The Union Recorder

Election 2012

July 26, 2012

Candidate Q&A: Stephen K. Simpson

MILLEDGEVILLE — What qualifies you for Congress? How will you approach your role as a Congressman differently than your opponent?

I have the ability to bring about positive change that will benefit Americans, Georgians, and the 10th District because of my experience as a small business owner, working in the Pentagon, and dealing with Congress getting substantial results. Like so many Americans, I am frustrated—if not downright angry—with the bickering and blaming in Washington where nothing gets accomplished.  Common sense and the ability to fight for the people you represent are left behind in this environment.  We need leaders in Washington that will work for us, not for themselves.

 

How will you weigh party pressures to vote as a block versus voting in the best interest of your constituents and work in bipartisanship?

My priorities are quite simple: God and Country, The people of the 10th Congressional District and My Party and Myself.

I’m a leader, not a politician. I will work diligently to get the people’s work done without compromising my character or my principals. 

How will you work in Congress toward Georgia’s citizens having a better, stronger economic environment and more job opportunities?

We start with fundamental tax reform that encourages business development but does not penalize for success. I favor the Fair Tax that is consumption based and will increase the tax base without increasing the net tax rate.

 

As a Congressman, what can you do moving forward to preserve the current assets at Plant Branch to prevent job losses and closures?

It will take a leadership change and a cooperative effort with Georgia Power, local, state, and federal government along with the EPA and other regulators. The EPA is totally out-of-control with their current regulatory authority and is preventing US clean-coal from generating US energy and causing the loss of good-paying jobs in Putnam and Baldwin Counties.

 

Please discuss your thoughts on women’s reproductive rights and explain how you will approach legislation related to these rights as a voting member of Congress.

I believe that life begins at conception and ends at natural death.  While I am a strong supporter of women’s preventative health issues, I believe abortion is wrong and will stand-up for the rights of the unborn.

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