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Gary Koniz's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Gary Koniz has provided voters with clear stances on key issues by responding to the 2016 Political Courage Test.

What is the Political Courage Test?

Florida Congressional Election 2016 Political Courage Test

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Candidate Answer
Official Position: Candidate had the Political Courage to address this issue directly.
Inferred Answer
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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 matters 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.

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

It is obvious that our modern day Government needs more income revenues in
public responsibility to maintain itself than it is capable of taking-in under Supply and
Demand GNDP Taxation; and it is also clear that we cannot continue to incur untenable and catastrophic Nation Debt to what Fiat Currency Issue, that is based upon the Full Faith in integrity of The United States and Its Amassed Wealth and Resources, is the only Intelligent Solution to meet; Federal Payroll Necessity, Provide Work for the Nations Unemployed, Fund for Disaster Relief and Emergency Crisis Issues and for Education and the Environment,

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

Special Interests should play no part in the financial resources of potential candidates to office in attempts to favorably influence the election process.

YesDo you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
YesDo you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders?
Other or expanded principles

We need to undertake the War On Drugs as a real War of deadly intent upon American Lives and upon our society in the terms of its generated crime and corruption. This is to be accomplished by; Decriminalizing Drug and Substance Abuse for the casual addicted users and treating the matter as a Medical Issue to be handled by Quarantined Detoxification Rehabilitation; and by rendering Major Drug Traffickers into the hands of The United States Military operating under Martial Law with unlimited Search and Destroy Warrants based to Obviousness of Suspicion to be Tried by Military Tribunals for Immediate Execution.

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

The Right Formula for Peace and Prosperity in Our Time: Calls For a Fair Deal Cost-Of �Living Prevailing Middle Class Wage Legislation with an Anti-Trust Fair Price Cost of Living Regulation Agreement, an Affordable Graduated FICA Payroll Deducted National Health and Dental Care Plan, and for Full Faith Fiat Issue; On Demand, To Fund Our Government, Create Public Employment, and Preclude Fiscal Deficit by Issuing Taxation Shortfall directly from the Federal Reserve instead of borrowing it from Banks and Foreign Governments; that will, in all, Produce the Consumer Purchasing Power We Need for our Nation�s Economic Vitality, Growth, and Stability.

NoInferred Answer Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations
  • "Basic Common Core Education must be let up-to the Individual States as guaranteed for by Constitutional Law listed under the Bill of Rights of the 10th Amendment defining the Rights of States; concerning what that our Federal Government has no Legal Jurisdictional Authority to put demands and restrictions to the application of Federal Grant Funding for Education curtailing the Individual Rights of States and their Local Communities to educated their children as they see fit." http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/117150/gary-koniz/ (votesmart.org)
Other or expanded principles

Basic Common Core Education must be let up-to the Individual States as guaranteed for by Constitutional Law listed under the Bill of Rights of the 10th Amendment defining the Rights of States; concerning what that our Federal Government has no Legal Jurisdictional Authority to put demands and restrictions to the application of Federal Grant Funding for Education curtailing the Individual Rights of States and their Local Communities to educated their children as they see fit.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support building the Keystone XL pipeline?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?
YesDo you support increased regulations on the hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") industry?
Other or expanded principles

The United States is to purpose in immediate and enduring character of permanency, The National Agency of The Federal Pollution Control and Monitor Authority, to be managed under the strict supervision and directives of The National Environmental Protection Agency.
That is to be mandated for in absolute necessity by the monetary issuance of special prioritized Full Faith Certificate Fiat Monetary Generation. That is to function of its use to provide for critical pollution remedy and control monitoring regarding the health and safety of the population and the for the protection of the overall environment from irreversible damage in emergency contingency.

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

Full Faith Currency Generation Capital Grant Funding is to be made available with urgency for research and technology to sponsor the development of alternate clean and efficient energy sources of solar, wind, and hydro power, and to development of clean energy synthetic fuels. The Ecology of The United States and subsequently of The Earth is to be ensured absolute protection within the jurisdiction of The United States and Its Dominions of Territory and Influence. Wildlife and Flora Species of Life are to be furnished Sanctuary Ideal in their natural settings of The Nation�s National, State Parks Lands, and Oceanic Preserves.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you generally support gun-control legislation?
Other or expanded principles

I do not feel that Military Grade Weapons (such as tanks and mortars, grenades and grenade launchers, surface to air missiles, and to specify for AK47 Type Military Grade Assault Rifles in the same referencing,) are appropriate and nor were they ever intended to be considered for civilian use under the terms of the 2nd Amendment. It is frightening to think of these weapons being in the hands of criminals, insane people, and terrorists, alone or massing as an army against us in our Urban Centers. Military Grade Weapons should be confiscated under Martial Law and The United States Secured.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
Other or expanded principles

Health and Dental Care in The United States needs to be taken care of by an FICA Federal Payroll graduated (Based On Income) Deduction Plan in Expansion of Medicare and in which everyone will be enrolled and be provided with a Medicare Card to cover 100% of their Medical and Dental Costs. The Entire Health Care Industry is in future to be strictly monitored and regulated by order of Imminent Domain in the Public Interest; to what all Health Care Provider and Pharmaceutical Interests will fall under the Jurisdiction of in order to conduct their business here in our America.

YesInferred Answer Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations
  • Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? "Yes" http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/117150/gary-koniz/#.V3KmRXUrIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "This Nation of American United States Sovereign imperatively needs to Secure its Borders now at this critical time in our history from all Illegal Invasion Immigration (and otherwise from over-extended immigration sanctuary;) and to return those people to their own countries of origin who have crossed our borders illegally and who have taken up with illegal residences now in the United States. These people have broken our Immigration Laws in coming here and as such are to be regarded as criminals and who are to be treated as such to be put into detention refugee camps awaiting their Deportation." http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/117150/gary-koniz/ (votesmart.org)
Other or expanded principles

This Nation of American United States Sovereign imperatively needs to Secure its Borders now at this critical time in our history from all Illegal Invasion Immigration (and otherwise from over-extended immigration sanctuary;) and to return those people to their own countries of origin who have crossed our borders illegally and who have taken up with illegal residences now in the United States. These people have broken our Immigration Laws in coming here and as such are to be regarded as criminals and who are to be treated as such to be put into detention refugee camps awaiting their Deportation.

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

I prefer they use the legal term of "Civil Union" (amounting to the same thing as a marriage) in the form of a legal and binding social contract to describe the union between two same-sex individuals. To use the term "Marriage" to define these unions grates against the sanctity of this Nation's Traditional Family Values defining a Marriage between a man and a woman and insults the integrity of the meaning of a Marriage, to be respected.

YesInferred Answer Do you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support? View Citations
  • Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? "Yes" http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/117150/gary-koniz/#.V3KmRXUrIfI (votesmart.org)
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

All Nations who avowedly threaten to harm the United States with immediate Nuclear Threat (principally North Korea and Iran as this time) should be Militarily Intervened with in Preemptive Strike Contingency as soon as it is prudently necessary to do so, and as always after exhausting all political and economic measures of forceful persuasion. Our Nation's Security is Paramount To Be Imminently Protected and Guaranteed by Armed and Aggressive Strength to be the primary concern in directive here to be observed.

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

I do not believe that Social Security, (and like Income Tax and the Internal Revenue Service, as an American Institutions,) should be tampered with by new-fangled ideas. The one thing to be remember about Social Security is that it was designed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1935 to provide the population with Old Age Income Protection that is saved automatically for everyone by the Federal Government; and that otherwise might be squandered ahead of time by individuals? early withdrawals of their retirement accounts and for America to be left with a destitute dependent aging population.

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.
Greatly Increasea) Agriculture
Greatly Increaseb) Arts
Greatly Increasec) Defense
Greatly Increased) Education
Greatly Increasee) Environment
Greatly Increasef) Homeland Security
Greatly Decreaseg) International aid
Greatly Increaseh) Medical Research
Greatly Increasei) Scientific Research
Maintain Statusj) Space exploration
Maintain Statusk) United Nations
Greatly Decreasel) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories

We need to regulate for a Fair Price Index Agreement in Government Regulation to every Cost Essential Necessity To Survival of The Public Well-Being in the interest of the public need, to do with, food, shelter, clothing, fuel, transportation, household necessities, vital services, insurance, medical and dental services, and other Cost Essentials, and what does not specify for any luxury items included. And that The Pricing to these Cost of Living Essentials are to be regulated by Mediation along with the Wage Index, in similar cognition, as The Utilities, Telecommunications, The Postal Service, and Public Transportation Services Are Regulated.

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.
Maintain Statusa) Capital gains taxes
Slightly Decreaseb) Corporate taxes
Slightly Decreasec) Small business taxes
Maintain Statusd) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Maintain Statuse) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Maintain Statusf) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Greatly Decreaseg) Income taxes (low-income families)
Maintain Statush) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Greatly Increasei) Income taxes (high-income families)
Slightly Decreasej) Inheritance taxes
Slightly Decreasek) Payroll taxes
l) Other or expanded categories

A National Wage Agreement is to be carried out by strict and binding Federal Mediation Arbitration in the year to year, conditioned to regulate and stabilize The Nation?s Wages by uniform parity agreement based to The Federal Government?s (GS) General Schedule Wage Standards, and otherwise by special arrangement of union negotiated wage scales specifically conducted, to set the yearly wages for each category of employment to exist in America, in index of The Prevailing Wages to be set and monitored for to coincide with each of the private sector employment categories, to be regulated by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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.

1. My first and primary priority, if elected, will be to forcefully initiate the immediate legislation for a Cost-Of-Living Wage to all major categories of the American Workforce in concern to the health and survival of the population.
2. My second primary priority will be to initiate the legislation allowing the Federal Government to Issue Full Faith Currency on demand to meet Budgetary Shortfall and to Provide Full Employment Work for the Public.
3. My third primary concern will be to conduct a full Martial Law Military Operation to end the Drug War here in the United States of America.

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