Max Rice: Candidate Profile
9th District U.S. Representative (Republican)
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Civic involvement: fifth
Elected offices held: Fifth
What do you think is the government's responsibility in assuring that citizens have health care? To what extent does the Affordable Care Act address this responsibility? What, if any, changes are needed in the act.
The Government has responsibility over citizens in need, not health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and other special interests.
The 11 million worded Affordable care act addresses the expectation that my opponent's donors get their money back. The individual mandate is cronyism at its worst. We should never force people to buy a product from one private company (blue cross and blue shield) or else............
What immigration policies do you support? Where, if at all, do you see room for compromise to produce an effective policy on immigration? What, if any, responsibility does the government have toward immigrants referred to as Dreamers who were brought to the United States illegally as children and are now adults? How will these policies affect your district?
ENFORCE the Law Act of 2014. From Donald Trump to Nancy Pelosi, everyone seems to agree that we need to cut red tape make the immigration process more efficient.
The Government has a responsibility to act on "Deferred Action On Childhood Arrivals". And case by case basis for those who came here for school under the Dream Act. The office of Congress should be a resource not a toll.
What military or diplomatic roles should the United States play to promote peace and stability in the Mideast? Under what circumstances should we have military forces actively operating?
The United States should cut all funds and trade to any country that supports terrorism (I support a stronger Taylor Force act). And The United States should cut all funds and trade to any country where being gay is a crime punishable by death. America's purchasing power should be used as a weapon (unlike the Iran Deal). And preemptive military force may be necessary to stop nuclear, chemical, or biological threats of terror.
What should the United States be doing to reduce the threat of potential nuclear conflict from North Korea?
I plead the fifth.
How would you describe the effectiveness of Congress today? If you think Congress needs to be more effective, what would you do to promote that?
Earlier we talked about DACA. "Deferred Action". And I am promoting it in how I campaign and how I we will use the power of the office itself. I am a huge supporter of Raul Ruiz's "Right to Petition Congress Act" and congress should be helping us right bills instead of forcing us to bribe them.
What other issues, if any, are important to you as a candidate for this office?
Cancer, Heart Health, Medical accidental deaths, suicide, human trafficking, child abuse, rape, literacy, youth sports, access to the justice system, and corruption (the issues the media will not talk about). Please Support a "House Committee on Illinois Corruption" by visiting www.illact.com
Please name one current leader who most inspires you.
Ross Perot isn't dead yet and does not get enough respect.
What is the biggest lesson you learned at home growing up?
Ã’Whatever does not pretend at all has style enough.Ã“
If life gave you one do-over, what would you spend it on?
I would give my do-over to someone else.
What was your favorite subject in school and how did it help you in later life?
Debate, taught me there is always a truth (however small) on both sides of an argument.
If you could give your children only one piece of advice, what would it be?
If you are winning, do not say sh..... and if you are losing.... say even less.