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Vernon Wuensche has demonstrated Political Courage by telling citizens where he stands on the issues he may face if elected.

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Presidential Election 2012 Political Courage Test

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

I emphatically support it. Particularly in the case of partial birth abortion. Life begins at conception. Historians of future generations will look back on this murder of 50 million babies as as dark a stain on the American character as we now look upon slavery as a stain of an earlier time.

Budget

Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing the federal budget.

In order to balance the budget,

NoCandidate Answerdo you support reducing defense spending?
NoCandidate Answerdo you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
YesCandidate Answerdo you support reducing Medicaid spending?
YesCandidate Answerdo you support reducing Medicare spending?
YesCandidate AnswerIs balancing the budget an administrative priority?
Other or expanded principles

medicare spending should be reduced by allowing more of a free market approach to health care expenditures.

Spending

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.

Greatly Decreasea) Agriculture
Slightly Decreaseb) Arts
Slightly Increasec) Defense
Eliminated) Education
Greatly Decreasee) Environment
Maintain Statusf) Homeland Security
Greatly Decreaseg) International aid
Maintain Statush) Medical Research
Maintain Statusi) Scientific Research
Greatly Increasej) Space exploration
Eliminatek) United Nations
Slightly Decreasel) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories

Those receiving welfare should be turned into workers. Food stamps should be handled by a private contractor audited regularly to reduce the massive fraud not inherent in the program as evidenced by a doubling of cost to around fifteen billion dollars.

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.

Eliminatea) Capital gains taxes
Greatly Decreaseb) Corporate taxes
Maintain Statusc) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Maintain Statusd) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Slightly Decreasee) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Slightly Increasef) Income taxes (low-income families)
Greatly Decreaseg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Maintain Statush) Income taxes (high-income families)
Eliminatei) Inheritance taxes
Slightly Decreasej) Payroll taxes
Greatly Increasek) Other or expanded categories

Eliminate the income tax and replace it with a national sales tax.

NoDo you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Other or expanded principles

There should be no regulation of any campaign contributions. It is free speech. Only disclosure in a certain defined way.

YesDo you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
NoDo you support the 2010 temporary extension of unemployment benefits?
YesDo you support the 2010 temporary extension of tax relief?
Other or expanded principles

I support providing tax incentives to business for the purpose of job creation only as a way to further reduce taxes. Spending on infrastructure projects only if the project and its cost is clearly defined and disclosed to the public which in general approves the project.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants?
Other or expanded principles

The federal government should completely eliminate its role in education, leaving the responsibility completely to the states.

YesDo you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production?
Other or expanded principles

No one knows whether human activity contributes to climate change or not as the information on which this judgement was based was submitted by policy makers and scientists pressured to one point of view. Even if human activity contributed to it it is foolish to destroy the world's economy to reduce the temperature 1-2 %. A better solution--if there is a problem--is to focus the world's OBJECTIVE scientists on using technology to solve the problem over time. With a collapsed world economy this would not be an option.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan?
NoDo you support a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict?
Other or expanded principles

Military leaders in the theaters should decide when and how many to withdraw. A residual force should remain to make certain that the investment in the treasure of Americans and the blood of America's finest are not wasted by a President's political calculation

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
NoCandidate AnswerShould individuals be required to purchase health insurance, as mandated in the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
Other or expanded principles

Health care in America is expensive because the consumer does not purchase the product. In the case of employers the insurance company purchases; in the case of the medicare the government purchases. Changing this involves a free market approach such as health savings account, purchasing insurance accross state lines and allowing the self employed the same tax situation as large employers and other as yet not discovered means of creating competion.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
NoDo you support allowing illegal immigrants, who were brought to the United States as minors, to pursue citizenship without returning to their country of origin?
YesDo you support the enforcement of federal immigration law by state and local police?
Other or expanded principles

The first step before any other should be to secure to border. AFTER THAT a bio metric ID should be used to identify all illegals within two years. Those without an ID at that time or those who are criminals or diseased should be immediately deported. Those with an ID should be allowed to remain and receive government services without becoming citizens. State and local police could enforce. After a period of time when they have learned the language and become assimilated their status could be revisited.

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

This is the best solution to Social Security's funding problem.

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.

Eliminating Obamacare immediately and shrinking the size of government by eliminating departments, reducing govenment workers and streamling systems. Eliminating the Iranian nuclear threat and implementing the use of a developed profile of a terrorist to better protect Americans at home. Over time engendering a business mindset in our federal employees in doing their work while treating each citizen as a customer of the government.