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Vince Kolber's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Vince Kolber has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Vince Kolber is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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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 2014, 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

  • 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

  • "Vince Kolber is the right person to protect the taxpayers, families, seniors and young adults here at home. Vince Kolber supports a board 20% flat tax which keeps home interest deduction for middle income taxpayers. Low income working families will pay zero taxes and the middle- income folks will pay less." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "20% Congressional pay cut in any year Congress fails to balance the federal budget. No more excuses! A balanced federal budget will help create jobs." (votesmart.org)
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

  • "Vince Kolber believes parents and families deserve total school choice so that parents can send their children to the public, charter, parochial or private school that best fits their needs. Vince believes that education dollars should follow the child, and not fund the broken, bloated educational bureaucracy that dumbs down our schools and offers our children little hope of improving." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? 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

  • believes that ObamaCare must be fixed and made to be patient centered (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred 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

  • All honest and hardworking immigrants should be afforded the clear opportunity to work towards a full documented status (votesmart.org)
  • "We need to secure our borders and fix our broken immigration system while also recognizing that new Americans who come seeking a better life for themselves and their families are no different than previous generations. The problem now is our immigration system is in shambles and our borders are no longer secure. It is ridiculous to think that we're somehow going to roundup and deport the 20 million or so undocumented souls who now call America home." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Vince also believes that all men and women are created equal regardless of race, color, creed or sexual orientation. " (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

  • "Vince Kolber believes government spying on U.S. citizens must stop. No more random spying, wholesale data gathering and listening in on our private communications -- this government invasion of our privacy is wrong. " (votesmart.org)
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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