By NICK GOSNELL
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Jason Buckley believes government should be smaller, to what some people might call an extreme level.
"I definitely want to lower your taxes," Buckley said. "I would like to see the federal income tax completely abolished. That will leave more money in everyone's pocket.
Buckley didn't have an answer for how government would pay for itself in that case. He said where to cut, including defense and bringing the troops home. He didn't give an alternative tax system.
He believes both the Republicans and Democrats want too much government.
"The two main parties, they only want big government," Buckley said. "They want to spend your money in different ways. They both want big government. I want to shrink down the size of government. It's getting out of control with the level of debt they have, the deficit they have."
Buckley is optimistic that if he were to win, even if the other 99 Senators were from the two main parties, that he would find ways to help.
"Hopefully, my message will spread," Buckley said. "Then, eventually, there will be other like minded individuals in Congress. But, there are plenty of things that, Republicans and Democrats, that I can speak to both and potentially get enough to start the conversation."
For more information on Buckley's campaign, go to his campaign website.