Tom Neuenfeldt Independent for Governor Web Site http://www.ourmichigan2014.


Each question was scored using 1-10 A score of 10 being the highest score. A scoring of “I” was an incomplete or unanswered question. A Scored 10 Answer equals; The most through, complete, thoughtful, specific and responsive answer that demonstrated a strong level of understanding and commitment to constitutional conservative ideas. Answer(s) to Question 1 “What are your reasons for running AND and Question 10, “What is your definition of limited government’ ARE THE CANDIDATE’S OWN WORDS Please refer to the M.A.P.S Candidate Questionnaire by clicking the link for the reminder of the questions

Results of M.A.P.S Candidate Questionnaire for Tom Neuenfeldt Independent for Governor
1. What are your reasons for running for office? I have multiple reasons justifying my run for governor of Michigan as an Independent in 2010. As a faithful and accountable husband and parent, I see no candidates for governor who I would want my children, or anyone’s children, to aspire to be like except for myself. I am a lifelong volunteer; in fact, I still run a bowling league for mentally-challenged individuals here in Midland every year. As a small business owner and former Fortune 500 company employee, I am frustrated and angry by the arrogance and indifference of not

only our legislators but also the bureaucrats we deal with every day here in Michigan and in Washington. Third, I don’t claim to know everything about every aspect of Michigan’s business and government landscape, but I am humble enough and intelligent enough to quickly learn the aspects of what hindrances and other requirements are necessary to return Michigan to the hands of the business sector and private sector in general. Finally, as I hear the other candidates talk yet again about the same issues I first voted with in 1984 (national security, health care, illegal immigration, jobs, education, crime/security, etc), I know that the overwhelming majority of Michiganders realize that legislators and governors do nothing but talk and spend. My goal is to get every dollar back into the pockets of our citizens and businesses so that we can compete not only nationally but globally as well. One more thing: as a county commissioner in Midland in 2005/06, I gave away my salary and took no other mileage/per diem pay. I also presented a plan within 90 days of taking office in which I proposed to reduce local, state and federal taxes by offsets which would reduce our tax burdens by over 30%. I did this after consulting Dow Chemical executives, Dow Corning executives and Midland CoGeneration Venture (MCV) executives as well as various small business owners. As a county commissioner or as a state legislator, I am just one voice in a large group of self-concerned politicians. As governor of Michigan, immediately upon my election in November, we the people and business leaders of Michigan will setup a business plan, including taxation reforms and offsets, which will quickly give consumers and businesses the confidence to reinvest in Michigan. 2. 10 3. 10 4. 1 5. 5 6. I 7. 9 8. 10 9. 10 10. What is your definition of limited gov’t?

My term of limited government is simple: the less government we need, whether in day-to-day bureaucracy to elected officials, is better for everyone in the long run. We private citizens and businesses can spend our money better than any government agency. We can still take care of the less fortunate; we can still educate our society, fix our roads and secure our nation. Without private tax dollars and hope for new jobs, we see how depressed our state has become. By allowing us to take charge of this growth of government power, we can quickly turnaround in months what has taken decades to destroy. We haven’t seen the best days of capitalism, free markets and competition for the best use of our dollars. If I’m elected and allowed to work with our citizens and business owners, you will see how limited government needs to be. We shouldn’t have to beg legislators and other government employees to let us have our money back. Limited government should be the smallest amount of tax expenditure necessary so that we the people can determine how we want to spend our own money; we shouldn’t be held hostage by an expensive and inefficient, unaccountable system. I believe we need to have a well-trained and equipped military that protects our borders and us citizens; after that, we business people can set the budgets to as low a tax burden as possible so that we can invest in new businesses, private investment groups or spend our money as we wish. The current system is the opposite of what our forefathers envisioned a limited government to be. 11. 2 12. 10

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