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Deborah 'Debbie' Bacigalupi

Deborah Bacigalupi's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Deborah 'Debbie' Bacigalupi
Gender: Female
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Deborah Bacigalupi 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.

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.

Unknown Position Unknown Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Eagle Forum. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Eagle Forum endorsed Deborah Bacigalupi in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
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.
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

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

  • Deborah Bacigalup. Issue Position: Tax Incentives. 24 April 2012. "Elect me to the House of Representatives and I'll work not only for a true assessment of the American unemployment picture, but to support tax restructuring that brings American jobs back home from foreign soil." (www.debbieforcongress.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

  • Deborah Bacigalup. Issue Position: Education. 1 January 2012. "One thing we must do is to stop rewarding students merely for "a good try" and go back to encouraging and rewarding actual achievement. We must return to teaching solid, livable skills, such as critical thinking and memorization, and how to competently conceive of, create, and accomplish plans and projects. We must put renewed emphasis on science and technology, on fabrication arts and constructive communication skills. We must do this, or we won't survive as a society. Likewise, we must reward teachers for consistent results, not just for longevity in a complex system." (votesmart.org)
  • Deborah Bacigalupi. News: Debbie Bacigalupi Announces Her Run for Congress in California's 14th Congressional District. 9 March 2012. "My priorities are to preserve and safeguard private property rights, to both tangible and intellectual property; to protect our local farmers; to advocate for chemical-free food, air, and water; to terminate overarching regulations; and to repair an historically crippled educational system." (debbie4congress.com)
  • Deborah Bacigalupi. Issues: Government Spending. "Elect me, and I'll focus on choices such as helping the homeless, fixing the educational system, and reforming the foster-care system, as opposed to things like putting up city banners in multiple languages." (debbie4congress.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Deborah Bacigalup. Issue Position: Energy. 1 January 2012. "Our reliance on foreign oil is obscene. Overreliance on other energy forms, such as solar, wind, and sea, may lead us into an equally deep hole. I believe that a little of everything is necessary, and is ultimately what America is all about: freedom of choice. Agendas that wholly remove dams and move us all into electric cars are nothing short of narrow and risky." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Debbie Bacigalupi. Issues: Environment. "No one has to tell the daughter of a farming and ranching family how vital the environment is to our wellbeing. These days, though, NGOs seem to have a louder voice about the environment than do we, the people---even though the true stakesholders are, in fact, we, the people. Many career politicians are beholden to extreme environmental and special-interest lobbying groups. The influence of such groups therefore impacts small businesses, homes, our schools... our very freedom of choice. The EPA is far too large as has too far-reaching a grasp. This is equally true of the developing United Nations environmental program, which seeks to influence choices even at the local level. The powers of the EPA and UN must be curtailed. Elect me, and I'll do everything I can to encourage intelligent environmental policies that support positive outcomes for ourselves and for future generations." (www.debbieforcongress.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Deborah Bacigalup. Issue Position: Second Amendment. 24 April 2012. "I think we have the right to protect and defend ourselves and our familes. I believe in responsible gun ownership. Elect me, and I'll continue to support laws that uphold the Second Amendment and keep guns out of the hands of anyone with a history of criminal behavior, substance abuse, or mental illness." (www.debbieforcongress.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? 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 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

  • Eagle Forum. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Eagle Forum endorsed Deborah Bacigalupi in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
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

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

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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