How do you assess the Trump administration so far?
Paul: President Trump defeated good candidate Hillary, so Americans had high expectation on him. But he is not doing well enough.
Do you support or oppose the federal tax cuts passed in 2017? What effect do you believe they will have on the economy?
Paul: I support tax cuts passed in 2017 but it should be more than a political painting. It will help American economy but it could have done far better.
Is the level of national debt a concern? What, if anything, should be done to reduce it or constrain its increase?
Paul: Yes. There is too little willingness to deal with it in Washington. I can deal with it far easily if I become a President.
Is the level of economic inequality in the United States a problem, and if so, what should the federal government do to address it?
Paul: Yes but America should let its capitalistic foundation continue and also give opportunity to people who are lagging behind.
Should federal gun laws be changed, and if so, how?
Paul: Yes. Gun makers and gun sellers can not be peace makers. We need to change laws and policies.
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?
Paul: Well let us appreciate ACA’s good intentions and its efforts to help Medicaid population. However ACA has repeated past mistakes. Insurance is not a health solution. I can give a better solution if I become President.
What role should the federal government play in helping cities like Baltimore?
Paul: Federal Govt’s one approach may not be solution to all cities like Baltimore. So, it depends upon the situation.
What can Congress do to address the opioid epidemic?
Paul: Federal Govt is less involved and States are taking more responsibilities on this as of now but there should be some Federal Legislation too to take care of American people in this regard.
What changes if any should Congress make to our immigration and deportation laws and policies?
Paul: Tightening by comprehensive immigration reform.
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?
Paul: Yes. It is beneficial for US to go with Free Trade Policies. But we have to save our domestic industries and workers of course.
Do you support the Iran nuclear deal?
Paul: I support it but I do have some reservations too.
How should the United States address the rise of North Korea’s nuclear program?
Paul: We should tame it and pull out of Korean Peninsula.