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Francis 'Fran' X. Becker, Jr.

Fran Becker, Jr.'s Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Francis 'Fran' X. Becker, Jr.
Office: Legislator (Nassau County, NY) - District 6, Republican
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Clementine; 3 Children: Madeline, Beth, Diana
Home City: Lynbrook, NY
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Fran Becker, Jr. 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.

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Francis Becker. Issue Position: Sanctity of Life. 5 October 2012. "I am a Conservative and I am Pro Life." (votesmart.org)
  • Francis Becker. The Issues. 5 October 2012. "As Congressman I will: Oppose the federal funding of abortion; Vote for the protection of human life from conception to natural death; Support parental notification laws; Oppose the Federal funding of abortion providers abroad." (beckerforcongress.com)
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.
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Francis Becker. Issue Position: National Defense. 1 January 2012. "The threat to America and her interests abroad have not diminished to the extent that the U.S. Government should be contemplating dramatic cuts to the Defense Department. This is not the time to reduce our missile arsenal. The transformation of our Military structure and inventory that began under Donald Rumsfeld must be allowed to continue. We must make sure that our Men and Women in Uniform have the best equipment and technology to keep them safe. When they come home, we must honor our obligations to those who have served and sacrificed. As Congressman, I will support policies that strengthen America's Military and supports our Veterans." (votesmart.org)
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

  • Francis Becker. Americans for Tax Reform: The Taxpayer Protection Pledge. 1 December 2011. "I pledge to the taxpayers of the state of New York and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Francis Becker. Blog. 27 September 2010. (As part of Five Point Plan): "Reduce Spending to free up capital markets for private sector borrowing. This will create jobs and create an environment of economic growth and innovation. Start by eliminating so-called "stimulus programs" that create nothing sustainable." (beckerforcongress.blogspot.com)
  • Francis Becker. The Issues. "Create Jobs. Restore the American Dream. It is clear that the Obama experiment with trillion dollar stimulus plans has failed to create jobs and grow our economy. Getting America back to work is the most important task ahead of the next Congress. A serious course correction needs to occur to jump start economic growth. We need to get the government out of the way of the entrepreneur and undo the policies and regulations enacted in the last four years that have stymied recovery. We need to increase our domestic energy production so that we have enough low cost energy to power our economy. We need to reform our tax policies to make America a more competitive place to do business and to start a business. We need to rein in spending and pay down our debt to restore the buying power of the Dollar and stave off inflation." (beckerforcongress.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Francis Becker. Blog. 27 September 2010. (As part of Five Point Plan): Cut Taxes for New Businesses 2-5 years old. Cuts will be given as a refundable credit equal to the FICA tax on the first $50,000 of wages for all non-owner employees. This creates additional capital for survival, growth and expansion, fueling the nation's engine of economic growth." (beckerforcongress.blogspot.com)
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

  • Francis Becker. Video: Fran Becker - Long Beach “ 05-29-12. 29 May 2012. Responded "Education just to start “ there's no need for it." to the question: "Can you name me one [cabinet level] department that you would eliminate?" (www.youtube.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Francis Becker. Issue Position: Energy Independence. 1 January 2012. "I favor an ˜all of the above' approach to energy production as a path to true energy independence. We need to further expand our extraction and production of traditional fuels and energy sources as well as explore emerging green energy technologies [¦] To get Americans back to work and have enough inexpensive energy to power economic recovery, as Congressman I will support policies that accelerate domestic energy exploration and production, support the construction of the Keystone Pipeline and end government speculation with taxpayer money in the green energy industry." (votesmart.org)
  • Francis Becker. Issue Position: Energy. "First and foremost, we need to FREE OUR COUNTRY FROM FOREIGN DEPENDENCE ON ENERGY (the fifth priority in my FIVE POINT PLAN) and their monopoly on our entire standard of living. To do this, we must have an "all of the above" energy policy. This means the development of ALL resources of energy. Of course, as I believe we are stewards of our planet, this energy must be produced in an environmentally-safe way, using technology and fact-based science. As we develop these alternate energy sources, we must protect our natural resources for future generations. Wind and Solar energy are nice, clean sources--and we should expand their use--but they are not enough to power our economy. Our great Country has vast quantities of oil, coal, shale and natural gas. The problem is not a lack of resources but the limitations placed on the extraction of these resources. By increasing our production of domestic energy sources, we will create productive JOBS which will stimulate other sectors of our economy. As we've seen now for months in the Gulf of Mexico, no one was prepared to stop a leak 5,000 feet below the surface. This environmental catastrophe could have been avoided if drilling was allowed on land in ANWR in the northeast corner of Alaska and in the shallower depths of the continental shelf." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Francis Becker. The Issues. "I oppose 'Cap and Trade' and any of its comparably misguided offspring. 'Cap and Trade' is the last bullet in the Liberal arsenal to complete their plan for total control of our Country." (votesmart.org)
  • Francis Becker. Fran Becker Signs AFP 'No Climate Tax Pledge.' 29 July 2010. "Francis X. Becker Jr. Signs the Americans For Prosperity 'No Climate Tax Pledge:' Lynbrook, NY July 19th, 2010- Francis X. Becker Jr. (R-Lynbrook) has joined more than 650 bipartisan policy makers in pledging to oppose any move by the U.S. Government to gain revenue through legislation relating to Global Warming." (beckerforcongress.blogspot.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Francis Becker. Issue Position: Second Amendment. 1 January 2012. "I believe in the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution. Every citizen of this country has the right to defend their families, their person, and their property. I support efforts to keep guns out of the hands of children and criminals. As Congressman, I will oppose any effort to strip law abiding citizens of their 2nd Amendment Rights. I will oppose any effort made to have a national registry of guns and gun owners." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Francis Becker. Issue Position: Healthcare. 1 January 2012. "As part of the new Congress and new Administration, I plan to vote for a full repeal of Obamacare and enact free-market based reforms in it's place." (votesmart.org)
  • Francis Becker. Repeal Obamacare. 27 September 2010. "I believe it is necessary to repeal Obamacare because it is already killing job creation. Businesses will not hire additional employees if they will have to pay additional taxes for each employee they hire." (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

  • Francis Becker. Issue Position: Immigration. 5 October 2012. "I support LEGAL immigration. Legal immigration is what this Country has been founded upon and I support those that come here legally and contribute as a Legal Citizens. Illegal immigration threatens our National Security, therefore our borders to the North and the South must be secured and the visa and entry process must be reformed. Everyone both to the North and South of our borders must have the opportunity to be "legal" and assimilate into our American heritage and contribute to our values and standards." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Francis Becker. Video: Fran Becker - Long Beach - 05-29-12 . 29 May 2012. "There's many things the government's doing that are unconstitutional right now. You know you have the Defense of Marriage Act is not beings supported “ a whole bunch of things. It's pick and choose with this administration." (www.youtube.com)
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.
Unknown Position Unknown 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

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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