How do you assess the Trump administration so far?
Elsasser: I believe that although many disagree the Trump Administration has done all that has been promised and is working on the United States and it’s citizens First.
Do you support or oppose the federal tax cuts passed in 2017? What effect do you believe they will have on the economy?
Elsasser: I support the 2017 federal tax cuts. I believe we need to put money in the pockets of hard working American citizens. I believe that this will boost our economy.
Is the level of national debt a concern? What, if anything, should be done to reduce it or constrain its increase?
Elsasser: I do believe the national debt is and always will be a concern but until we fix our county, state and federal offices and the careless spending of tax dollars we will not be able to decrease our deficit. We need to have new legislators in office and enforce term limits on all offices held to ensure proper government leadership. Only then can we approach our broken system.
Is the level of economic inequality in the United States a problem, and if so, what should the federal government do to address it?
Elsasser: I believe the level of Economic inequality is an issue that needs to be addressed. The federal government needs to regulate a cost of goods as well as a set standard for minimum wages that do not increase inflation.
Should federal gun laws be changed, and if so, how?
Elsasser: I believe that federal gun laws should be changed. We need to restructure our background checks and add in a mental health record check and screening as well. I believe that military grade weapons should not be sold to those without military or specialized training. The average consumer should not be able to purchase any firearm without proper certified training.
What should Congress do with respect to the Affordable Care Act? Should it be strengthened, and if so, how? Should it be scrapped? If so, what if anything should replace it?
Elsasser: I believe that the Affordable care act needs to be repealed and our healthcare system rewritten. Healthcare is a right not a privilege. All tax paying American citizens pay into Medicare and should be afford the use of standardized emergency and primary care. This will ensure all have basic care and have the ability to purchase private Insurance if they so choose to do so.
What role should the federal government play in helping cities like Baltimore?
Elsasser: I believe that in cities of heavy neglect and crime the federal government should take a role in enforcing a clean up of these cities from top leaders and legislators to the criminals
What can Congress do to address the opioid epidemic?
Elsasser: Congress can assist in the opioid and addiction epidemic on many levels, from enforcing trade import and export, expand rehabilitation platforms and funding and help to decrease the stigma of this horrible disease plaguing our nation.
What changes if any should Congress make to our immigration and deportation laws and policies?
Elsasser: Our immigration and deportation laws need to be totally rewritten 110%. It is time action is taken and this is no longer a talking point among politicians and legislators. We need to strengthen all of our boarders, and impose new legislation and law to strengthen our visa and immigration policies.
Should the United States continue with the free trade policies it pursued for the last several decades, or should it enact restrictions in an attempt to help domestic industries?
Elsasser: I believe that we need to enforce new trade policies and restrictions to assist with our home based Industries
Do you support the Iran nuclear deal?
Elsasser: I support a revised stronger nuclear deal with Iran with more sanctions and restrictions
How should the United States address the rise of North Korea’s nuclear program?
Elsasser: I believe that we need to be prepared for the threat from North Korea, whether sanctions are imposed or not we as a nation always need to be prepared for what could happen