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What is the Political Courage Test?

Presidential Election 2012 Political Courage Test

Key

Candidate Answer
Official Position: Candidate had the Political Courage to address this issue directly.
Inferred Answer
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Pro-choiceCandidate AnswerDo you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Other or expanded principles

Budget

Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing the federal budget.

In order to balance the budget,

YesCandidate Answerdo you support reducing defense spending?
NoCandidate Answerdo you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
NoCandidate Answerdo you support reducing Medicaid spending?
YesCandidate Answerdo you support reducing Medicare spending?
YesCandidate AnswerIs balancing the budget an administrative priority?
Other or expanded principles

SINGLE PAYER SYSTEM

Spending

Indicate what federal spending levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category; you can use a number more than once.

Eliminatea) Agriculture
Greatly Decreaseb) Arts
Greatly Decreasec) Defense
Eliminated) Education
Greatly Decreasee) Environment
Eliminatef) Homeland Security
Eliminateg) International aid
Slightly Increaseh) Medical Research
Slightly Increasei) Scientific Research
Greatly Decreasej) Space exploration
Greatly Decreasek) United Nations
Greatly Decreasel) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories

Taxes

Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category; you can use a number more than once.

Eliminatea) Capital gains taxes
Eliminateb) Corporate taxes
Maintain Statusc) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Greatly Increased) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Eliminatee) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Eliminatef) Income taxes (low-income families)
Eliminateg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Eliminateh) Income taxes (high-income families)
Slightly Increasei) Inheritance taxes
Eliminatej) Payroll taxes
Greatly Increasek) Other or expanded categories

IMPORT TAX OF 47% NO EXCEPTIONS

NoDo you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Other or expanded principles

REPEAL McCAIN FEINGOLD AND END ALL REGULATION OF POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS & EXPENDITURES BY BOTH IRS & FEC

NoDo you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
NoDo you support the 2010 temporary extension of unemployment benefits?
YesDo you support the 2010 temporary extension of tax relief?
Other or expanded principles

ABOLISH ALL INCOME TAXES, ABOLISH IRS

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants?
Other or expanded principles

THE DEPT OF EDUCATION HAS DONE ONLY TWO THINGS - TRIPLED THE COST OF EDUCATION AND LOWERED STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT.

NoDo you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production?
Other or expanded principles

THE EARTH HAS BEEN WARMING FOR 14,000 YRS.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan?
NoDo you support a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict?
Other or expanded principles

IMMEDIATELY WITH ALL BUT 3,000 TROOPS

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
NoCandidate AnswerShould individuals be required to purchase health insurance, as mandated in the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
Other or expanded principles

BELIEVE IN SINGLE PAYER MEDICAID FOR EVERYBODY

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
YesDo you support allowing illegal immigrants, who were brought to the United States as minors, to pursue citizenship without returning to their country of origin?
YesDo you support the enforcement of federal immigration law by state and local police?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support same-sex marriage?
Other or expanded principles

CIVIL UNIONS

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?
Other or expanded principles

CHANGE SOC SEC INTO INDEX EQUITY FUND WITH INDIVIDUAL ACTS THAT CAN BE INHERITED

Please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.

YEAR ROUND SCHOOL, LONGER SCHOOL DAY