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Timothy 'Tim' Bruce D'Annunzio

Timothy D'Annunzio's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Timothy 'Tim' Bruce D'Annunzio
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Colleen; 6 Children: Joseph, John, Charlotte, Lauren, Josh, Sarah
Birth Date: 01/14/1958
Birth Place: Darby, PA
Home City: Raeford, NC
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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 Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Tim D'Annunzio. Issue Position: Abortion. 28 March 2012. "Roe vs. Wade should be overturned. Our rights and life come from God and therefore man has no right to define it. Human life starts when it starts, conception." (votesmart.org)
  • Tim D'Annunzio. Video: Tim D'Annunzio For Congress, Fayetteville Town Hall. 9 December 2009. "Are you pro-life? Would you make every attempt to overturn Roe v. Wade and send it back to the states? 'Yes and yes.'" (www.youtube.com)
  • John Lentz. laurinburgexchange.com: Republican candidate meets with local GOP. 2010. "D'Annunzio maintains that his most important personal concern is the abortion issue. 'Abortion is murder,' he said. 'I am 100 percent against it, and I believe it is the greatest holocaust mankind has ever perpetrated. The fifth amendment guarantees life, and if murder is defined as one human being knowingly taking the life of another, how can abortion not be characterized as such?'" (www.laurinburgexchange.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Tim D'Annunzio. Tim D'Annunzio Reveals Obama's True Intentions on Afghan Strategy. 30 November 2009. "How can the McChrystal plan be judged on its merits if it isn't being implemented? This is the Obama strategy and it has nothing to do with winning in Afghanistan. The strategy of the Obama administration is to do enough to claim they are implementing the McChrystal plan, when in fact they are doing just enough to be able to blame McChrystal when the inevitable defeat occurs in Afghanistan due to their refusal to listen to and follow his plan. [¦] I will continue to push for full implementation of General McChrystal's plan and refuse to allow our men and women in uniform to become political pawns." (www.conservativenc.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown 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

  • Tim D'Annunzio. Facebook: Wall. 11 March 2010. "My positions include abolishing the income tax and the 16th amendment, and replacing it with the provisions included in the Fair Tax legislation." (www.facebook.com)
  • Tim D'Annunzio. Issue Position: Job Creation and the Economy. 28 March 2012. "I am also a strong supporter of the Fair Tax." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Tim D'Annunzio. Facebook: Wall. 19 February 2010. "Moving on to year two of the failed stimulus plan, still no jobs, just tons of new debt." (www.facebook.com)
  • Tim D'Annunzio. Issue Position: Job Creation and the Economy. 28 March 2012. "Billion dollar bailouts, [and] wasteful spending [¦] are not the answer and will only prolong the recession." (votesmart.org)
  • Tim D'Annunzio. Tim D'Annunzio Receives Highest Number of Primary Votes, Faces June 22 Runoff. 5 May 2010. " [¦] The level of spending by our government is unsustainable, and puts us on a path to bankruptcy. We must bring government spending back under control by reducing its size and doing away with programs and departments that are unconstitutional." (votesmart.org)
  • Tim D'Annunzio. Video: FlashPOINT | One-on-one with Tim D'Annunzio. 20 June 2010. "We need to stop spending, we need to reduce spending." (www.wcnc.com)
  • Tim D'Annunzio. Video:Tim D'Annunzio, State of the Union Rebuttal. 8 February 2010. "I'm Tim D'Annunzio and if you send me to Washington D.C. I'll do my best to stop out of control [government] spending." (www.youtube.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Tim D'Annunzio. Issue Position: Job Creation and the Economy. 28 March 2012. "Lowering taxes for small businesses allows those businesses to pass on savings to their workers in the form of higher wages and make investments in new employees." (votesmart.org)
  • Tim D'Annunzio. Defense. 9 July 2012. "With an already growing unemployment problem across this country, newly returned veterans will have a tougher time finding employment. I see a partial solution in offering increased tax credits to those small businesses and corporations that hire veterans. When we lower taxes on businesses, we promote job growth." (electioncandidates.com)
No Inferred 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

  • Tim D'Annunzio. Issue Position. Education. 28 March 2012. "I am a firm believer in parental involvement in the education of our children. This means that parents, not the Federal Government, should control their children's education." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Tim D'Annunzio. Homepage: Winning Back America. 28 March 2012. "[...] we must [start] drilling here and now." (www.timvote.com)
  • Tim D'Annunzio. Blog: A Simple Choice. 3 May 2010. "reduce restrictions and enable the private sector to drill, mine and build our own energy productions system." (christswar.blogspot.com)
  • Tim D'Annunzio. Issue Position: Energy Independence. 28 March 2012. "I am the first to say that our nation must strive to find alternative energy sources. However, the rights and desires of individual states must be considered when reviewing offshore and on land drilling and mining proposals. We must reduce the regulations that are restricting development, building, and/or expansion of new oil refineries." (votesmart.org)
  • Tim D'Annunzio. Raleigh Public Record: 2012 Primary Election Voter Guide. 17 April 2012. Responded "North Carolina has the fourth highest unemployment rate in the nation. The issues all across the country are the same. How do we create jobs? How do we create economic growth within our state. [For instance] the governor has just had a big turn of opinion on fracking. Exploiting all our natural resources here and removing regulations that get in the way of that [is one thing we can do.]" to the question: "What are the specific issues that face District 4?" (www.raleighpublicrecord.org)
No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Tim D'Annunzio. Video: Town Hall Raeford NC . 8 January 2010. "[Global Warming] is a hoax [¦] it was never about the environment. What it is about is wealth transfer, what it is about is taxing producers, transferring the money to non-producers." (www.youtube.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Tim D'Annunzio. Issue Position: Second Amendment Rights. 28 March 2012. "As a Lifetime Member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), I fully support the right of law-abiding Americans to purchase, use, and possess firearms. Additional regulation will not solve gun violence. I believe that enforcing the existing laws will lower crimes committed with a firearm, and proper gun safety education can curb the occurrences of accidental fatalities." (votesmart.org)
  • Tim D'Annunzio. Civil Rights. 9 July 2012. "Second Amendment Rights...As a Lifetime Member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), I fully support the right of law-abiding Americans to purchase, use, and possess firearms. It seems that whenever the government passes another law regarding this issue, the rights of honest Americans are diminished. Additional regulation will not solve gun violence. I believe that enforcing the existing laws will lower crimes committed with a firearm, and proper gun safety education can curb the occurrences of accidental fatalities." (electioncandidates.com)
  • Paul Valone. examiner.com: 8th District Republican Tim D'Annunzio speaks on guns, Constitution. 22 March 2010. "Asked why he has made the Second Amendment a large part of his campaign, D'Annunzio responds: '¦governments are instituted to secure these God-given rights, and the right to bear arms is one of those rights¦and neither I nor any legislator has the right to change it or infringe upon that right in any way.' Asked about Sen. Lautenberg's 'Gun Show Background Check Act of 2009,' which would mandate gun show permits and require all private gun sales at shows to be effective registered through the National Instant Check System (NICS), he replied: 'I don't think there should be permits for private sales.'" (www.examiner.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Tim D'Annunzio. Facebook: Wall. 11 March 2010. "I signed the Club for Growth "REPEAL IT!" pledge which states that I promise to sponsor and support legislation to repeal any federal health care takeover passed in 2010, and replace it with real reforms that lower health care costs without growing government." (www.facebook.com)
  • Tim D'Annunzio. Issue Position: Health Care. 28 March 2012. "Above all, there is no authority in the Constitution for a nationalized health care system. Forming another unfunded entitlement program, similar to Medicare or Social Security, is not only unconstitutional, but it is irresponsible and will only lead our country deeper into debt." (votesmart.org)
  • Tim D'Annunzio. Video: GRNC Rally Part 1. 22 May 2010. "We have to look at turning back things and other programs that were never intended to be part of the federal government like [¦] health care. We have to cut those up and give them back to the states." (www.youtube.com)
  • Tim D'Annunzio. Blog: A Simple Choice. 3 May 2010. "Reform the health care system by reducing the government overreaching regulation and increasing competition." (christswar.blogspot.com)
  • Tim D'Annunzio. Blog: So that is what he meant by "change". 28 March 2012. "How can Obamacare be said to no not deny liberty? They know it does and now we see what he meant by 'change' and what the meaning is of fundamental change' to our government." (christswar.blogspot.com)
Yes Inferred 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

  • Tim D'Annunzio. Agriculture. 9 July 2012. "Farms across America, and many in North Carolina, have depended on a foreign workforce for years. The H-2A Visa program was created to allow foreign nationals to enter the United States legally for temporary seasonal agriculture work then return to their native country. I am aware of the concerns our farmers have on how inefficient the program is designed to meet their needs. I would like to reiterate that while I do support the purpose of the H-2A Visa program, in NO way do I support any form of amnesty as a solution to the workforce shortage." (electioncandidates.com)
  • Tim D'Annunzio. Issue Position: Illegal Immigration and Border Security. 28 March 2012. "Those here illegally broke the law; it's that simple. I am against any form of amnesty for those here illegally. I believe the initial step to a solution of this problem is securing our nation's borders and ensuring our boarder agents are properly trained and fully equipped." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Tim D'Annunzio. Video: Tim D'Annunzio For Congress, Fayetteville Town Hall. 9 December 2009. "Are you a defender of traditional marriage “ one man and one woman and nothing else? 'Yes.'" (www.youtube.com)
  • Tim D'Annunzio. Raleigh Public Record: 2012 Primary Election Voter Guide. 17 April 2012. Responded "I don't want to say much about NC issues. My personal position is marriage is between a man and woman. I don't believe government should be involved in marriage in any way. I don't think they should be involved in marriage whether it's between a man and a woman or anyone else. It's not the government's business to be endorsing what is actually a religious bondage." to the question: "Amendment 1" (www.raleighpublicrecord.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown 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

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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