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Chris Kalla's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Chris Kalla refused to tell citizens where he 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.

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Chris Kalla. Issues: Abortion and Right to Life. 11 April 2012. "People on both sides of the issue, pro-life and pro-choice, agree that abortion is a tragedy for all lives involved. I hope all Americans will prevent the need for abortion through personal action in local communities “ by preventing unwanted pregnancies through education reforms, job opportunities for parents, and a decrease in red tape for adoptions. The issue of abortion's legality is reserved to the states. The U.S. Constitution does not authorize Congress or the President to set policy over medical decisions made by doctors and patients. Therefore, I advocate a return of abortion issues to the authority of state and local government. If such a return is prevented in Washington, D.C. then I will support all measures to ensure that the Federal government is always on the side of life. This will provide the maximum amount of liberty for all people: the mother, father, and newborn." (electchriskalla.wordpress.com)
  • Chris Kalla. Facebook: Wall. 15 January 2012. "The National Right to Life Committee sent me a candidate survey. I'll be answering Pro-Life; but there were no options for removing the issue from Federal control. I believe that is the Constitutional position." (www.facebook.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Chris Kalla. Twitter: @Chris_Kalla. 6 September 2012. "You & I can do great things: audit the Fed, Repeal NDAA, PATRIOT Act, and Affordable Care Act, end the wars..." (twitter.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Chris Kalla. Twitter: @Chris_Kalla. 2 September 2012. "One candidate for Congress in Ohio's 4th who is against NDAA, bank bailouts, AND supports gun owner's rights" (twitter.com)
No 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

  • Chris Kalla. Facebook: Timeline. 6 August 2012. "One of the hardest things about running for Congress is that the answer is so simple that you almost feel like you should have to explain it more, just to fill the time. In every issue the answer is "spend less, cut taxes, reduce government." So simple." (www.facebook.com)
  • Chris Kalla. Twitter: @Chris_Kalla. 10 September 2012. "No more IRS! @Chris_Kalla supports the Fair Tax." (twitter.com)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Chris Kalla. Facebook: Timeline. 6 August 2012. "One of the hardest things about running for Congress is that the answer is so simple that you almost feel like you should have to explain it more, just to fill the time. In every issue the answer is "spend less, cut taxes, reduce government." So simple." (www.facebook.com)
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

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred 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

  • Chris Kalla. Facebook. 10 January 2012. "It is my position that the Federal Department of Education needs to be defundeed and eliminated." (www.facebook.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? 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 Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? 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 Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Chris Kalla. Twitter: @Chris_Kalla. 2 September 2012. "One candidate for Congress in Ohio's 4th who is against NDAA, bank bailouts, AND supports gun owner's rights" (twitter.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Chris Kalla. Issues: Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). 11 April 2012. "The U.S. Constitution does not authorize Congress n or the President to regulate medical care between patients and physicians. Likewise, they are not empowered to regulate the services provided by insurance companies and their customers. American does not want or need to transition to a socialized medical system. Americans desire solutions to the problem of rising cost of medical care that are based in freedom. Americans want freedom for to choose insurance across state lines, promoting competition and freedom for providers to set fees bases on market forces, not government fiat. I will take all actions necessary to repeal the Affordable Care Act and prevent any attempt to replace it with similar legislation." (electchriskalla.wordpress.com)
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.
Yes Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Chris Kalla. Issues: Same-Sex Marriage. 11 April 2012. "The U.S. Constitution does not empower Congress or the President to regulate the relationship between two consenting adults. There should be no Federal action to address Same-Sex Marriage. All marriages should be completely free of encroachment from the Federal government (and free from state and local government, too!) In the event that Congress must act in some matter related to Same-Sex Marriage, I will fully support equal treatment for all people under the law." (electchriskalla.wordpress.com)
  • Chris Kalla. Facebook: Timeline. 9 May 2012. "Arriving late to the party is better than missing it, I guess. Good for you, Mr. President. Obama announces support for gay marriage." (www.facebook.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? 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 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

  • Chris Kalla. Issues: Social Security. 11 April 2012. "The current Social Security system is unsustainable. By placing the money within reach ofWashington,D.C.; millions of Americans have allowed their retirement income stolen by Uncle Sam. The only way to fix this fiasco is to throw the whole thing out. Older Americans and current retirees should receive the return on their investments they have made over their careers, but American 45 and younger will transition to personal retirement accounts. These accounts will provide contribution defined retirement income, rather than the unfunded pension based plan of current, flawed Social Security system. These accounts would remain the property of each citizen: off limits to greedy politicians in Washington,D.C." (electchriskalla.wordpress.com)

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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