Tolda: End income tax, bailouts

Anthony E. Tolda, Republican primary candidate for U.S. Anthony E. Tolda, Republican primary candidate for U.S. Congress in New York's 3rd District (April 29, 2012) Photo Credit: James Escher

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Constitution Party candidate Anthony Tolda wants to abolish the income tax, return to the gold standard as a monetary system, end government bailouts of private companies and bring home almost all American troops serving overseas.

Tolda, 30, of South Huntington, is running in the 3rd Congressional District, which covers northwest Suffolk and northern Nassau counties, and a sliver of Queens.

Tolda reported raising $177, spending $108 and having $68 on hand as of Sept. 30.

"I am the only candidate who is going to follow the Constitution," said Tolda, who unsuccessfully tried to get on the Republican ballot to face Stephen Labate in a primary.

He says he supports a "noninterventionist approach" to foreign affairs.

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"We need to end all the wars, end the nation building," he says. "It's unsustainable . . ."

Tolda also says in an online video that he doesn't believe President Barack Obama is an American citizen.

Tolda works as a financial consultant and a pyrotechnician at Bay Fireworks. He is single with no children.

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