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Greg Samples

Greg Samples' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Greg Samples
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Michelle; 2 Children
Birth Date: 01/27/1950
Birth Place: Knoxville, TN
Home City: Lenoir City, TN
Religion: Universal
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Greg Samples 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.

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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 2012, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Prohibit the late-term abortion procedure known as "partial-birth" abortion."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Congress should eliminate abortion services from any federally funded health care plan."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Prohibit public funding of abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Congress should eliminate federal funding for clinics and medical facilities that provide abortion services."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? 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 Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Decrease" for: "1. Please indicate the changes you will support (if any) concerning the level of funding for each of the listed issue areas. National Defense"
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

  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "6) Do you support requiring a super-majority vote in both houses of Congress to raise taxes?" Other Tax Issues: Other or expanded principles: "All taxes other than excises & duties/per constitution -- Eliminate"
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "3) Do you support eliminating the Internal Revenue Service?" Other Tax Issues: Other or expanded principles: "Repeal 16th Amendment, Federal Reserve Act"
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "3) Do you support eliminating the Internal Revenue Service?"
  • Greg Samples. Issue Position: Taxation. 27 June 2012. “The 16th Amendment must be repealed, and the income tax abolished forever. It should be replaced with nothing.” (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "2. Please indicate the changes you will support (if any) concerning the tax levels for each of the listed categories. Taxes on Social Security Benefits Received by Retirees Earning More than $40,000" 2. Please indicate the changes you will support (if any) concerning the tax levels for each of the listed categories. Other or expanded principles: "Standard deduction"
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "6) Do you support requiring a super-majority vote in both houses of Congress to raise taxes?" Other Tax Issues: Other or expanded principles: "Repeal 16th Amendment, Federal Reserve Act"
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "6) Do you support requiring a super-majority vote in both houses of Congress to raise taxes?"
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "3) Do you support eliminating the Internal Revenue Service?" Other Tax Issues: Other or expanded principles: "All taxes other than excises & duties/per constitution -- Eliminate"
  • Greg Samples. Proposed Amendments: Taxation Amendment. 27 June 2012. “The honestly obtained property of a natural person, including but not limited to their labor, shall not be subject to taxation of any kind. No federal, state, or local tax shall apply to the property of a natural person. This Amendment supersedes and replaces the Sixteenth Amendment.” (www.gregsamples.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? 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 Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Provide tax credits for companies that move job-creating industries into areas with high unemployment."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Create "empowerment zones" in urban areas with high unemployment by providing government grants and federal assistance, in addition to tax credits, to new and expanding businesses."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Create "enterprise zones" in urban areas with high unemployment by providing tax credits for new and expanding businesses."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Provide tax credits for companies that move job-creating industries into areas with high unemployment."
No Inferred 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

  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Local" for: "Indicate which level of government that should have primary responsibility for the following services. Select one level only. c) Education"
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Eliminate the U.S. Department of Education." 8. If elected to Congress, which of the following general principles or specific proposals will you support to change America's public education system? Other or expanded principles: "Federal involvement should be limited to the guarantee of equal access to public resources."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "2) Do you support the use of block grants given to states, rather than federal spending, in the following areas? b) Education"
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Eliminate" for: "1) Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following categories. Select one number (level) only. c) Education (K-12)"
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing in reading and math."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Give all federal education funding to states in the form of block grants and allow them to spend it as they see fit."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Local" for: "Indicate which level of government should have primary responsibility for the following services. Select one level only. 3) Education"
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Eliminate the Department of Education, thereby giving state and local government greater control over educational issues."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Establish a nationwide competency test for teachers and encourage states to adopt it."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Establish "National Standards" for K-12 schools and encourage states to adopt them."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Eliminate" for: "1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of federal funding for the following categories. Select one number only. c) Education (K-12)"
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? 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 Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel powered engines, including cars and trucks."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Encourage further market based strategies to clean up the environment such as pollution credits." 7. If elected to Congress, which of the following general principles or specific proposals will you support concerning the environment? Other or expanded principles: "Encourage development of solar, wind power; replace tobacco subsidies with organic, sustainable farm practice subsidy."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Eliminate government regulations to encourage investment and economic expansion of the private sector."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Pass stronger clean water and clean air legislation." 7. If elected to Congress, which of the following general principles or specific proposals will you support concerning the environment? Other or expanded principles: "Encourage development of solar, wind power; replace tobacco subsidies with organic, sustainable farm practice subsidy."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Adhere to the United Nations treaty regarding global climate change."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Tax high-level energy users (businesses and individuals) to discourage excessive energy use and pay for environmental cleanup."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Phase in a prohibition of pollution causing products such as gas powered autos and lawn mowers."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Impose stricter national air quality standards."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel powered engines, including cars and trucks." Indicate which principles or programs you support regarding America's environment and natural resources. Other or expanded principles: "Sell all publicly held land to private individuals or groups. "
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Promote the selling of pollution credits between nations to encourage industries to decrease pollution levels."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Eliminate government regulations of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion." Indicate which principles you support regarding unemployment. Other or expanded principles: "Eliminate the minimum wage. "
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Promote the selling of pollution credits to encourage industries to decrease amount of pollution." Indicate which principles or programs you support regarding America's environment and natural resources. Other or expanded principles: "Sell all publicly held land to private individuals or groups. "
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Consider further increasing federal taxes on gasoline and diesel fuels."
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Impose a national ban on the sale of handguns to minors." 1. If elected to Congress, which of the following general principles or specific proposals will you support to address the problem of crime? Other or expanded principles: "Provide alternative drug rehabilitation programs, e.g. acupuncture."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Maintain all federal registration procedures and restrictions on possessing firearms."
  • Greg Samples. Human Rights Amendment. 14 September 2012 “The right to bear arms in order to defend oneself shall not be infringed.” (www.gregsamples.org)
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Increase restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Repeal all bans and measures that restrict law-abiding citizens from owning legally-obtained firearms."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Maintain federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms by law-abiding citizens."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Ease procedures on the purchase and registration of firearms."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Implement tighter restrictions on firearm sales in an effort to hinder terrorist groups from stockpiling weapon arsenals."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Impose a national ban on the public sale of assault weapons."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Favor allowing citizens to carry concealed firearms."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Expand the nationwide ban on the sale or transfer of assault weapons to include all forms of semi-automatic weapons."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms that are legally owned and registered."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Increase federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) The federal government has no responsibility in providing health care." Indicate which principles you support regarding America's health care system. Other or expanded principles: "Eliminate the FDA, do not favor any particular medical viewpoint. "
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) The federal government has no responsibility in providing health care."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Support President Clinton's position for a "comprehensive health care plan for all Americans.""
  • Greg Samples. Issue Position: Health Care. 27 June 2012. “In order to fix the health care problem, one must first identify the cause. Dealing with the symptoms will not make any difference in the long run. The causes are thus […] Unless these issues are addressed, no amount of forced participation or tax increases or public option will relieve the pain.” (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown 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

  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive US citizenship."
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Ease citizenship requirements in order to make it easier for immigrants to become United States citizens." Indicate which principles you support regarding issues relating to immigration. Other or expanded principles: "Eliminate welfare, then all immigrants will be productive, allow all. "
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive U.S. citizenship."
Yes Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Greg Samples. Human Rights Amendment. “The right of individuals to the natural human endeavors of marriage, transporting oneself, obtaining food, or operating a business shall not be infringed or required to be licensed.” (www.gregsamples.org)
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.
Yes 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

  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding Social Security. Other or expanded principles: "Completely privatize social security"
  • Greg Samples. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Tennessee Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which are managed by the government."

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Congressional Election 1998 National Political Awareness 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.

The Political Courage Test asks candidates which items they will support if elected. It does not ask them to indicate which items they will oppose. Through extensive research of public polling data, we discovered that voters are more concerned with what candidates would support when elected to office, not what they oppose. If a candidate does not select a response to any part or all of any question, it does not necessarily indicate that the candidate is opposed to that particular item.
Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning abortion.
a) Abortions should always be legally available.
b) Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy.
c) Abortions should be legal only when the pregnancy resulted from incest, rape, or when the life of the woman is endangered.
Xd) Abortions should be legal only when the life of the woman is endangered.
e) Abortions should always be illegal.
f) Abortions should be limited by waiting periods and notification requirements as decided by each state government.
g) Prohibit the late-term abortion procedure known as "partial-birth" abortion.
h) Prohibit public funding of abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions.
i) Other
1) Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following categories. Select one number (level) only.
Eliminatea) AIDS programs
Eliminateb) Arts funding
Eliminatec) Education (K-12)
Eliminated) Environmental programs
Eliminatee) Foreign aid
Eliminatef) Housing projects
Eliminateg) Job training programs
Eliminateh) Law enforcement
Eliminatei) Medicaid
Eliminatej) Medicare
Eliminatek) NASA
Eliminatel) Student loan programs
Eliminatem) Welfare
n) Other
o) Other
p) Other
2) Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following defense-related categories. Select one number (level) only.
Slightly Decreasea) Armed Forces personnel training
Greatly Decreaseb) CIA appropriations
Greatly Decreasec) Defense plant conversion
Greatly Decreased) Development of new weapons
Greatly Decreasee) Military hardware
Greatly Decreasef) Military space shuttle missions
Greatly Increaseg) National Missile Defense Program
Maintain Statush) Pay for active duty personnel
i) Other
Yes3) Do you support amending the U.S. Constitution to require an annual balanced federal budget?
4) Indicate how you would apply the expected federal budget surplus.
a) Social Security
b) Medicare
Xc) Tax cuts
d) Federal debt reduction
e) Other
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance reform.
a) Remove all legislative limits on campaign financing.
b) Establish spending limits on congressional campaigns.
c) Provide public funding for federal candidates who comply with campaign spending limits.
d) Support legislation that would increase the federal limits on individual contributions.
e) Strengthen and enforce legislation that encourages full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information.
f) Prohibit Political Action Committee (PAC) contributions to candidates for federal office.
g) Provide free or low-cost television advertising to candidates who agree to voluntary campaign spending limits.
h) Ban the unregulated campaign contributions known as soft money.
i) Pass legislation banning issue advocacy commercials by outside groups within 60 days of an election.
j) Prohibit non-U.S. citizens from making contributions to federal campaigns.
Xk) Other

Provide equal public funding to all qualified candidates, eliminate all other funding.

Indicate which principles you support (if any) to address crime.
a) Broaden use of the death penalty for federal crimes.
b) Increase spending to build more federal prisons.
c) Impose "truth in sentencing" for violent criminals so they serve full sentences with no chance of parole.
Xd) Fund programs to provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related skills and job-placement assistance when released.
e) Expand funding for community policing programs.
f) Increase penalties for the possession of any illegal firearms.
g) Prosecute youths accused of a felony as adults.
h) Increase funding for local Boys & Girls Clubs and other independent organizations in communities with at-risk youth.
Xi) Reduce prison sentences for those who commit non-violent crimes.
j) Deport all permanent resident aliens convicted of a felony.
Xk) Other

Legalize drugs

Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning illegal drugs.
a) Increase penalties for selling illegal drugs.
b) Impose mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs.
c) Impose capital punishment for convicted international drug traffickers.
d) Strengthen current laws dealing with non-controlled substances, including inhalants and commercially available pills.
e) Increase funding of federally-sponsored drug education and drug treatment programs.
Xf) Decriminalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
g) Increase funding for border security to stop the flow of illegal drugs into the U.S.
Xh) Other

Legalize all drugs

1) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the economy and employment.
a) Provide tax credits for companies that move job-creating industries into areas with high unemployment.
b) Increase funding for national job-training programs that re-train displaced workers or teach skills needed in today's job market.
Xc) Reduce government regulations on the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion.
d) Establish empowerment zones in areas with large numbers of unemployed people.
Xe) Eliminate any federal programs designed to reduce unemployment.
f) Increase the minimum wage.
g) Pass legislation that encourages employers to offer their employees the options of flex-time scheduling, comp-time and unpaid leave to attend to their family responsibilities.
h) Provide tax credits for businesses that provide on-site child care.
2) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding affirmative action and discrimination.
a) The federal government should consider race and sex in making government contracting decisions.
b) The federal government should continue affirmative action programs only if such programs do not include quotas.
Xc) The federal government should discontinue affirmative action programs.
d) The federal government should prosecute cases of discrimination in the public sector.
e) The federal government should prosecute cases of discrimination in the private sector.
f) The federal government should include sexual orientation in its anti-discrimination laws.
Xg) Other

Government should have no role in economy & employment, the free market WILL provide.

1) Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning education.
a) Support national standards and testing in reading and math.
b) Allow parents to use vouchers to send their children to any publicly funded school.
c) Allow parents to use vouchers to send their children to any participating school: public, private or religious.
d) Allow parents to use tax-free savings accounts to send their children to any publicly funded school.
e) Allow parents to use tax-free savings accounts to send their children to any participating school: public, private or religious.
f) Support creation of more charter schools where teachers and professionals receive authorization and funding to establish new schools.
g) Give all federal education funding to states in the form of block grants and allow them to spend it as they see fit.
h) Support voluntary teacher testing and reward teachers with merit pay.
i) Increase funding for block grants to states to help them hire additional teachers.
Xj) Other

Federal government should have no role in education

No2) Do you support amending the U.S. Constitution to guarantee the right to religious expression and voluntary prayer in public places, including schools?
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding America's environment and natural resources.
Xa) Require the state to fully compensate citizens when environmental regulations limit uses on privately owned land.
b) Strengthen the Clean Water Act.
c) Change the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to limit the number of habitats eligible to be designated as endangered.
Xd) Increase fees charged to ranchers who graze cattle on federal lands.
Xe) Revise the 1872 mining law to increase the fees charged to mining companies using federal lands.
Xf) Encourage development of alternative fuels to reduce pollution.
g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel powered engines, including cars and trucks.
h) Increase federal taxes on gasoline and diesel fuels to promote conservation and alternative fuel development.
i) Promote the selling of pollution credits between nations to encourage industries to decrease pollution levels.
j) Impose stricter national air quality standards.
k) Adhere to the United Nations treaty regarding global climate change.
Xl) Strengthen the restrictions on clear-cutting on federal lands.
m) Other
Indicate which level of government that should have primary responsibility for the following services. Select one level only.
Federala) Border security
Noneb) Civil rights enforcement
Localc) Education
Locald) Environmental cleanup
Nonee) Job training
Localf) Law enforcement
Noneg) Low-income housing
Noneh) Medicaid
Nonei) Medicare
Statej) Transportation infrastructure (highways, roads, bridges)
Nonek) Welfare
l) Other
1) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding Bosnia/former Yugoslavia.
Xa) The U.S. should lift the arms embargo against Bosnia-Herzegovina.
b) The U.S. should maintain a military presence in Bosnia-Herzegovina with a certain deadline for withdrawal.
c) The U.S. should maintain a military presence in Bosnia-Herzegovina without a certain deadline for withdrawal.
d) Other
2) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the Middle East.
a) The U.S. should resolve future disputes with Iraq through diplomatic means.
b) The U.S. should take unilateral military action if Iraq does not comply with all accepted UN resolutions.
c) The U.S. should take military action against Iraq only as part of an international effort.
Xd) The U.S. should not continue to play a prominent leadership role in the peace process between Israel and Palestine.
e) Other
3) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the United States-United Nations relationship.
a) The U.S. should contribute more funding and troops to United Nations peacekeeping missions.
b) The U.S. should contribute less funding and troops to United Nations peacekeeping missions.
c) The U.S. should participate in UN peacekeeping missions only when vital U.S. interests are involved.
Xd) The U.S. should not commit military troops to UN peacekeeping missions.
Xe) The U.S. should withdraw from the UN completely.
f) The U.S. should pay its debt to the United Nations.
g) Other
Yes4) Should the U.S. have diplomatic and trade relations with Cuba?
Yes5) Should the U.S. recognize and extend full diplomatic relations to Taiwan?
Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning gun issues.
a) Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons.
b) Increase federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
c) Maintain federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
d) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
Xe) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms by law-abiding citizens.
Xf) Favor allowing citizens to carry concealed firearms.
g) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks with firearms.
h) Other
1) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health issues in America.
Xa) The federal government has no responsibility in providing health care.
b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income.
c) Implement a government-financed, single-payer national health care system similar to that of Canada.
Xd) Support health care strategies focused on prevention, including health education and natural medicines and remedies.
e) Support legislation to define and enforce the rights of insured patients, including greater access to specialists and emergency rooms, wider choice of health care providers, and appeal mechanisms when claims are denied.
f) Allow small business owners, the self-employed and workers whose employers do not provide health insurance to have the same deductibility for health costs as corporations and large employers.
g) Expand eligibility for tax-free medical savings accounts, which would be taxed if used for any purpose other than medical costs.
h) Establish limits on the amount of damages awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.
i) Allow states and local communities to use federal funds for needle-exchange programs to combat the spread of HIV.
j) Classify nicotine as a drug and cigarettes as drug delivery devices, which should be regulated by the Federal Food and Drug Administration.
k) Provide citizens age 55-65 the option of purchasing Medicare health coverage.
Other
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding immigration.
a) Decrease the number of immigrants allowed into the country.
b) Increase the eligibility of legal immigrants for certain social programs (i.e. HUD housing, food stamps).
Xc) Require the Immigration and Naturalization Service to reduce to six months the time between applying for citizenship and taking the oath of allegiance.
d) Provide extra federal aid to states with higher numbers of immigrants for necessary medical and social services.
e) Prohibit states from passing laws that deny human services (medical care, education) to illegal immigrants or their children.
f) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive U.S. citizenship.
g) Increase the immigration quota for computer scientists and other information technology workers.
h) Establish English as the official and recognized language of the United States government.
Xi) Other

Greatly relax all immigration laws to bare minimum necessary

The American people have consistently mentioned the decline of morals and ethics in America as a major problem facing the country. On an attached page, in fifty words or less, explain what you will do as a member of Congress to address this concern.

Government willl never be a solution for moral decline. In fact, it is a major contributor. The best way to reverse moral decline is to reduce government regulations and bans in almost every area.

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding Social Security.
Xa) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage.
b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which are managed by the government.
c) Invest Social Security's assets collectively in stocks and bonds instead of U.S. Treasury securities.
d) Increase the payroll tax to finance the program in its current form.
e) Invest a portion of the budget surplus into the Social Security trust fund.
f) Increase the minimum age that determines when retirees are able to receive full Social Security benefits.
g) Lower Social Security's annual cost-of-living increases.
h) Limit Social Security benefits based on recipients' other income and assets.
i) Require individuals to pay the Social Security tax on income above $68,400, which is currently exempt.
Xj) Other

Completely privatize social security

1) Indicate the levels you support concerning taxes in the following categories. Select one number (level) only.
Income Taxes:
Eliminatea) Retiree income over $40,000
Eliminateb) Family income less than $25,000
Eliminatec) Family income $25-75,000
Eliminated) Family income $75-150,000
Eliminatee) Family income over $150,000
Other Tax Issues:
Eliminatef) Alcohol taxes
Eliminateg) Capital gains taxes
Greatly Increaseh) Charitable deductions
Greatly Increasei) Child tax credit
Eliminatej) Cigarette taxes
Greatly Decreasek) Corporate income taxes
Greatly Increasel) Earned Income Tax Credit
Eliminatem) Estate taxes
Greatly Increasen) Medical expense deductions
Greatly Increaseo) Mortgage deductions
p) Other

All taxes other than excises & duties/per constitution -- Eliminate

q) Other
Yes2) Do you support replacing the U.S. income tax structure with a flat income tax?
Yes3) Do you support eliminating the Internal Revenue Service?
No4) Do you support instituting a national sales tax?
Yes5) Should a married couple filing jointly pay the same taxes as if they were an unmarried couple filing separately?
Yes6) Do you support requiring a super-majority vote in both houses of Congress to raise taxes?
7) Other

Repeal 16th Amendment, Federal Reserve Act

Yes1) Do you support amending the Constitution to limit the number of terms which members of Congress can serve?
If you support term limits, how many terms should each serve?
Senator (# of 6 yr. terms)

2

Representatives (# of 2 yr. terms)

3

No1) Do you support the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?
No2) Do you support broadening NAFTA to include other countries in the western hemisphere?
No3) Do you support the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)?
No4) Do you support the World Trade Organization (WTO)?
Undecided5) Do you support imposing tariffs on products imported from nations that maintain restrictive trade barriers on American products?
No6) Should a nation's human rights record affect its "most favored nation" trading status with the United States?
No7) Do you support granting the President "fast-track" authority?
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding poverty and the welfare system.
a) Provide tax incentives for companies to hire and train homeless people who want to work.
b) Increase funding of homeless shelters and low income housing projects.
c) Increase funds for housing assistance for welfare recipients who need housing to get or keep a job.
d) Provide homeless families with apartment vouchers they can use to supplement the cost of an apartment.
e) Continue to give states and local governments responsibility for welfare programs through block grants.
Xf) Eliminate federal funds for welfare programs at the federal, state or local levels.
g) Maintain current welfare-to-work requirements in order for states to qualify for block grants.
h) Convert government-funded low-income housing projects into private housing, managed and owned by the residents.
i) Require that unwed teenage mothers live with a parent or guardian (if possible) and attend school to receive benefits.
Xj) Other

Eliminate taxes, welfare, allow people to aid others as they see fit; support free market

Please explain what your two main legislative priorities will be if elected. Please explain how you would obtain any additional government funding needed to implement these priorities.

(1) Eliminate personal income tax and reduce other taxes.
(2) Legalize drugs, thus eliminating the black market and irresistable profits.
(3) Remove United States role as policeman of the world.

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