Daniel John Bongino – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for Congressional District 6, Maryland

Maryland Republican Party
www.bongino.comwww.bongino.com
P.O. Box 1330Frederick, MD 21702
(410) 924-4577
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Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

Dan has both the academic and real world experience to immediately lead in these difficult times. His extensive studies in Psychology and Economics combined with his real world experiences in the inner cities of Baltimore and New York City give him a unique perspective regarding the problems of the citizens of Maryland. Dan believes in real answers and straight talk and plans to challenge the political establishment directly on the important issues of the day.

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Dan and his wife Paula reside in Severna Park and have a 10 year old daughter and a two year old daughter.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Dan began his career with the NYPD in 1995 as a Police Cadet. Dan proudly joined the ranks of the U.S. Secret Service in 1999 as a Special Agent where he graduated the Secret Service training academy with honors. Dan left the New York Field Office in 2002 to become an instructor at the Secret Service Training Academy in Beltsville, Maryland. In 2006, Dan entered into duty on the elite Presidential Protection Division in the administration of President George W. Bush. Dan distinguished himself early by becoming one of the earliest tenured Special Agents to be given responsibility for an operational section of the protective detail. Dan transferred to the Baltimore Field Office in 2010 where he immediately made an impact on the community, breaking up one of the largest fraud rings in Maryland's history. Dan and his wife Paula are the owners of a number of successful small businesses ranging from web solutions and design, to sporting equipment.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Member, St. John the Evangelist Church

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Candidate, United States Senate, 2012

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

Roman Catholic

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

Although the details of his signature investigation are still for official use only, it involved over 300 million dollars in potential financial fraud and a nexus to international terrorism. This joint investigation in cooperation with the FBI, IRS, SSA and a number of local police agencies, was responsible for collapsing a major international fraud ring. The investigation earned Daniel the Department of Justice recognition award, along with other agency specific awards, for excellence in federal investigations.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

While working full time for the New York City Police Department, Dan used his accrued vacation time to attend the City University of New York where he completed both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Psychology, concentrating in both Neuro-Psychology and Behavioral Learning. During his tenure as a Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service, Daniel completed his second graduate degree, a Master's of Business Administration at Penn State University, where he tested at the top of his class.

Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public Office

Dan has both the academic and real world experience to immediately lead in these difficult times. His extensive studies in Psychology and Economics combined with his real world experiences in the inner cities of Baltimore and New York City give him a unique perspective regarding the problems of the citizens of Maryland. Dan believes in real answers and straight talk and plans to challenge the political establishment directly on the important issues of the day.

Bongino (10/06/2014)

Goals If Elected

To build and maintain a strong prosperous economy that is citizen-centric, not government-centric. The best way to build a consistently strong economy is by producing jobs through our peerless private sector. We must hold the line on tax rates on income allowing Marylanders to plan their lives, cut our corporate tax rate which is the highest in the world to the international average at a minimum, and we must perform a cost-benefit analysis on any new regulation to eliminate the growing burden on small business. We also need to start dealing with our suffocating debt now. We cannot continue to spend money we do not have. We must reduce our national debt. We cannot continue to spend money we do not have. We need to cut spending across the board.

Bongino (10/30/2012)

Achievements If Elected

Again, I would like to build and maintain a strong prosperous economy that is citizen-centric, not government-centric. I will help repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act and address our out of control government spending and national debt.

Bongino (10/30/2012)

Areas to Concentrate On

The issues I would concentrate on are: the economy - The best way to build a consistently strong economy is by producing jobs through our peerless private sector. We must hold the line on tax rates on income allowing Marylanders to plan their lives, cut our corporate tax rate which is the highest in the world to the international average at a minimum, and we must perform a cost-benefit analysis on any new regulation to eliminate the growing burden on small business. We also need to start dealing with our suffocating debt now. We cannot continue to spend money we do not have. Healthcare - I would not change Medicare for current seniors or individuals close to retirement. I would reform Medicare so seniors can choose what type of Medicare is best

Bongino (10/14/2014)

On Entering Public Service

I entered public service as a police office in 1995, then I entered the Secret Service in 1999. In 2006, I entered the elite Presidential Protective Division. I chose to resign from my Secret Service job so I could enter a different kind of public service, elected office. I chose to leave my career because I do not agree with the path that Maryland or the nation is currently on. I believe Marylanders and all Americans deserve better service and guidance from their government. I know I can provide that leadership due to my extensive experience in both the private and public sectors.

Bongino (10/14/2014)

Immigration
Immigration, a General Statement

Our current immigration system is broken. Immigration policy needs to remain focused on respect for the law not on the nationality of the immigrant. Our current policy is not a policy at all and I will work to make improvements through the following tools. First, securing the borders must be a national priority. The constant threat of terrorism and narco-trafficking through both our Southern and Northern border should have prioritized secure borders decades ago, but unfortunately it has not. Token measures and platitudes have inflicted untold damage to what should have been a long term plan using America's incredible technological capacity to seek effective solutions to the problem. Secondly, I believe we must move towards a re-evaluation of

www.bongino.com/issues.html (04/02/2012)

Immigration Reform

First, securing the borders must be a national priority. The constant threat of terrorism and narco-trafficking through both our Southern and Northern border should have prioritized secure borders decades ago, but unfortunately it has not. Token measures and platitudes have inflicted untold damage to what should have been a long term plan using America's incredible technological capacity to seek effective solutions to the problem. Secondly, I believe we must move towards a re-evaluation of the current chain migration and diversity visa based system. This system is grossly inadequate for attracting the world's best and brightest to the U.S. and severely limits our future capacity for economic growth. Thirdly, we must continue our efforts to aggressively

www.bongino.com/issues.html (04/02/2012)

Federal Enforcement of Immigration Laws

We must continue our efforts to aggressively enforce immigration laws in the Homeland.

www.bongino.com/issues.html (04/02/2012)

State Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws

We must continue our efforts to aggressively enforce immigration laws in the Homeland.

www.bongino.com/issues.html (04/02/2012)

Local Enforcement of Immigration Laws

We must continue our efforts to aggressively enforce immigration laws in the Homeland.

www.bongino.com/issues.html (04/02/2012)

State and Local Immigration Laws

We must continue our efforts to aggressively enforce immigration laws in the Homeland.

www.bongino.com/issues.html (04/02/2012)

Securing Our Borders

Securing the borders must be a national priority. The constant threat of terrorism and narco-trafficking through both our Southern and Northern border should have prioritized secure borders decades ago, but unfortunately it has not. Token measures and platitudes have inflicted untold damage to what should have been a long term plan using America's incredible technological capacity to seek effective solutions to the problem.

www.bongino.com/issues.html (04/02/2012)

Visa Enforcement

I believe we must move towards a re-evaluation of the current chain migration and diversity visa based system. This system is grossly inadequate for attracting the world's best and brightest to the U.S. and severely limits our future capacity for economic growth.

www.bongino.com/issues.html (04/02/2012)

Americanization

I believe we must move towards a re-evaluation of the current chain migration and diversity visa based system. This system is grossly inadequate for attracting the world's best and brightest to the U.S. and severely limits our future capacity for economic growth.

www.bongino.com/issues.html (04/02/2012)

National Security & Terrorism
Intelligence

We must support and improve our intelligence and law enforcement infrastructure. I have spent the last 17 years of my life working in the law enforcement and intelligence arenas and have witnessed firsthand both tremendous successes and unfortunate failures. The growth in COMPSTAT based law enforcement analysis and inter-agency intelligence sharing along with the potential productivity gains from the use of technology tools are success stories which must continue. The failure of our intelligence apparatus leading to the events on September 11th, was a bureaucratic failure as well as an intelligence failure. Bogging our intelligence apparatus down in excessive bureaucracy and arcane rules is bound to result in repeated shortcomings. We must look

www.bongino.com/issues/national-security (08/23/2012)

Domestic Intelligence Agencies

We must support and improve our intelligence and law enforcement infrastructure. I have spent the last 17 years of my life working in the law enforcement and intelligence arenas and have witnessed firsthand both tremendous successes and unfortunate failures. The growth in COMPSTAT based law enforcement analysis and inter-agency intelligence sharing along with the potential productivity gains from the use of technology tools are success stories which must continue. The failure of our intelligence apparatus leading to the events on September 11th, was a bureaucratic failure as well as an intelligence failure. Bogging our intelligence apparatus down in excessive bureaucracy and arcane rules is bound to result in repeated shortcomings. We must look

www.bongino.com/issues/national-security (08/23/2012)

Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy, a General Statement

We are the most benevolent country in the world with regards to our foreign aid and we should be demanding more from aid recipients such as Pakistan and Afghanistan. Our aid program to these countries needs to be matched with specific national security benchmarks. It is inexcusable to spend American tax payer money overseas on building foreign schools and infrastructure while allowing those in Maryland's impoverished areas to collapse.

www.bongino.com/issues/national-security (08/23/2012)

Foreign Aid

We are the most benevolent country in the world with regards to our foreign aid and we should be demanding more from aid recipients such as Pakistan and Afghanistan. Our aid program to these countries needs to be matched with specific national security benchmarks. It is inexcusable to spend American tax payer money overseas on building foreign schools and infrastructure while allowing those in Maryland's impoverished areas to collapse.

www.bongino.com/issues/national-security (08/23/2012)

Jobs
Jobs, a General Statement

Increases in productivity are the foundation of the remarkable growth of the U.S. economy over the past century. Productivity gains are the means by which our citizens maintain a standard of living unmatched anywhere in the world. And although we remain in the midst of a crippling recession, I firmly believe that with the application of citizen-focused economic principles, continued prosperity is within our grasp.

www.bongino.com/issues.html (04/02/2012)

Economy
Economy, a General Statement

Increases in productivity are the foundation of the remarkable growth of the U.S. economy over the past century. Productivity gains are the means by which our citizens maintain a standard of living unmatched anywhere in the world. And although we remain in the midst of a crippling recession, I firmly believe that with the application of citizen-focused economic principles, continued prosperity is within our grasp.

www.bongino.com/issues.html (04/02/2012)

Taxes
Taxes, a General Statement

Reductions in tax rates and simplification of the tax code. Government's role in the economy should be focused on providing for a solid structural framework along with a fair and predictable system of regulations. The tax code has become riddled with "crony capitalist" deductions for favored industries and because of this, the costs of compliance have multiplied. This has created a system where access to "power brokers" is valued more than creating economic value for the American people. Across the board rate reductions along with a reduction in the number of definable income categories accompanied by a streamlining of the tax code will reduce the government's role in economy and allow the citizen to prosper. In addition, both the corporate

www.bongino.com/issues.html (04/02/2012)

Tax Code

Reductions in tax rates and simplification of the tax code. Government's role in the economy should be focused on providing for a solid structural framework along with a fair and predictable system of regulations. The tax code has become riddled with "crony capitalist" deductions for favored industries and because of this, the costs of compliance have multiplied. This has created a system where access to "power brokers" is valued more than creating economic value for the American people. Across the board rate reductions along with a reduction in the number of definable income categories accompanied by a streamlining of the tax code will reduce the government's role in economy and allow the citizen to prosper.

www.bongino.com/issues.html (04/02/2012)

Corporate Tax Loopholes

Both the corporate and capital gains tax rates must be reduced, and loopholes eliminated, in order to spur innovation, investment and future productivity.

www.bongino.com/issues.html (04/02/2012)

Property Taxes

Both the corporate and capital gains tax rates must be reduced in order to spur innovation, investment and future productivity.

www.bongino.com/issues.html (04/02/2012)

Education
Education, a General Statement

As the world moves towards a knowledge based economy, America cannot be left behind. Our current educational model is failing our children as we fall farther behind our global competitors in performance. According to a recent Wall Street Journal editorial, 2,000 of the nation's 20,000 public schools produce 50% of our dropouts and nearly 50% of our African American youth attend one of these schools. This is tragic and inexcusable but there are a number of steps we can take to make the U.S. a world leader in education and innovation. I fully support the implementation of tools such as school choice vouchers, charter schools, merit based pay systems for educators, "parent triggers" and year round schooling. In addition, we must reward good teachers,

www.bongino.com/issues.html (04/02/2012)

Private School Vouchers

I fully support the implementation of tools such as school choice vouchers.

www.bongino.com/issues.html (04/02/2012)

Charter Schools

I fully support the implementation of tools such as charter schools.

www.bongino.com/issues.html (04/02/2012)

Improving Education

There are a number of steps we can take to make the U.S. a world leader in education and innovation. I fully support the implementation of tools such as school choice vouchers, charter schools, merit based pay systems for educators, "parent triggers" and year round schooling. In addition, we must reward good teachers, the bedrock of our educational system, and allow them to work in a system not stifled by bureaucracy and archaic work rules. These tools all have the potential to turn our system into a world leader in achievement. Although I believe a number of these changes must originate at the local level, I will engage with local leaders and support legislation that helps us to reach our goals.

www.bongino.com/issues.html (04/02/2012)

Dropouts

Our current educational model is failing our children as we fall farther behind our global competitors in performance. According to a recent Wall Street Journal editorial, 2,000 of the nation's 20,000 public schools produce 50% of our dropouts and nearly 50% of our African American youth attend one of these schools.

www.bongino.com/issues.html (04/02/2012)

Parental Involvement

I fully support the implementation of tools such as school choice vouchers, charter schools, and "parent triggers. "

www.bongino.com/issues.html (04/02/2012)

Teacher Pay

I fully support the implementation of tools such as merit based pay systems for educators. In addition, we must reward good teachers, the bedrock of our educational system, and allow them to work in a system not stifled by bureaucracy and archaic work rules.

www.bongino.com/issues.html (04/02/2012)

Environment
Environment, a General Statement

Maryland's environmental gifts are numerous and deserve common sense protections. From the Chesapeake Bay to Deep Creek Lake we are blessed to live in a state with such natural beauty. These gifts deserve common sense protections but they must be weighed against the costs imposed on Maryland's middle class families. Environmental dictates which serve to impoverish Maryland's working families will do nothing in the long term to improve the health of our environment. A growing economy has been the greatest pro-environmental movement in the history of the world. It has enabled our society to spend both our time and money on causes which benefit our environment. I spent some time in Rwanda years ago and I clearly remember a friend asking a Rwandan

www.bongino.com/issues/environment (08/23/2012)

Land, Rivers and Lakes

Maryland's environmental gifts are numerous and deserve common sense protections. From the Chesapeake Bay to Deep Creek Lake we are blessed to live in a state with such natural beauty. These gifts deserve common sense protections but they must be weighed against the costs imposed on Maryland's middle class families. Environmental dictates which serve to impoverish Maryland's working families will do nothing in the long term to improve the health of our environment. A growing economy has been the greatest pro-environmental movement in the history of the world. It has enabled our society to spend both our time and money on causes which benefit our environment. I spent some time in Rwanda years ago and I clearly remember a friend asking a Rwandan

www.bongino.com/issues/environment (08/23/2012)

Oceans

Maryland's environmental gifts are numerous and deserve common sense protections. From the Chesapeake Bay to Deep Creek Lake we are blessed to live in a state with such natural beauty. These gifts deserve common sense protections but they must be weighed against the costs imposed on Maryland's middle class families. Environmental dictates which serve to impoverish Maryland's working families will do nothing in the long term to improve the health of our environment. A growing economy has been the greatest pro-environmental movement in the history of the world. It has enabled our society to spend both our time and money on causes which benefit our environment. I spent some time in Rwanda years ago and I clearly remember a friend asking a Rwandan

www.bongino.com/issues/environment (08/23/2012)

Military & Defense
Military, a General Statement

Our United States military is the most respected fighting force in the world and a strong national defense must be our first priority in an uncertain world. Uniformed services modernization through research and development on new programs, an increase in numbers for the special forces, equipment replacement and personnel development combined with a troop return from our two active war zones will allow us to rebuild and restore our military.

We must also support and improve our intelligence and law enforcement infrastructure. I have spent the last 17 years of my life working in the law enforcement and intelligence arenas and have witnessed firsthand both tremendous successes and unfortunate failures. The growth in COMPSTAT based law enforcement

www.bongino.com/issues/national-security (08/23/2012)

Department of Defense and Pentagon

Our United States military is the most respected fighting force in the world and a strong national defense must be our first priority in an uncertain world. Uniformed services modernization through research and development on new programs, an increase in numbers for the special forces, equipment replacement and personnel development combined with a troop return from our two active war zones will allow us to rebuild and restore our military.

We must also support and improve our intelligence and law enforcement infrastructure. I have spent the last 17 years of my life working in the law enforcement and intelligence arenas and have witnessed firsthand both tremendous successes and unfortunate failures. The growth in COMPSTAT based law enforcement

www.bongino.com/issues/national-security (08/23/2012)

Military Adequacy

Our United States military is the most respected fighting force in the world and a strong national defense must be our first priority in an uncertain world. Uniformed services modernization through research and development on new programs, an increase in numbers for the special forces, equipment replacement and personnel development combined with a troop return from our two active war zones will allow us to rebuild and restore our military.

We must also support and improve our intelligence and law enforcement infrastructure. I have spent the last 17 years of my life working in the law enforcement and intelligence arenas and have witnessed firsthand both tremendous successes and unfortunate failures. The growth in COMPSTAT based law enforcement

www.bongino.com/issues/national-security (08/23/2012)

Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq
Afghanistan, a General Statement

We are the most benevolent country in the world with regards to our foreign aid and we should be demanding more from aid recipients such as Pakistan and Afghanistan. Our aid program to these countries needs to be matched with specific national security benchmarks. It is inexcusable to spend American tax payer money overseas on building foreign schools and infrastructure while allowing those in Maryland's impoverished areas to collapse.

www.bongino.com/issues/national-security (08/23/2012)

Pakistan, a General Statement

We are the most benevolent country in the world with regards to our foreign aid and we should be demanding more from aid recipients such as Pakistan and Afghanistan. Our aid program to these countries needs to be matched with specific national security benchmarks. It is inexcusable to spend American tax payer money overseas on building foreign schools and infrastructure while allowing those in Maryland's impoverished areas to collapse.

www.bongino.com/issues/national-security (08/23/2012)

Trade
Trade, a General Statement

Free and fair global trade policies and the corresponding movement of capital around the globe has led to incredible improvements in the global standard of living. The growing economies of the world are moving towards capitalism and economic liberalization as the U.S. moves slowly towards one of stagnation and regulation. We need to work with our world economic partners to reduce protectionist tariffs and increase foreign capital investments in the U.S. economy. Foreign capital flows into the U.S. helps every American by keeping interest rates low and assisting growing companies in financing future growth opportunities, creating well paying jobs for hard working Americans.

www.bongino.com/issues.html (04/02/2012)

Trade Policy Priorities

Free and fair global trade policies and the corresponding movement of capital around the globe has led to incredible improvements in the global standard of living. The growing economies of the world are moving towards capitalism and economic liberalization as the U.S. moves slowly towards one of stagnation and regulation. We need to work with our world economic partners to reduce protectionist tariffs and increase foreign capital investments in the U.S. economy. Foreign capital flows into the U.S. helps every American by keeping interest rates low and assisting growing companies in financing future growth opportunities, creating well paying jobs for hard working Americans.

www.bongino.com/issues.html (04/02/2012)

Globalization

Free and fair global trade policies and the corresponding movement of capital around the globe has led to incredible improvements in the global standard of living. The growing economies of the world are moving towards capitalism and economic liberalization as the U.S. moves slowly towards one of stagnation and regulation. We need to work with our world economic partners to reduce protectionist tariffs and increase foreign capital investments in the U.S. economy. Foreign capital flows into the U.S. helps every American by keeping interest rates low and assisting growing companies in financing future growth opportunities, creating well paying jobs for hard working Americans.

www.bongino.com/issues.html (04/02/2012)

Medical Insurance
Health Insurance, a General Statement

The ongoing debate over America's health-care system is, at its core, two distinct issues, insurance coverage and health-care. One can have insurance and be denied access to health-care and conversely, one can receive adequate health-care and not be insured. This is clearly illustrated by our current Medicaid system which claims to insure Americans but provides either inadequate or non-existent care. A number of rigorous academic studies have clearly shown that health-care outcomes for Medicaid recipients are significantly worse than for those with private insurance and even those with no insurance at all. A recent report by The Heartland Institute documented a University of Virginia study of surgical outcomes for Medicaid patients and found

www.bongino.com/issues/healthcare (08/23/2012)

Medicare

America's current class of seniors deserve stability in their lives, yet our establishment politicians have failed to keep their promises to them by consistently promising but rarely delivering. Although the establishment has failed to maintain the economic promises to seniors planning on receiving benefits in the next decade, I believe the current Medicare system should remain an option for those 55 and older. These seniors built and fought for America and deserve some certainty in their lives. For Americans under 55 years of age we must re-tool the system to find a better way of delivering quality care. Discounting for the future, the current Medicare account deficits run into the tens of trillions of dollars. This is a multiple of the entire

www.bongino.com/issues/healthcare (08/23/2012)

Crime
Police & FBI Agents

We must support and improve our intelligence and law enforcement infrastructure. I have spent the last 17 years of my life working in the law enforcement and intelligence arenas and have witnessed firsthand both tremendous successes and unfortunate failures. The growth in COMPSTAT based law enforcement analysis and inter-agency intelligence sharing along with the potential productivity gains from the use of technology tools are success stories which must continue. The failure of our intelligence apparatus leading to the events on September 11th, was a bureaucratic failure as well as an intelligence failure. Bogging our intelligence apparatus down in excessive bureaucracy and arcane rules is bound to result in repeated shortcomings. We must look

www.bongino.com/issues/national-security (08/23/2012)

Health & Medical
Health & Medical Care, a General Statement

The ongoing debate over America's health-care system is, at its core, two distinct issues, insurance coverage and health-care. One can have insurance and be denied access to health-care and conversely, one can receive adequate health-care and not be insured. This is clearly illustrated by our current Medicaid system which claims to insure Americans but provides either inadequate or non-existent care. A number of rigorous academic studies have clearly shown that health-care outcomes for Medicaid recipients are significantly worse than for those with private insurance and even those with no insurance at all. A recent report by The Heartland Institute documented a University of Virginia study of surgical outcomes for Medicaid patients and found

www.bongino.com/issues/healthcare (08/23/2012)

Improving Health & Medical Care

The ongoing debate over America's health-care system is, at its core, two distinct issues, insurance coverage and health-care. One can have insurance and be denied access to health-care and conversely, one can receive adequate health-care and not be insured. This is clearly illustrated by our current Medicaid system which claims to insure Americans but provides either inadequate or non-existent care. A number of rigorous academic studies have clearly shown that health-care outcomes for Medicaid recipients are significantly worse than for those with private insurance and even those with no insurance at all. A recent report by The Heartland Institute documented a University of Virginia study of surgical outcomes for Medicaid patients and found

www.bongino.com/issues/healthcare (08/23/2012)

Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Energy, a General Statement

The United States uses approximately 20 million barrels of oil per day. We domestically produce approximately 5 million barrels per day. Our domestic production has been steadily decreasing since the 1970's when we produced 9.5 million barrels per day. Renewed domestic production is not simply a matter of oil prices but a matter of domestic job production. Increased exploration, discovery and production of our own domestic natural resources is a proven job creator. Locally, western Maryland has proven natural gas reserves and the development of these resources would create well paying jobs and needed income for the citizens of Maryland. We must prioritize domestic production of our own natural resources by expanding permitting while maintaining

www.bongino.com/issues/energy (08/23/2012)

Renewable Energy, Solar, Biomass and Wind

Renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, biomass and geothermal have shown promise but they need to compete in a competitive market, free from government subsidies. I believe that these sources of energy have a future in our energy portfolio but they must compete on a level playing field. When we insist on forcing consumers to choose amongst non-competitive options we simply shift higher costs onto them and further strain their household budgets.

www.bongino.com/issues/energy (08/23/2012)

Domestic Energy Production

The United States uses approximately 20 million barrels of oil per day. We domestically produce approximately 5 million barrels per day. Our domestic production has been steadily decreasing since the 1970's when we produced 9.5 million barrels per day. Renewed domestic production is not simply a matter of oil prices but a matter of domestic job production. Increased exploration, discovery and production of our own domestic natural resources is a proven job creator. Locally, western Maryland has proven natural gas reserves and the development of these resources would create well paying jobs and needed income for the citizens of Maryland. We must prioritize domestic production of our own natural resources by expanding permitting while maintaining sound and reasonable environmental standards.

www.bongino.com/issues/energy (08/23/2012)

Social Security & Pensions
Social Security, a General Statement

America's current class of seniors deserve stability in their lives, yet our establishment politicians have failed to keep their promises to them by consistently promising but rarely delivering. Although the establishment has failed to maintain the economic promises to seniors planning on receiving benefits in the next decade, I believe the current Medicare system should remain an option for those 55 and older. These seniors built and fought for America and deserve some certainty in their lives. For Americans under 55 years of age we must re-tool the system to find a better way of delivering quality care. Discounting for the future, the current Medicare account deficits run into the tens of trillions of dollars. This is a multiple of the entire

www.bongino.com/issues/healthcare (08/23/2012)

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