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|U.S. House, Washington, District 9|
Cramer's campaign platform from his website: "I am a progressive Democrat who believes that basic change is needed to provide good paying jobs now and a positive future for our country. We need to implement new economic, environmental, energy, and educational policies for our country. The task is not simple or easy. Many people are struggling. The middle class, working class, and the poor face crisis daily. We must reestablish economic and job security. We must support Social Security and Medicare which have sustained themselves and are necessary for our seniors to live with respect and dignity. If these programs were to be reduced, millions of seniors would join the job hunting market and only add to the ranks of the unemployed along with millions of young people struggling to find work after graduating high school and college.
Our economic policy needs to change now! Young people cannot wait years to find a good paying job. Retirement age seniors cannot be forced back into the job market because of cuts to Social Security and Medicare. A new economic shift has occurred. We need not drain the middle class simply by overtaxing them to fund the very wealthiest individuals and corporations who pay taxes at a lower rate. Adjustments must be made and “job creators” need to create jobs rather than sitting on $2.6 trillion dollars. If they continue to refuse and stagnate the employment picture , then, I believe as your Representative, the federal government should spend monies to improve and expand the recovery by supporting our infrastructure ; improving our internet, rebuild crumbling roads, schools and bridges, and updating our electric grid. This alone could put five million American's back to work each year for ten years. Remember, job creation is equal to deficit reduction!
I believe people should be free to marry whom they please and I support GLBT rights
I believe the right of a woman to “choose “ is her decision alone. It is not up to the federal government to dictate her decision. Pro choice is absolute. Additionally, it is also absolute that any women should be paid the same as a man for doing the same work on the same job. There is no room for sex discrimination."
|U.S. House, Washington District 9 Primary, 2012|
|Adam Smith (D) Incumbent||61.2%||72,868|
|James Postma (R||23.2%||27,616|
|Tom Cramer (D)||7%||8,376|
|Boleslaw (John) Orlinski (R)||5.6%||6,624|
|Dave Christie (D)||3.1%||3,659|
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