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Suzanne M. Kosmas

Suzanne Kosmas' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Suzanne M. Kosmas
Gender: Female
Family: Divorced; 4 Children: Paul, Michael, David, Kristen
Birth Date: 02/25/1944
Birth Place: Washington, DC
Home City: New Smyrna Beach, FL
Religion: Methodist
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Suzanne Kosmas refused to tell citizens where she stands on any of the issues addressed in the 2010 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart, national media, and prominent political leaders.

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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 2010, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Pro-choice Inferred Answer Abortion Issues: Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 2009. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. Suzanne Kosmas supported the interests of NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Suzanne Kosmas. 2002. Project Vote Smart: Florida State Legislative National Political Awareness Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy;" "d) Abortions should be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape;" "e) Abortions should be legal when the life of the woman is endangered."
  • Suzanne Kosmas. H Amdt 509 to HR 3962. 111th Congress. An amendment printed in Part C of House Report 111-330 to codify the Hyde Amendment in H.R. 3962. The amendment prohibits federal funds for abortion services in the public option. It also prohibits individuals who receive affordability credits from purchasing a plan that provides elective abortions. However, it allows individuals, both who receive affordability credits and who do not, to separately purchase with their own funds plans that cover elective abortions. It also clarifies that private plans may still offer elective abortions. Project Vote Smart Summary: Suzanne Kosmas voted NO on 7 November 2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 2010. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 29 September 2010. Planned Parenthood endorsed Suzanne Kosmas in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Budget, Spending, and Tax Issues: Do you support the elimination of the federal estate tax? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • National Taxpayers Union. 2009. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. Suzanne Kosmas supported the interests of the National Taxpayers Union 19 percent in 2009. (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Budget, Spending, and Tax Issues: Do you support using government funds in an effort to stimulate and improve the economy? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Suzanne Kosmas. HR 1. 111th Congress. Making supplemental appropriations for job preservation and creation, infrastructure investment, energy efficiency and science, assistance to the unemployed, and State and local fiscal stabilization, for fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes. Project Vote Smart Summary: Suzanne Kosmas voted YES on 13 February 2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Suzanne Kosmas. Congresswoman Kosmas Helps Pass Historic Economic Recovery Package. 29 January 2009. "Today, Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas (FL-24) voted in favor of H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which passed the House by a vote of 244-188. The historic recovery package will provide the state of Florida with billions of dollars in tax relief and smart investments to create thousands of jobs. More than 329,000 Florida jobs are estimated to be created or protected over the next two years through the Recovery Package, lowering the state unemployment rate by 2.4%. 'We must get our economy back on track and create and keep high-paying jobs in the 24th District,' said Congresswoman Kosmas. 'The recovery package that we have passed today represents a bold step toward revitalizing our economy. The plan will provide Florida with targeted investments in transit, roads and bridges, health care, education, job training, alternative energy and much more.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Suzanne Kosmas. Kosmas Votes To Spur Job Creation And Promote Small Businesses. 4 March 2010. "Jobs are created by small businesses in our community, and this bill will provide them with critical tax incentives to put Central Floridians back to work. This fiscally responsibly legislation builds on the Recovery Act, which has helped get our economy back on track, by creating jobs in the private sector without adding to the deficit." (votesmart.org)
  • Suzanne Kosmas. Kosmas Votes to End TARP Bailout, Pass Sweeping Wall St. Reform. 30 June 2010. "'From day one I have opposed the TARP bailout because it lacked transparency and accountability for taxpayers' dollars,' Kosmas said. 'Wall Street Reform takes the fiscally responsible step to end the bailout program and put our economy back on the path to long term financial stability.' The Wall Street Reform bill also creates new procedures to shut down 'too big to fail' financial firms before risky and irresponsible behavior threatens to bring down the entire economy. It ends costly taxpayer bailouts with new procedures to unwind failing companies that pose the greatest risk -- paid for by the financial industry and not the taxpayers." (votesmart.org)
  • Suzanne Kosmas. Issue Position: Fighting for Fiscal Responsibility. "As a small business owner for 30 years, I am very conscious of the need for a balanced budget. That is why I have been a strong advocate of pay-as-you-go budgeting to control Washington spending and have cosponsored, introduced and helped pass legislation that makes the federal government more fiscally responsible. As we continue to recover from the worst economic downturn in 80 years, it is more important than ever that the government be held accountable for the use of taxpayer dollars and I will continue to fight for these core economic values." (votesmart.org)
  • Suzanne Kosmas. Issue Position: Creating Local Jobs. "In the midst of the worst economic crisis in generations, Central Florida communities are facing record levels of unemployment. It is vital that we focus on efforts that will create jobs and strengthen the local economy. That is why I am fighting to support small businesses, keep NASA strong and bring new, high growth industries to Central Florida. I have pushed for numerous tax incentives to spur private investment in our communities and I will continue to support common-sense, fiscally responsible measures to create high quality jobs and ensure a bright economic future for Central Florida." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Business and Employment Issues: Do you support privatizing elements of Social Security? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Suzanne Kosmas. Issue Position: Protecting Social Security. "Social Security is a trust between our government and the generations of workers who provide the resources to make it stable and sustainable. People who have spent a lifetime of hard work, providing for their families and saving for their retirement, deserve a sense of security that this safety will be there for them. I do not support the privatization of Social Security and would vigorously oppose any plan to do so." (votesmart.org)
  • Suzanne Kosmas. Kosmas Pledges to Help Restore Responsibility and Integrity to Congress. 30 January 2008. "I will support efforts introduced by either party to make prescription drugs more affordable and health care more accessible. I will sponsor or support all efforts to balance our budget and to defend Social Security, not to privatize it. Most importantly, I will uphold my reputation as independent in my thoughts and actions in Congress." (votesmart.org)
  • Suzanne Kosmas. Issue Position: Supporting Central Florida's Seniors. "I also recognize the need to protect Social Security. Central Floridians who have spent a lifetime of hard work, providing for their families and saving for their retirement deserve a sense of security. I do not support the privatization of Social Security and would vigorously oppose any plan to do so." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Crime Issues: Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Suzanne Kosmas. 2002. Project Vote Smart: Florida State Legislative National Political Awareness Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Support the use of the death penalty in Florida."
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Education Issues: Do you support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Suzanne Kosmas. Issue Position: Providing a 21st Century Education. "Throughout my years of public service, standing up for our children's education has always been one of my highest priorities. Now, more than ever, it is critical that young Floridians have access to a quality education in order to succeed in the 21st century economy. An investment in education is an investment in our future, that is why I have been fighting to provide the resources needed to keep our public school system strong and successful. I have also worked on improving undergraduate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in order to better prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow." (votesmart.org)
  • Suzanne Kosmas. Issue Position: Investing in Education. "There is nothing more important to the strength and future of America than the strength of our education system -- and in order to strengthen that system, we must have a partnership with federal and local governments. In the state legislature, I successfully fought for more money for local schools. Accountability in our schools is critical, but we must give our schools and teachers the funding they need to meet the requirements and the flexibility to prepare our children for the jobs of the future." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Environment and Energy Issues: Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Suzanne Kosmas. 2002. Project Vote Smart: Florida State Legislative National Political Awareness Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Promote increased use of alternative fuel technology;" "b) Use state funds to clean up former industrial and commercial sites that are contaminated, unused or abandoned."
  • Suzanne Kosmas. HR 2454. 111th Congress. To create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution and transition to a clean energy economy. Project Vote Smart Summary: Suzanne Kosmas voted YES on 26 June 2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 2009. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. Suzanne Kosmas supported the interests of Environment America 83 percent in 2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Suzanne Kosmas. Advanced Vehicle Technology Act Of 2009. 16 September 2009. "I rise in support of the Posey-Kosmas amendment and of this bill, H.R. 3246, the Advanced Vehicle Technology Act. Our amendment would direct the Department of Energy to establish an Innovative Automotive Demonstration Program to award competitive grants for the purpose of demonstrating and for bringing to the market very high energy-efficient vehicles, achieving at least 70 miles per gallon in the near term. Creating opportunities such as this ensures that we are utilizing the expertise of both the Department of Energy and of those in the industry who have real-world experience. This program will help to ensure that our Nation remains competitive in the world automotive market. Here at home, it will not only help us to meet new mileage and emissions requirements but to far exceed them." (votesmart.org)
  • Suzanne Kosmas. Kosmas Announces Support for Clean Energy Bill to Create Jobs, Strengthen National Security. 29 June 2009. "Clean energy technology is emerging as one of the key job-creating industries of the 21st Century, and this legislation will boost Central Florida's growing clean energy economy while creating jobs across our region, said Congresswoman Kosmas. The clean energy bill is an important step that will invest in clean energy technology to create jobs and revitalize Central Florida's economy; lower emissions to address the threat of severe climate change; and move us towards independence from foreign oil to strengthen national security." (votesmart.org)
  • Suzanne Kosmas. Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America. 1 March 2009. "We write to you as Members of Congress with an abiding interest in the important contributions of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NASA has been a leading catalyst for innovation and technology development and has enjoyed over 50 years of broad public interest and strong bipartisan political support. The agency's work is linked to larger issues facing our country such as national security, climate change and American competitiveness. Currently, NASA faces numerous time-sensitive challenges and needs decisive leadership." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Gun Issues: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Suzanne Kosmas. 2002. Project Vote Smart: Florida State Legislative National Political Awareness Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting;" "b) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns;" "g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Gun Owners of America. 2010. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Suzanne Kosmas a grade of F. (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Health Issues: Do you support a publicly-administered health insurance option? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • American Public Health Association. 2009. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. Suzanne Kosmas supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 89 percent in 2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Suzanne Kosmas. HR 3962. 111th Congress. To provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes. Project Vote Smart Summary: Suzanne Kosmas voted NO on 7 November 2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Suzanne Kosmas. Congresswoman Kosmas' Statement On Decision To Vote Against House Health Care Reform Bill. 6 November 2009. "Improving our health care system is a critical issue for me, but meaningful reform must slow the growth of health care costs that are hurting families, making it harder for businesses to create jobs, overwhelming the federal budget, and creating debt for future generations. While the health care reform bill before the U.S. House of Representatives has many positive elements, I believe that it does not do enough to slow the growth of health care costs and spending on care. Therefore, after careful consideration and with great difficulty, I have decided that I cannot support the legislation. I truly believe real health care reform is attainable, but we can improve upon the House bill. We need reform that truly rewards quality outcomes and moves us away from the fee-for-service system that rewards quantity over quality. We need reform that gives real incentives to reward healthy lifestyles that will lead to fewer procedures and less health care spending. We need reform that makes a serious effort to control waste, fraud, and abuse in the system. And we need reform that changes behavior in the way people choose health insurance so they focus on more cost-effective, high-quality products." (votesmart.org)
  • Suzanne Kosmas. Issue Position: Solving the Health Care Crisis. "The costs of health insurance and prescription drugs are out of control. We have a health care crisis and we need leaders who will work together for common-sense solutions. In the Florida House, I fought for improved health care for senior citizens working families and their children. In Congress, I will fight for all Americans to have access to quality, affordable health care, significantly investing in children's heath care, creating a prescription drug plan that works, and developing innovative solutions to bring down costs. I will also be a leader in the fight to fund stem cell research, providing hope for the millions of Americans suffering from diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and diabetes." (votesmart.org)
  • Suzanne Kosmas. Orlando Sentinel - U.S. Rep. Suzanne Kosmas On Health-Care-Reform: Fiscally Sound, Offers Common-Sense Fixes. 1 April 2010. "Small businesses will benefit greatly under health-insurance reform. This year, businesses with 25 or fewer employees that want to provide coverage will receive tax credits. As competitive health-insurance exchanges get up and running, small firms will be able to pool together to purchase better, more-affordable insurance. Businesses with fewer than 50 employees are exempt from requirements to provide coverage, so small businesses will not be shouldering an unfair burden. Individuals and families who are unable to find affordable coverage in the open market will be able to access tax credits and new choices through the competitive insurance exchanges." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration Issues: Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • National Latino Congreso. 2007-2010. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. Suzanne Kosmas supported the interests of the National Latino Congreso 0 percent in 2007-2010. (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer International Policy Issues: Do you support United States military action in Afghanistan? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Suzanne Kosmas. HR 4899. 111th Congress. Supplemental Appropriations Act. Project Vote Smart Summary: Suzanne Kosmas voted NO on Requiring Timetable for Withdrawal from Afghanistan on 1 July 2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Peace Action West. 2009. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. Suzanne Kosmas supported the interests of Peace Action West 31 percent in 2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Suzanne Kosmas. HR 4899. 111th Congress. Supplemental Appropriations Act. Project Vote Smart Summary: Suzanne Kosmas voted NO on Limiting Afghanistan Military Funding to Withdrawal and Other Specified Purposes on 1 July 2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Suzanne Kosmas. Congresswoman Kosmas' Statement on President Obama's Afghanistan Policy. 2 December 2009. "The President has outlined a strategy for the War in Afghanistan that will combat the threat of al Qaeda and global terrorism while setting defined goals and a clear exit strategy to bring our troops home as soon as possible. Consistent with the advice of our generals on the ground, the strategy rightly focuses on providing the resources necessary to stabilize the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region - a breeding ground for terrorism. At the same time, the plan will accelerate the transfer of responsibility for securing Afghanistan to the Afghan people where it belongs." (votesmart.org)
  • Suzanne Kosmas. Kosmas Returns From Congressional Delegation Trip To Afghanistan. 19 January 2010. "With the President set to request additional funds for the war in Afghanistan, it is important for me to assess the situation on the ground and to hear from military leaders about what it will take to accomplish our objectives so we can bring our troops home as quickly as possible. I have been assured by military leaders that we are implementing innovative strategies to combat terrorists and to stabilize the region, and after visiting Afghanistan and meeting with officials, I am optimistic about the future of our efforts there." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Social Issues: Should marriage only be between one man and one woman? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Suzanne Kosmas. 2002. Project Vote Smart: Florida State Legislative National Political Awareness Test. Selected YES for: "l) Should Florida restrict marriage to a union only between a man and a woman?"

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Florida State Legislative Election 2002 National Political Awareness 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.

The Political Courage Test asks candidates which items they will support if elected. It does not ask them to indicate which items they will oppose. Through extensive research of public polling data, we discovered that voters are more concerned with what candidates would support when elected to office, not what they oppose. If a candidate does not select a response to any part or all of any question, it does not necessarily indicate that the candidate is opposed to that particular item.
Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning abortion.
a) Abortions should always be illegal.
b) Abortions should always be legally available.
Xc) Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy.
Xd) Abortions should be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape.
Xe) Abortions should be legal when the life of the woman is endangered.
f) Eliminate public funding for abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions.
g) Other or expanded principles
State Budget: Indicate the funding levels you will support for the following general categories.
Slightly Increase Fundinga) Education (Higher)
Slightly Increase Fundingb) Education (K-12)
Maintain Funding Statusc) Environment
Slightly Increase Fundingd) Health care
Maintain Funding Statuse) Law enforcement
Maintain Funding Statusf) Transportation and Highway infrastructure
Maintain Funding Statusg) Welfare
h) Other or expanded categories
State Taxes: Indicate the tax levels you will support.
a) Alcohol taxes
b) Capital gains taxes
Slightly Increasec) Cigarette taxes
Maintain Statusd) Corporate taxes
e) Estate taxes
Maintain Statusf) Gasoline taxes
g) Property taxes
h) Sales taxes
i) Vehicle taxes
j) Other or expanded categories

(k) Not yet
technically a purchaser owes sales tax to the state on internet purchases.

Nok) Should Internet sales be taxed?
l) Other or expanded principles

K) not yet
technically a purchaser owes sales tax to the state on internet purchases.

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance and government reform.
Yesa) Do you support the current limit of two, four-year terms for Florida governors?
Nob) Do you support the current limit of two, four-year terms for Florida state senators?
Noc) Do you support the current limit of four, two-year terms for Florida state representatives?
d) Do you support limiting the following types of contributions to state legislative and gubernatorial candidates?
Yes1) Individual
Yes2) PAC
Yes3) Corporate
Yes4) Political Parties
Yese) Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
f) Do you support partial funding from state taxes for state level political campaigns?
Yesg) Do you support voting on-line?
Yesh) Do you support adopting statewide standards for counting, verifying and ensuring accuracy of votes?
Yesi) Should all ballot initiatives include a fiscal impact statement?
Noj) Do you support prohibiting the reporting of media exit polling results until all polling locations in Florida are closed?
k) Should Florida recognize civil unions between same-sex couples?
Yesl) Should Florida restrict marriage to a union only between a man and a woman?
m) Do you support further restrictions on smoking in public places?
n) Other or expanded principles

g) when we can guarantee accuracy

Indicate which principles you support (if any) to address crime.
a) Increase state funds for construction of state prisons and for hiring of additional prison staff.
b) Support contracting with private sector firms to build and/or manage state prisons.
Xc) Support the use of the death penalty in Florida.
Xd) Support programs to provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related skills and job-placement assistance when released.
e) End parole for repeat violent offenders.
Xf) Implement penalties other than incarceration for certain non-violent offenders.
g) Decriminalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
h) Strengthen penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes.
i) Minors accused of a violent crime should be prosecuted as adults.
Xj) Require that crimes based on gender, sexual orientation or disability be prosecuted as hate crimes.
k) Ban the use of racial profiling by law enforcement officers.
Xl) Increase state funding for community centers and other social agencies in areas with at-risk youth.
Xm) Increase state funding for additional security of critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks.
n) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding education.
a) Support national standards and testing of public school students.
b) Provide parents with state-funded vouchers to send their children to any participating school (public, private, religious).
c) Increase state funds for school capital improvements (e.g. buildings and infrastructure).
Xd) Increase state funds for hiring additional teachers.
e) Support teacher testing and reward teachers with merit pay.
f) Support displaying the Ten Commandments in public schools.
g) Endorse teacher-led voluntary prayer in public schools.
Xh) Require public schools to administer high school exit exams.
Xi) Provide state funding to increase teacher salaries.
Xj) Increase state funding to reduce class sizes.
Xk) Increase state funding to make pre-school available to all four-year-old children.
l) Provide state funding for tax incentives and financial aid to help make college more affordable.
Xm) Support age-appropriate sexual education programs that teach about abstinence, contraceptives and HIV/STD prevention methods.
n) Support abstinence-only sexual education programs.
o) Support local school district control over school gun policy.
p) Other or expanded principles
Employment: Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning employment.
Xa) Increase funding for state job-training programs that re-train displaced workers or teach skills needed in today's job market.
Xb) Reduce state government regulations on the private sector to encourage investment and economic expansion.
Xc) Provide low interest loans and tax credits for starting, expanding or relocating businesses.
Xd) Provide tax credits for businesses that provide child care for their employees.
Xe) Increase state funds to provide child care for children of low-income working families.
f) Include sexual orientation in Florida's anti-discrimination laws.
g) Other or expanded principles
Affirmative Action: Should race, ethnicity or gender be taken into account in state agencies' decisions on:
a) College and university admissions
b) Public employment
c) State contracting
d) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy.
Xa) Promote increased use of alternative fuel technology.
Xb) Use state funds to clean up former industrial and commercial sites that are contaminated, unused or abandoned.
Yesc) Do you support the citrus canker eradication policy in Florida?
Yesd) Should the Preservation 2000 fund be used only for its intended purpose?
Yese) Do you support state funding for open space preservation?
f) Should state environmental regulations be stricter than federal law?
g) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning gun issues.
Xa) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting.
Xb) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
c) Ease state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
d) Repeal state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns.
f) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns.
Xg) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows.
h) Require a license for gun possession.
i) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health issues.
a) Ensure that citizens have access to basic health care through managed care, insurance reforms or state-funded care where necessary.
b) Transfer more existing Medicaid recipients into managed care programs.
Xc) Limit the amount of damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.
Xd) Support patients' right to sue their HMOs.
Xe) Support patients' right to appeal to an administrative board of specialists when services are denied by their HMO.
Xf) Guaranteed medical care to all citizens is not a responsibility of state government.
g) Legalize physician-assisted suicide in Florida.
Xh) Increase state funding for training health workers to recognize and respond to the release of biological agents.
i) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding welfare.
Xa) Support current time limits on welfare benefits.
Xb) Increase employment and job training programs for welfare recipients.
Xc) Provide tax incentives to businesses that hire welfare recipients.
Xd) Provide child care for welfare recipients who work.
Xe) Increase access to public transportation for welfare recipients who work.
f) Eliminate government-funded welfare programs.
g) Redirect welfare funding to faith-based and community-based private organizations.
Xh) Use federal TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) funds to expand state services to include the working poor.
i) Other or expanded principles
In a total of seventy-five (75) words or less, please explain what your two main legislative priorities will be if elected. Please explain how you would obtain any additional government funding needed to implement these priorities.
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