91st House District candidate profile: Libertarian, Nick Sundquist
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Patrick Center November 5, 2012 | WGVU
Nick Sundquist served the country in the U.S. Air Force. He’s been a business owner and had a successful culinary career. However, it’s politics that whets his appetite. Sundquist served a three year term as secretary of the Libertarian Party of West Michigan then ran in the previous election seeking the 34th District’s Senate seat. This go round it’s the state house seat in the 91st District?
“We stand for liberty and justice for everyone. Equality before the law and that’s why I’m running.” And promoting less government Sundquist suggests if you want to grow Michigan’s economy, the state government needs to get out of the way of small business owners. The strategy is the elimination of subsidies and state regulations.
“Here’s an example: You could do away with the Michigan Office of Occupational Health and Safety tomorrow. People are not going to suddenly start dying on the job. The whole premise of this thing is frankly offensive to human dignity.”
Sundquist points out business owners promote productivity, not decrease it. He maintains the occupational health and safety office is merely a tax collecting agency. To save money and bring about cohesiveness he’d advocate for a part-time legislature. Sundquist would also eliminate the state income tax.
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