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RaeDeen Heupel has demonstrated Political Courage by telling citizens where she stands on the issues she may face if elected.

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Presidential Election 2012 Political Courage Test

Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Other or expanded principles

"Thou shall NOT KILL" --> Abstinence; prevention, and proper/adequate education of EVERYONE-- children, parents, community, church "A Nation on the Same Page" (WY teacher, founder)

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?
do you support reducing Medicaid spending?
do you support reducing Medicare spending?
Is balancing the budget an administrative priority?
Other or expanded principles

[do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?] 10% --> EVERYONE simplify
[do you support reducing Medicaid spending? do you support reducing Medicare spending?] More research necessary
As an "INTERDEPENDENT" Presidential Candidate in 2012- Yes! Actions taken between today (Aug. 26, 2011 and January 10, 2013, MAY make the situation worse! Is our current leadership in Washington, DC aware of "VISION 20/20" OR have "visionary leadership?"

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.

a) Agriculture
b) Arts
Slightly Decreasec) Defense
Slightly Increased) Education
e) Environment
f) Homeland Security
g) International aid
h) Medical Research
i) Scientific Research
j) Space exploration
k) United Nations
l) Welfare
Slightly Increasem) Other or expanded categories

m) HOUSING .. Slightly Increase
a) Agriculture... DO NOT allow soda pop to be purchased with food stamps! (Form Bill? Ag Products! Soda Pop --> chemical)
b) Arts
e) Environment
f) Homeland Security
g) International aid
h) Medical Research
i) Scientific Research
j) Space exploration
k) United Nations
l) Welfare
[Marked 7 for all of the above... 7= Need more information]

These categories are TOO broad because within each of the 12 areas there are NUMEROUS subdivisions which should be analyzed! I need more information!
Maslow Basic Needs Food, shelter, clothing

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.

a) Capital gains taxes
b) Corporate taxes
Slightly Increasec) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Slightly Increased) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
e) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
f) Income taxes (low-income families)
g) Income taxes (middle-income families)
h) Income taxes (high-income families)
i) Inheritance taxes
j) Payroll taxes
k) Other or expanded categories

a) Capital gains taxes
b) Corporate taxes
e) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
i) Inheritance taxes
j) Payroll taxes
[questions a, b, e, i and j marked 7; 7=Need more information]
Currently conducting research! NMI --> need MORE information
[questions f, g, h] Definitely 10% for all EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND these people could tithe to church so church(es) can alleviate federal debt
"no taxation without representation!!! MANY occupations are NOT represented in Congress! :(

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

"That government is best which governs least"

Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Other or expanded principles

NMI X
Every crime is different or unique and states vary greatly in their correctional systems... More energy should be place in crime prevention -- cooperation, community service, & leadership/citizenship programs for all age groups (i.e. 4H/Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts).

Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?
Do you support spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
Do you support the 2010 temporary extension of unemployment benefits?
Do you support the 2010 temporary extension of tax relief?
Other or expanded principles

[Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?] NMI
[Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?] NMI
[Do you support spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?] NMI
[Do you support the 2010 temporary extension of unemployment benefits?] NMI
[Do you support the 2010 temporary extension of tax relief?] NMI
[infrastructure projects] Richey MT yes! definitely! Revitalize rural America! (So depends on location(s)!)
Why 40 hour week?
Develop more skills/talents
Share talents- serve more! Volunteer!
Flex work hours so less day cares!

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

We need "grant" reform! Has grant writing become a contest? New education philosophy -"A nation on the same page"
Utilize rural schools still standing! Job creation! (structure upgrades & teachers) many closed & boarded up but worthy of bringing them back to life!

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

[Do you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?] NMI
[Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?] NMI
[Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production?] NMI

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

[Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict?] NMI
We have PEACE CORPS, INTERNATIONAL Student exchanges, tourists, businessmen, etc- Military, ambassadors, etc- Our people are all over the world- Can't we stay home and balance our budget; regain the respect & trust of all nations, and thus reduce terrorism?

Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Other or expanded principles

That govt is best which governs least... NMI
-->Right to bear arms
--> Gun safety program- Hunter Education
Schools/churches -> Back to Basics
10 Commandments (Moses) and 10 Commandments of Hunter Safety (A CHUM SPORT)!!!

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

Health Insurance does NOT always provide the coverage an individual needs! Personal example- 1985- my family had a policy but "small print" it did NOT cover me (or rather - my chronic illness)

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

[Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?] We can send language tutors to them OR allow to stay for one month with literacy courses required 60 hours- then test!
The illegal would be responsible for literacy course fees of $10/hour
One month to study here and get citizenship or go home to country of origin! Have you EVER tried to learn assembly language (compsci) & NOT even understand the professor because his English was so poor? Wasted money for course fee & time to attend & study... canIgetarefund???

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support same-sex marriage?
Other or expanded principles

Marriage -> Sacrament -> Holy Matrimony
Study Catholicism & Biblical origins!

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

[Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?] <%10
Depends on the size of their portion- Individuals should learn money management and be able to successfully manage 10% on their own by placing in their personal retirement account! (If elected, I want a new soc sec # to begin another account for future generations AND infants would be divided into old/new systems to sustain our people (75% old/ 25% new)

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.

Two areas that I want to concentrate my energy are education and the budget. With proper education our budget could easily balanced. I would use my skills as a teacher to televise a lesson everyday. As President of the United States of America, I would
1) request a salary of $25,000; 2) Write my own speeches; 3) retire Air Force One and design/name a smaller Presidential aircraft; 4) travel to other countries only upon invitation; visit every state via various modes of minimally "guarded" transportation- walking, bicycling, train, airplane, automobile, bus, truck, and most importantly- horse!