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Subs .Phmystms 'Club Isc- Pattmelt DAILY BURGER Onlm wekome James' visit awakens election thoughts in Pahrump by Andy Holtmann PVG Staff It's never too early to start campaigning. At least Repub- lican Senate candidate Bruce James feels that way. James is on a quest to get a feel for Nevada resident s needs and desires. This quest brought him to Pahrump on Monday where he spoke to residents as a guest of the Pahrump Valley Republican Women. The 54 year old retired businessman is out to unseat current Senator Harry Reid in the 1998 elections. He de- clared his candidacy on May 20 of this year. James and his wife Nora moved to Nevada from California in 1993 and live in Crystal Bay. He founded New-Tech Inc. to invest in enterprises that di- versify Nevada's economy. He is a melnber of the Washoe County Board of Equaliza- Bruce James tion and on the beard of the Sierra Nevada College. He told of his background and what he expected out of America. He said that when was growing up in Cleveland, Ohio as the son of a steel worker, their family lived in a five bedroom home with a car in the garage and plenty of food on the table. This was his idea of middle class, not what he sees today. "Today, the middle class is gone because it has been eaten up by taxation," James said. James also claimed that Nevada was not being dealt a fair hand by federal government. He said he favored the idea of more power being vested in the states and at local levels of government. The major industries of the state are under attack and James said he is tired of it. "It is really interesting that when you five in Nevada, you have almost no power," James said. "We need to secure more protection for small states." According to James, the state's three big revenue genera- tors are gaming, mining and agriculture. 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The motivation part should lie with the parents." When asked about nuclear waste and the Yucca Mountain project, James said that it wouldn't happen in the state. He felt confident that with the increasing population in Clark County, the chances of the repository actually being approved were dimming. He claimed southern Nevadans wouldn't allow their residents and tourists to be "scared off' by a nuclear waste dump. "Let' s keep it where it is," he said. "(Other places) created it, they can figure out what to do with it. We, as a nation, have been picking up the nuclear waste Concerns of 28 other countries. Nevada will not be the nuclear waste dump of the world." Pahrump High School student Natira King asked what James would do to cut the national debt. James said that everything with the exception of Medicare and social security could stand for cutbacks. While he favors America's armed forces, James said that the military was the largest contributor to waste and un-needed funding. Taking advantage of new technology and learning to be more efficient were sugges- tions James had for improving the economy. The Republicans have also made good steps with their budget reform efforts, he said. We want to do away with bureaucracy, not 'create it," James said after his speech. He said that the youth were the nation's most important asset and that the future lies with them. He favored allowing parents to choose what schools their children attend and privatization was a possibility. He also said that he'd like to do away with the internal revenue codes that make income taxes such a dreaded duty. He said that almost every Ameri- can is a criminal simply because he cannot understand how to correctly figure their taxes. Many of the audience members felt the same way. "We need to get rid of the two senators we have," said Rose Marie Lintner, president of the Republican Women in Pahr- ump. 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