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Position on Issues

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2019

Should the federal government ban certain "military-style" firearms, such as the AR-15?

"First deal with mental health issues by requiring health insurance companies to incentivize their subscribers to see a Personal Care Physician and Psychologist/Social Worker once yearly - as mentally sound people don't commit mass shootings."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2019

Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by giving states a fixed block grant for Medicaid?

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2019

Should the U.S. make illegal border crossings a civil rather than criminal offense?

"The U.S. should keep illegal border crossings a criminal offense but create a better system of 'linking' children with their parents/guardians."

Candidate's Website, 2019

"We've fallen down on the job in terms of enforcing our existing laws. We can't correct that by simply deporting everyone. We must create a path to citizenship which is different (and more stringent) for those who entered illegally, than for those who went through the proper channels. And, I believe in granting the undocumented the ability to enroll in health care, obtain driver's licenses, and any other right which, if not granted, would create a public safety issue."

Candidate's Website, 2019

"Thirdly, the remaining mandate in the ACA - the requirement for insurance companies to provide minimum essential coverage - actually helps control the federal budget deficit and the national debt. How? Since it spreads the cost of healthcare over a greater universe of Americans, it drives down the premiums of the more-expensive-to-insure; this means less government subsidies are necessary to make health insurance affordable to all! Win win!"

Project Vote Smart Survey, 2019

Answered "Yes" to the question, "Do you generally support gun-control legislation?"

Ardini also responded to a Citizens Count survey saying, "First deal with mental health issues by requiring health insurance companies to incentivize their subscribers to see a Personal Care Physician and Psychologist/Social Worker once yearly - as mentally sound people don't commit mass shootings."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2019

Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by increasing funding for research on climate issues?

"More of a global problem than a national one. We should first be looking to work with the United Nations on this issue."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2019

Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

"I am undecided on this issue."

Candidate's Website, 2019

"Keep it at $7.25 as States may raise as they see fit. A percentage of lower paying jobs are essential to keep some jobs from going to other countries, and to provide employment to the unskilled - such as teenagers."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2019

Should the federal government pass a law guaranteeing the right to an abortion as decided in Roe v. Wade?

"Not necessary at the moment but can reassess if conditions change."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2019

Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by providing subsidies for energy efficiency?

"More of a global problem than a national one. We should first be looking to work with the United Nations on this issue."

Project Vote Smart Survey, 2019

Answered "Yes" to the question, "Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal)?" and added, "Government funding for the development of renewable energy should allocated in such a way where the funds encourage private investment."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2019

Should the federal government provide free tuition at public colleges and universities?

"The federal government should provide free tuition at public colleges and universities only after the budget deficit and national debt have been sufficiently addressed."

Project Vote Smart Survey, 2019

"In order to balance the budget, I support only a TEMPORARY income tax increase."

Candidate's Website, 2019

"Of course, the more other countries buy from the U.S. the better. But if we're the richest county, we should expect to be buying more from other countries than they are buying from us. Tariffs in either direction are bad and should only be used as a last resort."

Candidate's Website, 2019

"National Infrastructure. One of the primary purposes of government. Spend money on it, but wisely."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2019

Should the federal government increase private sector involvement in veterans' health care?

"The Federal Government should have the flexibility to increase private sector involvement in Veterans' health care - on a case by case basis - after significant input is sought from key Veterans' groups."

Candidate's Website, 2019

"Legalize it for a trial five year period, then assess."

Candidate's Website, 2019

"As for other items that can be cut to balance the budget, no line item should be 'off the table.' Entitlement reform is a must and the only way to fairly address that is to honor the commitments already made, but make adjustments for new hires."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2019

Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by automatically enrolling every citizen in Medicare, replacing most private insurance?

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2019

Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by allowing citizens to opt into Medicare if they so choose?

Project Vote Smart Survey, 2019

"I want to secure our borders in whatever way is most practical. In many places that may be a wall, and in other locations that may be some type of technology, physical presence, or something else."

Candidate's Website, 2019

"The Support for Patients and Communities Act was recently signed into law and contains many features which should help combat this epidemic. We need to give this new legislation some time to work before any further refinement. In the meantime, the public would be well-served to encourage places of worship and community centers to develop programs for the already-addicted."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2019

According to a 2019 poll, two-thirds of U.S. adults say they have little or no confidence in federal government. What is your plan to restore confidence in the federal government?

"1. Motivating citizens to put pressure on their individual representatives in Congress when key legislation is pending

"2. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution to enact Congressional Term Limits to take effect 20 years from now - so existing members of Congress aren't asked to vote themselves out of office"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2019

Should the federal government privatize some or all of Social Security?

Candidate's Website, 2019

"As for other items that can be cut to balance the budget, no line item should be 'off the table.' Entitlement reform is a must and the only way to fairly address that is to honor the commitments already made, but make adjustments for new hires."

Candidate's Website, 2019

"As for other items that can be cut to balance the budget, no line item should be 'off the table'. Entitlement reform is a must and the only way to fairly address that is to honor the commitments already made, but make adjustments for new hires."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2019

Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by repealing the tax penalty for employers who do not offer health insurance?

2019

"Maintain existing sanctions but do not add more at this time."

Candidate's Website, 2019

"Student loan refinancing and public service loan forgiveness have merit, as well as re-examining the regulations covering private student loans - to be sure young adults are fully aware of the ramifications of the documents they are being asked to sign. Outright loan amnesty isn't fair to those who would have selected a more expensive school had they known their loan would be pardoned."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2019

Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by taxing carbon emissions?

"More of a global problem than a national one. We should first be looking to work with the United Nations on this issue."

Candidate's Website, 2019

"Iran Nuclear Deal. We should have renegotiated it, NOT reneged on it."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2019

Do you agree with President Trump on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement?

"Don't withdraw from it, renegotiate it."

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