Andrew Shecktor
for U.S. Senate 2018


"The Voice of Reason" - Forging a Brighter Future for all Americans

A MEMBER OF THE WORKING CLASS

WHO UNDERSTANDS FIRSTHAND

THE STRUGGLES OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

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About The Candidate


Andrew Shecktor was born in historical Philadelphia just blocks from the Liberty Bell and raised in Plymouth Meeting. He lives with his wife Jean in Berwick. He is the proud father of 5 grown children, 3 daughters and 2 sons. He is currently a sales manager for the Solid Cactus division of Web.com. Andy was elected to the Berwick Borough Council in 2015. He also sits on the Berwick Planning Commission.

Prior to Web.com Andy worked as an electrical engineer for many years. He is a published author of several books. His most recent is "State of the Economy Failure of Healthcare in the US", the companion book to the lecture he does on the same topic.

He has been a volunteer for various fire departments for 41 years, and is active in emergency services and military communication. He is also a long time ham radio operator.

He was an elected delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2016 and supported our 45th President, Donald Trump. During the election, Andy met 22,000 residents of the 11th Congressional District. This gave him the insight to understand what they expect from an elected official and their frustrations with the current status-quo government. The resounding response was they want their voices heard. Elected officials are elected to represent the people, not the reverse. There needs to be more input from the voters on matters that are voted on in Congress. The rationale for legislation enacted by Congress or by any elected official should be relayed to the public; particularly in instances of controversial legislation. Not everyone will be happy with every decision, but everyone should be able to have their voice heard.

Andrew Shecktor

Platform


Constitutional Rights



The Constitution is law and should not be open to interpretation nor should its contents ever be dismissed. I fully support the first and second amendment as written without compromise or interpretation.

Gun Rights



Guns don't kill people - People kill people. We don't need more gun laws. In fact, gun laws and carry laws should be universal and reciprocal. Criminal laws need to be tougher and be consistently enforced. The penalty should be what deters crime.

Veterans Affairs



Our military veterans deserve better. The rate of homelessness and suicide among veterans is atrocious. War related illnesses including PTSD are pushed under the rug. Unemployment among veterans is higher than the general public. We need to do more for those who risked their lives for our future and our security.

Core values:

Domestic Economy -

Our current economic situation is worse than it was at the height of the Great Depression in 1932. We fail to see just how bad it is because we use taxpayer money to subsidize businesses that are "Too big to fail " and able bodied people who should be out looking for work. We need to stop supporting these businesses and we need to create new job opportunities for those out of work. We need to encourage full time jobs with benefits and discourage part time work without benefits - the exact opposite of what the ACA and the previous president have done.

Budget -

A balanced budget must be worked out, including a significant reduction in our deficit. This will require extensive cutbacks which should begin with cutbacks to foreign nations and non-essential projects and services. We must begin to realize that our nation is bankrupt and we can't keep creating and spending money we don't have. If projects are cut, the wealthy with personal interest in those projects will step up to the plate and provide funding. This has been proven time and time again.

Downsize Government -

We need to reduce duplicity in government and reduce the number of taxing agencies as well as the number of taxes. We are taxed too many times for the same wage, product and service. Obsolete and outdated legislation needs to be removed. Redundant laws need to be consolidated. Conflicting legislation needs to be corrected.

Employment -

There is an urgent need to close the gap of the wealthiest to the poorest Americans. Jobs that pay wages that families can live on must be created and people must be motivated and educated to be able to obtain this employment.

Industry -

Industry that creates jobs for humans should be encouraged and incentives should be given to them based on the number of jobs they are providing. Industry that discourages jobs for people and replaces people with automation should be penalized for the loss they have created. Also, employers who export jobs overseas should be penalized. Those that create jobs for U.S. citizens should be encouraged. We need to find a way to maintain human jobs in an era of automation and technology which is eliminating jobs at a devastating rate (big business doesn't seem to care that once they eliminate all the jobs, there will be no one to buy their products!)

Health care -

Affordable health care should be available for everyone, including those with pre-existing conditions. The cost of health insurance, copays, deductibles and pharmaceuticals should be affordable; not just the cost of the insurance. An open market with cross - state sales ability should be able to accommodate this if greed and corruption is eliminated by severely penalizing those who overcharge and by providing incentives to those who keep costs down.

Drug abuse -

Drug abuse in this country is costing many billions of dollars. The costs include medical services, police enforcement, family breakup and the cost of public assistance to those who are unemployable due to their abuse of legal and illegal drugs.

Immigration -

Legal immigration is how our country was formed. All potential immigrants must be thoroughly vetted however to ensure that no terrorist or dangerous person is imported in the name of resettling.

National Security -

The United States should defend itself against external aggressions or actions that affect or may affect national security. We should not be the "world police" nor should our personal privacy or security be compromised in the name of national security.

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