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Max Riekse's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Presidential Election 2012 Political Courage Test

This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.

Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Other or expanded principles

[Both yes and no checked] THIS IS A STATE ISSUE & THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT & CONGRESS & THE FEDERAL COURTS NEED TO STAY OUT OF IT COMPLETELY.

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

Our founding fathers warned us about having a large standing army. But we do need to eliminate fraud in medicare & medicaid.

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.
Slightly Decreasea) Agriculture
Greatly Decreaseb) Arts
Slightly Decreasec) Defense
Eliminated) Education
Greatly Increasee) Environment
Slightly Decreasef) Homeland Security
Greatly Decreaseg) International aid
Greatly Increaseh) Medical Research
Greatly Increasei) Scientific Research
Maintain Statusj) Space exploration
Eliminatek) United Nations
Greatly Decreasel) Welfare
Eliminatem) Other or expanded categories

(6) all aid to both Israel; Egypt & to (illegible).

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.
Eliminatea) Capital gains taxes
Eliminateb) Corporate taxes
Maintain Statusc) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Maintain Statusd) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Greatly Decreasee) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Eliminatef) Income taxes (low-income families)
Eliminateg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Greatly Decreaseh) Income taxes (high-income families)
Eliminatei) Inheritance taxes
Maintain Statusj) Payroll taxes
Eliminatek) Other or expanded categories

Have property taxes on senior citizens over 62 & retired US Military eliminated.

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

BUT NOT THE NRA.

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?
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?
NoDo you support the 2010 temporary extension of unemployment benefits?
YesDo you support the 2010 temporary extension of tax relief?
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
YesDo you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production?
Other or expanded principles
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

NO WAR WITH IRAN & no more wars for Isreal & the neo-cons

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

We need less federal gun laws

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
YesCandidate 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?
YesDo you support the enforcement of federal immigration law by state and local police?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support same-sex marriage?
Other or expanded principles

This is a state issue.

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

#End winner take all presidential electoral system in all states that have it; and replace it with a proportional electoral system based on the top three candidates, i.e. Republican; Democrat; and Independent. That way, all voters are truly represented. And more Americans would have faith in that their presidential vote counted for something.

#Repeal the 16th, pro-communist, Federal Income tax & abolish the IRS.

#Repeal the 17th Amendment & go back to the original US Constitutional requirement of having state legislatures elect U.S. Senators; thus ending corrupting Washington D.C. lobbyist and special interest influence over the US Senate [...]

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