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Darrell Hykes

Darrell Hykes' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Darrell Hykes
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Temeka Evette; 3 Children: Darrell Junior, Sasha Marie Anthony, Devin Lamar Anthony
Birth Date: 03/29/1971
Birth Place: Okolona, MS
Home City: College Park, GA
Religion: Non - Denominational / Word of Faith
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Darrell Hykes 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

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Candidate Answer
Official Position: Candidate had the Political Courage to address this issue directly.
Inferred Answer
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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-lifeCandidate AnswerDo you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Other or expanded principles

I belief abortion is wrong, it is the taking of a life. It undermines and has the potential to destroy the foundation of The American Dream which entails LIFE, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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

I believe the simplest way to balance the budget is to drastically reduce spending, pay off the current debt and create ways for Americans to keep more of their hard earned money. I'd like to see taxes cut so people have more to spend thereby stimulating the economy.

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.
Maintain Statusa) Agriculture
Eliminateb) Arts
Maintain Statusc) Defense
Slightly Increased) Education
Greatly Decreasee) Environment
Maintain Statusf) Homeland Security
Greatly Decreaseg) International aid
Maintain Statush) Medical Research
Greatly Decreasei) Scientific Research
Eliminatej) Space exploration
Maintain Statusk) United Nations
Maintain Statusl) Welfare
Slightly Increasem) Other or expanded categories

I'm concerned about our prison systems based on the findings of an independent survey:

Two-thirds (sixty-seven) of those released from prison were re-arrested for �serious� crimes.

Fifty-two percent of those released from prison were returned for �serious� crimes and technical violations (they didn�t follow the rules of their release after prison).

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
Greatly Increasec) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Greatly Increased) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Eliminatee) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Greatly Decreasef) Income taxes (low-income families)
Greatly Decreaseg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Greatly Decreaseh) Income taxes (high-income families)
Eliminatei) Inheritance taxes
Eliminatej) Payroll taxes
k) Other or expanded categories
YesDo you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Other or expanded principles

Any time you're dealing with money...there needs to be some type of regulation. I believe any reputable business, corporation or union would welcome regulations when it came to campaign contributions. Regulations would keep things fair, honest and just.

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

I believe all people are good...some just make bad decisions. A society would not survive if it allowed it's citizens to commit horrible crimes and not be punished...even unto death. Capital punishment would be the last and final resort.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
YesCandidate 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?
NoDo you support the 2010 temporary extension of unemployment benefits?
YesDo you support the 2010 temporary extension of tax relief?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants?
Other or expanded principles
NoDo you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan?
YesDo you support a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Other or expanded principles
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
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
NoDo 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
NoCandidate 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
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. If elected, I would begin balancing the federal budget. How? Reduce governmental spending, lower taxes across the board and start the process of paying off the current federal debt.

2. If elected, I would tackle unemployment. How? By lowering taxes on employers, which in turn allows them to keep more of their capitol, in order to expand their businesses. The bigger the business...the more jobs created.

3. If elected, I would tackle the US educational systems. How? By putting the Bible back in schools, making parents more accountable and increasing teacher salaries.

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