Colorado US House Candidate Frazier: Midterms Are Referendum on Obama

Friday, 29 Oct 2010 09:50 AM

By Jim Meyers

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The midterm elections are “absolutely” a referendum on the failed policies of the Obama administration and the Democratic-controlled Congress, Republican House candidate Ryan Frazier of Colorado tells Newsmax.

Frazier vows that, if elected, he will push to extend the Bush tax cuts, reduce the corporate tax rate, free up credit for businesses, and defund the healthcare reform legislation.

Frazier is running in Colorado’s Denver-area 7th District against incumbent Democrat Ed Perlmutter, a seat that has been cited as a GOP target in 2010.

Frazier served in the Navy for five years, assigned to the National Security Agency, and is a member of the Aurora (Colo.) City Council. He is considered a rising star in the Republican Party, and the Washington Times tabbed him as “a man to watch.”

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In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV, Frazier was asked about the differences between himself and the incumbent.

“The differences couldn’t be more stark,” he says.

“Congressman Ed Perlmutter voted for the failed stimulus package, which cost the taxpayers $814 billion. He voted for job-killing cap-and-trade. He voted for the bailouts. And he voted for Obamacare — $1.2 trillion. I would have voted against all those things.

“I believe in free markets, individual responsibility, and that the best thing we can do to grow our economy and create jobs here in America is to reduce the tax burden on our families and on our small businesses, and to incentivize investment by giving businesses the confidence they need to take the calculated risk that’s required in order to create jobs in America.”

Asked whether the midterm elections are a referendum on President Obama and the Democratic Congress, Frazier tells Newsmax: “Absolutely. There is a fundamental question that people have to ask themselves. Over the past two years, are they happy with the direction of the country? Are they more confident in their future and that of their children, or not?

“Based on that question I think it is a referendum on the failed policies of this administration and this Congress, and whether people are ready to embrace a new way forward, predicated on common sense ideals, values, and solutions that can help get America back on a prosperous track.”

Because of those “failed policies,” Frazier says, “the people have really soured on the current leadership, and they’re very open to new voices that would put forth what I call common sense solutions as to how to get Americans back to work, how to work to get our federal government to live within its means, and to have a Congress that’s accountable to the people they represent.”

If Republicans take control of the House, their priorities are “first and foremost to get to work on making sure we take steps to grow our economy and create jobs again,” Frazier declares.

“That’s why I believe we need to extend the 2001 and 2003 tax relief measures for all Americans. I think we need to bring the corporate tax rate down from 35 percent to be more in line with the capital gains and dividend tax rates, which are 15 percent now.

“And I think we need to do more to make sure small businesses can have the ability to deduct 20 percent of their income so they can use those additional resources to invest in hiring new people.

“Last but not least, I think we have to take steps to get the government out of the way and free up credit so that more businesses are able to access the credit they need for investment and to hire workers.”

Commenting on the close Senate race in Colorado between incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet and GOP challenger Ken Buck, Frazier says Bennet is benefitting from “all the outside money coming in” to help him, but Frazier, who initially planned to seek Bennet's Senate seat before opting for the House, says he is confident Buck can win.

And while he acknowledges that Republicans can’t repeal Obamacare while Obama is president, he observes that a GOP-led House can take steps to defund it and repeal some provisions, and also to “reform the reform” to bring down the cost of healthcare.

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