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Steven Brown's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Steven Brown has provided voters with clear stances on key issues by responding to the 2014 Political Courage Test.

What is the Political Courage Test?

Nevada Congressional Election 2014 Political Courage Test

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.

Pro-choiceCandidate AnswerDo you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Other or expanded principles
YesIn order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
NoCandidate AnswerIn order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
Other or expanded principles

I have a detailed plan on my website.
I support a constitutional amendment to balance the budget.

YesDo you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Other or expanded principles
YesDo you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
YesDo you support lowering taxes as a way of promoting growth in the economy?
NoDo you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants?
Other or expanded principles
NoInferred Answer Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations
  • "Keep exsiting policies and tax credits in place to encourage more green energy.Government should do more to promote energy conservation." 2012 PCT additional answer (votesmart.org)
Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production?
Other or expanded principles
YesDo you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?
YesInferred Answer Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations
Other or expanded principles
YesInferred Answer Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations
  • "Anybody who has lost their 2nd amendment right because of a conviction of minor possesion of drugs shall have them restored. Also medical marijuana users shall regain their 2nd amendment rights." 2014 PCT
  • "Anybody who has lost their 2nd amendment right because of a conviction of minor possesion of drugs shall have them restored. Also medical marijuana users shall regain their 2nd amendment rights." 2014 PCT
Other or expanded principles

Anybody who has lost their 2nd amendment right because of a conviction of minor possesion of drugs shall have them restored. Also medical marijuana users shall regain their 2nd amendment rights.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
Other or expanded principles

Fix Medicare and allow anybody at any age to buy into it.
Allow more competition among insurance companies.
Allow plans to be sold with high deductibles.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support same-sex marriage?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict?
NoShould the U.S use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the United States from possessing a nuclear weapon?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?
Other or expanded principles
Spending
Indicate what federal spending levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category; you can use a number more than once.
Greatly Decreasea) Agriculture
Eliminateb) Arts
Greatly Decreasec) Defense
Greatly Decreased) Education
Maintain Statuse) Environment
Greatly Decreasef) Homeland Security
Eliminateg) International aid
Maintain Statush) Medical Research
Maintain Statusi) Scientific Research
Slightly Decreasej) Space exploration
Greatly Decreasek) United Nations
Greatly Decreasel) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories

Eliminate Departments of Energy, Education & Commerce.

Taxes
Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category; you can use a number more than once.
Maintain Statusa) Capital gains taxes
Greatly Decreaseb) Corporate taxes
Maintain Statusc) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Maintain Statusd) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Eliminatee) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Greatly Decreasef) Income taxes (low-income families)
Greatly Decreaseg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Greatly Decreaseh) Income taxes (high-income families)
Maintain Statusi) Inheritance taxes
Greatly Decreasej) Payroll taxes
k) Other or expanded categories
Please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.

Create a budget surplus and start paying off the debt.
Stop Government spying on the American people.
Stop the war on drugs.
Cut taxes. Stop taxing tips.

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