Kenneth 'BEEPA' M. Domagala's Political Positions

Biographical

Full Name: Kenneth 'BEEPA' M. Domagala
Gender: Male
Family: Married
Birth Date: 07/02/1953
Birth Place: Buffalo, NY
Home City: Lockport, NY
Religion: Catholic
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Kenneth Domagala has demonstrated Political Courage by telling citizens where he stands on the issues he may face if elected.

What is the Political Courage Test?

Presidential Election 2012 Political Courage Test

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

Budget

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?
NoCandidate Answerdo you support reducing Medicaid spending?
NoCandidate Answerdo you support reducing Medicare spending?
YesCandidate AnswerIs balancing the budget an administrative priority?
Other or expanded principles

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.

Greatly Increasea) Agriculture
Maintain Statusb) Arts
Greatly Decreasec) Defense
Greatly Increased) Education
Greatly Increasee) Environment
Greatly Decreasef) Homeland Security
Slightly Increaseg) International aid
Maintain Statush) Medical Research
Greatly Increasei) Scientific Research
Greatly Increasej) Space exploration
Maintain Statusk) United Nations
Maintain Statusl) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories

I would set aside funds for Shale Oil and Tar Sands development

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.

Maintain Statusa) Capital gains taxes
Maintain Statusb) Corporate taxes
Maintain Statusc) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Maintain Statusd) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Slightly Increasee) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Maintain Statusf) Income taxes (low-income families)
Maintain Statusg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Maintain Statush) Income taxes (high-income families)
Maintain Statusi) Inheritance taxes
Maintain Statusj) Payroll taxes
k) Other or expanded categories
YesDo you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Other or expanded principles
YesDo you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate 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?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
YesDo you support the 2010 temporary extension of unemployment benefits?
YesDo you support the 2010 temporary extension of tax relief?
Other or expanded principles

Federal Spending as a means of promoting economic growth - Shale Oil and Oil Sands Federal Program; Desalination Plants

Spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation - 10% tax on vehicle insurance to augment Federal highway tax

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants?
Other or expanded principles
YesDo you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production?
Other or expanded principles

I support an end to offshore oil exploration, not merely restrictions

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan?
YesDo you support a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict?
Other or expanded principles

I support an immediate withdrawal from Afghanistan and Iraq; cease Libyan operations

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

Examples of the type of restrictions include Mental Health patients, convicted felons, and minimum age requirement

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
NoCandidate AnswerShould individuals be required to purchase health insurance, as mandated in the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
Other or expanded principles
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?
YesDo you support the enforcement of federal immigration law by state and local police?
Other or expanded principles

I propose Cuba to become the 51st state of the United States of America

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support same-sex marriage?
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

Social Security taxes I propose the transfer at a rate of 2% per year for 50 years to tax free personal retirement accounts with a corresponding decrease in benefits based on year of entry of NEW participants into the Social Security system. No decrease in benefits for current retirees or present participants.

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) Shale Oil and Oil Sands development by the Federal Government with a $100 minimum price for a barrel of oil.

2) Construction of 100 desalination plants in California, Texas, and Florida eventually expanded to all coastal states.

3) Transferring Social Security over 50 years (2% per year) from the Federal program to tax free personal retirement accounts.