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Trey Radel

Trey Radel's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Trey Radel
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Amy; 1 Child: Jude
Birth Date: 04/20/1976
Birth Place: Cincinnati, OH
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Trey Radel 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

  • Naples News: Political Notebook: Radel receives pro-life endorsement. 7 August 2012. "Radel said he was proud to be recognized for his "commitment to a culture of life. If I am blessed with the opportunity to serve Southwest Florida, I will be a strong conservative voice in Washington, with a clear understanding that all life is precious" he said in a statement. "We must protect and defend those who cannot protect and defend themselves." (www.naplesnews.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.
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.
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

  • Trey Radel signed Americans for Tax Reform: The Taxpayer Protection Pledge. "I pledge to the taxpayers of the state of Florida and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Trey Radel. Video: Liberty, Prosperity, Integrity “ It's a Matter of Trust. 29 March 2012. "When it comes to our debt and stagnant economy, there are some simple answers to our problems. Not easy, but simple. Cut spending and get government out of the way." (youtu.be)
  • Trey Radel. Facebook: Basic Info. 27 July 2012. "Let's cut taxes across the board and jump-start this economy. It's a simple concept “ you keep more money in your pocket. Whether you want to start-up a business, invest in your children's education or buy a home, it's your money! Career politicians spend too much of your money." (www.facebook.com)
  • Trey Radel. Issue Position: Prosperity. 18 April 2012. "The solutions to our problems are simple. Not easy, but simple. Stop spending and get Government out of the way, so that we can all work hard and prosper." (votesmart.org)
  • Trey Radel. Twitter: @treyradel. "Cut spending and get government out of the way!" (twitter.com)
  • Trey Radel. Issue Position; Integrity. 18 April 2012. "I will oppose the job-killing cycle of more Washington DC deficits and more National debt." (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

  • Trey Radel. Facebook: Basic Info. 18 April 2012. "Creating jobs and restoring the American Dream will require strong and principled conservative leadership. Here's what we can do together: Let's cut taxes across the board and jump-start this economy." (www.facebook.com)
  • Trey Radel. Facebook: Basic Info. 27 July 2012. "Let's cut taxes across the board and jump-start this economy. It's a simple concept “ you keep more money in your pocket. Whether you want to start-up a business, invest in your children's education or buy a home, it's your money! Career politicians spend too much of your money." (www.facebook.com)
  • Trey Radel. About. 18 April 2012. "I have fought for and will continue to fight for lower taxes, less government and more freedom." (www.treyradel.com)
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

  • Trey Radel Video: Our Issues Go Far Beyond the Debt. 16 February 2012. "One of the first things that I would love to really take on when I am representing, not really just Southwest Florida but the United States in Congress, is to dismantle the Department of Education." (youtu.be)
  • Trey Radel. Policy. 27 July 2012. "Trey would like to restore education at the local level. He wants to return our education tax-dollars home to allow local communities to make decisions that make sense for their schools. After all, we know what's best for our kids, not Washington." (www.treyradel.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Trey Radel. Policy. 27 July 2012. "Trey believes in the free market. He believes that we should utilize the natural resources we have in this country to ensure that America is no longer dependent on foreign oil." (www.treyradel.com)
  • Trey Radel. Contract From America. "8. Pass an "All-of-the-Above" Energy Policy [¦] Authorize the exploration of proven energy reserves to reduce our dependence on foreign energy sources from unstable countries and reduce regulatory barriers to all other forms of energy creation, lowering prices and creating competition and jobs." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Trey Radel. Contract From America. "2. Reject Cap & Trade [¦] Stop costly new regulations that would increase unemployment, raise consumer prices, and weaken the nation's global competitiveness with virtually no impact on global temperatures." (votesmart.org)
  • Trey Radel. Video: This Election is About Three Things "JOBS JOBS JOBS." 12 February 2012. "It's a pretty simple solution. We need government out of the way. Whether it's getting the EPA out of the way of businesses that want to grow, or it's putting more money back in the private sector." (youtu.be)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Trey Radel. Policy. 27 July 2012. "Trey believes that we must protect the Second Amendment. 'The Right to Keep and Bear Arms' is fundamental." (www.treyradel.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Trey Radel signed Independent Women's Voice: ObamaCare Repeal Pledge. "I pledge, if elected, to vote for all bills which seek to REPEAL the health care bill, HR 3590, signed into law on March 23, 2010.* To that end, I would now and will in the next Congress endorse and vote for all measures, including discharge petitions, leading to its defunding, deauthorization, and repeal. I shall do so whether those measures are taken for the whole of the bill or those component parts that impose mandates, restrict patient and doctor choice and access, violate individual freedom and privacy, reduce healthy competition, increase costs, or raise taxes. *The healthcare bill is defined as consisting of: 1) The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590), signed into law on March 23, 2010; and 2) The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (H.R. 4872), signed into law on March 30, 2010." (votesmart.org)
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

  • Trey Radel. Policy. 27 July 2012. "LEGAL Immigrants have helped build this country and make it what it is, but we must secure the border. Trey opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants, and supports securing our border." (www.treyradel.com)
  • Trey Radel. Facebook: Basic Info. 18 April 2012. "Let's enforce Immigration Law & Secure the Border. It's been more than 10 years since 9/11 and we have yet to secure our porous border with Mexico. Inexcusable. Meantime, the federal government isn't properly doing its job to enforce the laws of this nation and suing states that do, like Arizona. Also, inexcusable." (www.facebook.com)
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

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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