The Libertarian party’s candidate for U.S. Senate has used one of his biggest platforms so far to make his case for your vote over Senator McCaskill or Congressman Todd Akin.
Jonathan Dine is a personal trainer from Kansas City. He says his party is the alternative to the typical frontrunners. “Like many of you I’m tired of the constant fighting of the Republicans and Democrats. Beating the other team has become more important than finding solutions to America’s problems.”
Dine says Republicans and Democrats are to blame for the down economy and says his party is the only one that’s serious about balancing the budget, lowering taxes and restoring personal freedoms. “Supporting my candidacy means supporting a drastically smaller government and lower tax level across the board. We do not need politicians telling us who we can love, what to do with our own body or what we can do with our own body.”
Dine says he supports a balanced budget amendment and the legalization of marijuana, and will vote against any spending measures that exceed federal revenue.
When asked what role the government should play, if any, in fighting obesity and the increased healthcare costs that come with it, Dine fell back on his 15 years as a personal trainer.
“I think the government should make incentives … whether they be tax incentives, making gym memberships tax-deductible or personal trainers. It is the number one drain on our healthcare system overall. I think we need to have some positive reinforcement instead of negative reinforcement, like the government is so used to.”
Dine says to provide healthcare for seniors, he would propose block granting money to the states based on population to put the money closer to the people. He supports a balanced budget amendment and the legalization of marijuana, and says he will vote against any spending measures that exceed federal revenue.