardest illnesses to treat and the least disposable income are too often left behind.

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Healthcare

Any overhaul of our system must put control back in the hands of the patient. We are the only industrialized country to have our health care tied to employment, and this makes no sense.

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Healthcare

As with a government-employee health-care system in the state of Indiana, Americans should be in charge of their own health dollars. This would give patients the opportunity to shop for care the same way they do with any other product or service, and costs would go down as a result. We can reduce the cost of healthcare 75% by allowing real price competition, and by substantially reducing government and insurance company paperwork.

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Healthcare

[Jorgensen] will get rid of the FDA’s efficacy requirement, if not the entire FDA, so that new medicines and procedures get to patients as quickly and safely as possible. [Jorgensen] will also make more drugs available over the counter.

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Economy

[Jorgensen] will first audit and then end the Federal Reserve. Ending the Fed’s manipulation of interest rates would mean more market stability. Investors could get accurate signals on market conditions instead of being misled by Fed manipulation. We should reduce regulations to allow cryptocurrency and any other form of currency, to enter the market.

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Economy

As President, I will work to eliminate policies that cripple economic growth. I will give special attention to regulations driving up the cost of housing and health care, as well as those creating barriers to creating new businesses or entering professions.

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Economy

As President, I will dismantle all tariffs and any other trade barriers which prevent the flow of goods and services into our country. Americans deserve the best, and it does not matter from where the best may come. It’s about making sure that the American economy is working smarter rather than harder. Rather than wasting valuable resources and trying to match countries who are better able to perform in certain industries, our economy should be geared toward what we do best.

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Education

The Department of Education has failed. In the forty years since the Department of Education was created, government spending on education has skyrocketed, while the quality of education has declined. [Jorgensen] will work to eliminate the Department of Education and return control of education to where it belongs – with parents, teachers, and students.

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Drug Policy

As your president I will federally decriminalize all drugs and encourage states to do the same. I will work with Congress to make history of the failed and unjust War on Drugs.

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Environment

My White House will bridge the divide that we currently see between fiscal responsibility and environmental conservation. I will show Americans who are deeply concerned about the environment that protecting it does not require taking on crippling debt.

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Environment

Some in our government wish to impose a “Green New Deal” which would cost taxpayers nearly $100 trillion and would cripple our workers and consumers through top-down initiatives that offer little in the way of realistic results. This kind of legislation is neither rational nor workable. We cannot leave as important a priority as our environment to a government that can’t even deliver mail on time.

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Environment

The federal government gives about $15 billion annually to oil and coal companies. And this doesn’t even include the cheap public land leases that disproportionately go to these companies. This is nothing but corporate welfare. [Jorgensen] will work with Congress to end all energy subsidies and level the playing field.

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Environment

[Jorgensen] will return to each state some of the many responsibilities that have been entrusted to the federal government. Local communities and individuals are nearly always better equipped to decide upon what will work for their economy while preserving the environment.

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Environment

Scientists, entrepreneurs, and inventors are guaranteed to discover the answers to our questions, and are even more likely to do so without government involvement impeding their progress. Those same individuals in the marketplace of ideas can better decide which energy sources should be a priority, rather than Washington bureaucrats. Additionally, we must reduce barriers and red tape that entrench existing energy sources like fossil fuels and prevent competition and innovation, which can help to create cleaner energy.

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Environment

[Jorgensen] will work to remove government barriers to replacing coal burning and oil burning power plants in the United States with safe, non-polluting, high-tech nuclear power plants and allowing off-grid use of solar power. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) should streamline its regulations to allow for more plants to be constructed and put into use. Most pollution is generated in developing countries, so reducing pollution worldwide requires cost-efficient, zero-emission energy sources like nuclear.

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Social Services

The employer-paid portion of the Social Security tax can be used to fund the transition into this new system and fund payments for disability and survivor payments.

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Social Services

Those who choose to opt-out can also leave their Social Security earnings to their loved ones, as opposed to currently, wherein those benefits go back to the government.

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Social Services

Workers should be provided the option to either continue in the program if they wish or to have their taxes put in an individual account with their name on it. Those who use this pathway will be granted certificates which recognize their past contributions to Social Security.

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Social Services

I will work with Congress to enact a plan like the Cato Institute’s 6.2% Solution, granting more choice to everyone who pays the FICA tax. This plan has been scored by the Social Security Administration itself as restoring Social Security to permanent sustainable solvency.

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Budget

[Jorgensen] would encourage baseline budgeting. Instead of assuming an increase, we start at zero every year, and then we decide what is vital.

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Budget

[Jorgensen] will use [her] constitutional authority to block any new borrowing. [Jorgensen] will veto any spending bill that would lead to a deficit, and veto any debt ceiling increase. [Jorgensen] will give every Cabinet Secretary a specific spending reduction target to meet and hold them accountable. [Jorgensen] would eliminate any departments or executive agencies which are not necessary — and there are plenty of them.

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Budget

[Jorgensen] will work tirelessly to slash federal spending, make government much, much smaller, and eliminate the federal income tax, so you can keep what you earn.

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Foreign Policy

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? No, we should not give aid to any foreign nations.

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Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel? No. Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel? It’s none of our business.

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Foreign Policy

U.S. shouldn't go to war with Iran.

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Support President Obama’s move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba? Yes.

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Foreign Policy

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? No.

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Civil Rights

Should universities provide “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” for students? No, students attending universities that benefit from government grants or government-funded school loans should be required to honor the constitutional rights of their students’ free speech.

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Civil Rights

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events? Each individual competition should be free to decide.

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Civil Rights

Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws? Yes.

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Civil Rights

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqab, or face veil, to civic ceremonies? Yes, but where there is a legitimate need to confirm their identity, provisions must be made for this. Should the government support a separation of church and state by removing references to God on money, federal buildings, and national monuments? No.

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Housing

I will give special attention to regulations driving up the cost of housing.

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Defense

I am proposing an American military force ready and able to defend the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and all U.S. territories against foreign attackers or invaders.

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Defense

It’s time to bring America to peace. It’s time for America to stop participating in foreign wars. We must stop inserting ourselves in them.

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Immigration

No city should receive federal funding for any reason.

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Immigration

We should provide a pathway to citizenship for the millions of undocumented persons already in the United States.

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Immigration

The United States should symbolize a helping hand to those in need and build bridges instead of walls.

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Immigration

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? Yes

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Immigration

I will work with Congress to repeal arbitrary quotas on the number of people who can legally enter the United States to work, visit, or reside and to comprehensively reform the immigration process, shorten waiting times, and expand visas.

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Crime

It should be up to the people in the affected communities, [police officers be required to wear body cameras] and it’s important to protect the privacy rights of victims and bystanders.

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Crime

Ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles.

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Crime

No organization should stand to gain from higher rates of incarceration.

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Crime

Opposes drug traffickers [receiving] the death penalty.

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Crime

Opposes mandatory minimum prison sentences for people charged with drug possession.

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Crime

Fully support ending qualified immunity.

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