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Willie Carter has demonstrated Political Courage by telling citizens where he stands on the issues he may face if elected.

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Presidential Election 2012 Political Courage Test

Pro-lifeCandidate AnswerDo you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Other or expanded principles

I believe that life begins at conception, and the only reason to terminate pregnancy is to sustain the life of the mother, if she so desires when the life of the mother is in jepordy, making a choice between saving the life of the mother versus saving the life of the would be new born infant.

Budget

Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing the federal budget.

In order to balance the budget,

YesCandidate Answerdo you support reducing defense spending?
YesCandidate Answerdo you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
YesCandidate Answerdo you support reducing Medicaid spending?
YesCandidate Answerdo you support reducing Medicare spending?
YesCandidate AnswerIs balancing the budget an administrative priority?
Other or expanded principles

I believe that it is imperative that we look at all of the ways to balance the budget, even as many a household look seriously at the cost of living, sometimes cutting back or eliminating items once considered impossible to do without. We must consider and look at the whole picture of restoring our nation's ecconomic strength while insuring our continued security as a nation.

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.

Maintain Statusa) Agriculture
Slightly Decreaseb) Arts
Slightly Decreasec) Defense
Maintain Statusd) Education
Maintain Statuse) Environment
Maintain Statusf) Homeland Security
Slightly Decreaseg) International aid
Maintain Statush) Medical Research
Maintain Statusi) Scientific Research
Maintain Statusj) Space exploration
Slightly Decreasek) United Nations
Maintain Statusl) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories

I believe that defense spending can be decreased as we withdraw from the different conflicts , around the world, that our nation is involved in, saving both in the cost of lives and the tremendous cost of equiptment.
I will be looking at ways to decrease spending in all of the arears above hoping to give the American Taxpayer a relief, including a fairer tax.

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
Maintain Statusb) Corporate taxes
Slightly Increasec) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Slightly Increased) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Maintain Statuse) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Slightly Decreasef) Income taxes (low-income families)
Slightly Decreaseg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Maintain Statush) Income taxes (high-income families)
Maintain Statusi) Inheritance taxes
Slightly Decreasej) Payroll taxes
k) Other or expanded categories

I am willing to work with the Congress to make taxes fairer, no one group will be excluded.

YesDo you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Other or expanded principles

Indirect campaign contributions seriously affect the outcome of elections, and I believe must be regulated.

YesDo you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Other or expanded principles

I support capitol punishment in the case of premeditated murder.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
YesDo you support the 2010 temporary extension of unemployment benefits?
YesDo you support the 2010 temporary extension of tax relief?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants?
Other or expanded principles

I support the implementation of traditional reforms, and some of the ideas that have surfaced contrary to my Christian belief, I will not support.

YesDo you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production?
Other or expanded principles

I support the restrictions on offshore energy production when energy production endangers our enviroment. I believe that the demand for energy must not overide the safety of life.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan?
YesDo you support a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict?
Other or expanded principles

I believe that the war in Afghanistan is to costly, in injury and lives and a great financial burden on the American Taxpayer, and I would like to see the timely withdrawal of our operations in Afghanistan. I support to some degree the targeting of terrorist outside the theather of conflict, but not to the degree of ignoring the responsibility of other nations to get involved, for we are not the world's security force.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Other or expanded principles

I believe that every American has the right to bear arms, but laws must be in place to protect the innocent from harm from criminal activity.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
NoCandidate AnswerShould individuals be required to purchase health insurance, as mandated in the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
Other or expanded principles

I do not believe that health insurance should be mandatory, a good way to force upwards the cost of healthcare while providing less healthcare because the element of competition has been removed when people are required to purchase a type of insurance.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
NoDo you support allowing illegal immigrants, who were brought to the United States as minors, to pursue citizenship without returning to their country of origin?
NoDo you support the enforcement of federal immigration law by state and local police?
Other or expanded principles

I beleive the illegal immigrants that have resided in our nation for a considerable amount of time should be elgible for consideration for citizenship, and not given the privileges of an American citizen unless citizenship is properly applied for, otherwise they should be returned to their country of orgin.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support same-sex marriage?
Other or expanded principles

I believe as a Christian that marriage should only be between a man and a woman.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?
Other or expanded principles

I support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their social security taxes to personal retirements under the understanding that they can not receive the same amount of $ benifits as those electing not to.

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.

My number one concern is continued protection of Divine providence, my second concern is national security, and my third concern is employment (Jobs). I believe that the employment of people across our nation can be financed by the taxes generated when people are back to work. I realize that some incentive monies will be needed to reinvigorate our job market and some of the money saved from conflict spending can be reverted to employment programs.