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Charles Kendall Hatchett

Charles Hatchett's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Charles Kendall Hatchett
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Divorced; 2 Children: Matthew, Melisa
Birth Date: 09/24/1951
Birth Place: Paducah, KY
Home City: Benton, KY
Religion: Christian
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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2014, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Pro-life Candidate Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Charles Hatchett. Fancy Farm: Hatchett vs. Whitfeild. 9 August 2010. "Leading the way was democratic candidate for the Kentucky First District U.S. Congressional seat, Charles Hatchett. Hatchett, of Marshall County, says he wants to exude qualities of Vice President Alben Barkley. 'Barkley was pro-Jesus Christ, pro-Israel, pro-Life and pro-people in his district. What a man, what a servant. Alben Barkley extended himself past his time.'" (news.wkms.org)
  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "e) Should federal subsidies be prohibited from being used for abortion procedures?"
  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Pro-life" for: "a) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?"
Yes Candidate Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support increasing military assistance for Afghanistan?"
  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support United States military action in Afghanistan?"
  • Charles Hatchett. High Noon: A Time for Change. 12 April 2012. "Companies that hold no compete contracts make political campaign donations to our present Congress and because of this, extremely high charges and excessive expenses have taken this nation deep into debt. These companies prosper at the expense of a war that is taking American solders' lives in Afghanistan and Iraq." (hatchettforcongress.net)
  • Charles Hatchett. High Noon: A Time for Change. 12 April 2012. "His office will also be located in his district which will motivate the congressman to be ever more accountable as no one will be oblivious to any of his actions and/or whereabouts. At the same time, he will be given the opportunity to pay the utility and gasoline rates of his district, and will always be fully aware of what is truly going on in the lives of the people he serves. This will be consisten in other spheres of his life also. For example, if the congressman votes for a war, it is only fair that he and his adult children be asked to serve in it for at least two weeks while a service man gets to take rest and restoration. Even if this means they have to fight at the highest point of engagement." (hatchettforcongress.net)
  • Charles Hatchett. Campaign For Liberty: 2010 Kentucky Primary Election Candidate Survey. 12 April 2012. Responded NO to: "Will you oppose using U.S. forces to occupy a foreign nation without a declaration of war?" (www.campaignforliberty.com)
No Candidate Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "c) Defense"
  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. c) Defense"
Yes Candidate Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Charles Hatchett. Campaign For Liberty: 2010 Kentucky Primary Election Candidate Survey. Responded YES to: "Will you support a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution that includes hard spending limits and allows for no increase in taxes or other federal revenue enhancements?" (www.campaignforliberty.com)
No Candidate Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "5) Do you support using government funds in an effort to stimulate and improve the economy?"
  • Charles Hatchett. Video: Kentucky's 1st District Congressional Candidates Debate.14 September 2010 "You know they say they don't want government to help, but if government hadn't of built the dam we wouldn't have had the Calvert City complex. Sometimes you have to have government help to get the thing going. You know 5000 reactors to crebate 5000 jobs." (youtu.be)
Yes Candidate Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Candidate Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students?"
  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "d) Do you support federal funding for K-12 school vouchers?"
  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "c) Do you support federal funding for charter schools?"
  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. d) Education"
  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "b) Do you support federal funding for universal pre-K programs?"
  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "d) Education"
Yes Candidate Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "e) Do you support domestic oil exploration in federally-protected areas?"
No Candidate Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Charles Hatchett. Campaign For Liberty: 2010 Kentucky Primary Election Candidate Survey. 12 April 2012. Responded YES to: "Will you oppose so-called "Cap and Trade" legislation?" (www.campaignforliberty.com)
  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support strengthening fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles?"
  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "b) Do you support international emissions targets aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?"
  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "c) Do you support allowing energy producers to trade carbon credits under a "cap and trade" system?"
  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?"
No Candidate Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Charles Hatchett. Campaign For Liberty: 2010 Kentucky Primary Election Candidate Survey. Responded YES to: "Will you vote to oppose any legislation that allows the federal government to prohibit the sale, use, or carrying of firearms?" (www.campaignforliberty.com)
  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you believe that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individual citizens to own guns?"
  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "c) Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?"
  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?"
  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support a ban on assault rifles?"
No Candidate Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Charles Hatchett. Campaign For Liberty: 2010 Kentucky Primary Election Candidate Survey. 12 April 2012. Responded NO to: "Will you oppose any attempt to nationalize our health care system, including any sort of public option for insurance?" (www.campaignforliberty.com)
  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support a publicly-administered health insurance option?"
  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "b) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?"
Yes Candidate Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?"
  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants?"
No Candidate Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?"
Yes Candidate Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Charles Hatchett. Campaign For Liberty: 2010 Kentucky Primary Election Candidate Survey. 12 April 2012. Responded NO to: "Will you oppose using U.S. forces to occupy a foreign nation without a declaration of war?" (www.campaignforliberty.com)
  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "d) Should the United States continue to strike suspected terrorist targets in Pakistan?"
Yes Candidate Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Charles Hatchett. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Kentucky Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support privatizing elements of Social Security?"

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Kentucky Congressional Election 2012 Political Courage Test

This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.

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

And I also believe in feeding the child if Necessary Wick

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan?
YesDo you support a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan?
Other or expanded principles
Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing the federal budget.
In order to balance the budget,
NoCandidate Answerdo you support reducing defense spending?
YesCandidate Answerdo you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
Nodo you support reducing Medicaid spending?
Nodo you support reducing Medicare spending?
YesIs balancing the budget a legislative priority?
Other or expanded principles

I support the Buffet Tax Millionares pay as much as their secratary

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

Campaign Contributions should come from the district only
also I plan on Diminishing the power of the office by having a Citizen (Bipartisan Council) from the district to oversee the votes I cast instead of selling out to highest bidder.

YesDo you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?
YesDo you support spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
YesDo you support the temporary extension of unemployment benefits?
YesDo you support the 2010 temporary extension of tax relief?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production?
Other or expanded principles

As Long as the process is safe against spills.

YesDo you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
Other or expanded principles

I do support Hydrogen Process to make Coal/Gasafacation, Electric, and Hydrogen fuel Cells

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

I do support 10 Round Clipp or Les and automatic weapons, to be restricted

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
NoShould individuals be required to purchase health insurance, as mandated in the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
Other or expanded principles

But I agree that 30,000,000 people Need Health Care I would amend it to allow the people some outs if they dont want to participate

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

I do support Parents of United States Children getting a Work permit to stay with their Children who are Legal because they were born in the USA.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support same-sex marriage?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict?
NoShould the U.S use military force in order to prevent Iran from possessing a nuclear weapon?
Other or expanded principles

Let Israel take care of Iran

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

But I think WE should keep it Solvent ON those who are SS and Older

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.
Maintain Statusa) Agriculture
Greatly Decreaseb) Arts
Maintain Statusc) Defense
Maintain Statusd) Education
Maintain Statuse) Environment
Slightly Decreasef) Homeland Security
Greatly Decreaseg) International aid
Slightly Increaseh) Medical Research
Maintain Statusi) Scientific Research
Maintain Statusj) Space exploration
Maintain Statusk) United Nations
Maintain Statusl) Welfare
Greatly Increasem) Other or expanded categories

Hydrogen Processes

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.
Slightly Decreasea) Capital gains taxes
Maintain Statusb) Corporate taxes
Maintain Statusc) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Maintain Statusd) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Slightly Decreasee) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Slightly Decreasef) Income taxes (low-income families)
Maintain Statusg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Slightly Increaseh) Income taxes (high-income families)
Slightly Decreasei) Inheritance taxes
Maintain Statusj) Payroll taxes
Greatly Increasek) Other or expanded categories

Tarriff Companies who pay Slave Wages/ and take American Jobs away

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. Use Hydrogen Processes for fuel Cell stationary Cars, and More include Electricity, Coal Gasafacation process and Natural Gas processes.
2. Provide Housing for Disabled Veterans who have income sufficient to make payments by helping get Ramps, Roll under Sinks, Rails on bath for/pulling up Wide hallways
3. Bring the unwanted and American Mustangs to West Ky 2,7 Billion people in the world Live on Less than 2.00 a day Use the animals for pack animals, riding animals, and work animals Helping Countries to be able to feed themselves. Develop breeding plans to make these Horses suitable for worldwide needs.

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