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Florida’s Sansaricq Backs Term Limits in Congress

Friday, 01 Oct 2010 11:45 PM

By Dan Weil

Bernard Sansaricq, the Republican candidate for Florida’s 23rd Congressional District, says term limits should be implemented in Congress.

“When you have congressmen with nine terms [such as Sansaricq’s Democratic opponent, Alcee Hastings], that’s when you have entrenched corruption,” he told Newsmax.TV.

Sansaricq, a Haitian-American who was once president of Haiti’s Senate, also says members of Congress need to set an example by cutting their own spending first.

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“I will trim my budget to one-third of what they’re giving congressmen now and will try to do the same for everyone in Congress,” he said. “We are borrowing 40 cents on every dollar we spend in Washington. The country can’t go on like that.”

Sansaricq also will fight to put members of Congress in the same Social Security system as the rest of the citizenry. “When you make laws and they don’t apply to you, that’s a no-no,” he says.

The candidate isn’t impressed with President Barack Obama, who he says “doesn’t have the experience to run the country. He’s a dreamer. We don’t need a dreamer. We need someone like Ronald Reagan.”

Sansaricq’s first priority for his district will be education. “In our district, the dropout rate is 52 percent. Among foreign minorities it’s over 70 percent. When you can bring up the level of education, you give them better opportunities and a better quality of life,” he says.

Sansaricq supports repeal of the new healthcare law. “I have seen socialist healthcare systems, especially in France, where some of my family members live.” It can take a year to see a specialist there, he says. “Sometimes it’s too late.”

The United States has the best healthcare system in the world, while socialist healthcare systems have failed everywhere in the world, Sansaricq says.

He opposes the Dream Act, which Democrats have proposed to lead to citizenship for illegal immigrants who are students here.

“Illegal aliens already cost us $340 million a year,” Sansaricq says. “I’m for legal immigration.”

Some good could come out of the Dream Act because it would give foreign students educational opportunities here, he says. “But it will cost money,” Sansaricq says.

“We need money for American and legal resident students. The Dream Act is one-step amnesty for about 15-20 million illegal aliens. That will destroy this country.”

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