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U.S. Senate candidate: Larry Eugene Butcher (R)

Apr. 08, 2014 @ 02:38 PM


PARTY: Republican


Single, male, 62, father, one son, USAF veteran. $.50 hr. 66-68; $1.00/hr. 69-71 skilled craftsman till 2000, after helper to my parents they passed away. I am free to fight the good fight. Honest hard working fools make all the rest of this world possible. Only honest hard work can save us.


1. What changes in federal laws would you favor that would better protect people and our water resources from chemical spills?

Mother nature gave us water, minerals and many compounds. Mankind learned chemistry and now we have many new compounds. Money in politics pays nothing for true science or simple truth. Father time will bring reason to the many, no matter the wishes of the few. We vote now for only one US Senator, let not the money choose for us.

2. What steps should the federal government take to reduce the number of Americans living in poverty?

Tax capital wealth! Trickle down never happened. Money managers formerly took 10% now taking 40% of profits. Wages are buying less, traders are taking more. Corporate raiders are greed incarnate. Job bosses follow, with stock prices up. We, the working class, put all our wages back in the economy. Reduce taxes on incomes below 10X poverty level, raise taxes above 10X.

3. In view of recent Supreme Court decisions, what steps do you think Congress should take to protect the rights of all American voters?

Selective service registration should be automatic voter registration. Congress should declare Citizens United as unconstitutional. Corporations never feel the pain of parenthood when a child is lost in an unlawful war. To think that war profits could then be used to control politics is unamerican double down.

Herald-Dispatch questions:

4. What is your position on the EPA and other regulation of the coal and natural gas industries?

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5. What is the most pressing foreign policy issue, and how would you address it?

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6. How should the United States address future relations with Russia?

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7. What can the federal government do to improve educational achievement in West Virginia?

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8. What do you think of the Affordable Care Act, and what changes -- if any -- would you support?

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9. What can the federal government do to improve workforce development in West Virginia?

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10. Do you favor any changes in gun control requirements?

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11. What more should Congress do to battle the prescription drug crisis?

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12. Are there more steps Congress should take to reduce obesity?

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