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Arvin Vohra's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Arvin Vohra has provided voters with clear stances on key issues by responding to the 2014 Political Courage Test.

What is the Political Courage Test?

Maryland Congressional Election 2014 Political Courage Test

Key

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.

Pro-choiceInferred Answer Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations
  • Arvin Vohra. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Maryland State Legislative Political Courage Test. Selected "Pro-choice" for: "a) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?" Abortion and Reproductive Issues Other or expanded principles: "For items g and h: I support private organizations educating however they want. I do not support using tax dollars for either option."
  • Arvin Vohra. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Maryland State Legislative Political Courage Test. Selected "Pro-choice" for: "a) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?" Abortion and Reproductive Issues Other or expanded principles: "For items g and h: I support private organizations educating however they want. I do not support using tax dollars for either option."
  • "I'm pro choice.However, I do not support any taxpayer funding for abortion at all. There's no justification for forcing someone to pay for something they find morally abhorrent." (votesmart.org)
  • "I'm pro choice.However, I do not support any taxpayer funding for abortion at all. There's no justification for forcing someone to pay for something they find morally abhorrent." (votesmart.org)
Other or expanded principles
YesIn order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
NoCandidate AnswerIn order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
Other or expanded principles

If elected, I will sponsor legislation to cut federal government spending to 1992 levels and abolish the federal income tax.

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

To get corporations and unions out of government, we must make government too small to grant anyone any special favors.

I will oppose any attempt to curb free speech, including campaign donations.

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

Federal and State governments have proven themselves unable to do responsibly use capital punishment. It has been used in racially biased and otherwise suspect ways, and I will work to remove this power from Federal and State governments.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
YesDo you support lowering taxes as a way of promoting growth in the economy?
NoDo you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?
Other or expanded principles

I oppose all crony capitalism, including special favors for politcally connected businesses. I will work to eliminate income taxes on everyone, by cutting Federal spending to 1992 levels.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants?
Other or expanded principles

You, not the Federal government, know the most, and care the most, about your child. I will work to remove the Federal government entirely from education. I will sponsor legislation to abolish and defund the Federal Department of Education. That means more choice and better education at lower real cost. It means just as much choice in education as we expect in restaurants.

Unknown PositionInferred Answer Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations
  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production?
Other or expanded principles
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
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Other or expanded principles

If elected, I will sponsor legislation to repeal all gun laws, including the "Gun Free" school zone laws. Those laws, which guarantee that schools will be totally defenseless, were the direct cause of the Newtown massacre. By eliminating gun laws, we allow individuals to defend themselves and each other from violent psychopaths.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
Other or expanded principles

If elected, I will sponsor legislation to repeal Obamacare, repeal Medicare Part D. I will also sponsor legislation to eliminate all government restrictions, subsidies, and interference with healthcare. This will dramatically and immediately lower the cost of healthcare, while improving the quality. In particular, I will sponsor legislation to abolish the FDA, which will lower the cost of medicines, bring life saving treatments to patients years earlier, and eliminate the current cronyism that artificially inflates the price of medicines.

NoInferred Answer Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations
  • "I believe in 1. Completely open borders2. No government sponsored welfare, social services, subidized education of any kind for any person. Immigrants who come here to work hard, patronize businesses, start companies, and create jobs, should be welcome. Those who come to live off welfare should find it impossible to do so. If elected, I will sponsor legislation to eliminate all social services, welfare, subsidized education/etc., and cut taxes accordingly. Also, if elected, I will sponsor legislation to shut down all border patrols, walls, etc., and cut taxes accordingly." 2014 PCT
  • "I believe in 1. Completely open borders2. No government sponsored welfare, social services, subidized education of any kind for any person. Immigrants who come here to work hard, patronize businesses, start companies, and create jobs, should be welcome. Those who come to live off welfare should find it impossible to do so. If elected, I will sponsor legislation to eliminate all social services, welfare, subsidized education/etc., and cut taxes accordingly. Also, if elected, I will sponsor legislation to shut down all border patrols, walls, etc., and cut taxes accordingly." 2014 PCT
Other or expanded principles

I believe in
1. Completely open borders
2. No government sponsored welfare, social services, subidized education of any kind for any person.

Immigrants who come here to work hard, patronize businesses, start companies, and create jobs, should be welcome. Those who come to live off welfare should find it impossible to do so. If elected, I will sponsor legislation to eliminate all social services, welfare, subsidized education/etc., and cut taxes accordingly. Also, if elected, I will sponsor legislation to shut down all border patrols, walls, etc., and cut taxes accordingly.

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

I will sponsor legislation to completely eliminate all government restrictions on marriage. George and Martha Washington didn't need a government license to get married, and neither should anyone else.

NoInferred Answer Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations
  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Should the U.S use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the United States from possessing a nuclear weapon?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?
Other or expanded principles

Yes, as long as that portion is 100%. No one should be forced to pay for a completely broken and mismanaged retirement program. If elected, I will sponsor legislation to allow people to immediately receive all the money they have paid into Social Security. If you've paid $10,000 over your lifetime, you will get that money back. If you have paid nothing, you get nothing back. I will then sponsor legislation to completely eliminate the Social Security 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
Greatly Decreasec) 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

I will sponsor legislation to eliminate Federal programs and Departments, as well as to eliminate the Federal income tax.

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

By cutting off the Federal government's funding, we make it impossible for them to continue meddling with our lives, spying on our phone calls, creating wars with other nations, and creating wars at home, like the failed war on Drugs. I will do everything I can to starve the beast by eliminating its source of revenue.

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.

I will sponsor legislation to end the War on Drugs, Repeal the Patriot Act, Eliminate the Income Tax (by cutting spending to 1992 levels), and Abolish the Federal Department of Education.

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