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David Sanchez

David Sanchez's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: David Sanchez
Gender: Male
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David Sanchez 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-choice Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • David Sanchez. Facebook: About. 2 April 2012. "I believe in a woman's right to choose. Abortion is a very personal decision that should be left up to each individual woman. The government has no place in hindering access to abortion, or shaming those who choose to have one. Abortion must stay legal and protected in order for the procedure to be safe and done professionally." (www.facebook.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? 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 reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • David Sanchez. Video:David Sanchez for Congress 2012. 19 October 2011. "One of the problems is the Department of Defense is eating up over 50% of the Federal budget. What's that all about? It's about killing. What it is, is control. They're controlling this country through the department of defense [¦] We haven't had a world war in over 60 years." (youtu.be)
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

  • David Sanchez. Facebook: About. 2 April 2012. "I believe we need to close tax loopholes so the richest Americans and large corporations pay their fair share and help reduce the budget deficit." (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

  • 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

  • David Sanchez. About. 2 August 2012. "He believes we need to have a fair tax structure that will help small businesses while closing the loopholes that benefit the richest Americans and large corporations." (www.sanchezforcongress.org)
  • David Sanchez. Issue Position: American Jobs Act. 1 January 2012. "I support the American Jobs Act. It would put Texans back to work and help rebuild our schools and our American Infrastructure." (votesmart.org)
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

  • David Sanchez. Issue Position: Education. 1 January 2012. "I believe in investing in our educational system. We need more teachers, better technology, and a safer and more productive learning environment for our children." (votesmart.org)
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

  • David Sanchez. Facebook: Wall. 2 April 2012. "House Republicans have agreed to renew the payroll tax cut, but only if attached to a proposal jumpstarting the environmental disaster that is the Keystone XL pipeline. As a House Democrat, I would refuse to vote for any legislation that would have such a devastating impact on our environment." (www.facebook.com)
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

  • David Sanchez. Twitter: @Vote4Sanchez. 23 March 2012. "@BarackObama I'm for Obamacare!" (twitter.com)
Yes Inferred 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

  • David Sanchez. Facebook: About. 2 April 2012. "I believe in immigration reform through the Dream Act. It would provide a path way to citizenship for young men and women who were brought to this country illegally without a choice." (www.facebook.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • David Sanchez. Facebook: About. 2 April 2012. "I believe in equality for everyone regardless of religious affiliation, sexuality, race, color, creed, income level or age." (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.
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

  • David Sanchez. Facebook: About. 2 April 2012. "I believe that we need to have a solid and stable social security and medicare program so our seniors can be assured their hard work they contributed to this country is compensated, not forgotten." (www.facebook.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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