Libertarian candidate for
1.What do you offer as a
I own a small business (Goldstein Insurance Agency) and have lived
in Indianapolis for my whole life. As a Libertarian I offer a fresh
perspective on the purpose of government and will apply those
principle of a smaller and more tolerant local government to my tenure
on the City-County Council.
2. What does your district most need from the
such as sidewalks and repaving of many streets.
3.What's your opinion of the
2012 budget proposed by the mayor?
The proposed budget spends too much money on supporting
professional sports franchises, arts councils, golf courses and other services
which do not belong in the realm of government, but in
the private sector.
4. What is your position on a comprehensive
I am not only opposed to a comprehensive smoking ban I would work
to overturn the existing smoking ban as it pertains to private property.
Business owners should be able to make their own decisions as to whether to
allow a legal substance to be consumed on their premises. I hold
this position despite being a non-smoker and refusing to frequent
establishments that currently allow smoking.
5.Do you think the city needs
more police officers?
No, I think the existing police force could be better used
investigating and preventing crimes against people and their property and not
wasting time and resources on prostitution, drug users, traffic violators, etc.
6. Do you support increased funding for public transit?
No, the public transit system should be self-funding and
self-sustaining. I especially oppose any type of regional transit system
including a boondoggle like a light rail system.
7. Do you think the streets and sidewalks in your
district are in good shape?
For the most part the existing main roads and sidewalks are in
decent shape, but many neighborhoods need their roads repaved and new sidewalks
8. Name one project that would most benefit your
Bike paths and sidewalks
that do not interfere with existing traffic patterns.
9. What question do you wish we'd asked?
Do you support giving millions of dollars each year to support
professional sports franchises and their venues?