VIDEO: Pat Brock, Congressional Dist 2 Candidate Profile, Decision 2010 MauiNOW.com

September 4, 2010, 7:56 PM HST · Updated September 4, 7:56 PM
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Pat Brock, 2010 candidate for Maui Mayor, Transcript:

Introduction: My name is Pat Brock and I’m running for the Hawaii 2nd Congressional District.  I live in Kihei–I’ve lived on Maui for 30 years.  I’m unmarried with no children.  I’m a pool technician and self employed. I would like to see the government return more control to the people in that government is becoming so over-bearing and there are so many laws that most people can’t keep track of them, and it’s stifling our economy.  

Click image to view VIDEO of our interview with Congressional Dist. 2 candidate Pat Brock.

Stimulus Funding:  Do you think stimulus funds have been put to their best use?  If given the opportunity to infuse more stimulus funds on Maui, what areas would be a priority?  Answer:  I think the stimulus program was the wrong approach.  I think that government programs cutbacks would have been appropriate, accompanied by a tax vacation, or at least deep tax cuts in order to allow the citizens to have money in their hands rather than it being dictated from Washington. 

Drought:   Drought conditions in the islands continue to pose a problem for firefighters as well as farmers and ranchers in the islands.  What can be done at the federal level to support fire suppression efforts and the agricultural industry?  Answer:  I think that our local drought is a local problem and there’s not a lot that the federal government can do about it.  We have to solve our own water usage conflicts locally, and I don’t think the federal government can help a lot. 

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Akaka Bill:  What are your thoughts on the recently revised Akaka Bill, and do you foresee its passage in the near future?  Answer: (Pass)

Closing thoughts: I think that government at all levels is becoming increasingly intrusive in our lives and costing us a lot of money.  I believe that we need to cease the foreign wars as soon as possible–immediately in fact–and bring our troops home.  This is costing our economy a lot of money–not only in tax money–but also depriving us of the efforts of all of those troops who could be contributing to our economy at home.  I also believe that the drug war should be stopped.  It is also costing us a lot in finances, and it’s an impossible mission because people show no signs of ceasing these behaviors.

If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected]

 

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