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Ole Savior

Ole Savior's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Ole Savior
Gender: Male
Family: Single; 3 Foster Children: Branden, Ashley, Jonathan
Birth Date: 10/29/1949
Birth Place: Minneapolis, MN
Home City: Minneapolis, MN
Religion: All Religions that speak of Love
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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.

Pro-life Candidate Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

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Yes Candidate Answer Budget, Spending, and Taxes: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

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No Candidate Answer Budget, Spending, and Taxes: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

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No Candidate Answer Budget, Spending, and Taxes: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing Medicaid spending? View Citations

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No Candidate Answer Budget, Spending, and Taxes: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing Medicare spending? View Citations

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Yes Candidate Answer Budget, Spending, and Taxes: Is balancing the budget an administrative priority? View Citations

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Yes Candidate Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

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Yes Candidate Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

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Yes Candidate Answer Economy: Do you support spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

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Yes Candidate Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

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Yes Candidate Answer Environment and Energy: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

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Yes Candidate Answer Environment and Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

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Yes Candidate Answer Foreign Policy: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

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Yes Candidate Answer Foreign Policy: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

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Yes Candidate Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

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No Candidate Answer Health Care: Should individuals be required to purchase health insurance, as mandated in the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

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No Candidate Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

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No Candidate Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

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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.

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

Both sides should compromise for the sake of family issues.

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?
YesCandidate AnswerIs balancing the budget an administrative priority?
Other or expanded principles

[re: do you support reducing defense spending] Within Reason

When Obama came into office we had 2 wars now we have 3 Libya also. I will settle all 3 and save us Billions $ in the future.

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 Increasea) Agriculture
Maintain Statusb) Arts
Maintain Statusc) Defense
Greatly Increased) Education
Greatly Increasee) Environment
Maintain Statusf) Homeland Security
Greatly Increaseg) International aid
Maintain Statush) Medical Research
Maintain Statusi) Scientific Research
Maintain Statusj) Space exploration
Greatly Increasek) United Nations
Greatly Increasel) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories

*Nuclear Wars Concern*
outlaw these weapons of destruction + landmines etc.

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
Maintain Statusc) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Maintain Statusd) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Maintain Statuse) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Maintain Statusf) Income taxes (low-income families)
Greatly Decreaseg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Slightly Increaseh) Income taxes (high-income families)
Slightly Decreasei) Inheritance taxes
Slightly Decreasej) Payroll taxes
k) Other or expanded categories

Many areas need to be examined and improved and fair to everyone.

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

We don't need to be spending $ Billions on elections - corrupts elected officials and news media coverage.

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

We need to be fair to all sides on taxes especially the middle class.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants?
Other or expanded principles

Within reason / Education can be improved without blaming them for the past. Worldwide Education priority also.

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
YesCandidate 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

Targeting capture and stoppage

change of attitude of the enemy

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

[Selected Yes and No]

Some restrictions-especially on machine guns to the public
Hunters don't need machine guns for hunting.

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

[re: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?] Needs to be re-examined: improved wording etc.

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?
Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration law by state and local police?
Other or expanded principles

[re: Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration law by state and local police?] candidate selected both 'Yes' & 'No'

We need to be fair to them and their children "Ole"
We need them and they need US/USA

Do you support same-sex marriage?
Other or expanded principles

[re: Do you support same-sex marriage?] candidate selected both 'Yes' & 'No'
I am a traditionalist but I think we should negociate a fair way to handle this so both sides will win and settle this dispute. Marriage I for traditionalist/ Marriage II for everything else.
Same Rights/Title changes I, II "fair to everyone." *goal.

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

No. Personal accts can be lost easily and Wall Street Cannot be trusted.

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.

See: My political flier I am (Ole' Savior).

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