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* 1. Do you identify as a Republican, Independent, Democrat, or other?

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* 2. Do you think Tennessee is on the right track or wrong track?

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* 3. Would you say you approve or disapprove of the job that the Tennessee Legislature is doing?

Priorities

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* 4.
Please rank the following items by importance to your household with 1 being the top priority and 5 being the lowest priority:


  1 2 3 4 5
Jobs and the Economy
Education
Gun Rights
Balanced Budgets
Jobs, Economy and Taxes

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* 5. At the end of 2011, Tennessee had its lowest unemployment level since 2008.
Do you believe private sector job creation should continue to be a focus of the Legislature?

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* 6. Do you believe Tennessee should remain a right to work State, where everyone should be able to work, regardless of their affiliation with a union?

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* 7. Tennessee has one of the lowest debt levels in the U.S. Should we continue to balance the books using a conservative fiscal policy?

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* 8. Should Tennessee pass a constitutional amendment protecting taxpayers from a state income tax?

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* 9. Do you support a reduction in the sales tax on groceries?

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* 10. The death tax allows government to tax money that has already been taxed, hurting our family farms and Tennessee businesses. We are looking to reducing this tax. Should this tax be lowered?

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* 11. Do you believe America allows all individuals the opportunity to get ahead by working hard to achieve their dreams?

Health Care

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* 12. Do you agree that individuals should make their own decisions regarding healthcare, not the government?

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* 13. The federal healthcare law, sometimes called "ObamaCare," mandates either the federal government takeover healthcare unless Tennessee acts to create its own rules, known as a 'healthcare exchange". Should healthcare be controlled by Washington?

Drug Testing

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* 14. To ensure our tax dollars are being spent wisely, do you think recipients of government benefits should undergo drug testing?

Government

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* 15. Do you believe government should be smaller, more efficient, and more responsive to the needs of the people?

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* 16. Are you dissatisfied with the size and power of the federal government in Washington, D.C.?

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* 17. Should Tennessee Supreme Court Judges be elected or appointed?

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* 18. Should we amend the state constitution to allow judges to be selected by the Governor and then reelected by the people?

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* 19. Some are concerned that special interests, like trial lawyers, will financially dominate elections for these judges. Should we amend the constitution to allow the Governor to nominate a judicial candidate and then allow the State Senate and State House to confirm?

Education

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* 20. Do you agree that student achievement and rewarding individual teaching excellence from our educators should be the top priorities for education in Tennessee?

Unemployment Benefits

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* 21. Should state unemployment benefits be reined in for those individuals taking advantage of the system?

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* 22. Current state and federal law allows unemployment benefits to run for 99 weeks. This allows unemployed individuals to live off taxpayers for nearly two years. Do you believe this program needs to be reined in
to save taxpayer money?

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* 23. Recent proposed changes to the Tennessee civil service program will allow for individuals to be promoted or given a salary that reflects their performance. This will ensure better service to all citizens. Do you agree with these changes?

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* 24. Recent proposed reforms to the state government's civil service program will let individuals to be promoted at a faster pace for good work and/or be rewarded for their individual performance. Do you agree with these changes for individuals in the civil service program?

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* 25. Your concerns & comments are important to me. Please use the space below to add any additional comments you may have.

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* 26. If you would like a call back about any issue on this survey, please submit your name and phone number below with any details about your concern. Thank you.

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