Compare the Candidates – Biographical Profiles and Positions on the Issues

November 2004 General Election

Candidates for Representative In Congress District 8, Pennsylvania

Arthur L. "Art" Farnsworth - L
Websitewww.ArtFarnsworth.org
Michael G. "Mike" Fitzpatrick - R
Websitewww.fitzpatrickforcongress.com
James C. Greenwood - R
Erich Lukas - CON
Websitewww.erichlukas.com/
Virginia Waters "Ginny" Schrader - D
Websitewww.ginnyschrader.com
Videos by Candidate
Michael G. "Mike" Fitzpatrick
Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)
Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)
Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public Office
Goals If Elected
Achievements If Elected
Areas to Concentrate On
On Entering Public Service
Immigration
Immigration
Illegal Immigration and Reform
Securing Our Borders
Federal Enforcement of Immigration Laws
State Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws
Guest Worker Program
Naturalization Backlog for Immigrants
Trade
North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Barriers to American Goods in Other Countries
Protective Tariffs
Gay, Lesbian & LGBT
Same Sex Marriage
Civil Unions & Civil Benefits
The Military Don't Ask/Don't Tell Policy
Homosexuality as a Choice or Genetics
Federal Constitutional Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
Domestic Partnerships
Legislation for Hate Crimes
Civil Rights
Property Rights vs. Civil Rights
USA Patriot Act
Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Fiscal Policy
Deficit Spending
Federal Budget & Debt
Balanced Budget & Constitutional Amendment
Presidential Line-item Veto Power
Spending Limits
National Security & Terrorism
National Security
War on Terrorism Policies
War on Terror
Guantanamo Bay Prison (GITMO)
Making Our Homeland More Secure
Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
National Guard in the Department of Homeland Security vs. Defense
Domestic Intelligence Agencies
Local First Responders
Government
Regulations
Term Limits for US Representatives and Senators
Term Limits for Supreme Court & Federal Justices
Special Interests
Government Agencies
FEMA and Hurricane Katrina
Elections & Politics
Campaign Spending Limits
527 'Stealth' PACs
Public Funding of Political Campaigns
Soft-money Political Contributions
Courts, Laws & Justice
Courts
Death Penalty
America's Criminal Justice System
Three Strikes Criminal Sentencing Standard
Judicial Discretion and Alternative Sentencing
Activist Judges Legislating from the Bench
Legal Reform
Tort Reform and Frivolous Suits
Abortion, Pro-Life, Stem Cell & Cloning
Legality of Abortion - Roe v. Wade
Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
Partial-birth Abortions
Iran
Iran Nuclear Deal
Foreign Policy
North Korea
Middle East
Israeli and Palestinian Conflict
Recognition of a Palestinian State
Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq
US Military Presence in Afghanistan
Continued US Military Presence in Iraq
Deadline for US Pullout
Iraq's Role in War on Terror
Loss of American Lives in Iraq
Staying in Iraq for "as long as it takes to do the job"
Iraq Role in Making Americans Safer
Military & Defense
Military
Use of Military Force
Defense
Military Adequacy
Reservists and National Guard
Military Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
Jobs
Jobs
Foreign Job Outsourcing
Affirmative Action
Job Growth
Quality of Jobs
Guns
Guns
Right to Own Guns - Second Amendment
Gun Control Legislation
Renewal of Ban on Assault Weapons Purchases
National Rifle Association (NRA)
Economy
Economy
Business
Business
Small Business
Business Tax Incentives
Labor Wages & Unions
Labor
Minimum Wage
Unions
Employee Free Choice Act
Taxes
Taxes
Tax Reform
Corporate Income Taxes
Estate Taxes (Death / Birth Tax)
2001 Tax Cuts
Tax Credits for College
Corporate Tax Loopholes
Education
Education
Student Loans, Scholarships and Pell Grants
No Child Left Behind Act, a General Statement
Sex Education and Birth Control Options
Religion in Public Schools
"Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance
Local Control Over Education
Teacher Textbook Selection
Private School Vouchers
Teacher Tenure
Improving Education
Education Tax Credits
Head Start
Federal Funding of Private Schools
No Child Left Behind Act Federal Funding Level
Teacher Standards
Special Education
Illegal Drugs & Marijuana
Medical Use of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana
War on Drugs
Punishments for Drug Crimes
Poverty & Welfare
Improving the Welfare System
Environment
Environment
Clean Water Act and Water Quality
Oceans
ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) Oil Drilling
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Cap-and-Trade System to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Toxic Waste
Land, Rivers and Lakes
Recycling and Trash
Internet, Media & Communications
Spamming
Medical Insurance
Health Insurance
Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
Universal Medical Care / Insurance
Medicare
Medically Uninsured or Underinsured
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitations
Employers' Medical Insurance
Employers vs Employees As Chief Health Care Buyer
State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
Free Market Health Care
Health Insurance Purchase Choices
Portable Medical Insurance
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
Medicaid
Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
Medical Malpractice Reform
Business Tax Credits for Employee Health Coverage
Crime
Reducing Crime
Health & Medical
Health & Medical Care
Mental Health
Improving Health & Medical Care
Reducing Health Care Costs
Medical Research
Children's Health
Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Energy
Energy Independence from Foreign Oil
Oil Drilling
Nuclear Power
Gas Prices
Renewable Energy, Solar, Biomass and Wind
Fuel Efficiency & Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards
Coal
Energy Research and Development
Hydrogen Cell Fuel Initiative
Natural Gas
Domestic Energy Production
Transportation
Transportation, a General Statement
Highways
Highway Safety
Veterans
Veterans, a General Statement
Veterans' Health and Medical Care
GI Bill & Veterans' Benefits
Vetreran Job Retraining
Prescription Drugs
Importing Prescription Drugs from Canada
Negotiating Pharmaceutical Prices
Bringing Generic Drugs on the Market Sooner
Medicare Beneficiaries without Prescription-drug Coverage
Regulating Drug Advertising, Like Cigarettes and Alcohol
Social Security & Pensions
Social Security
Long Term Viability of Social Security
Privatizing Social Security
Raising the Retirement Age or Reducing Payment Levels
Means Testing for Social Security Payments
Tax on Social Security Benefits
Science, Technology & Space
Innovation
Food & Agriculture
Agriculture
Farm Subsidies
Alcohol, Cigarettes & Gambling
Smoking and Tobacco Buyout

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