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Kim Allen's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Kim Allen 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-choice Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Kim Allen. Isses. 10 October 2012. "Regarding abortion, the government can't make it right. Such heart wrenching decisions should be made between a woman and her doctor." (kimallen4azcd1.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Kim Allen. Issues. 10 October 2012. "We need to stop wasting tax dollars on foreign military intervention, corporate bailouts and failed programs like the war on drugs." (kimallen4azcd1.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Kim Allen. Issues. 10 October 2012. "We need to stop wasting tax dollars on foreign military intervention." (kimallen4azcd1.com)
  • Kim Allen. Arizona Daily Star: Candidate Kim Allen. 12 October 2012. Responded: "I think moving tax money from the military to education would be one way" to the question: "In a world of finite resources, what if anything would you be willing to cut to better fund education?" (azstarnet.com)
  • Kim Allen. Issues. 10 October 2012. "We maintain hundreds of thousands of troops throughout the world, in some 900 bases, most of whom are left over from cold war threats in places like Germany and Japan. The cold war is over. We cannot afford these astronomical costs. Our continued presence in many places makes us less safe. We can keep important bases but we need to reduce our foreign troop strength dramatically and let our military come home. We can let forces shrink through attrition and maintain the strongest defense inside our borders [¦] I support efforts to achieve a balanced budget, including immediate cuts in military interventionist spending." (kimallen4azcd1.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

  • Kim Allen. Issues. 10 October 2012. "Our federal tax system is exceedingly complex, burdensome to calculate and excessive in amount. It has resulted in increased disparity between the rich and the less affluent. I support low tax rates to encourage economic growth and restrain government spending. I support tax simplification and oppose tax subsidies which enrich special interests and add complexity to the tax laws. Tax reform needs to be fair and needs to encourage growth at all income levels." (kimallen4azcd1.com)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Kim Allen. Arizona Daily Star: Allen: What is your economic plan to ensure US does not end up where Europe is today? 7 October 2012. "To at least stand a chance of surviving the economic downturn, government needs to stop spending. I do not mean stop paying our old bills, I mean no new spending. Congress needs to have a moratorium on new spending for several years and concentrate on fixing the mess they have created." (azstarnet.com)
  • Kim Allen. Issues. 10 October 2012. "America has spent trillions of dollars on policies that make us less safe and on policies that compete with domestic businesses for capital necessary for job growth and prosperity. Deficit spending on these programs erodes the value of the dollar and reduces the standard of living for all Americans." (kimallen4azcd1.com)
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

  • Kim Allen. Issues. 10 October 2012. "I support low tax rates to encourage economic growth and restrain government spending. I support tax simplification and oppose tax subsidies which enrich special interests and add complexity to the tax laws. Tax reform needs to be fair and needs to encourage growth at all income levels." (kimallen4azcd1.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

  • Kim Allen. Arizona Daily Star: Candidate Kim Allen. 12 October 2012. Responded: "If this question is about what I would do national, I think moving tax money from the military to education would be one way. However this tax money should go straight to the states and not the Education Department (which should be eliminated)" to the question: "In a world of finite resources, what if anything would you be willing to cut to better fund education?" (azstarnet.com)
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

Vote Smart's Research

  • 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

Vote Smart's Research

  • 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

  • Tim Steller. Arizona Daily Star: Healthcare talk prompts cheers, jeers at CD1 debate. 9 October 2012. "Libertarian Kim Allen said he prefers a 'single-payer' health plan and therefore would have voted against the bill in Congress, but does not support repealing it now." (azstarnet.com)
  • Kim Allen. Issues. 10 October 2012. "I oppose federal government mandates regarding medical matters including insurance. I support laws that prevent insurance companies from dropping sick patients and preserve transferability of policies when changing jobs. I oppose discriminatory high pricing of individual policies." (kimallen4azcd1.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

  • Kim Allen. Issues. 10 October 2012. "I support legal immigration and a reasonable path to citizenship for those who are willing to fulfill reasonable requirements to obtain it." (kimallen4azcd1.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Kim Allen. Issues. 11 October 2012. "I support civil liberties including minority rights, gay rights and gay marriage." (kimallen4azcd1.com)
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

  • Kim Allen. Issues. 10 October 2012. "A promise is a promise. I support maintaining our existing social security system for all seniors. I support preservation of existing medical benefits for current and soon to be retirees." (kimallen4azcd1.com)

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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