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John W. Ewing, Jr.

John Ewing, Jr.'s Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: John W. Ewing, Jr.
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Viv
Birth Date: 04/18/1961
Home City: Omaha, NE
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John Ewing, Jr. 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.

What is the Political Courage Test?

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

  • John Ewing. Facebook: Wall. 14 August 2011. "As a licensed Baptist Minister I am Pro-Life." (www.facebook.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • John Ewing. League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha: 2012 Non-Partisan Douglas County Voters' Guide. Responded, "We must work towards an Iran that does not have nuclear capability, a Syria that does not slaughter its own people, an Afghanistan with no Taliban, and the end of the Al Qaeda movement," to the question: "What is your plan for continued stabilization of the Middle East?" (www.omahalwv.org)
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

  • John Ewing. Issues. 16 February 2012. "The difference between our priorities are clear “ I support the payroll tax for middle class families and Congressman Lee Terry supports tax breaks for millionaires and ending Medicare [¦]." (www.ewingfornebraska.com)
  • John Ewing. Issues. 16 February 2012. "As your Congressman, John Ewing will allow the "Bush Tax Cuts" for taxpayers making more than $1 Million to expire providing a much needed revenue increase and shared sacrifice." (www.ewingfornebraska.com)
  • John Ewing. Facebook: Wall. 24 January 2012. "Warren Buffett's Secretary Debbie Bosanek will be at President Obama's State of the Union speech tonight to highlight his support of the 'Buffett Rule.' I've been talking about millionaires paying their fair share since my campaign began. We need to work together to lower our debt and help create an environment where jobs are being created." (www.facebook.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • John Ewing. Facebook: Wall. 22 December 2011. "I agree that cuts must be made, however, cutting 1/3 off the top is unreasonable. We must make cuts that are effective. I've done this in the Douglas County Treasurers Office and we're now saving Douglas County taxpayers $1 million a year for the unforeseeable future. We must make smart decisions that are the best for the people of Nebraska." (www.facebook.com)
  • John Ewing. Newsroom. 17 February 2012. "We need Congress to cut spending significantly and we need a tax system that doesn't put the special interests first. We all know there is plenty of opportunity to cut in government as well as spending that we simply cannot afford any longer." (www.ewingfornebraska.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • John Ewing. Issues: Jobs. 13 March 2012. "Ewing will fight for tax incentives for businesses to hire new employees here in the USA; while fighting to end tax incentives for companies to ship jobs overseas." (www.ewingfornebraska.com)
  • John Ewing. Video: Howard, Ewing running for 2nd congressional district. 7 May 2012. "We need to have a tax program, a tax reform effort that encourages business to keep jobs here in America, expand here in America, and bring the jobs that have left America back to America where they belong." (youtu.be)
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

  • John Ewing. Issues. 16 February 2012. "Our country cannot compete in the global economy without having the best and brightest workforce. As a member of Congress, I will fight to ensure that local school districts have access to federal funding. And ensure that all Nebraskans have the opportunity to an affordable college education!" (www.ewingfornebraska.com)
  • John Ewing. Issues. 16 February 2012. "As your Congressman, Ewing will work to ensure Nebraska's schools get their fair share of federal education funding." (www.ewingfornebraska.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

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • John Ewing. Facebook: Wall. 3 January 2012. "Elizabeth, thanks for your comment. I'm not against women and children. I believe that we need to tweak the recently passed health care legislation to make it better, but not take out the provisions that allow our sons and daughters to stay on their parents insurance until they're 26 and not allowing insurance companies to deny health insurance to folks because of pre-existing conditions. I'm not for the pipeline running over our aquifer." (www.facebook.com)
  • John Ewing. Supreme Cour upholds heart of health care bill. 28 June 2012. "No one denies that there are both positive aspects and room for improvement in the Affordable Care Act. It is more important than ever that we elect representatives who can work with their colleagues on both sides of the aisle to ensure that the health care law is reformed and implemented in the best way possible for citizens of Nebraska and the American people as a whole. Before the ink on Chief Justice Roberts' majority opinion was even dry, Republican leadership had already scheduled a vote to repeal the entire bill. This is not progress nor is it bipartisanship." (www.omaha.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.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? 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 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.
No 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

  • John Ewing. Newsroom. 17 February 2012. "Some in Congress want to privatize Social Security and Medicare. We need to listen to the people on this issue. They don't want it privatized." (www.ewingfornebraska.com)
  • John Ewing. Newsroom. 17 February 2012. "We should not privatize Social Security and Medicare." (www.ewingfornebraska.com)
  • John Ewing, Jr. Issue Position: Social Security & Medicare. 1 January 2012. "John Ewing would vote against any measure that attempts to privatize Social Security and Medicare including Paul Ryan's budget." (votesmart.org)

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