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Bill Beagle's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: State Senate (OH) - District 5, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 8
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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 2016, 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

  • "I am proud of my strong record on life issues as a member of the Ohio Senate and as your Congressman, I will continue to pursue pro-life policies in Washington which uphold the sanctity of human life." https://www.facebook.com/BillBeagle/posts/1647307718882176 (www.facebook.com)
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

  • "Bill Beagle also kept his promise to reduce the tax burden on Ohioans by helping to cut taxes by over $5 billion, eliminate the death tax, cut the state income tax 16 percent, eliminate the income tax for many small businesses and provide targeted tax relief to low-and middle-income workers." https://billbeagle.com/about-bill-beagle/ (billbeagle.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Crime: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders? 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 Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "He knows that in order for small business to thrive and create well paying jobs, we must lower taxes and cut through burdensome government red tape." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/518840/issue-position-attracting-business-and-creating-jobs (votesmart.org)
  • "Bill Beagle also kept his promise to reduce the tax burden on Ohioans by helping to cut taxes by over $5 billion, eliminate the death tax, cut the state income tax 16 percent, eliminate the income tax for many small businesses and provide targeted tax relief to low-and middle-income workers." https://billbeagle.com/about-bill-beagle/ (billbeagle.com)
Unknown Position Unknown 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

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Again, President Obama and his liberal allies have failed the American people. His decision to pander to political cronies instead of seizing an opportunity to strengthen our economy and energy security is beyond reproach." https://billbeagle.com/beagle-condemns-obamas-decision-to-reject-keystone-xl-pipeline-proposal/ (billbeagle.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? 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 Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I am outraged about President Obama's executive order attacking our 2nd Amendment rights by, once again, subverting Congress and acting against the will of the American people. ?#?NRA? ?#?OH08? ?#?2ndAmendment?" https://www.facebook.com/BillBeagle/posts/1655672978045650 (www.facebook.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? 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 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

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? 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 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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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.

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