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Gary Koniz's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Gary Koniz submitted the 2014 Political Courage Test after the official deadline and release of results to the media. The candidate's late responses are provided here as a public service.

What is the Political Courage Test?

Florida Congressional Election 2014 Political Courage Test


Candidate Answer
Official Position: Candidate had the Political Courage to address this issue directly.
Inferred Answer
Inferred Position: Candidate refused to address this issue directly, but Project Vote Smart inferred this issue position based on the candidate's public statements, voting record, and evaluations from special interest groups.
Unknown Answer
Unknown Position: Candidate refused to address this issue.
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Other or Expanded Principles & Legislative Priorities are entered exactly as the candidate has submitted it. Project Vote Smart does not edit for misspelled words, punctuation or grammar.

Pro-lifeCandidate AnswerDo you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Other or expanded principles

The Human Fetus is to be defined as a Living Human Being to be protected by The United States Constitution in all matter except as defined for cases of; Rape, Statutory Rape, Incest, Birth Defect, and/or to Protect and Preserve the Life of the Mother, or her Sanity.

YesIn order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
YesCandidate AnswerIn order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
Other or expanded principles

Initiate a Resolution for the Immediate Use of Full Faith Certificate Issue to meet the needs of our Government and to Provide for the Public Well-Being; that is to be respected in Sound Economic Recovery Policy, as �Legitimate Currency,� to augment any Federal Deficit Budget Shortfall in this emergency contingency; to meet Federal Payroll Necessity, Provide Work for the Nations Unemployed, Fund for Disaster Relief and for other Emergency Crisis Issues affecting; Education, the Environment, and U.S. Agriculture, and to Augment failing City and State Budgets in their own regard of these matters in yearly contingency.

NoDo you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Other or expanded principles
YesDo you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Other or expanded principles

Rendering the Intervention for the Growing, Producing, Refining, and Smuggling Trafficking of Illegal Drugs and Banned Chemical Substances into the hands of The United States Military operating under Central Command for remedy by Intercession of Martial Law upon the whole of the United States and its Territories of Interest with unlimited Search and Destroy Warrants based to Obviousness of Suspicion and to be Tried by Military Tribunals for Summary Judgment and Immediate Execution.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
YesDo you support lowering taxes as a way of promoting growth in the economy?
YesDo you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?
Other or expanded principles

In keeping to America�s Commitment To Provide a Fair and Well Regulated Economy, and to be supported by Full Faith Fiat Currency from The Federal Treasury affirming The Right To Life Supportive and Gainful Livelihood Provided to Each Person residing in the jurisdiction of The United States of America, As A Fundamental Right in The Fortress of National Foundation, whether they be classified as U.S. Citizens or otherwise as Legal Alien Status, that a Bureau of Employment is to be henceforth established to be managed under the supervision and directorship of The U.S. Department of Labor.

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

The Right To Basic Education is also ensured to every person in The United States in affording everyone the opportunity of being able to obtain a basic standard education, of primary and secondary education criteria, and beyond to be provided for as well with ample tuition subsidy, to attend Trade Schools, or Public Universities regardless of personal ability to finance.

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

That each person residing in America, regardless of citizenship status, is to be provided The Right in full reassurance of Basic Health and Dental Care Coverage Guarantee, regardless of anyone�s personal ability to finance. And otherwise that all persons having ample income resources to finance such Basic Health Care are to be provided coverage by a not for profit Government Managed National Health Care Plan to be financed for through their Federal Internal Revenue Service, I.R.S., payroll deductions in full utilization of the entire U.S. population base at minimum expense to each taxpayer based to a fluctuating scale.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support same-sex marriage?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict?
YesShould the U.S use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the United States from possessing a nuclear weapon?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?
Other or expanded principles
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.
Greatly Increasea) Agriculture
Greatly Increaseb) Arts
Maintain Statusc) Defense
Greatly Increased) Education
Greatly Increasee) Environment
Greatly Increasef) Homeland Security
Greatly Increaseg) International aid
Greatly Increaseh) Medical Research
Greatly Increasei) Scientific Research
Maintain Statusj) Space exploration
Maintain Statusk) United Nations
Slightly Decreasel) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories

That all of The Nation�s Hospitals and Medical Service Providers, to include Medical and Dental Physician�s Services in The United States are hereby in effect Nationalized, as rendered to be under The Imminent Domain in Jurisdiction of The United States Department Of Health, and are thusly specified to operate Not For Unfair Profit, entrusted to the care and safekeeping of ethical propriety, and such to be strictly managed for the purposes of the Public Welfare In Trust, concerning the prioritized seriousness of the health and well-being of the people entrusted to their care of these services.

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.
Maintain Statusa) Capital gains taxes
Maintain Statusb) Corporate taxes
Maintain Statusc) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Maintain Statusd) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Maintain Statuse) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Greatly Decreasef) Income taxes (low-income families)
Maintain Statusg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Greatly Increaseh) Income taxes (high-income families)
Maintain Statusi) Inheritance taxes
Maintain Statusj) Payroll taxes
k) Other or expanded categories
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.

Operating Under the Banner Of:
�United Labor Unifying The Nation�
Help Is On The Way For A Fair Deal
Providing Jobs and a Cost Of Living Wage For Everyone,
with an affordable Payroll Deduced National Health Care Plan and
The Legislation to adopt �Full Faith Certificate� to replace Borrowing Us into Untenable National Debt.
I intend to Legislatively Carryout a Ten Point Plan to Overhaul The United States Government, accessed on my website at:,
Establishing a new Social Contract, To Transform, our American Society into a more Humane and Economically Sound and Morally Just Way of Life:

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