Candidate Profile
Tom McCormick

Green , Connecticut

Biography

Name
Tom McCormick
Party
Green
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1
Incumbent
No
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Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Disagree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Neutral

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

No Answer

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Agree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Agree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

No Answer

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Neutral

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Disagree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Agree

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Agree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Disagree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

When the women health is in danger.

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

End support of the Sunni States.

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Tendency towards corruption brought on by power.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Beliefs should be closely held by the individual for as Jesus said not to pray on the street corner. Values are general Christian as taught by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount.

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Moderate

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

Type tom mccormick in the search box of the Hartford Courant.

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Federalize the system along the lines of the VA.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Funds for basic science and applied sciences. Spending to initiate new technologies as was done in the computer, nuclear and aircraft industries No corporate welfare. Pretty much stay out of it except during times of depression.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Increase corporate taxes to level in the Republican fifties to spur greater investment. Equalize rates between labor and capital. Generally, agree with Benjamin Franklin's views.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Tax dividends at higher rates to spur reinvestment in plant and human capital.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Invest some of trust fund in equities to get a higher rate of return. Also, seek a balance in the age distribution by immigration measures to ensure enough young workers contributing to support retires.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

Liberal Arts degree. Secondary education teaching certification. Mainly, by long term non fiction reading usually a book a week. Attendance at numerous conferences and lectures.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

tom@tomforcongress.org 860 236-4923

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I am independent. I owe no one. I will serve the Constitution not a party.


Background

Education
  • UCONN, Storrs, BA, 1973
  • CCSU, New Britain, Education Certificates, 1990
Work & Military
  • Hartford Public Schools, Teacher, 1991-94
  • Realty Executives, RE Sales, 1998-2003
Affiliations
  • Sierra Club, Chapter Chair
  • CT Clean Energy Coop, Board member
  • People's Action for Clean Energy, Board Member
  • Doctors without Borders, contributor
  • Clamshell Alliance, Hartford area group leader
  • Greenpeace, contributor
  • Earthjustice, contributor
  • Various UN groups, contributor
Offices
  • none
  • none
 

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