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Buddy Carter's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: Elected to U.S. House (GA) - District 1, Republican
State Senate (GA) - District 1, Republican
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Buddy Carter has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Buddy Carter is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

What is the Political Courage Test?

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I will support efforts to prevent abortion. As our Congressman I will continue to oppose the use of taxpayer funds to pay for abortion. I will continue to oppose taxpayer funds being given to organizations like Planned Parenthood. I will support efforts for federal recognition of unborn human life and to support Constitutional protections of unborn life." (votesmart.org)
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

  • "Only with major tax reform can we get long term and sustainable economic growth in America again. To create economic growth, Buddy will support major tax relief plans that will to change our current, failing income tax system and replace it with either a Flat Tax or a Fair Tax system. The Fair Tax or the Flat Tax would be a major improvement, and both would create major economic growth." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "When the recession devastated our national economy, he voted to cut spending to balance our state budget rather than raise taxes. Buddy Carter opposes tax increases to solve deficit spending because he knows that the real problem is overspending, not lack of revenue." (www.buddycarterforcongress.com)
Unknown Position Unknown 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

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Vote: Buddy Carter voted Yea (Passage) - SB 31 - Energy Rate Increases to Finance Nuclear Power Plant Construction (votesmart.org)
  • Vote: Buddy Carter voted Yea (Passage) - HCS HB 1325 - Natural Gas Distribution Regulations (votesmart.org)
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.
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I have always supported the rights of gun owners and the right for any American to bear arms. As a member of the State Legislature, I always voted in favor of pro gun legislation," said Senator Buddy Carter. "I am proud to be the only candidate in this race to gain the endorsement from the NRA as it exemplifies my pro Second Amendment record and shows that I am the strongest candidate to stand up to the antigun politicians and lobbyists in Washington D.C." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Although it is expected that the Obama administration will try legal maneuvers to avoid it, it appears that for the third time yet another part of this disastrous public policy, along with its constitutionality and mandated birth control coverage, will go before the Supreme Court for a final decision.Quite simply, if the Supreme Court rules against the subsidies being available in the federally run exchanges, the overpriced, excessive coverage insurance plans included in Obamacare will cause this house of cards to collapse under its own weight.If this scenario plays out, the Obama administration would have no other choice but to go back to Congress to try and fix this problem.Could the third time before the Supreme Court be the charm?" (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

  • "Buddy Carter opposes amnesty or anything that resembles amnesty for those who are here illegally. We need more enforcement of our laws and borders." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? 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 National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? 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 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

  • “I certainly would hope that (Social Security) would be one of the last things we look at, if not the last thing we look at...We owe it to the people who have worked so hard and invested in that.” (savannahnow.com)

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.

Project Vote Smart's Research: Click on this icon to reveal more information about this candidate's position.

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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