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Philip Scollo

Philip Scollo's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Philip Scollo
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Karen; 3 Children: Molly, Johnathan, Melissa Ann
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Philip Scollo 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.

Unknown Position Unknown Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? 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 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.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Reuther. Sun Gazzette: House candidate touts business background. 20 September 2012. "The nation's overall defense spending, Scollo said, needs to be looked at very carefully. "There is a great opportunity. Look at these expenditures on a line by line basis and consider inefficiencies," he explained." (www.sungazette.com)
  • Philip Scollo. Issue Position: National Defense & Veterans. 21 March 2012. "But spending money on defense and intelligence alone does not mean safety, which is why we need to freeze defense spending levels and make sure future defense spending is focused on the vital security interests of the American people." (scollocongress.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

  • Philip Scollo. Issues: Restoring Fiscal Sanity. "First, we cannot allow corporations or individuals to cheat the system. All the loopholes must go. The whole tax system needs to be simplified and revamped." (scollocongress.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Philip Scollo. Issue Position: Restoring Fiscal Sanity. 21 March 2012. "As a businessperson, I know we have a long-term fiscal crisis on our hands. That's why I will work across the aisle for trillions of dollars in serious, bipartisan deficit reduction and overall fiscal sanity. But cutting spending alone doesn't get us the financial accountability and transparency we deserve. (scollocongress.com)
  • Philip Scollo. Creating Good Jobs Here. 28 September 2012. "Most would agree that roads, bridges and rail systems that make large-scale economic growth possible must be updated. Making these upgrades will create good jobs in the short term and long term." (votesmart.org)
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

  • Philip Scollo. Issue Position: Creating Good Jobs Here. 21 March 2012. "We have a lingering jobs crisis. Without sustaining jobs people lack the resources and confidence they need to contribute to the economic recovery. Innovators, small businesses and entrepreneurs are the catalysts of job creation. We need to identify, facilitate, nurture and support such activity, not impede it. And critical to this, our tax system needs to be simplified and revamped to encourage this activity." (scollocongress.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

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

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  • Philip Scollo. Issue Position: Our Land and Our Liberty. 1 January 2012. "We must be responsible stewards of the lands, waters, and wildlife of rural Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania--just as we must protect our liberty. Protecting and preserving our environment should not be a political issue. Our vast natural beauty and natural resources are part of what defines and sustains rural Pennsylvania for current and future generations." (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

  • Philip Scollo. GO Lackwanna: Reactions to the healthcare ruling. 28 June 2012. "Finding such a solution on healthcare will not be easy, but I believe we can and we must bring a serious bipartisan healthcare reform bill to the floors of Congress as soon as possible. That's why I would wholeheartedly support a Simpson-Bowles-style commission to work on finding a better way forward." (golackawanna.com)
  • Philip Scollo. Politics PA: Live Thread: SCOTUS Upholds Obamacare, PA Pols React. 28 June 2012. "I didn't support the individual mandate when it was a Republican idea in the 1990s and don't support it as a Democratic idea either. It's bad policy. But Washington Republicans like U.S. Reps. Paul Ryan and Tom Marino are even worse on healthcare. They are trying to end the Medicare guarantee that millions of Pennsylvania seniors and working families depend on. Finding such a solution on healthcare will not be easy, but I believe we can and we must bring a serious bipartisan healthcare reform bill to the floors of Congress as soon as possible. That's why I would wholeheartedly support a Simpson-Bowles-style commission to work on finding a better way forward." (www.politicspa.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

  • Philip Scollo. Issue Position: Social Security and Medicare. 1 January 2012. "If I am given the honor of representing the 10th district in Congress, I will do everything in my power to make sure Social Security and Medicare are protected for today's and tomorrow's seniors as well as or future generations." (votesmart.org)

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Candidate Answer

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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.

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