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Doug R. Cloud

Doug Cloud's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Doug R. Cloud
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Elice; 3 Children: Thomas, Allison, Anna
Birth Date: 05/25/1957
Birth Place: Tacoma, WA
Home City: Gig Harbor, WA
Religion: Protestant
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Doug Cloud refused to tell citizens where he stands on any of the issues addressed in the 2012 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart, national media, and prominent political leaders.

What is the Political Courage Test?

Washington Congressional Election 2010 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 Answera) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?
b) Should abortion be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy?
c) Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?
d) Should abortion be legal when the life of the woman is endangered?
e) Should federal subsidies be prohibited from being used for abortion procedures?
f) Other or expanded principles
1) Spending
Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once.
a) Agriculture
b) Arts
Maintain Statusc) Defense
1) Intelligence operations
2) Military hardware
3) National missile defense
4) Salary and benefits for active duty personnel
5) Programs to improve troop retention rates
6) Research and development of new weapons
d) Education
e) Environment
f) Homeland security
g) International aid
h) Medical research
i) Scientific research
j) Space exploration
k) United Nations
l) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories
2) 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.
a) Alcohol taxes
b) Capital gains taxes
c) Cigarette taxes
d) Corporate taxes
Eliminatee) Gasoline taxes
Eliminatef) Income taxes (low-income families)
Eliminateg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
h) Income taxes (high-income families)
i) Other or expanded categories
YesInferred Answer 3) Do you support the elimination of the federal estate tax? View Citations
  • Doug R. Cloud signed American Family Business Institute: No Death Tax. (www.nodeathtax.org)
  • Doug R. Cloud. 2008. Project Vote Smart: Washington Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected YES for: "4) Do you support the permanent repeal of the federal estate tax?"
  • Doug R. Cloud. 2010. Campaign for Liberty: Washington Candidate Survey. Responded "Yes" to the question "13. Will you vote to eliminate the IRS?" (www.campaignforliberty.com)
  • Doug R. Cloud. 2010. Campaign for Liberty: Washington Candidate Survey. Responded "Yes" to the question "20. Indicate the tax cuts you are willing to vote for: Estate Tax Cut." (www.campaignforliberty.com)
Yes4) Do you support requiring the federal budget to be balanced each year?
NoInferred Answer 5) Do you support using government funds in an effort to stimulate and improve the economy? View Citations
  • Doug R. Cloud. Kitsap Sun. Election Guide: Candidate - Doug Cloud - U.S. House of Representatives, District 6. Responded: "I do not favor another round of economic stimulus. Unemployment benefits cannot be extended forever, but, I favor the extension of unemployment benefits over further stimulus and additional pork barrel projects." to the question: "Do you favor extending unemployment benefits? Do you favor another round of federal economic stimulus? In what form?" (elections.kitsapsun.com)
  • Doug R. Cloud. Kitsap Sun. Election Guide: Candidate - Doug Cloud - U.S. House of Representatives, District 6. Responded: "We must stop the huge budget deficits. To do that we have to stop bailouts to bankrupt enterprises and we must stop rewarding the politically well connected at the expense of the rest of us. We cannot raise taxes without further imperiling the economy, so the solution is to cut federal spending. Establishing a policy of living within our means by balancing the budget would have the most significant impact on our economy. The current practice of massive deficits in order to preserve and protect failing enterprises or government programs will only dig the hole of debt deeper. Thus, we must first live in reality by balancing the federal budget in order to deal with our severe economic problems." to the question: "What policy change or implementation would have the most significant impact on the U.S. economy, either immediately or in the long-run?" (elections.kitsapsun.com)
  • Doug R. Cloud. Issue Position: A Free and Strong Economy. "Doug Cloud understands the economy and how it got into this mess we hear about every day. He is proposing real solutions: ending deficit spending, rolling back taxes, reducing the size of the budget, preventing bank bail-outs and inflationary monetary policies. Doug knows these approaches are the only way to getting our country back on its feet. The current Congress is the most unpopular in history because it has done the exact opposite, and Doug's opponent has helped to lead the way down this dangerous path...With change a popular word this election season, it has special meaning for Washington State. Looking to government for a solution to every problem not only empties our pockets and curbs our freedom, but it stifles our creativity as well. On the other hand, the policies which Doug Cloud supports would empower our communities and keep our money safe in our pockets, not in tax-payer bail-outs to banks and corporations." (votesmart.org)
  • Doug R. Cloud. Treasury Secretary Requests Dictatorial Powers to Bail Out Wall Street With Our Money. "I oppose any more federal government bailouts of financial institutions." (votesmart.org)
  • Doug R. Cloud. Issue Position: My Views. "We cannot have a strong economy when the governmental sector continues to crowd out private enterprise. Government can create no real economic growth. An ever larger public sector of the economy is relying upon an ever shrinking private sector. That trend is not sustainable without a substantial reduction in our standard of living." (votesmart.org)
  • Doug R. Cloud. Issue Position: Spending. "The $749 Billion stimulus package enacted by Congress has been shown to be a failure. Furthermore it has resulted in massive political payoffs to Wall Street insiders, the Union bosses, and the Political class.Most of the stimulus - approximately 500 billion dollars of it - remains to be spent. This money will judiciously be spent to buy votes for political incumbents as the 2010 elections approach.The stimulus has not resulted in the 8.5% unemployment rate promised by it's proponents. Indeed the current official unemployment rate is 9.7% and the broader measures of unemployment are upwards of 20%. Goldman Sachs, General Motors, Bank of America etc. were all bankrupt corporations whose shareholders should have been wiped out. But instead the Government uses our money to pay off those in control of these companies. Without exception you can expect that some of the Billions of dollars of "aid" given to these companies will filter back into the campaign war chests of its chief sponsors. This is Corruption at the highest level of our Government. It is what I am fighting against." (votesmart.org)
  • Doug R. Cloud. Leadership Elite Guided by Hysterics. "Doug Cloud says, 'enough already, the government cannot make the economy better by manipulating people into believing it is better than it is. In fact, the constant attempts to 'rescue' the economy via federal government control reinforces the negative psychology that is paralyzing the markets.' Cloud also points out that the recent massive bailouts approved by the Congress have done nothing to improve the financial situation. 'In fact, once again, the bailouts have backfired, reinforcing a feeling of hysteria, helplessness and the feeling that we have been fleeced by those who seek to perpetuate their power and privilege at any cost... This type of Congressional and Administration meddling in the economy inspires fear, not hope. People are left with the fear that those in charge have no concern for what is best for the country, that only those with lobbyists and money to spread around Congress will be protected from a panicked economy.' Cloud also warns of the negative perception '...that Congress is run by people who can be easily bamboozled into trillion dollar gifts to the politically powerful while the less fortunate amongst us is left with the bill. This apparent fraud is extremely disheartening to average Americans and it must be stopped by new leaders in Congress.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Doug R. Cloud. Issue Position: Job Crisis. "No Bailouts to Failed Corporations and Special Interests The "bailouts" of various financial institutions by the Federal Reserve and the United States Treasury shows emphatically that our current national leadership prefers inside deals and "crony capitalism" to the Constitution and the people.Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, AIG etc. were all bankrupt corporations whose shareholders should have been wiped out by the errors of company management. Instead, the Government used our money to pay off the hundreds of billions of dollars of debts of these corporations. Without exception, you can expect that some of the money given to these companies will filter back into the campaign war chests of its chief sponsors.This is Corruption at the highest level of our Government. Essentially, the Government has taken money from ordinary citizens to bail out inept gamblers who destroyed their companies in wild speculations. This massive corruption is what my campaign is fighting against. End Wasteful and Misguided "Stimulus" Spending The $749 Billion stimulus package enacted by Congress has been shown to be a failure. Furthermore it has resulted in massive political payoffs to Wall Street insiders, the Union bosses, and the Political class.Most of the stimulus - approximately 500 billion dollars of it - remains to be spent. This money will judiciously be spent to buy votes for political incumbents as the 2010 elections approach.The stimulus has not resulted in the 8.5% unemployment rate promised by it's proponents. Indeed the current official unemployment rate is 9.7% and the broader measures of unemployment are upwards of 20%. Goldman Sachs, General Motors, Bank of America etc. were all bankrupt corporations whose shareholders should have been wiped out. But instead the Government uses our money to pay off those in control of these companies. Without exception you can expect that some of the Billions of dollars of "aid" given to these companies will filter back into the campaign war chests of its chief sponsors. This is Corruption at the highest level of our Government. It is what I am fighting against." (votesmart.org)
6) Other or expanded principles
YesInferred Answer a) Do you support privatizing elements of Social Security? View Citations
  • Doug R. Cloud. 2008. Project Vote Smart: Washington Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts that they manage themselves."
Yesb) Do you support reducing government regulations on the private sector?
c) Do you support increasing the federal minimum wage?
d) Do you support the ability of workers to unionize?
e) Do you support federal funding for job-training programs that retrain displaced workers?
f) Other or expanded principles
a) Do you support increasing the amount individuals are permitted to contribute to federal campaigns?
b) Should Congress regulate indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Yesc) Do you support removing all contribution limits on federal campaigns?
d) Should candidates for federal office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?
e) Do you support giving the President the power of the line item veto for items concerning appropriations?
f) Do you support limiting the President's ability to define how legislation is applied through the use of signing statements?
g) Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate Answera) Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
b) Do you support programs that provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related training and job-placement assistance when released?
c) Do you support programs that provide prison inmates with substance abuse treatment?
d) Do you support reduced prison sentences for non-violent offenders?
e) Do you support mandatory prison sentences for selling illegal drugs?
f) Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate Answera) Do you support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students?
b) Do you support federal funding for universal pre-K programs?
c) Do you support federal funding for charter schools?
d) Do you support federal funding for K-12 school vouchers?
e) Do you support the federal government providing college students with financial aid?
f) Other or expanded principles
NoInferred Answer a) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change? View Citations
  • Doug R. Cloud. 2008. Project Vote Smart: Washington Congressional Political Courage Test. Environment and Energy Issues: m) Other or expanded principles: "In general environmental policy should focus on identifying pollution sources, and forcing the polluters to pay the cost of environmental remediation."
  • Doug R. Cloud. 2010. Campaign for Liberty: Washington Candidate Survey. Responded "Yes" to the question "12. Will you oppose so-called "Cap and Trade" legislation?" (www.campaignforliberty.com)
  • Doug R. Cloud. Blog. 31 August 2010. "President Obama, in his tone-deaf way, is trying to play the Gulf spill crisis in a way that enables him to push through "Cap and Trade" legislation through Congress. Obama seems committed to forcing through policies that are guaranteed to bring America to its knees. He wants to raise taxes to the stratosphere and destroy our economy. If Cap and Trade passes, it will be the biggest tax increase foisted the people in American history. It will hurt the already fragile economy and make the country less prosperous - not to mention the multitudes of jobs that will be forced overseas. Cap and Trade will be a disaster for America. A responsible representative would do everything he could to protect the people from its passage." (www.dougcloud.com)
  • Doug R. Cloud. Issue Position: Issues. "Clean air and water and untainted land are our birthright: appropriate legal concepts should be implemented to place the true and full cost of pollution on the polluter." (votesmart.org)
  • Doug R. Cloud. Issue Position: Cap and Trade. "I agree with the columnist who stated that the "Cap and Tax" proposal supported by Norm Dicks is "all cost, no benefit" for America. It is a significantly intrusive piece of legislation that would impose enormous costs on American households, including sharp rises in gasoline and electric costs. Yet it would offer, at best, only a slight benefit in terms of CO2 emissions."Cap and Tax" would also send many, many more jobs to China and other economic rivals who will not be putting these same new regulations on their job creators. Our political class today loves regulation and picking the losers and winners in the economy through corrupt back-room deals. Politically favored big businesses such as GE, the world government crowd, and environmental extremists in America love this legislation.Those who love the American way of life, prosperity, and family wage jobs should join me in opposing it." (votesmart.org)
  • Doug R. Cloud. Issue Position: Cheaper, Cleaner Energy. "Doug Cloud looks at the energy crisis and sees solutions. His opponent sees an opportunity for politicians, bureaucrats and special interests to get change, your change, and advance flawed ideas and laws...Politicians and bureaucrats aren't qualified to tell energy producers how to do their jobs. Energy producers, who are educated and trained to specialize in their fields, will find ways to cleanly and safely find new fuel sources. By these producers operating in a free, less-regulated market prices will go down...Doug Cloud is committed to encouraging an increase in American-made energy supplies while protecting the environment. We have untapped resources at home we should allow to compete on the world market. There are new technologies which have only government regulations standing between us and the cheaper prices they would create. All this can be done while encouraging improvement in energy conservation and efficiency. Cutting regulations will get industry moving, but strategically cutting taxes for companies which are responsible to the communities and countryside they operate in will ensure pollution remains at a minimum. If a company pollutes, they must pay for the damages and the clean-up. Also renewable and alternative energy technologies must be allowed to come online while remaining competitive. Even with the hype of global warming theory and emphasis on 'sustainability', there is hypocrisy in government policies that restrict industries, like solar, which so much investment and taxpayer money is being used to develop and promote." (votesmart.org)
  • Doug R. Cloud. Issue Position: My Views. "Despite the Liberal mantra that man-caused global warming is fact it remains at best a theory, one that is tenuous because of its reliance upon computer modeling of numerous variables. Modeling of this sort has not resulted in accurate long range weather forecasting, so why should we rely upon it to predict something far more complex?. Weather has always been cyclical and I am not convinced that we should run the economy off the cliff in the name of an unproven theory. Certainly, we can ameliorate greenhouse gases by using alternative energy, such as wind, solar, clean coal and nuclear. Pollution should always be discouraged but we cannot endanger our economy and way of life in the name of a popular theory." (votesmart.org)
b) Do you support international emissions targets aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
Noc) Do you support allowing energy producers to trade carbon credits under a "cap and trade" system?
d) Do you support strengthening fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles?
e) Do you support domestic oil exploration in federally-protected areas?
f) Do you support federal funding for the development of alternative energy?
g) Do you support the development of nuclear reactors?
h) Other or expanded principles
NoInferred Answer a) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations
  • Doug R. Cloud. 2008. Project Vote Smart: Washington Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Allow individuals to carry concealed guns;" Selected GREATLY DECREASE for: "c) Enforcement of existing restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns;" Selected GREATLY DECREASE for: "d) Restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Doug R. Cloud. Home. 31 August 2010. "Doug Cloud is an National Rifle Association (NRA) who strongly supports the Second Amendment." (www.dougcloud.com)
  • Doug R. Cloud. 2010. Campaign for Liberty: Washington Candidate Survey. Responded "Yes" to the question "3. Will you vote to oppose any legislation that allows the federal government to prohibit the sale, use, or carrying of firearms?" (www.campaignforliberty.com)
  • Doug R. Cloud. What I Believe. 31 August 2010. " I believe in individual liberties, as outlined in the Bill of Rights, especially the right to bear arms, the right to religious freedom, speech, and the pursuit of happiness." (www.dougcloud.com)
Yesb) Do you believe that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individual citizens to own guns?
c) Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?
d) Do you support a ban on assault rifles?
e) Other or expanded principles
NoInferred Answer a) Do you support a publicly-administered health insurance option? View Citations
  • Doug R. Cloud. 2006. Project Vote Smart: Washington Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Doug R. Cloud. 2010. Campaign for Liberty: Washington Candidate Survey. Responded "Yes" to the question "11. Will you oppose any attempt to nationalize our health care system, including any sort of public option for insurance?" (www.campaignforliberty.com)
  • Doug R. Cloud. Blog. 31 August 2010. "If the health care bill the House recently passed becomes law, government will grow and private industry will suffer. We may even see shock waves in the health care industry long before the law takes effect in 2013, as investors react to the "regime uncertainty" that greater government control of health care will cause. If the laws of economics are ignored by an arrogant Congress, fears that this bill will create a public outcry for full-blown socialized medicine may come true if government intervention destabilizes the private health care industry. Call it a universal "public option," minus the "option" part." (www.dougcloud.com)
  • Doug R. Cloud. Blog. 31 August 2010. "The only solution to the problems in health care is to allow price competition to flourish once again. In order for this to be possible, politicians and Americans in general must accept at least three facts: health care is a good, not a "right"; any current crises exist only because the government has so ineptly interfered with a free market in medicine for many decades; and the market is the best agent to fix health care, not government, for all government solutions are political solutions, and therefore subject to influences that have re-election as the primary concern - not the people." (www.dougcloud.com)
  • Doug R. Cloud. Issues. 31 August 2010. "Our nation is in a health care debacle. If the members of our U.S. Congress vote in a health care bill they themselves and their families are not even willing nor required to participate in, something is very wrong. The most recent developments are unconstitutional and have jeopardized the opportunity for Americans to get quality health care at competitive prices. The recent health care reform has also betrayed our own military service personnel by making their TriCare plans and benefits nearly obsolete. Less government, more free market competition, and privatization are key to re-writing our nation's health care story. Back government out of health care and give Americans back their choices." (www.dougcloud.com)
  • Doug R. Cloud. Issue Position: Health Care. "The health care crisis looming before all Americans is caused by the drastically increased costs that are preventing access to medical care, reducing quality of coverage, and leading our nation to bankruptcy through the unfunded Medicare liabilities. The attempted government takeover of 20% of our economy supported by Norm Dicks is not the solution. It is a $2.5 trillion monstrosity that will be put on the backs of our children and grandchildren as part of our burgeoning national debt. The government has no credibility in managing costs or improving quality. Already, we see this new proposal robbing Medicare, penalizing our health care choices, and forcing us to select programs. Here are 4 proposals I support that will lower health care costs, improve quality and increase access: 1. Root out the estimated $100 billion in Medicare fraud and abuse. 2. Allow consumers to buy health insurance across state lines. 3. End all monopoly practices and cartels in the health care industry, and allow patients to pool their resources. 4. Foster support for health savings accounts that empower patient choice and lower taxes." (votesmart.org)
  • Doug R. Cloud. Issue Position: Health Care. "Our nation is in a health care debacle. If the members of our U.S. Congress vote in a health care bill they themselves and their families are not even willing nor required to participate in, something is very wrong. The most recent developments are unconstitutional and have jeopardized the opportunity for Americans to get quality health care at competitive prices. The recent health care reform has also betrayed our own military service personnel by making their TriCare plans and benefits nearly obsolete. Less government, more free market competition, and privatization are key to re-writing our nation's health care story. Back government out of health care and give Americans back their choices. MY PLAN: Common-Sense Solutions to Fixing the Health Care System The health care crisis looming before all Americans is caused by the drastically increased costs that are preventing access to medical care, reducing quality of coverage, and leading our nation to bankruptcy through the unfunded Medicare liabilities. The attempted government takeover of 20% of our economy supported by Norm Dicks is not the solution. It is a $2.5 trillion monstrosity that will be put on the backs of our children and grandchildren as part of our burgeoning national debt. The government has no credibility in managing costs or improving quality. Already, we see this new proposal robbing Medicare, penalizing our health care choices, and forcing us to select programs. Three things I would do differently, Here are 3 proposals I support that will lower health care costs, improve quality and increase access: 1. Root out the estimated $100 billion in Medicare fraud and abuse. 2. Allow consumers to buy health insurance across state lines. 3. End all monopoly practices and cartels in the health care industry, and allow patients to pool their resources." (votesmart.org)
b) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?
Yesc) Should the federal government expand eligibility for tax-free medical savings accounts?
d) Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
e) Do you support relaxing regulations on the importation of prescription drugs?
f) Other or expanded principles
NoInferred Answer a) Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants? View Citations
  • Doug R. Cloud. 2008. Project Vote Smart: Washington Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Illegal immigrants should have to return to their countries of origin before being considered for citizenship;" Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Illegal immigrants should be given a pathway to citizenship."
  • Doug R. Cloud. Issues. 31 August 2010. "Illegal immigration is draining the resources of our nation because the provision of our government and expectation on the individuals to whom the provision is being given is out of balance. We are a country proud to welcome those who would come, but immigrants must abide by the laws of the United States. The absolute first step we must take is to enforce our current Federal Laws on illegal immigration. We must support State's rights. The issue of Arizona's current dispute is separate from the immediate need for our government to enforce the laws already in place. If the Federal government was enforcing these laws, Arizona would not be in their present predicament. Securing our borders is a matter of National Security. We must become aware, alert, active, and efficient with all aspects of border security. This means enforcing the security of our borders by whatever means necessary. This also means having a plan of action for what to do when someone overstays their welcome. Successful hospitality requires healthy boundaries. Illegal immigrants must be deported as pursuant to our Federal laws. *I do not support amnesty. Hold the Federal Government responsible to enforce the laws the American people have put in place and that the Federal government feels so strongly they have sovereign jurisdiction over. Part of the Federal Government's service to its people is to responsibly allocate our country's resources. Imbalances such as the issue of anchor babies which allows families to circumvent our immigration laws and process, and furthermore go on to receive tax-paid welfare, have to be stopped and immediately. Our Federal Government must enforce our laws now." (www.dougcloud.com)
  • Doug R. Cloud. Kitsap Sun. Election Guide: Candidate - Doug Cloud - U.S. House of Representatives, District 6. Responded: "I favor enforcing our laws to secure our borders. There is no reason our federal government cannot control the borders. The will to do so has been lacking by those in charge of Congress and by the President. That is why a solution to illegal immigration has been so difficult. That is another reason to remove incumbents from office. Maintaining the integrity of our borders is a basic function of the federal government. Securing the borders must be made a national priority. Funding for those agencies charged with monitoring immigration and enforcing our immigration laws must be sufficient to allow the laws on the books to be enforced." to the quesiton: "What kind of immigration reform would you favor and why is a political solution so difficult to come by?" (elections.kitsapsun.com)
  • Doug R. Cloud. Issue Position: My Views. "We must secure our borders for National Security reasons, as well as for our own self interest. Unfortunately, there are radical Islamic terrorists afoot who have a suicidal urge to destroy Western culture and society. This is simply not acceptable and we must protect our citizens and culture from terrorists, potentially nuclear armed, simply walking across our borders. We will not solve the world's problems by importing them to our shores." (votesmart.org)
  • Doug R Cloud. Issue Position: Immigration. "There are two parts to illegal immigration that must be acted upon immediately: 1) Enforcing the Law 2) Border Security The Law Illegal immigration is draining the resources of our nation because the provision of our government and expectation on the individuals to whom the provision is being given is out of balance. We are a country proud to welcome those who would come, but immigrants must abide by the laws of the United States. The absolute first step we must take is to enforce our current Federal Laws on illegal immigration. We must support State's rights. The issue of Arizona's current dispute is separate from the immediate need for our government to enforce the laws already in place. If the Federal government was enforcing these laws, Arizona would not be in their present predicament. Border Security Securing our borders is a matter of National Security. We must become aware, alert, active, and efficient with all aspects of border security. This means enforcing the security of our borders by whatever means necessary. This also means having a plan of action for what to do when someone overstays their welcome. Successful hospitality requires healthy boundaries. Illegal immigrants must be deported as pursuant to our Federal laws. *I do not support amnesty. MY PLAN: Hold the Federal Government responsible to enforce the laws the American people have put in place and that the Federal government feels so strongly they have sovereign jurisdiction over. Part of the Federal Government's service to its people is to responsibly allocate our country's resources. Imbalances such as the issue of anchor babies which allows families to circumvent our immigration laws and process, and furthermore go on to receive tax-paid welfare, have to be stopped and immediately. Our Federal Government must enforce our laws now." (votesmart.org)
b) Do you support decreasing the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country?
c) Do you support establishing English as the official national language?
Yesd) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
e) Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate Answera) Do you support United States military action in Afghanistan?
b) Do you support increasing military assistance for Afghanistan?
c) Do you support increasing economic development assistance for Afghanistan?
d) Should the United States continue to strike suspected terrorist targets in Pakistan?
e) Do you support granting aid to countries when it is in the security interests of the United States?
f) Should the United States support the creation of a Palestinian state?
Yesg) Do you support increasing sanctions on Iran if it continues to defy United Nations mandates?
h) Do you support the withdrawal of United States troops from Iraq?
i) Do you support the United States' involvement in free trade agreements?
j) Other or expanded principles
YesInferred Answer a) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman? View Citations
  • Doug R. Cloud. 2010. Washingtonvoterguides.com: Candidate Survey. Responded "Oppose. In regards to the marriage questions and homosexuality, I believe these matters should be decided in state legislatures. I can accept legal rights for homosexuals (and unmarried heterosexuals), if so desired by state legislatures. Just don't call it marriage" to the question "Marriage: Redefining marriage to include same-sex couples;" Responded "Support" to the question "Marriage: An amendment to the U.S. Constitution defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman." (www.washingtonvoterguides.com)
b) Do you support allowing openly-gay men and women to serve in the United States military?
Noc) Do you support federal funding for embryonic stem cell research?
d) Should the federal government end affirmative action programs?
e) 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.

Sustainable jobs for our district and our country. Cut taxes for small businesses and working families. Balance the federal budget. Protect individual freedom. No more Wall Street bailouts.

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