|U.S. House, Connecticut, District 2|
|Chair, Libertarian Party of Connecticut|
Reale ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Connecticuts's 2nd District. Reale ran as a Libertarian candidate. He faced incumbent Joe Courtney (D), Paul M Formica (R), and Colin D. Bennet (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012. Courtney was re-elected on November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, Connecticut District 2, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Joe Courtney Incumbent||68.2%||204,708|
|Republican||Paul M Formica||29.4%||88,103|
|Green||Colin D. Bennet||1.2%||3,638|
|Source: Connecticut Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Reale's policy on taxes, taken from his campaign website:
- The Sane Policy of Apportioning Taxes Will -
- 1) remove at least $300 billion in compliance costs borne by the economy at large.
- 2) force Congress to completely estimate costs and budget items every two years instead of treating taxpayers as an unlimited ATM.
- 3) remove the primary means for lobbyists to receive taxbreaks or destroy their competition.
- 4) allow people to keep their earnings, and make sure the vast majority of Americans aren't giving Uncle Sam an interest free loan every year.
- 5) enable price discovery in agriculture, education, healthcare and a variety of other areas, prices of these being out of control because the tax code subsidizes them.
- 6) create an environment where business can return.
- 7) allow each state to decide how the money will be collected.
- 8) get government out of the social engineering business.
Reale sets forth his seven steps to economic recovery, taken from his campaign website:
- The Seven Step Plan:
- Step 1: End the fraud
- Step 2: Apportion taxes
- Step 3: Healthcare reform
- Step 4: Stop offshoring jobs
- Step 5: Stop policing the world
- Step 6: End unconstitutional subsidies
- Step 7: Social Security and Medicare reform
Reale's Healthcare Campaign Platform, taken from his campaign website:
- Healthcare Reform Must Include:
- 1) Repeal of laws leading to inconsistent quality
- 2) Repeal of laws leading to insurance and pharmaceutical dominance
- 3) Enforcement of insurance obligations
- 4) Repeal of bipartisan laws that restrict patient choices
- 5) Ending the government practice of writing blank checks
- 6) Protection of your right to purchase any level or type of coverage on the market anywhere in the United States
- 7) Protection of your right to purchase any drug or treatment you and your doctor deem medically necessary
- 8) Demanding that the healthcare industry name and be transparent about pricing
- 9) Repeal of federal laws that put paperwork, drug companies, employers and HMOs between doctors and patients
- 10) A tax code that doesn't affect any healthcare decisions in any way
Reale's philosophy on national defense, taken from his campaign website:
- Key Elements of National Defense -
- 1)Declare war before going, establish an objective, win the war, come home
- 2)No nation building, at all, for any reason
- 3)Neutrality and trade with all, alliance with none
- 4)A strong navy and airforce/a professional army
- 5)Not meddling in the internal affairs of other nations
According to Reale's campaign website,
- "What We've Done Since 2003 in Iraq and Afghanistan Speaks For Itself."
The 2nd Amendment
Reale's stance on the 2nd Amendment, taken from his campaign website:
- Still An Unalienable Right
- Norwich Bulletin, "Republican declares 2nd run for Congress" accessed December 1, 2011
- ABC News, "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012
- Daniel Reale for Congress, "Taxes" accessed December 21, 2011
- Daniel Reale for Congress, "The Economy" accessed December 21, 2011
- Daniel Reale for Congress, "Healthcare" accessed December 21, 2011
- Daniel Reale for Congress, "National Defense" accessed December 21, 2011
- Daniel Reale for Congress, "Iraq" accessed December 21, 2011
- Daniel Reale for Congress, "The 2nd Amendment" accessed December 21, 2011