Mead Treadwell on Budget & Economy
$800 billion stimulus spends on backs of future generations
Five years ago today, Pres. Obama signed the $800 billion stimulus package with Mark Begich's support. "I want to wish Mark Begich a happy anniversary on the passing of the $800 billion stimulus. With one of the earliest votes of his time in the Senate,
Begich started his pattern of being a rubber stamp for President Obama. We were told this package would help our economy and jump start businesses. Now we know it's just another case of government spending too much and placing the price tag on the backs
of future generations. The federal government is like a river that has overrun its banks. As a country we have to stop borrowing from the Chinese to pay for today's lunch. The best way to stimulate the economy is to get the federal government out of the
way. As the only businessman in the race, I know what it takes to get our economy moving again. In Alaska that means access to the Tongess, ANWR and the NPR-A for starters. I am running to bring decision-making back home where it belongs."
Source: 2014 Alaska Senate campaign website, www.TreadwellAlaska.com
, Feb 17, 2014
Opposes federal overreach; supports more economic freedom
Mead Treadwell has listed only five positions on his site, with common right-wing planks like being pro-life, pro-guns and for traditional marriage topping the list.
The Alaska Democratic Party has blasted the aloofness, issuing press releases laying
out a laundry list of federal issues it says the candidates haven't addressed. The "Treadwell/Sullivan issue tracker" wonders where the hopefuls stand on nearly 20 issues, everything from privatizing Social Security to permanent reauthorization of the
Indian Health Service.
But there's still seven months until the Aug. 19 primary vote, plenty of time to explore issues. In the forum, both Republican candidates said they're pro-life, and both attacked ObamaCare and federal overreach,
saying they'd fight for less regulation and more economic freedom in hopes of promoting more business and development opportunities in Alaska without forsaking the environment.
Source: Alaska Dispatch on 2014 Alaska Senate race
, Jan 27, 2014
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