This is a working document. I really want to know your thoughts in the comments below.
Nevada Ballot Questions
Question 1 – Trials Expands the rights of crime victims
YES – This seems like a good thing. If someone is a victim of a crime, it seems reasonable that they should be able to get information related to the case, get their stuff back and all the other things noted in the bill.
Question 2 – Taxes Exempts feminine hygiene products from sales tax
YES – Based on principles, the government wastes money so tax cuts are generally a good thing. Especially if these tax cuts go to women.
Question 3 – Energy Regulations on the energy market
YES – Based on principles, I don’t think it’s the government’s job to regulate electricity. The external costs are so I’m open to being swayed here. At the end of the day, I think it’s better to err on the side of freer markets, rather than more tightly regulated ones.
Question 4 – Taxes Sales tax exemption for medical equipment
YES – Our health care system is ludicrous compared to the other countries I’ve seen in the world. In my experience, Thailand, Australia, and Costa Rica all have better, cheaper health care than the United States. Why not start slashing those medical costs?
Question 5 – Elections Automatic voter registration with the Department of Motor Vehicles
NO – My experience with required elections in Australia taught me that it’s fine for people not to vote. Voting is an option in a free society, not a requirement.
Question 6 – Energy Requires 50 percent of energy to come from renewable resources by 2030
YES – We will one day need to have our power system based on renewable energy. Why wait? Humanity is running a bonkers experiment of putting carbon into the atmosphere as fast as possible. Whether or not you care about carbon emissions, it doesn’t matter there is no way we can have non-renewable energy forever because it’s non-renewable.
United States Senate
Ranked in order of my top choice to my last choice:
From her website, it appears that Jacky is a pro. She appears to be motivated to shift immigration, environmental policy. Also, I believe in an ineffective government so Democrats are good in the Senate for now as they will limit the power of the executive for the next 2-6 years.
Update: I received a call from Nevada Advocates for Planned Parenthood (https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/local/nevada) and they support Mrs. Rosen.
This guy appears to be a lifetime politician who worked as a stock trader for a short time. I like that he is from Carson City, the same place I was born, but I don’t see anything other than business as usual. As Republicans have a lot of power these days, I think it’s best to go with the Democrat for the time being.
Tim Hagan – Libertarian Party of Nevada (website)
Reno City Council Ward 2
Reno City Council Ward 4
Reno City Attorney
United States Representative in Congress District 2
Ryan Bundy – No Political Party
Adam Paul Laxalt – Republican
Jared Lord – Libertarian Party of Nevada
Steve Sisolak – Democratic
Update: I received a call from Nevada Advocates for Planned Parenthood (https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/local/nevada) and they support Mr Sisolak.
Let me know your thoughts
I’ve not deeply researched this. If you have a suggestion for me to change the way I plan to vote PLEASE let me know what and why in the comments below.