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Arvin Vohra

Arvin Vohra's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Arvin Vohra
On The Ballot: Potential, Libertarian for U.S. House - District 4
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Single
Birth Date: 05/09/1979
Birth Place: Silver Spring, MD
Home City: Bethesda, MD
Religion: Agnostic
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Arvin Vohra has demonstrated Political Courage by telling citizens where he stands on the issues he may face if elected.

What is the Political Courage Test?

Maryland Congressional Election 2012 Political Courage Test

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

I do not support using taxpayer money for abortion.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan?
YesDo you support a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan?
Other or expanded principles

I believe that we should withdraw immediately from Afghanistan.
The job of the military is defense, not nation building.

Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing the federal budget.
In order to balance the budget,
YesCandidate Answerdo you support reducing defense spending?
NoCandidate Answerdo you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
Yesdo you support reducing Medicaid spending?
Yesdo you support reducing Medicare spending?
YesIs balancing the budget a legislative priority?
Other or expanded principles

I believe that federal spending should be cut by more than 50%.

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

This looks at the wrong side of the equation. If you want to get corporations and unions out of politics you have to take away the government's ability to grant special favors in the first place.

NoDo you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Other or expanded principles

The government has repeatedly shown itself unable to administer capital punishment fairly, across various levels of income and other demographic factors.

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

I believe that we should end the department of education.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production?
Other or expanded principles

At this point I do not believe that the risk to the American people and the benefit to the American people have been properly weighed.

Do 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

Science is not based on belief. The actual evidence must be evaluated scientifically and objectively, and I do not believe this has been done adequately enough to justify heavy federal regulations.

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

We already have laws against murder and theft. Every person has the right to defend herself as she best sees fit.

YesCandidate 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

The last thing we need is a healthcare system as incompetent as the public school system.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
YesDo 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

The real solution to problematic immigration is to get rid of welfare and social services that attract the wrong type of immigrants.

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

I believe the government should have absolutely no role in marriage whatsoever.

NoCandidate 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

The more we meddle in the affairs of other nations, the more terrorists we create.

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

Social security is currently mismanaged. No one should be forced to invest in a mismanaged retirement program.

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.
Eliminatea) Agriculture
Eliminateb) Arts
Eliminatec) Defense
Eliminated) Education
Eliminatee) Environment
Eliminatef) Homeland Security
Eliminateg) International aid
Eliminateh) Medical Research
Eliminatei) Scientific Research
Eliminatej) Space exploration
Eliminatek) United Nations
Eliminatel) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories
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) Capital gains taxes
Eliminateb) Corporate taxes
Eliminatec) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Eliminated) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Eliminatee) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Eliminatef) Income taxes (low-income families)
Eliminateg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Eliminateh) Income taxes (high-income families)
Eliminatei) Inheritance taxes
Eliminatej) Payroll taxes
k) Other or expanded categories
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) End the War on Drugs.
2) End the Department of Education.
3) Repeal Obamacare.

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