Dan Reale

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Dan Reale
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Connecticut, District 2
PartyLibertarian
Prior offices
Chair, Libertarian Party of Connecticut
Websites
Campaign website
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Dan Reale was a 2012 Libertarian candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Connecticut.

Elections

2012

See also: Connecticut's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Reale ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Connecticuts's 2nd District. Reale ran as a Libertarian candidate.[1] 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.[2]

U.S. House, Connecticut District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Courtney Incumbent 68.2% 204,708
     Republican Paul M Formica 29.4% 88,103
     Green Colin D. Bennet 1.2% 3,638
     Libertarian Dan Reale 1.2% 3,511
Total Votes 299,960
Source: Connecticut Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Issues

Campaign themes

Taxes

Reale's policy on taxes, taken from his campaign website:

The Sane Policy of Apportioning Taxes Will -[3]
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.

The Economy

Reale sets forth his seven steps to economic recovery, taken from his campaign website:

The Seven Step Plan:[4]
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

Healthcare

Reale's Healthcare Campaign Platform, taken from his campaign website:

Healthcare Reform Must Include:[5]
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

National Defense

Reale's philosophy on national defense, taken from his campaign website:

Key Elements of National Defense -[6]
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

Iraq

According to Reale's campaign website,

"What We've Done Since 2003 in Iraq and Afghanistan Speaks For Itself."[7]

The 2nd Amendment

Reale's stance on the 2nd Amendment, taken from his campaign website:

Still An Unalienable Right[8]

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