James A. Vestermark's Political Positions

Biographical

Full Name: James A. Vestermark
Gender: Male
Family: Married; 2 Children
Birth Place: Iowa City, IA
Home City: Taylor Mill, KY
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James Vestermark 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,

NoCandidate Answerdo you support reducing defense spending?
NoCandidate Answerdo you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
do you support reducing Medicaid spending?
do you support reducing Medicare spending?
Is 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.

Eliminatea) Agriculture
Maintain Statusb) Arts
c) Defense
Eliminated) Education
Greatly Decreasee) Environment
Maintain Statusf) Homeland Security
Eliminateg) International aid
Maintain Statush) Medical Research
Maintain Statusi) Scientific Research
Maintain Statusj) Space exploration
Eliminatek) United Nations
Slightly Decreasel) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories

[a) Agriculture] TO THE STATES
[c) Defense] 2-3 AT&L (1)
[d) Education] TO THE STATES
[e) Environment] EPA
[f) Homeland Security] DOJ
[g) International aid] 2 YEAR
[i) Scientific Research] NASA/SBIR/STTR
[j) Space exploration] NASA
[k) United Nations] RELOCATE
[l) Welfare] GAO AUDIT
DOE: DR.CHU (6) CRISIS MGMT WMD --> DOI
E. HOLDER (6)

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
Greatly Decreaseb) Corporate taxes
Slightly Increasec) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Greatly Increased) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Maintain Statuse) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Slightly Decreasef) Income taxes (low-income families)
Slightly Decreaseg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Slightly Increaseh) Income taxes (high-income families)
Maintain Statusi) Inheritance taxes
Maintain Statusj) Payroll taxes
k) Other or expanded categories

[b) Corporate taxes] 2 YEARS
GENERAL RYAN PLAN SUPPORT. MICRO ECONOMIC STIMULUS FOR FAMILIES AND SMALL BSINESS.

YesDo you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Other or expanded principles
Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Other or expanded principles

I SUPPORT CAPITAL PUNISHMENT. OUR COUNTRY NEEDS MORE DISCIPLINE AND A MORAL DETERGENT.

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?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
Do you support the 2010 temporary extension of unemployment benefits?
Do you support the 2010 temporary extension of tax relief?
Other or expanded principles

[Do you support the 2010 temporary extension of unemployment benefits?]*
[Do you support the 2010 temporary extension of tax relief?]*
*NOT ENOUGH KNOWLEDGE TO ANSWER

NoCandidate 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

OUR NATION NEEDS A BALANCED STATEGIC ENERGY POLICY. A REVIEW OF NEP 3 AND IMPLEMENTATION WOULD BENEFIT OUR STRATEGIC NEEDS.

Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan?
NoDo 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

[Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan?] I AM A VETERAN. I SUPPORT OUR SOLDIERS; HOWEVER, I HAVE A STRATEGY TO END THIS CONFLICT I HAVE READ FM 3-24 (BEN AMOS/PETRAEUS) COIN OPS. THIS CONFLICT HAS MERIT- SO DOES PROTECTING OUR BORDERS.
[Do you support a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan?] CLASSIC STUDY FROM SUN TZU, ART OF WAR, NO TIME TABLES.

NoCandidate 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
Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
Do 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
Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?
Other or expanded principles

I WOULD WANT TO KNOW MORE DETAIL ABOUT THIS QUESTION.

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.

CREATE ENVIRONMENTS FOR ECONOMIC CENTAMTY BY MAKING MACRO AND MICRO ECONOMIC DECISIONS FROM BOLULES/ SIMPSON.
HIRE DAVID WALKER (GAO) TO AUDIT ENTITLEMENT FUNDS AND MAC/MAE (PREPARE TO SUSPEND), AND AUDIT THE FUNDS AT FED.
CONDUCT FORCE REVIEW WITH MY CLASSMATES, GEN MARTY DEMPSEY, DAVID PETRAEUS, AND SEEK COUNSEL FORMER THEATER COMMANDERS UNDER SECRETARY GATES.