|Full Name:||David M. McIntosh|
|Family:||Wife: Elizabeth; 1 Child: Elizabeth|
|Birth Place:||Oakland, CA|
|Home City:||Muncie, IN|
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.
Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning abortion.
|a) Abortions should always be illegal.|
|b) Abortions should always be legally available.|
|c) Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy.|
|d) Abortions should be legal when pregnancy results from incest, rape or the life of the woman is endangered.|
|X||e) Abortions should be limited by waiting periods and notification requirements as decided by each state government.|
|X||f) Support prohibition of the dilation and extraction procedure, also known as "partial-birth" abortion.|
|g) Support "buffer zones" at abortion clinics by requiring demonstrators to remain a certain distance from doorways and driveways.|
|X||h) Support prohibition of public funding for abortions and organizations that advocate or perform abortions.|
State Budget: Indicate the funding levels you will support for the following general categories.
|Slightly Increase Funding||a) Education (Higher)|
|Slightly Increase Funding||b) Education (K-12)|
|Maintain Funding Status||c) Environment|
|Slightly Increase Funding||d) Health care|
|Slightly Increase Funding||e) Law enforcement|
|Slightly Increase Funding||f) Transportation and Highway infrastructure|
|Maintain Funding Status||g) Welfare|
State Taxes: Indicate the tax levels you will support.
|Maintain Status||a) Alcohol taxes|
|Greatly Decrease||b) Business inventory taxes|
|Maintain Status||c) Capital gains taxes|
|Maintain Status||d) Cigarette taxes|
|Maintain Status||e) Corporate taxes|
|Maintain Status||f) Gasoline taxes|
|Maintain Status||g) Income taxes (incomes below $75,000)|
|Maintain Status||h) Income taxes (incomes above $75,000)|
|Maintain Status||i) Inheritance taxes|
|Greatly Decrease||j) Property taxes|
|Maintain Status||k) Riverboat casino taxes|
|Maintain Status||l) Sales taxes|
|Maintain Status||m) Vehicle taxes|
|o) Should Internet sales be taxed?|
|p) Do you support a flat tax structure for state income taxes?|
|Yes||q) Would you support returning any operating surplus to Indiana taxpayers?|
|r) Would you support placing any operating surplus into a "rainy day" fund?|
|s) Do you support setting aside a portion of Indiana's budget surplus to fully staff and fund state regulatory agencies?|
|t) Should the growth of spending be limited to the rate of inflation in Indiana?|
|u) Do you support mandating that each county assess property taxes at the same rate?|
Indicate which principles you support (if any) to address crime.
|X||a) Increase state funds for construction of state prisons and for hiring of additional prison staff.|
|X||b) Support contracting with private sector firms to build and/or manage state prisons.|
|X||c) End parole for repeat violent offenders.|
|X||d) Support the use of the death penalty in Indiana.|
|e) Support a moratorium on the death penalty.|
|X||f) Implement penalties other than incarceration for certain non-violent offenders.|
|X||g) Inform communities when a convicted sex offender moves into the community.|
|X||h) Support programs to provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related skills and job-placement assistance when released.|
|i) Decriminalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.|
|X||j) Strengthen penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes.|
|X||k) Lower the blood-alcohol-content limit defining drunk driving.|
|X||l) Prosecute as adults, youths accused of a felony.|
|X||m) Increase penalties for crimes committed on school grounds.|
|n) Require that crimes based on gender, sexual orientation, or disability be prosecuted as hate crimes.|
|X||o) Support programs that provide job training and placement services for at-risk youth.|
|X||p) Ban the use of racial profiling by law enforcement officers.|
Support increasing salaries and funding additional equipment for Indiana State Police.
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding education.
|X||a) Increase state funds for professional development of public school teachers and administrators.|
|X||b) Encourage private or corporate investment in public school programs.|
|c) Provide parents with state-funded vouchers to send their children to any participating school (public, private, religious).|
|X||d) Support charter schools where teachers and professionals receive authorization and funding to establish new schools.|
|e) Increase state funds for school capital improvements (e.g. buildings and infrastructure).|
|f) Increase state funds for hiring additional teachers.|
|X||g) Endorse teacher-led voluntary prayer in public schools.|
|X||h) Support posting the Ten Commandments in public schools.|
|X||i) Require public schools to administer high school exit exams.|
|j) Support national standards and testing of public school students.|
|X||k) Support teacher testing and reward teachers with merit pay.|
|X||l) Provide state funding to increase teacher salaries.|
|m) Provide state funding for full day kindergarten.|
|n) Allow children as young as four years old to attend kindergarten.|
|X||o) Shorten the ISTEP+ which assesses Indiana public school students.|
|p) Support state oversight of the Indiana State High School Athletic Association.|
Restore one class basketball, eliminate lawsuits against teachers who restore discipline to the classroom.
Employment: Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning employment.
|X||a) Provide low interest loans and tax credits for starting, expanding, or relocating businesses.|
|X||b) Reduce state government regulations on the private sector to encourage investment and economic expansion.|
|X||c) Support limits on cash damages in lawsuits against businesses and professionals for product liability or malpractice.|
|d) Increase funding for state job-training programs that re-train displaced workers or teach skills needed in today's job market.|
|X||e) Provide corporate tax incentives to attract more high tech jobs to Indiana.|
Redirect existing state funds for retraining; hold regional job fairs.
Affirmative Action: Which of the following state agencies should take race and sex into account when making employment decisions?
|No||a) College and university admissions|
|No||b) Public employment|
|No||c) State contracting|
I oppose all forms of discrimination based on race or gender.
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy.
|X||a) Encourage further development and use of alternative fuels to reduce pollution.|
|X||b) Support "self-audit" legislation which creates incentives for industries to audit themselves and clean up pollution.|
|X||c) Require a cost/benefit analysis to determine the economic impact of proposed environmental regulations before they are implemented.|
|X||d) Require states to fully compensate citizens when environmental regulations limit uses on privately owned land.|
|X||e) Support funding for recycling programs in Indiana.|
|X||f) Request added flexibility from the federal government in enforcing and funding federal environmental regulations.|
|g) Suspend participation in un-funded, federally-mandated environmental protection legislation.|
|X||h) Restructure the electric utility industry to allow consumers to choose their power companies.|
|i) Strengthen penalties for companies and individuals found guilty of polluting the state's natural resources.|
|X||j) Provide state funds to extend Interstate 69 across rural southeastern Indiana.|
|No||l) Should state environmental regulations be stricter than federal law?|
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding government reform.
|Yes||a) Do you support the current limit on terms for Indiana Governors?|
|Yes||b) Do you support limiting the number of terms for Indiana State Senators and Representatives?|
c) Do you support limiting the following types of contributions to state legislative candidates?
|d) Political Parties|
|Yes||d) Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?|
|No||e) Do you support imposing spending limits on state level political campaigns?|
|No||f) Do you support partial funding from state taxes for state level political campaigns?|
|Yes||g) Do you support voting on-line?|
|Yes||h) Do you support on-line voter registration?|
|No||i) Do you support replacing Indiana's direct primary system with a state caucus system?|
|Yes||j) Do you support limiting the number of terms General Assembly members can serve as committee chairs?|
Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning gun issues.
|a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting.|
|b) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.|
|c) Ease state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.|
|d) Repeal state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.|
|X||e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns.|
|f) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns.|
|g) Require background checks of gun buyers at gun shows.|
|h) Require a license for gun possession.|
Support Project Exile -- Full enforcement of cirminal laws against those who are going to commit crimes.
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health issues.
|X||a) Provide tax incentives to small businesses that provide health care to their employees.|
|X||b) Ensure that citizens have access to basic health care through managed care, insurance reforms, or state funded care where necessary.|
|c) Transfer more existing Medicaid recipients into managed care programs.|
|d) Use state funds to continue some Medicaid coverage for legal immigrants.|
|X||e) Limit the amount of damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.|
|f) Support a patient's right to sue his or her HMO.|
|X||g) Support a patient's right to appeal to an administrative board of specialists when services are denied.|
|h) Guaranteed medical care to all citizens is not a responsibility of state government.|
|X||i) Subsidize a portion of prescription drug costs for senior citizens not eligible for Medicare.|
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding social issues.
|a) Provide tax credits for businesses that provide child care for their employees.|
|b) Increase state funds to provide child care for children in low-income working families.|
|X||c) Deny or suspend state-issued permits and licenses to parents who are delinquent in paying court-ordered child support.|
|d) Increase state funding for Head Start in order to serve additional children and/or increase services from a half to a full day.|
|e) Increase state funding for community centers and other social agencies in areas with at-risk youth.|
|X||f) Support state funding of programs for at-risk youth such as guaranteed college loans, and job training and placement.|
|g) Allow gambling on docked riverboats in Indiana harbors.|
|No||i) Should physician assisted suicide be legally available in Indiana?|
|No||j) Should Indiana include sexual orientation in its anti-discrimination laws?|
|No||k) Should Indiana recognize civil unions between same-sex couples?|
|Yes||l) Should Indiana restrict marriage to a relationship only between a man and a woman?|
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding welfare.
|X||a) Maintain current time limits on welfare benefits.|
|X||b) Maintain the requirement that able-bodied recipients work in order to receive benefits.|
|X||c) Increase employment and job training programs for welfare recipients.|
|d) Provide tax incentives to businesses that hire welfare recipients.|
|e) Provide child care for welfare recipients who work.|
|f) Increase access to public transportation for welfare recipients who work.|
|g) Allow welfare recipients to remain eligible for benefits while saving money for education, starting a business, or buying a home.|
|h) Limit benefits given to recipients if they have additional children while on welfare.|
|i) Eliminate government-funded welfare programs.|
|X||j) Redirect welfare funding to faith-based and community-based private organizations.|
|k) Use federal TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) funds to expand state services to include the working poor.|
|l) Expand CHOICE to fund home-health care for Indiana residents earning less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level.|
|X||m) Expand Indiana's definition of Medicaid eligibility to include persons with treatable disabilities.|
Indiana passed this last year.
|Please explain what your two main gubernatorial priorities will be if elected. Please explain how you would obtain any additional government funding needed to implement these priorities.|