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Cassandra Shober

Cassandra Shober's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Cassandra Shober
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Bard; 1 Child: Dale
Home City: Ventnor, NJ
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Cassandra Shober refused to tell citizens where she 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

  • Cassandra Shober. Issue Position: Women's Issues. 1 January 2012. "Women want the right to control their family size so that they can better care for and support their children. They want access to needed health screenings for those who otherwise would not have access to these services. They want their government to respect their personal autonomy and their ability to control their own bodies. Cassandra Shober supports these rights" (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Christopher South and Eric Avedissian. Ocean City Sentinel: Ventnor's Cassandra Shober challenging Congressman LoBiondo. 16 May 2012. "Asked about the investment in Afghanistan in terms of dollars and personnel commitment, Shober said, 'I don't want to leave the job unfinished, but I would like to bring the men and women home.' Unable to clearly state what the job is in Afghanistan, Shober said the effort has gone on too long and she would like to focus taking care of the men and women as they return from the war. She said veterans are one of the largest groups represented among the unemployed." (www.ocsentinel.com)
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

  • Carly Q. Romalino. Gloucester County Times: Candidates in Second Congressional District primaries discuss economy, taxes. 25 May 2012. "While jobs are 'of the highest important,' to Shober, she is aimed at protecting Social Security and Medicare benefits for seniors. Plus, Shober is against tax breaks for the high-earners. 'Our current representative and Congress, they are giving an additional 10 percent tax break to the top 1 percent, and other people are really suffering,' she said." (www.nj.com)
  • Cassandra Shober. Cassandra Shober announces bid for 2nd Congressional District. 1 May 2012. "Congressman LoBiondo does not fight for the priorities of our district and has spent his career voting against the interests of the people he represents. Most recently, he voted to increase the financial burden on seniors by ending Medicare as we know it, and cut education funding for our children and young adults all while giving tax breaks to the ultra wealthy and Big Oil companies. He has failed to take any meaningful action to address the unemployment crisis in South Jersey. He is clearly out of touch with what is truly important to the people of this district." (www.cassandrashoberforcongress.com)
  • Cassandra Shober. Jobs. 28 June 2012. "In order to spur positive economic growth, we need to stop giving tax breaks to the ultra-wealthy, Big Oil and Big Business, and instead return funds to our states and communities... The answer is NOT to throw money at corporations and the ultra-wealthy while expecting that jobs will magically appear. It is high time that Congress stop wasting money in the hope that jobs are created, and actually create some jobs." (www.cassandrashoberforcongress.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Cassandra Shober. Issue Position: Jobs. 1 January 2012. "The answer is NOT to throw money at corporations and the ultra-wealthy while expecting that jobs will magically appear. It is high time that Congress stop wasting money in the hope that jobs are created, and actually create some jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • Cassandra Shober. Ventnor's Cassandra Shober challenging Congressman LoBiondo. 15 June 2012. "Shober said she believes there are much-needed infrastructure improvements, some of which she believes have been ignored by Congress. She said these projects would add people to the labor market, saying every person who is employed is one less person on public assistance and one more person who is contributing to the economy as a consumer." (www.cassandrashoberforcongress.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

  • Christopher South and Eric Avedissian. Ocean City Sentinel: Ventnor's Cassandra Shober challenging Congressman LoBiondo. 16 May 2012. "Shober said large businesses are losing their incentives to keep jobs in America. She said rather than throw money at corporations, the government should provide incentives to create jobs." (www.ocsentinel.com)
  • Cassandra Shober. Jobs. 28 June 2012. "In order to spur positive economic growth, we need to stop giving tax breaks to the ultra-wealthy, Big Oil and Big Business, and instead return funds to our states and communities. When we invest in our municipalities, they can in turn begin to re-hire the police, firemen and teachers that are so dearly needed. Additionally, federal investment in infrastructure projects serves the dual purpose of fixing our broken roads and bridges while getting more of our people back to work. For every job created, we have one less person on public assistance, and one more individual making a positive contribution to our economy . . . which, in actuality, is the only effective way to grow an economy... The answer is NOT to throw money at corporations and the ultra-wealthy while expecting that jobs will magically appear. It is high time that Congress stop wasting money in the hope that jobs are created, and actually create some jobs." (www.cassandrashoberforcongress.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

  • Cassandra Shober. Priorities: Education. "Education is the foundation of success for our children. The responsibility for the education of our children ranges from parent to teacher, community to classroom. That responsibility includes opportunities for success and achievement for all our children, from early childhood education through grant and student loan programs for our young adults [¦] Recently, Congress has passed a budget bill proposing broad cuts to funding for educational programs such as Head Start and support for Pell Grants and Stafford Loans. A budget that prioritizes more tax cuts for the wealthy over essential educational programs for students is short-sighted and puts our future at grave risk. If elected, I will support essential educational programs, while promoting technology and innovation to ensure a successful American future." (www.cassandrashoberforcongress.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

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  • 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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  • 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

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  • 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

  • Cassandra Shobor. Facebook: Timeline. 28 June 2012. "Today the Supreme Court voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act, with Chief Justice Roberts writing the opinion. This is a big day for middle class families, our children and our seniors as Insurance Companies will no longer be able to interfere with our healthcare needs by denying coverage for per-existing conditions or arbitrarily raising rates. Share if you agree and tell your friends to Like our page. It will take support from people like you to protect legislation like this." (www.facebook.com)
  • Cassandra Shober. Twitter: @CassandraShober. 28 June 2012. "Very Pleased with ª#SCOTUS¬ Decision on the Affordable Care Act. RT if you agree ª#HealthCare" (twitter.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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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