Ken Buck

(Kenneth Robert Buck)

Ken Buck
Ken Buck
  • Born: February 16, 1959
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

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Kenneth Robert Buck is an American politician who is the U.S. Representative for Colorado's 4th congressional district. A Republican, he previously served as District Attorney for Weld County, Colorado. Buck was also the unsuccessful Republican challenger to Michael Bennet in the 2010 Senate race in Colorado.

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I don't believe in deadlines, I don't believe in telling the enemy when we're going to withdraw.
I won't use abortion as a litmus test with a pro-choice individual. Someone that is an activist on the abortion issue, I think, goes outside the pale, and I cannot support an activist on the abortion issue.
To me, it is clear that the Social Security program is constitutional.
I'm coming to Washington, D.C., to do the people's work. And the people's work has to do with reducing spending and cutting budgets and, and trying to get a grip on the size of government. Government ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I think women as well as men are concerned about jobs and the economy and spending and, and other issues. They're concerned that when their kids graduate from college they have an economy and they have a future in this country and they, they have the same opportunity that we've had and our grandparents have had. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Women ;Future
In my political career, I'd like to see a constitutional balanced budget amendment.
I think that, you know, this is a different year than most years. We've got to tell the American people that we have to live with less. We have a $13.5 trillion debt. And the only way to do that is an honest campaign with honest people.
I disagree strongly with the concept of separation of church and state. It was not written into the Constitution.
What I have said is that I think the federal government and we as a society have come too far in trying to separate good organizations that perform good functions for people just based on the fact one has a religious association and one doesn't. Society ;Government
Well, we certainly need to raise the retirement age. I've told my 19-year-old and my 22-year-old that they're not going to be getting retirement benefits at age 62.
The corporate income tax, in particular, is a tax that puts American corporations at a disadvantage.
I think we need to make sure that we are putting Social Security on a sustainable path. It's absolutely something that the federal government is going to be involved in, in the future. Future ;Government
I agree with the idea that there is a separation of church and state. That teachers should not be leading prayer - a particular kind of prayer in classrooms.
We've got to make sure our younger workers understand that as life expectancy increases, the retirement date for benefits increases also. Life
I don't support getting rid of Social Security.
Principles are the most important thing to me. One of the things I think my dad taught me was there are people who accept the world they live in and there are people who change the world they live in. I don't accept my circumstances. Families, Children & Parenting
A consumption tax, a national sales tax makes some sense. But I think that if we move towards a Fair Tax, if we move towards a national sales tax, we have to make sure that we do away with the income tax.
I think it's wrong to compromise your values to fit in with the social climate in Washington, D.C. When it comes to spending, I'm not compromising. I don't care who, what, when or where, I'm not compromising.
I have said that I am in favor of personhood as a concept. I am not taking a position on any of the state amendments, and I have said over and over again - and it has been reported over and over again - that I am not in favor of banning any common forms of birth control in Colorado or in the United States.
In my life, I'd like to play more golf and, and get a decent handicap. Life
When we leave money in the hands of taxpayers, they buy things, they pay taxes, they grow government. Government ;Money, Coins & Minting
If 'extreme' means that I am unwilling to go to Washington, D.C., and do what President Obama tells me, then so be it. But I am certainly not going to Washington, D.C. to represent the interests of D.C. I'm going there to represent Colorado values.
I am who I am. I'm going to speak my mind.
I don't believe that the science is settled on man-made climate change. And so - while I live in Colorado - you see where I live. I love the environment. And - and I want to make sure we do everything we can to protect the environment. I don't want government to put artificial standards on us. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
While we have a Constitution that is very strong in the sense that we are not gonna have a religion that's sanctioned by the government, it doesn't mean that we need to have a separation between government and religion. Religion & God ;Government