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James Gettens: My Position on the 2nd Amendment

Jim Gettens

SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS

I support fully citizens’ Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms. Massachusetts’ onerous and inane anti-law-abiding-citizens firearms laws, particularly provisions embodied in the draconian Chapter 180 of the Acts of 1998, should be abolished. Any Massachusetts resident not convicted of a violent crime or felony, who has not been treated for a mental illness involving a risk of harm to himself/herself or others, who is not an illegal narcotics user, and who passes an NRA-certified firearms safety course, should be entitled to own and possess firearms at home and carry a firearm concealed for all lawful purposes. I disagree with any Massachusetts or federal laws to the contrary.

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James Gettens, 12th Worcester Representative Candidate – Position of State Budget

Jim Gettens

BLOATED STATE PAYROLLS, PERKS, PENSIONS, AND PROGRAMS

In 2008-2009, while approximately 109,000 Massachusetts private sector workers lost their jobs, and many thousands more suffered pay and benefit cuts, our reckless and irresponsible INCUMBENT legislators and governor added a net 2000 ‘on-budget’ state employees, bringing the total to 98,000, as reported by the Boston Globe. The ‘on-budget’ state payroll now totals approximately $4.5 billion annually. These figures do not include the many thousands of ‘off-budget’ state employees in the various so-called ‘independent state authorities,’ such as the MBTA, MWRA, and new Transportation Authority, we taxpayers also bail out. All of these so-called ‘public servants’ enjoy perks and pension benefits unheard of in ‘the dreaded private sector.’ It is time to end this legislatively constructed, taxpayer funded, class system. Wasteful state payrolls, perks, pensions and programs must be gutted and eliminated to free up more money for local aid and education and to reduce the taxes and fees extracted from ordinary, hard-working, Massachusetts citizens and taxpayers.

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James Gettens, 12th Worcester Representative Candidate – Position on Taxes

I oppose the new and increased taxes and fees implemented in August, 2009, to feed bloated state payrolls, perks, pensions and programs. These were passed by irresponsible and reckless INCUMBENT LEGISLATORS, including my opponent; and a GOVERNOR, wholly owned by public employee unions, expanding an unresponsive, burgeoning state government at the expense of ordinary citizens and taxpayers. These craven legislators and governor, unwilling to face down greedy public employee unions, added a net 2000 ‘on-budget’ state employees in 2008-2009, and then cut local aid and outreach programs across Massachusetts by a total of $456 MILLION. That shows us who these INCUMBENTS really answer to and to whom they are beholden.

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Video – James Gettens for State Representative

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I am the Republican Candidate for State Representative, Worcester 12th District which including the towns of:  Boylston, Clinton, Lancaster (P2), Northborough & Sterling (P2)!  Jim is opposing Incumbent Harold Naughton, Jr..  Please visit my website at www.electjimgettens.com for more information!

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12th Worcester Representative District Candidates: Naughton, Gettens

Candidate OCPF
» Harold P. Naughton Jr. (D) $15,468 (Incumbent)
» James F. Gettens (R) $1,017
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