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