A breakdown of political reform items on which Ronald Kimmons and John Culberson agree and disagree. For more information, see democracy.com/ronald-kimmons.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Political Reform
John Culberson Ronald Kimmons
Points of Agreement
The federal government should not micro-manage education.1
The federal government shows dangerous disregard for the 10th
Members of Congress (or at least the Senate3
) do not need a raise.
Identification should be required to vote in federal elections.4
Federal agencies should not be used to attack political rivals.5
Points of Disagreement
In office since 2001. Seems comfortable
Advocates term limits for Congress and
other federal officers. A stagnant culture
Complicit in the use of the Super PAC
structure, which can influence elections
with unlimited donations.6
Rejects the Super PAC structure as a tool
for political money laundering.
Voted against measures restricting soft
Supports measures restricting soft
Likely intends to collect on the lucrative
pension program Congress has given
Wants to terminate special pension
programs and put Congress on Social
Accepts big money from deep-pocketed
donors: BP, IBM, Deloitte, etc.7
his 2014 campaign contributions came
from super-rich individuals.8
unlimited campaign contributions.9
Accepts donations only from individuals,
not to exceed $100 per donor.
Voted to preserve pork in the F-35
possibly the most wasteful
military program in the history of the
Opposes all wasteful political
engineering. Defense projects in
particular have become rife with
inefficiencies to benefit specific parties.
Voted in favor of the Trans-Pacific
a massive trade deal
negotiated behind closed doors largely by
Supports free trade, but opposes the
Trans-Pacific Partnership. This deal gives
supra-national authority to multinational
corporations and deprives us of our
sovereignty. Any deal negotiated under
such circumstances is highly suspect, as
are the intentions of those supporting it.
Benefits from the status quo of simple
plurality voting, regardless of how poorly
representative it may be.
Advocates STV, approval voting, and
other more accurately representative
Benefits from the status quo of old-style,
Proposes the creation of an official
federal Internet portal for election