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Eliot Glassheim's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: State House (ND) - District 18, Democratic-NPL
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic-NPL for U.S. Senate
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Eliot Glassheim has provided voters with clear stances on key issues by responding to the 2016 Political Courage Test.

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North Dakota Congressional Election 2016 Political Courage Test


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Pro-choiceCandidate AnswerDo you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Other or expanded principles

I support t he Supreme Court's ruling, which is about the same as the early Catholic Church position.

NoIn order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
YesCandidate AnswerIn order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
Other or expanded principles
YesDo you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Other or expanded principles
YesDo you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
YesDo you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
YesDo you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
Other or expanded principles

In a Mobil society , some 20-30 percent of high school graduates will move elsewhere. While some local variation is useful, we all have to speak. the same language and have a common knowledge base.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support building the Keystone XL pipeline?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?
Do you support increased regulations on the hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") industry?
Other or expanded principles

Keystone application was withdraw by company because it was not economical with the decline in oil price.
Fracking....regulations should be science based; that is, based on regional geologic for matins. The key element is whether fracking is likely to pollute the water supply.

YesDo you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you generally support gun-control legislation?
Other or expanded principles

Common sense regulation seems useful to me. No fly no buy is useful, waiting periods, gun show regulation, mentally ill restrict ions...we need to reassure the majority of gun owners that there is no intention to take away their guns.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
Other or expanded principles

I support democrats and republicans sitting down in good faith?If that's make improvements.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
Other or expanded principles

Egad. M

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support same-sex marriage?
Other or expanded principles

It's the law.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support?
Should the U.S use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the United States from possessing a nuclear weapon?
Other or expanded principles

Diplomacy first. And second. And sanct ions.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?
Other or expanded principles

It would undermine the system and leave many seniors without enough to live on.

Indicate what federal spending levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category; you can use a number more than once.
Slightly Increasea) Agriculture
Maintain Statusb) Arts
Slightly Decreasec) Defense
Maintain Statusd) Education
Slightly Increasee) Environment
Maintain Statusf) Homeland Security
Slightly Decreaseg) International aid
Greatly Increaseh) Medical Research
Greatly Increasei) Scientific Research
Slightly Increasej) Space exploration
Slightly Decreasek) United Nations
Slightly Increasel) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories
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.
Slightly Increasea) Capital gains taxes
Slightly Increaseb) Corporate taxes
Slightly Decreasec) Small business taxes
Slightly Increased) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Greatly Increasee) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Slightly Increasef) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Slightly Decreaseg) Income taxes (low-income families)
Maintain Statush) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Greatly Increasei) Income taxes (high-income families)
Slightly Increasej) Inheritance taxes
Slightly Increasek) Payroll taxes
l) Other or expanded categories
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.

Increase in funding for research--agricultural, medical, environmental--and implementation; increase in funding for transportation and other infraxstructure.fix social security and maintain Medicare. Some increase on fees needed, increase in taxes on the wealthiest, inc erased job creation will also help to pay for needed improvements.

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