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    Dr. Dan Benishek Running For US Congress

     

    It is Offical, Dr. Dan Benishek  has announced he is running for  Congress against Bart Stupak in  Michigan. The announcement came at Noon  Today at the Dickinson County  Court House in Iron Mountain, Michigan.

     

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    This is the  video I made, it  contains video of Dan answering reporters questions,  he also says some  things about OBAMA..  This is a MUST WATCH VIDEO...

    Please   comment below..

     

    Dan Benishek on FaceBook-

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    Dan Benishek on Twitter-

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    Dan Benishek Website-

    http://www.benishekforcongress.com

     

    Hi,  I am Dan Benishek. I am running for U.S. Congress in Michigan’s 1st   District and would like your support.

     

    I was born in Iron  River,  Michigan. My mother was of Polish descent and my father of  Bohemian  descent. My father worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps  and then  in the iron mines of Iron County. He died in a mining accident  in 1957  and my brother and I were raised by my mother, with the help of  family.  I graduated from West Iron County High School in 1970. I earned a  B.S.  in Biology from the University of Michigan in 1974 and graduated  from  Wayne State Medical School in 1978. I have served as a general  surgeon  in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula since 1983. My wife Judy and I  live in  Crystal Falls. We share five children and two grandchildren. I  am an  avid hunter and fisherman and an NRA member.

     

    I have  never held  political office but I feel compelled to seek a position at  this time  because of disturbing developments in our nation’s capitol. I  have  watched with horror and disbelief as congress has voted to spend   trillions of dollars on legislation that no one even read. I very much   want to serve my country and the citizens of the 1st District and to   provide better representation and leadership on important issues such   as:

     

    · Job Creation. Our best hope lies within the private, not   public, sector. In particular, we need to support small business, which   creates the bulk of new jobs. Government should step aside and let the   free market work by reducing burdensome regulation and taxation.

     

    ·   Fiscal Responsibility. Government is out of control and is squandering   our children’s future! I say no to more government bail-outs, business   takeovers, and growing entitlements. It is time to make drastic cuts  in  spending, balance our budget, stop printing money and start paying  down  our ballooning national debt.

     

    · Lower Taxes. I believe that  a  government which governs least is a government which governs best.  We  need a government of the people, by the people and for the people.  We  need to reduce oppressive taxation and allow individual citizens to  keep  and invest more of their hard-earned money. We need to shrink the  size  and scope of our government to be in line with that envisioned by  our  founding fathers.

     

    · Secure Borders. Immigration must be  legal and  regulated and our borders must be secure. Uncontrolled access  to our  country increases entitlement expenses, decreases available  jobs and  renders us vulnerable to terrorists who want to destroy us.

     

    ·   Health Care. America has the best health care system in the world – a   system which needs fine-tuning but definitely not a government   take-over! We need to focus on free market reforms which will increase   competition and decrease costs. A good place to start would be to allow   health care insurance to be tax deductible, portable and sold across   state lines. Additionally, we must pass tort reform to rein in   skyrocketing costs associated with frivolous medical law suits.

     

    ·   Energy Independence. Radical environmentalism has rendered energy   development next to impossible. While we must be good stewards of the   earth, God gave us this earth and all its resources for our needs.   America has huge coal, natural gas and oil reserves. We need to   responsibly tap into these reserves and stop relying on other nations  to  supply our energy. In addition, we need to vigorously expand our use  of  nuclear power as a safe, clean and efficient source of energy.

     

    ·   National Defense. It is a primary responsibility of our federal   government to provide a strong national defense to protect our nation,   our liberty and our ideals. We should honor and respect our armed   services and veterans, not undermine their strength and dignity.   Additionally, we must aggressively pursue the war on terror and we must   try prisoners of war in military tribunals, not as citizens in our   civilian courts.

     

    · Second Amendment. I believe in the   individual’s right to self defense. The right to bear arms secures  other  rights such as freedom of speech, freedom to assemble and freedom  to  practice religion. If we allow disarmament of our citizens, we  render  our nation vulnerable to tyranny.

     

    · Right to Life. I  believe in  the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of  happiness.  Paramount is life. From conception to death, all human life  must be  considered sacred and must be protected.

     

    If you believe  in  personal responsibility and limited government, please support me  in my  effort to change the status quo in Washington and return  responsible  representation to the 1st District of Michigan. If you feel  powerless as  you watch our government take your hard earned money and  spend it  foolishly, choose me. If you want an honest, hard working  congressman  who will answer your letters and phone calls, choose me.

     

    As a  surgeon, I have 30 years experience dealing with and solving  serious  problems. I don't have all the answers to our nation’s problems  but I  will enthusiastically apply my skills and work with you to find  them!  Let us start here and work together to return our government to  the  people. Join my campaign and stand as a citizen of our great  republic  with your vote for me.

     

    Sincerely,
    Dan Benishek

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