Mitchell Swan (R), candidate U.S. Congress, 10th District
Candidate website: SwanForAmerica.com
Candidate Facebook page: Swan for America
Candidate Twitter account: @SwanForAmerica
NGwinnett: What is the primary reason you decided to run for office?
Swan: The United States has changed as a country; domestically and internationally. It is no longer the nation it was just 15 years ago. We have more global unrest and global debt today then ever before in human history. As a result, the heritage we are leaving our children is no longer one of prosperity and freedom; rather it is simply war and debt. It is imperative we restore the freedoms of this nation and rebuild our economy. My 5-Point plan will do this. It can found at: SwanForAmerica.com
NGwinnett: What three issues do you believe are most important to the constituents in your district and why?
Swan: Among the many 10th District residents I speak with, there is tremendous desire for: Healthcare reform, Tax reform, and restoring limited government. Specifically, the regulation overreach by the EPA is hurting small farmers; rural county clinics are being closed or threatened by Obamacare mandates; and the need to reform Federal Tax Code--in order to stimulate the economy and reinvigorate manufacturing--are most pressing.
Swan: 1)Resolve Immigration - provide a 3-year pathway to citizenship with a fee, coupled with Tax Reform. 2)Tax Reform - Flat Tax of 15% for individuals and 20% for businesses. No taxes for capital gains, dividends or interest. 3) Social Security Reform - let individuals retain 1/3 of all social security savings. These accounts can be used for early retirement or applied to current mortgages or medical expenses. 4) Downsize Federal Government - Eliminate DOE, HUD, 40,000 IRS agents, and others.
5) Reform Federal Employee hiring practices - Create a merit based workforce throughout the federal government.
NGwinnett: If you could only tell voters one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Swan: I am the father of a 13-year-old Special Needs daughter. I can assure every voter there is nothing more important to me and my family than a world-class healthcare system. I would also share with voters that I am a Colonel in the United States Marine Corps reserves with several years experience writing U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East. There are no other candidates in this race (and very few in Congress) with the foreign policy experience I have. I used this experience to write a comprehensive plan to save our country. It is called The STAR Plan and can be found at: SwanForAmerica.com.
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