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William Baker State Representative 60

William Baker

William Baker for State Representative, 60

Location
Kalamazoo, Michigan
District / Locality
60
County
Kalamazoo
Political Affiliation
Republican
Office
State Representative
Incumbency
Challenger
Election Date
11/06/2018

FULL PROFILE

Position Spectrum Key
  • NOT APPLICABLE
    N/A
  • STRONGLY OPPOSE
    O+
  • OPPOSE
    O
  • NEUTRAL
    N
  • SUPPORT
    S
  • STRONGLY SUPPORT
    S+

Quick Bio

After graduating from Lakeview High School in Battle Creek, I went to college at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where I earned a BS in Mathematics. In 2012 I moved back to southwest Michigan settling down in Kalamazoo. I have spent the last four years working at the State Hospital on Oakland Dr, while preparing income taxes with Jackson Hewitt on the side each winter since 2016. I believe that in general, the best thing that government can do is leave its citizens alone, because each individual is better suited to run their own life than a politician trying to run everyone's life.

My Positions

SUPPORT
S

Gambling & Casinos

“In a free market, services should not be illegal without just cause, this includes entertainment venues. Legalized private casinos and gambling services, whether physical or online, are just one more industry that could be used to diversify Michigan's economy, promoting growth and new job opportunities.”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Entrepreneurship

“The best steps that Michigan can take to help spur entrepreneurship are reforming licensing requirements, a reduction in state income taxes for everyone, and ending state business subsidies. Because small businesses create most new jobs, we need to treat all industries equally and not protect any company or industry from free market competition.”

STRONGLY OPPOSE
O+

Universal Basic Income (UBI)

“In order to provide a living-wage income for all citizens, without massively increasing taxes or public debt, would require the State of Michigan to both be fiscally self-sufficient and to invest a large sum of money so that we may all one day live off of the yearly income generated. I estimate this process could take over 100 years and do not wish to grant that much trust to future politicians.”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness

“In order to become a society where the law treats everyone equally, we must remove much of what government has become. By limiting government to its proper functions, we return to individual citizens the power to chase their dreams and shape their own destiny. Additionally, by restoring personal freedom, we would limit the influence that interest groups have when lobbing government officials.”

SUPPORT
S

Decriminalization of Marijuana

“Decriminalization and legalization of the production, distribution, and sale of marijuana for personal use is the right path forward for the State of Michigan. Legalization will add another choice crop for farmers, provide an alternative to long term pain medication, and will expand Michigan's economy, resulting in additional jobs and increased tax revenue.”

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