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George Badey

George Badey's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: George Badey
Gender: Male
Family: 2 Children: George Jr., Micheal
Birth Date: 01/09/1958
Birth Place: Philadelphia, PA
Home City: Philadelphia, PA
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George Badey 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

  • George Badey. Issues. 28 September 2012. "I will always protect a woman's right to choose." (www.badey.com)
No Inferred Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • George Badey. Issues. 28 September 2012. "Bringing our troops home from Afghanistan now and closing select non-essential overseas bases will free up hundreds of billions of dollars to invest in rebuilding our infrastructure, developing green energy and improving access to education." (www.badey.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • George Badey. Issues. 28 September 2012. "Bringing our troops home from Afghanistan now and closing select non-essential overseas bases will free up hundreds of billions of dollars to invest in rebuilding our infrastructure, developing green energy and improving access to education." (www.badey.com)
Unknown Position Unknown 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

  • George Badey. Facebook: About. 28 September 2012. "A fairer tax system that will support these investments and ultimately lead to faster deficit reduction." (www.facebook.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • George Badey. Facebook: About. 28 September 2012. "George supports investments in education, job training, infrastructure and technology. The key to deficit reduction is economic growth. Cutting spending, but continuing corporate tax breaks will create shrinkage." (www.facebook.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

  • George Badey. Facebook: About. 28 September 2012. "Allowing small businesses to have easier access to credit for expansion and relieving heavy tax burdens will bolster our economy and keep good paying jobs here in the 7th district." (www.facebook.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

  • George Badey. Issue Position: Education. 1 January 2012. "To remain a leader in the global economy we must continue to invest in America's education system. I will support efforts to provide for universal access to early childhood education programs, investing in and supporting the recruitment of high-quality teachers, making sure that access to school funding is fair and equitable. I will also support legislation that gives states flexibility to use local solutions to improve their schools. We must promote investments in scholarships and financial aid packages for students from working and middle-class families so they will be able to continue their educations at colleges, universities and community colleges." (votesmart.org)
  • Christopher Moraff. The Philly Mag: A Mummer Runs for Congress. 21 June 2012. "Our system for funding public schools is broken. Relying primarily upon property taxes to fund our schools reinforces, magnifies and perpetuates socioeconomic inequalities. We need to start from the ground up to fund our schools in a more equitable way, and the state and federal governments need to lead the way." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • George Badey. Issue Position: Environment and Energy. 1 January 2012. "We must move forward with energy policies that limit our exposure to fluctuations in global energy prices and instead focus on promoting domestic energy production. I will support legislation that invests in clean energy jobs like solar, wind, geothermal, hybrid vehicles and next generation battery technology. At the same time we must ensure that our environment is protected by enforcing the standards of the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • George Badey. Issue Position: Environment and Energy. 1 January 2012. "We must move forward with energy policies that limit our exposure to fluctuations in global energy prices and instead focus on promoting domestic energy production. I will support legislation that invests in clean energy jobs like solar, wind, geothermal, hybrid vehicles and next generation battery technology. At the same time we must ensure that our environment is protected by enforcing the standards of the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts." (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.
No Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Eric S. Smith. Daily Local News: Local reaction to Supreme Court Decision breaks along party lines. 28 June 2012. "Today belongs to the millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions who will no longer be refused or dropped from coverage, and to the millions of young people, women and seniors who can take comfort in knowing they are covered and will not be charged higher premiums due to age or gender." (www.dailylocal.com)
  • George Badey. Facebook: Wall. 28 June 2012. "The Supreme Court's decision today to uphold the Affordable Care Act is truly a win for the American people, but it is only the beginning. We still need to do more to bring down the costs of health care without sacrificing its quality. As Congressman, I will work cooperatively with Democrats, Republicans, and Independents to enact necessary improvements to the law that will benefit all Americans." (www.facebook.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.
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

  • George Badey. Issues: Social Security. 8 October 2012. "The Social Security Act that President Franklin Roosevelt signed in 1935 is a success story that protects Americans economic security and independence when they get older or become disabled. Every American pays into Social Security during their productive years - in effect, pays it forward to their parents' generation so that they can live with some measure of decency in their golden years. Our children will do the same for us; and so it goes, from generation to generation - it is more than just about money; it is a common bond, a pact that we make as citizens to each other. If Republicans succeed in dismantling Social Security it will be a breach of trust to American seniors who have been paying into the program all their lives. Social Security faces long-term challenges and I am willing to work hard to keep our commitment to seniors and people with disabilities." (www.badey.com)

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Inferred Answer

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