Ed Cowan's Political Positions

Biographical

Full Name: Ed Cowan
Gender: Male
Family: Single
Birth Date: 03/14/1938
Birth Place: Terre Haute, IN
Home City: Waterbury, VT
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Ed Cowan 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-choiceCandidate AnswerDo you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Other or expanded principles

ABORTION IS A PERSONAL MATTER

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?
YesCandidate 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?
NoCandidate AnswerIs balancing the budget an administrative priority?
Other or expanded principles

WE NEED TO GROWTH THE ECONOMY BY REDUCING INTEREST RATES OF BANKS AND OTHER EFFORTS

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
Maintain Statusb) Arts
Greatly Decreasec) Defense
Maintain Statusd) Education
Greatly Increasee) Environment
Eliminatef) Homeland Security
Slightly Decreaseg) International aid
Slightly Increaseh) Medical Research
Slightly Increasei) Scientific Research
Maintain Statusj) Space exploration
Slightly Increasek) United Nations
Slightly Decreasel) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories

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.

Greatly Increasea) Capital gains taxes
Slightly Increaseb) Corporate taxes
Maintain Statusc) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Slightly Increased) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Slightly Increasee) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Greatly Decreasef) Income taxes (low-income families)
Maintain Statusg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Greatly Increaseh) Income taxes (high-income families)
Slightly Increasei) Inheritance taxes
Slightly Increasej) 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

I SUPPORT CAPITAL PUNISHMENT ONLY AS AN ACT OF TREASON. FOR THE ABSOLUTE WORST CRIMES, I SUGGEST LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE.

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?
NoDo you support the 2010 temporary extension of tax relief?
Other or expanded principles

I HAVE SEEN IN MY LIFETIME THE RICH BECOME BILLIONAIRES WHILE THE REST OF US FIND IT MORE DIFFICULT TO STAY IN THE MIDDLECLASS. CLASS WARFARE IS RAGING IN AMERICA, AND THE RICH JUST GET RICHER

NoCandidate 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 AM A STRONG SUPPORTER OF THE SOFT, RENEWABLE, SUSTAINABLE

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

THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS, SUCH AS GOING AFTER BIN LADEN

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

THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS. WE CERTAINLY SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO CARRY A CONCEALED WEAPON IN CITIES. REASONABLE GUN CONTROLS ARE NEEDED

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
Should 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?
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

IT IS TIME TO SHUT AMERICAN DOORS TO ALL IMMIGRANTS. WE DON'T NEED IMMIGRATION; AMERICA IS FULL AND DOES NOT NEED MORE PEOPLE

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

MY TOP THREE PRIORITIES ARE: 1) THE NUCLEAR-TIPPED ARMS RACE 2) EXCESSIVE POPULATION AND POPULATION GROWTH, 3) OUT OF CONTROL CAPITALISM. THE USA IS SPENDING MORE ON DEFENSE ($1.108 TRILLION DOLLARS) THAN ALL OTHER NATIONS COMBINED. BY CUTTING DEFENSE SPENDING OVER SIX YEARS, WE CAN SAVE TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS, AND WE CAN USE THOSE ENORMOUS SAVINGS TO HELP BUILD THE SUSTAINABLE CIVILIZATION. WE WANT A VIBRANT, FREE-ENTERPRISE ECONOMY THAT SERVES ALL AMERICANS, NOT JUST THE ELITE GREED-MONGERS