|U.S. House, Texas, District 14|
Harper's campaign website listed the following issues:
- SAVE Act, H.R. 2000
- Excerpt: "The Secure America through Verification and Enforcement Act ( SAVE Act ), H.R. 2000, is immigration reform legislation introduced by Dem Representative Heath Shuler of North Carolina and which imposes increased federal regulatory control over all employment. It represents another step toward suppression of individual liberty and the imposition of a police state."
- The 16th Amendment and the IRS
- Excerpt: "If I’m elected as your Representative to Congress, I will immediately begin working with my congressional colleagues to send an Amendment to Congress repealing the 16th Amendment and abolishing the IRS."
- The Fair Tax
- Excerpt: "A federal sales tax – an excise – is about the simplest form of taxation; and with the advent of computers, offers the least intrusive method for collection, reporting, banking and transfer. It efficiently keeps non-productive administrative costs low for business; and the sales tax is the least objectionable tax because the individual retains the freedom of choice."
- Balanced Budget Amendment
- Excerpt: "I will actively support a balanced budget amendment that caps federal spending at 18% of GDP and requiring a 2/3 majority vote by both houses of Congress to raise taxes beyond this cap."
- Baseline Budgeting
- Excerpt: "Baseline budgeting was mandated by law in the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. The effect of this accounting method is that budgets automatically increase an average of 9% each year, without review and without vote, and establishes a new “baseline” which becomes the starting point for that year’s budget process."
As of May 9, 2012, Harper raised $34,967 during the 2012 election cycle and spent $32,389, leaving him with $1,028 cash on hand. Of that, 96 percent were candidate self-financing and five percent came from individual contributions.
- Texas' 14th Congressional District elections, 2012
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- U.S. House elections, 2012
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