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Wendy Rosen's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Wendy Rosen refused to tell citizens where she stands on any of the issues addressed in the 2012 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 2012, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Unknown Position Unknown Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Wendy Rosen. Facebook: Wall Status. 12 November 2011. "There was a time when I was in the 1% ...today I'm absolutely part of the 99%... and proud of it!" (www.facebook.com)
  • Dave Wheelan. Chestertown Spy: Election 2012 Profile: Wendy Rosen for Congress. 26 January 2012. "Q. If you had to set your priorities, what are the three things you'd like do in Congress? '1. End the Bush era tax cuts and institute a tax code that is fairer for working Americans.'" (talbotspy.com)
  • Wendy Rosen. Issues. 31 January 2012. Our current legislators are beholden to corporate monoliths and lobbyists who are well paid to protect the interests of 'the 1%.' When I go to Congress I will be a strong advocate for small and micro businesses. It is time for our government to stand up for the real job creators and stand up to those who would continue to ship our jobs oversees and gamble with our economic future." (www.wendyrosen.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Wendy Rosen. Issues. 6 March 2012. "In Congress, our leaders need to hear more from the voices of small businesses. We all know, that there are always big industry lobbyists to force their ideas into legislation in way that benifits their clients. This is often at the expense of our smallest businesses, towns and our envirnoment. It's time that legislative priorities are set to benefit the middle class, Main Street and the real growth engines of our economy. Small businesses are the backbone of our domestic economy and need to be acknowledged as such." (www.wendyrosen.com)
  • Wendy Rosen. News. 1 March 2012. "1.) Divert a minimum of 15% of Small Business Administration Loans to Micro-Manufacturer's and Startups." (www.wendyrosen.com)
  • Wendy Rosen. Facebook: Info. 6 March 2012. "For 30 years I've helped micro businesses launch and grow. It's been proven throughout our history that 78% of all new jobs come from... start-ups! This next election must be about putting Main Street before Wall Street, People before Profit. The middle class and small businesses are the source of our renewal." (www.facebook.com)
  • Wendy Rosen. Issues. 6 March 2012. "For every new manufacturing job, two and a half other new jobs are created. We must begin to restore our manufacturing base and the way to do that is to support and foster the innovators and start-ups that already exist. Today there are 500,000 kitchen table, and garage manufacturers and we need them to grow! Small community banks can help mentor and grow these small businesses. The Treasury Department has tied up 26 billion dollars that was marked for this purpose; it is time for that money to be put to good use." (www.wendyrosen.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Wendy Rosen. Issue Position: Protecting Our Bay. 1 January 2012. "That is why I am in favor of national environmental regulations and providing full funding for the Environmental Protection Agency. We simply must be good stewards of the environment for ourselves and for the next generation of Marylanders." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Wendy Rosen. Issue Position: Our Seniors. 1 January 2012. "Republican plans to privatize Social Security and to do away with Medicare represent the worst form of betrayal. Protecting and strenghtening these programs is one of the most important actions we can take to strengthen our economy and our society. And keeping our promises is the most important action our government can take to regain all of our trust." (webmail.votesmart.org)

Key

Candidate Answer

Official Position: Candidate had the Political Courage to address this issue directly.

Inferred Answer

Inferred Position: Candidate refused to address this issue directly, but Project Vote Smart inferred this issue position based on the candidate's public statements, voting record, and evaluations from special interest groups.

Unknown Answer

Unknown Position: Candidate refused to address this issue.

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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.

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