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Philip 'Phil' A. Fedele

Phil Fedele's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Philip 'Phil' A. Fedele
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Loretta; 3 Children: Kimberly, Philip, Elizabeth
Birth Date: 03/10/1939
Birth Place: Rochester, NY
Home City: Rochester, NY
Religion: Non-practicing Catholic
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What is the Political Courage Test?

New York Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test

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Inferred Answer
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Pro-choiceCandidate Answera) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?
Nob) Should abortion be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy?
Yesc) Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?
Yesd) Should abortion be legal when the life of the woman is endangered?
Noe) 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.
Slightly Decreasea) Agriculture
Slightly Increaseb) Arts
Greatly Decreasec) Defense
Slightly Increase1) Intelligence operations
Greatly Decrease2) Military hardware
Greatly Decrease3) National missile defense
Slightly Increase4) Salary and benefits for active duty personnel
Slightly Increase5) Programs to improve troop retention rates
Greatly Decrease6) Research and development of new weapons
Maintain Statusd) Education
Slightly Increasee) Environment
Slightly Decreasef) Homeland security
Slightly Increaseg) International aid
Greatly Increaseh) Medical research
Greatly Increasei) Scientific research
Greatly Decreasej) Space exploration
Maintain Statusk) United Nations
Maintain Statusl) Welfare
Eliminatem) Other or expanded categories

OFFensive Missle Develpment

5. OFFensive missles

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.
Maintain Statusa) Alcohol taxes
Slightly Increaseb) Capital gains taxes
Slightly Increasec) Cigarette taxes
Slightly Increased) Corporate taxes
Slightly Increasee) Gasoline taxes
Greatly Decreasef) Income taxes (low-income families)
Slightly Decreaseg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Slightly Increaseh) Income taxes (high-income families)
Greatly Increasei) Other or expanded categories

Super Rich e.g. those earning over $500,000 per year

NoCandidate Answer3) Do you support the elimination of the federal estate tax?
No4) Do you support requiring the federal budget to be balanced each year?
YesCandidate Answer5) Do you support using government funds in an effort to stimulate and improve the economy?
6) Other or expanded principles

4) There should be a very strong effort to do so.

NoCandidate Answera) Do you support privatizing elements of Social Security?
Nob) Do you support reducing government regulations on the private sector?
c) Do you support increasing the federal minimum wage?
Yesd) Do you support the ability of workers to unionize?
Yese) Do you support federal funding for job-training programs that retrain displaced workers?
f) Other or expanded principles

c) ??

Noa) Do you support increasing the amount individuals are permitted to contribute to federal campaigns?
Yesb) Should Congress regulate indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Noc) Do you support removing all contribution limits on federal campaigns?
Yesd) Should candidates for federal office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?
Yese) Do you support giving the President the power of the line item veto for items concerning appropriations?
Yesf) 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
Unknown PositionInferred Answer a) Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes? View Citations
  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yesb) Do you support programs that provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related training and job-placement assistance when released?
Yesc) Do you support programs that provide prison inmates with substance abuse treatment?
Yesd) Do you support reduced prison sentences for non-violent offenders?
Noe) Do you support mandatory prison sentences for selling illegal drugs?
f) Other or expanded principles

a) maybe only one: Treasoneous activities that result in deaths

g)Drug Laws should be relaxed - Legalize most drug use especially marijuana. Establish more Treatment facilities

YesCandidate Answera) Do you support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students?
Yesb) Do you support federal funding for universal pre-K programs?
Yesc) Do you support federal funding for charter schools?
Yesd) Do you support federal funding for K-12 school vouchers?
Yese) Do you support the federal government providing college students with financial aid?
f) Other or expanded principles

* #a. I prefer the state to set the standards + test the students

YesCandidate Answera) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
Yesb) Do you support international emissions targets aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
c) Do you support allowing energy producers to trade carbon credits under a "cap and trade" system?
Yesd) Do you support strengthening fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles?
Noe) Do you support domestic oil exploration in federally-protected areas?
Yesf) 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

c) ??
g) ??

h)I prefer expanding renewables: solar, wind hydro etc

YesCandidate Answera) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Yesb) Do you believe that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individual citizens to own guns?
Noc) Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?
Yesd) Do you support a ban on assault rifles?
e) Other or expanded principles

b) but it should be changed to be highly restricted to individuals

YesCandidate Answera) Do you support a publicly-administered health insurance option?
Yesb) 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?
Yesd) Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
Yese) Do you support relaxing regulations on the importation of prescription drugs?
f) Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate Answera) Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants?
Yesb) Do you support decreasing the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country?
c) Do you support establishing English as the official national language?
Nod) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
e) Other or expanded principles

b) ??

b) potential new immigrants should be screened for potential success and a contributing citizen

Unknown PositionInferred Answer a) Do you support United States military action in Afghanistan? View Citations
  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Nob) Do you support increasing military assistance for Afghanistan?
Noc) Do you support increasing economic development assistance for Afghanistan?
Yesd) Should the United States continue to strike suspected terrorist targets in Pakistan?
Yese) Do you support granting aid to countries when it is in the security interests of the United States?
Yesf) 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?
Yesh) Do you support the withdrawal of United States troops from Iraq?
Yesi) Do you support the United States' involvement in free trade agreements?
j) Other or expanded principles

a) Only "Black Bag" operations. much Fewer boots on the ground

c) I am not sure where the money winds up... in some Swiss account ??

k) Strong supporter of Isreal.

Unknown PositionInferred Answer a) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman? View Citations
  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yesb) Do you support allowing openly-gay men and women to serve in the United States military?
Yesc) Do you support federal funding for embryonic stem cell research?
d) Should the federal government end affirmative action programs?
e) Other or expanded principles

a) Gov't should change all marriage contracts to civil unions. Gov't should then recognize all civil unions, including same-sex unions. Churches & religious institutions can marry whomever they wish - or not. All marriages then would recognize the inherant civil union.

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.
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