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Arthur 'Art' B. Robinson

Arthur Robinson's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Arthur 'Art' B. Robinson
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 4
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Widowed; 6 Children: Zachary, Noah, Arynne, Joshua, Bethany, Matthew
Birth Date: 1943
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Pro-life Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Arthur Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "e) Should federal subsidies be prohibited from being used for abortion procedures?"
  • Arthur Robinson. Art's Positions. 15 June 2012. "Life should not be ended by abortion. I am pro life." (www.artforcongress.com)
  • Arthur B. Robinson. Social Issues. 2 February 2012. "I (Dr. Robinson) am very strongly "pro life." I oppose human abortion and all federal funding of human abortion. With Americans strongly divided on this issue and a substantial percentage of voters opposed to abortion, it is self-evident that these tax payers should not be required to finance this activity." (www.artforcongress.com)
  • Arthur Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "c) Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?"
  • Arthur Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Pro-life" for: "a) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?"
No Inferred Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Arthur B. Robinson. National Defense. 2 February 2012. "Government should provide for the common defense of the United States. Wars should be constitutionally declared and should only be undertaken for the defense of the United States. I oppose the current situation wherein American soldiers are quartered in more than 100 countries and frequently interfere in the affairs of those countries." (www.artforcongress.com)
  • Arthur Robinson. Video: Art Robinson Questioned (Ron Paul, Peter DeFazio, Federal Reserve, Afghanistan War, Unions). 6 October 2010. "But I thought about it and thought about it, and now my answer is very clear. Based on what I know from the press, we shouldn't be doing it... Why in the world did this president triple the troops in Afghanistan? That makes no sense. And those guys will never lose. They're tough, they're the best troops in the world, but why are we using them out there? [...] Afghanistan has been a blackhole for Western armies for two centuries. I don't understand why our troops are there." (youtu.be)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Arthur Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon 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"
  • Arthur Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "c) Defense"
No Inferred 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

  • Arthur B. Robinson. Budget and Taxation. 2 February 2012. "Heavy taxation takes resources away from private individuals and businesses, slows economic activity, destroys jobs and raises prices for goods and services. While some advocate so-called "progressive" taxation of the "rich" and not of the "poor" or "middle" classes, these taxes actually have an opposite, regressive effect." (www.artforcongress.com)
  • Arthur B. Robinson. Budget and Taxation. 2 February 2012. "A tax on private enterprise is actually a tax on all those who use the products of that enterprise. Taxes fall most heavily on those who have lower incomes and can least afford more expensive products[...]. Excessive taxation takes resources away from the private sector where they are earned and gives them to politicians and bureaucrats who squander money with reckless abandon, while our entire country becomes poorer - with fewer jobs and reduced prosperity." (www.artforcongress.com)
  • Arthur B. Robinson. Budget and Taxation. 2 February 2012. "Increased taxation of fuel and electricity, as advocated by Mr. DeFazio, causes the prices of the essential items to rise. These price increases are more harmful to those with lower incomes because their fewer dollars are much more precious to them. In personal real cost, taxation of the productive "rich" is a regressive policy that hurts most the people whom its advocates claim to help." (www.artforcongress.com)
  • Arthur Robinson. Common Sense. 2012. "Yet, Peter DeFazio says that he has the answers. If were-elect him, he will continue his support of federal EPA actions to increase taxes until fuel use falls by 80% 76 (in a bill DeFazio co-sponsored); impediments to oil drilling; Obamacare, which took $500 billion out of Medicare; more "stimulus" spending; "no" votes on improvementsin education; higher taxes; increased regulations; and all sorts of over-spending that will further raise the national debt. And, he will continue to work to put more and more Oregon District 4 land and natural resources or limits touse by the public. I may not have all the answers, but one thing is very clear. Congressman DeFazio's answers have definitely not worked for District 4, for Oregon, or for our nation." page 26 (www.scribd.com)
  • Arthur B. Robinson. Budget and Taxation. 2 February 2012. "Congress must balance its budget! It should do so by reducing expenditures - not by raising taxes." (www.artforcongress.com)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Arthur B. Robinson. Jobs/Economy. 2 February 2012. "As American industry moves abroad and businesses within the United States contract under the burden of federal over-regulation, over-taxation, and over-spending, the American economy also has contracts. This has caused the loss of 20 million American jobs." (www.artforcongress.com)
  • Arthur B. Robinson. Jobs/Economy. 2 February 2012. "We must get the dead hand of government regulation, taxation, and overspending “ which has been levied by irresponsible career politicians in the U.S. Congress “ off the backs of the American people so that our jobs will return and our people can prosper." (www.artforcongress.com)
  • Arthur Robinson. Common Sense. 2012. "Yet, Peter DeFazio says that he has the answers. Ifwere-elect him, he will continue his support of federal EPA actions to increase taxes until fuel use falls by 80% 76 (in a bill DeFazio co-sponsored); impediments to oil drilling; Obamacare, which took $500 billion out of Medicare; more "stimulus" spending; "no" votes on improvementsin education; higher taxes; increased regulations; and all sorts of over-spending that will further raise the national debt. And, he will continue to work to put more and more Oregon District 4 land and natural resources or limits touse by the public. I may not have all the answers, but one thing is very clear. Congressman DeFazio's answers have definitely not worked for District 4, for Oregon, or for our nation." page 26 (www.scribd.com)
  • Arthur Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "5) Do you support using government funds in an effort to stimulate and improve the economy?"
  • Arthur B. Robinson. Jobs/Economy. 2 February 2012. "The American economy “ the combined work and expenditures of the people of the United States “ is consuming more that it produces. Therefore, in order to maintain prosperity, our governments (federal, state, and local) and our people have borrowed tens of trillions of dollars “ more borrowing than can ever be repaid." (www.artforcongress.com)
  • Arthur B. Robinson. Jobs/Economy. 2 February 2012. "Each dollar spent in our economy is earned by someone's useful productive work. Wealth cannot be "created" by government. It can only be created by hard working Americans." (www.artforcongress.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Arthur B. Robinson. Jobs/Economy. 2 February 2012. "Federal Taxes “ dollars taxed away from workers and businesses and spent by government “ take away dollars needed to provide jobs and machinery for American workers. This reduces their productivity. To be sure, some of these dollars are spent for services that are Constitutionally required and have been agreed upon by the American people, but more than half of these tax dollars are wasted and spent imprudently." (www.artforcongress.com)
  • Arthur B. Robinson. Jobs/Economy. 2 February 2012. "Throughout our economy, every time dollars are exchanged, the government takes some of those dollars in taxation by taxing the people underlying that economic activity. All of these taxes accumulate in the cost of everything we buy [...]. Politicians want us to believe that taxes fall largely on "profits," "gains," and the "rich." In fact, all taxation is inherently regressive. It falls most heavily on the middle class and the poor. Taxation works its way into the cost of everything. Since a poor man has fewer dollars, they are much more precious to him. The poor suffer the most from over-taxation." (www.artforcongress.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

  • Arthur B. Robinson. Education. 2 February 2012. "When 50 million American children “ in whose hands the fate of our nation rests “ receive poor quality elementary academic educations, the future of our country is in serious jeopardy. The federally and state controlled public schools that are ruining our children's educations should be abolished “ and replaced by the locally-controlled public schools that served our children so well in the past. No school should be permitted to ruin the life of a single student." (www.artforcongress.com)
  • Arthur Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "b) Do you support federal funding for universal pre-K programs?"
  • Arthur Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Eliminate" for: "d) Education"
  • Arthur Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "c) Do you support federal funding for charter schools?"
  • Arthur Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "d) Do you support federal funding for K-12 school vouchers?"
  • Arthur Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Eliminate" 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"
  • Arthur Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students?"
  • Arthur B. Robinson. Education. 2 February 2012. "A vast federal bureaucracy and numerous special interest organizations it empowers now stand between our students and our teachers. It should be eliminated. All aspects of a student's upbringing are the responsibility of the student's parents and any professional whom the parents wish to engage. Together, they should provide the student with the best possible academic opportunities. This effort must not be imperiled by those who use education for their own purposes, rather than for the student's best interest." (www.artforcongress.com)
  • Arthur B. Robinson. Education. 2 February 2012. "As local control diminished, so did the academic quality of our schools. U.S. schools are now rated as among the worst in the developed world. This is more than a tragedy “ it is child abuse." (www.artforcongress.com)
  • Arthur B. Robinson. Education. 2 February 2012. "Not even nuclear war could "abolish" American public education. It is an integral part of our way of life. However, American schools must be returned to local control. The Federal Department of Education should be closed, and education returned entirely to the states and the people as the Constitution specifies. The states and localities can collect the needed taxes. No increase in overall taxes would be needed." (www.artforcongress.com)
  • Arthur B. Robinson. Education. 2 February 2012. "Public education, from first grade to the university levels should be as independent of federal and state political influence as possible." (www.artforcongress.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Arthur Robinson. Art's Positions. 15 June 2012. "Energy independence requires that government impediments to energy production - in the forms of taxation, regulation, and sponsorship of litigation - be rolled back." (www.artforcongress.com)
  • Arthur Robinson. Common Sense. 2012. "Yet, Peter DeFazio says that he has the answers. If we re-elect him, he will continue his support of federal EPA actions to increase taxes until fuel use falls by 80% 76 (in a bill DeFazio co-sponsored); impediments to oil drilling; Obamacare, which took $500 billion out of Medicare; more "stimulus" spending; "no" votes on improvementsin education; higher taxes; increased regulations; and allsorts of over-spending that will further raise the national debt. And, he will continue to work to put more and more Oregon District 4 land and natural resources or limits to use by the public. I may not have all the answers, but one thing is very clear. Congressman DeFazio's answers have definitely not worked for District 4, for Oregon, or for our nation." page 26 (www.scribd.com)
  • Arthur B. Robinson. Energy Independence. 2 February 2012. "We have many energy-producing technologies - nuclear, oil, coal, natural gas, hydroelectric, wood, solar, wind and other methods. Energy resources are very abundant within the United States. Americans should be exporting energy, not importing it." (www.artforcongress.com)
  • Arthur B. Robinson. Energy Independence. 2 February 2012. "Congress should close the Department of Energy. This department was established for the purpose of making the U.S. energy independent. Not only has it failed at this task, it has actually increased our dependence on foreign energy sources and, through interference in our energy industries, cost Americans millions of jobs by driving our energy-intensive industries abroad." (www.artforcongress.com)
  • Arthur B. Robinson. Energy Independence. 2 February 2012. "Americans can and must be energy independent - no longer buying fuel from unstable, expensive foreign sources. Inexpensive abundant energy can restore our jobs and economy and assure our prosperity." (www.artforcongress.com)
  • Arthur Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "e) Do you support domestic oil exploration in federally-protected areas?"
No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Arthur Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "d) Do you support strengthening fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles?"
  • Arthur Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?"
  • Arthur Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "b) Do you support international emissions targets aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?"
  • Arthur Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "c) Do you support allowing energy producers to trade carbon credits under a "cap and trade" system?"
  • Art Robinson. Art Robinson for Congress. 15 June 2012. "Art Robinson has helped expose the bogus 'science' behind claims of man-caused global warming. 'It's an issue as dead as the notion of a flat earth.'" (www.google.com)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Gun Owners of America. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Gun Owners of America endorsed Arthur Robinson in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Arthur Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?"
  • Arthur Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "c) Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?"
  • Arthur Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "d) Do you support a ban on assault rifles?"
  • Arthur Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you believe that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individual citizens to own guns?"
  • Arthur B. Robinson. 2nd Amendment. 2 February 2012. "The 2nd Amendment of the Constitution must be unequivocally enforced. American liberty and freedom absolutely require that each citizen be able to obtain and utilize the means for defense of himself, his family, and other members of the community. Violent crimes are far more rare in regions where gun ownership and utilization are encouraged." (www.artforcongress.com)
  • Arthur Robinson. Facebook: Timeline.15 October 2011. "The right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed! "Like" if you agree." (www.facebook.com)
  • Arthur Robinson. Art's Positions. 15 June 2012. "The right to keep and bear arms shall not be abridged." (www.artforcongress.com)
  • Arthur Robinson. Common Sense. 2012. "Some people seem to believe that if the United States government passes legislation against gun ownership, criminals will obey the law, turn in their guns to some local police department, and adopt knives and clubs as their weapons of choice. Of course, few people really believe this. Yet voting to suppress gun ownership is illogical on any other presup-position about the nature of criminals. If gun-control laws are obeyed at all, they are obeyed by the prospective victims of criminals. Gun-control laws are defended in the name of reduc-ing violence, yet what they really do is transfer to criminals the ability to inflict violence, or the threat of violence, with far less risk of resistance. In states in which gun control laws have been made less restrictive, violent crime has decreased" page 342 (www.scribd.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Arthur Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?"
  • Arthur Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support a publicly-administered health insurance option?"
  • Arthur B. Robinson. Health Care. 2 February 2012. "Congress should close the Department of Energy. This department was established for the purpose of making the U.S. energy independent. Not only has it failed at this task, it has actually increased our dependence on foreign energy sources and, through interference in our energy industries, cost Americans millions of jobs by driving our energy-intensive industries abroad [...]. Government-controlled medicine will cost far more than free-enterprise medicine and deliver very inferior medical care, especially to older Americans, who need it most." (www.artforcongress.com)
  • Arthur B. Robinson. Health Care. 2 February 2012. "Government control of medical care - control of who will be sick and who will be well - who will live and who will die - gives power to government that is incompatible with American freedom." (www.artforcongress.com)
  • Arthur Robinson. Facebook: Timeline. 29 June 2012. "Click "LIKE" if you want to REPEAL OBAMACARE!" (www.facebook.com)
  • Arthur Robinson. Common Sense. 2012. "Yet, Peter DeFazio says that he has the answers. If we re-elect him, he will continue his support of federal EPA actions to increase taxes until fuel use falls by 80% 76 (in a bill DeFazio co-sponsored); impediments to oil drilling; Obamacare, which took $500 billion out of Medicare; more "stimulus" spending; "no" votes on improvementsin education; higher taxes; increased regulations; and all sorts of over-spending that will further raise the national debt. And, he will continue to work to put more and more Oregon District 4 land and natural resources or limits touse by the public. I may not have all the answers, but one thing is very clear. Congressman DeFazio's answers have definitely not worked for District 4, for Oregon, or for our nation." page 26 (www.scribd.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

  • Arthur B. Robinson. Immigration. 2 February 2012. "A country without secure borders will not long remain a country. It is absolutely essential to secure our borders and for Congress to appropriate all of the resources necessary to do this. Congress should also withhold funding from agencies and branches of the U.S. government, especially the Executive Branch, when they fail to do their part to secure the borders [...]. When people are found to be in the United States illegally, they should be deported to their country of citizenship. This should be charitably and compassionately, but firmly done." (www.artforcongress.com)
  • Arthur B. Robinson. Immigration. 2 February 2012. "Exceptions to a strict policy of compassionate deportation are counterproductive because they encourage people to enter the U.S. illegally in hopes of being allowed to stay. There are, however, a very wide range of individual and regional circumstances which Congress must address, and each state's right to control the use of its resources and institutions must be honored." (www.artforcongress.com)
  • Arthur B. Robinson. Immigration. 2 February 2012. "The plight of the illegal immigrants is an especially tragic problem. Most of these people are fundamentally good, decent, and hard working human beings and should be treated compassionately, but our laws must be obeyed. Our schools and medical facilities must not be bankrupted and our unemployment and other economic problems made worse by permitting millions of illegal immigrants to reside in our country." (www.artforcongress.com)
  • Arthur Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants?"
  • Arthur Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?"
  • Arthur B. Robinson. Immigration. 2 February 2012. "For example, if an individual seeks treatment in a U.S. hospital and is found to be in the U.S. illegally, he should be given the medical treatment he requires (in accordance with our American medical tradition that no sick person is denied treatment) and then he should be sent home." (www.artforcongress.com)
  • Arthur Robinson. Common Sense. 2012. "Most Americans are acquainted with illegals. They probably know an illegal who is an admirable person, and they do not want that individual treated uncharitably. Yet, most Americans are entirely fed up with the illegal immigration problem that Congress has created. They want it fixed. And they do not want the illegals to suffer unjustly.Let me anticipate one objection. Some say, "There are millions of illegals. It is impossible for all of the illegals to leave the U. S., and any such effort will cost too much."The cost of paying to resolve the illegal immigration problem is far less than going along as we are now and letting this problem damage and possibly bankrupt ourmedical, educational, and other institutions." page 240 (www.scribd.com)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Arthur Robinson. Art's Positions. 15 June 2012. "Government should provide for the common defense of the United States. Wars should be constitutionally declared and should only be undertaken for the defense of the United States. I oppose the current situation wherein American soldiers are quartered in more than 100 countries and frequently interfere in the affairs of those countries" (www.artforcongress.com)
Yes Inferred 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

  • Arthur Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support privatizing elements of Social Security?"
  • Arthur B. Robinson. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Oregon Congressional Election Political Courage Test. Selected YES for: "a) Do you support privatizing elements of Social Security?"

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Oregon Congressional Election 2010 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 Answera) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?
Nob) Should abortion be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy?
Noc) Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?
Yesd) Should abortion be legal when the life of the woman is endangered?
Yese) Should federal subsidies be prohibited from being used for abortion procedures?
f) Other or expanded principles
1) Spending
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.
Eliminatea) Agriculture
Eliminateb) Arts
Maintain Statusc) Defense
Maintain Status1) Intelligence operations
Maintain Status2) Military hardware
Greatly Increase3) National missile defense
Slightly Increase4) Salary and benefits for active duty personnel
Maintain Status5) Programs to improve troop retention rates
Slightly Increase6) Research and development of new weapons
Eliminated) Education
Greatly Decreasee) Environment
Maintain Statusf) Homeland security
Greatly Decreaseg) International aid
Greatly Decreaseh) Medical research
Greatly Decreasei) Scientific research
Slightly Increasej) Space exploration
Eliminatek) United Nations
Greatly Decreasel) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories
2) 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.
Eliminatea) Alcohol taxes
Eliminateb) Capital gains taxes
Eliminatec) Cigarette taxes
Eliminated) Corporate taxes
Maintain Statuse) Gasoline taxes
Greatly Decreasef) Income taxes (low-income families)
Greatly Decreaseg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Greatly Decreaseh) Income taxes (high-income families)
i) Other or expanded categories
YesCandidate Answer3) Do you support the elimination of the federal estate tax?
Yes4) Do you support requiring the federal budget to be balanced each year?
NoCandidate Answer5) Do you support using government funds in an effort to stimulate and improve the economy?
6) Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate Answera) Do you support privatizing elements of Social Security?
Yesb) Do you support reducing government regulations on the private sector?
Noc) Do you support increasing the federal minimum wage?
Yesd) Do you support the ability of workers to unionize?
Noe) Do you support federal funding for job-training programs that retrain displaced workers?
f) Other or expanded principles
Yesa) Do you support increasing the amount individuals are permitted to contribute to federal campaigns?
Nob) Should Congress regulate indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Yesc) Do you support removing all contribution limits on federal campaigns?
Nod) Should candidates for federal office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?
Noe) Do you support giving the President the power of the line item veto for items concerning appropriations?
Yesf) Do you support limiting the President's ability to define how legislation is applied through the use of signing statements?
g) Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate Answera) Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Yesb) Do you support programs that provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related training and job-placement assistance when released?
Yesc) Do you support programs that provide prison inmates with substance abuse treatment?
Yesd) Do you support reduced prison sentences for non-violent offenders?
Yese) Do you support mandatory prison sentences for selling illegal drugs?
f) Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate Answera) Do you support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students?
Nob) Do you support federal funding for universal pre-K programs?
Noc) Do you support federal funding for charter schools?
Nod) Do you support federal funding for K-12 school vouchers?
Noe) Do you support the federal government providing college students with financial aid?
f) Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate Answera) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
Nob) Do you support international emissions targets aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
Noc) Do you support allowing energy producers to trade carbon credits under a "cap and trade" system?
Nod) Do you support strengthening fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles?
Yese) Do you support domestic oil exploration in federally-protected areas?
Nof) Do you support federal funding for the development of alternative energy?
Yesg) Do you support the development of nuclear reactors?
h) Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate Answera) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Yesb) Do you believe that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individual citizens to own guns?
Yesc) Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?
Nod) Do you support a ban on assault rifles?
e) Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate Answera) Do you support a publicly-administered health insurance option?
Yesb) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?
Yesc) Should the federal government expand eligibility for tax-free medical savings accounts?
Yesd) Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
Yese) Do you support relaxing regulations on the importation of prescription drugs?
f) Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate Answera) Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants?
Nob) Do you support decreasing the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country?
Yesc) Do you support establishing English as the official national language?
Yesd) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
e) Other or expanded principles
Unknown PositionInferred Answer a) Do you support United States military action in Afghanistan? View Citations
  • Art Robinson. 2010. Project Vote Smart: Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Other or expanded principle: "I, like most American, do not understand the military actions in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. These actions should be ether explained rationally and adequately, or ended.
b) Do you support increasing military assistance for Afghanistan?
c) Do you support increasing economic development assistance for Afghanistan?
d) Should the United States continue to strike suspected terrorist targets in Pakistan?
Yese) Do you support granting aid to countries when it is in the security interests of the United States?
Nof) Should the United States support the creation of a Palestinian state?
Yesg) Do you support increasing sanctions on Iran if it continues to defy United Nations mandates?
h) Do you support the withdrawal of United States troops from Iraq?
Yesi) Do you support the United States' involvement in free trade agreements?
j) Other or expanded principles

I, like most Americans, do not understand the military actions in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. These actions should be either explained rationally and adequately, or ended.

YesCandidate Answera) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?
Nob) Do you support allowing openly-gay men and women to serve in the United States military?
Noc) Do you support federal funding for embryonic stem cell research?
Yesd) Should the federal government end affirmative action programs?
e) Other or expanded principles
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. The taxation, regulation, and government sponsored litigation of the American people must be greatly reduced, so that our economy can produce jobs and prosperity.

2. Profligate government spending must end and the federal budget must be balanced.

3. American energy industries - nuclear, coal, oil, natural gas, hydroelectric, wind, solar, and other technologies - should be freed of most government regulations and allowed to compete without government subsidies or government suppression. We must allow our engineers to build the energy industry that we need, without taxpayer expense.

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