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DAN LAUFFER ON THE ISSUES

Dan Lauffer is not a professional politician and has never before sought a paid public office. Dan is not afraid to give specific answers to the important questions taxpaying voters have. Below is just an overview of Dan’s positions, more details will be added in the following days.

TAXES
Dan Lauffer has taken the American’s For Tax Reform “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” vowing to never vote for any bill that increases the total amount taxpayers must pay. Dan will further fight to reduce taxes on individuals and job providers and will sponsor the bill to overturn the Senior Pension Tax Rep. Hugh Crawford voted for.

HEALTH CARE
Unlike Crawford, Dan is 100 percent opposed to ObamaCare, including the ObamaCare expansion of state Medicaid benefits and a state health care exchange that allows ObamaCare to go into effect in Michigan. Dan will fight to overturn both of these bills that Crawford voted for.

RIGHT TO LIFE
Dan is 100 percent, across the board Right To Life from conception to natural death and has been so his entire life, including 27-years as a Pastor.

SECOND AMENDMENT
Dan is a gun owner and 100 percent Pro-Second Amendment and Pro-Open Carry.

GOVERNMENT SPENDING
Dan will fight to end waste, fraud and abuse of taxpayer dollars at every level of government and will fight to reduce overall government spending, even when tough decisions are required.

EDUCATION
Dan is 100 percent pro-school choice and will work to get more of the property tax and sales tax dollars we already pay for education into the classroom instead of administration and overhead. Unlike my opponent, Dan is 100 percent opposed to the Common Core standards and will fight to remove them from Michigan schools if elected. We need less federal regulation of our schools and more educational choices for parents and students statewide.

DETROIT BAILOUT
While Dan knows that an improving Detroit is important to all of us in Oakland County, he is opposed to any bailout bill that allows Detroit city employees to retain defined benefit (lifetime pension) plans instead of changing to the defined contribution plans that most private sector taxpayers have.

CONSTITUENT SERVICE
As your conservative State Representative, Dan will vote to cut his own pay, will reduce the current expenses of the office, and will keep the office open, staffed and responsive from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday. The current official hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM but staffing is often minimal or non-existent from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and 3:00 to 5:00 PM.