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Dick Muri's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: State House (WA) - 28 Position 1, Republican
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Dick Muri has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Dick Muri is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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Washington Congressional Election 2012 Political Courage 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.

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

Except in the case or rape, incest, or if the mothers life is at risk due to complications from the pregnancy.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan?
NoDo you support a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan?
Other or expanded principles

Our country made the right decision to invade Afghanistan to Defeat Al Qaida and Osama Bin Laden. We have accomplished both of those missions, and now it is time to bring our troops home.

Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing the federal budget.
In order to balance the budget,
YesCandidate Answerdo you support reducing defense spending?
NoCandidate Answerdo you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
Nodo you support reducing Medicaid spending?
Nodo you support reducing Medicare spending?
YesIs balancing the budget a legislative priority?
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?
Other or expanded principles

1st degree murder

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?
YesDo you support spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
NoDo you support the temporary extension of unemployment benefits?
YesDo you support the 2010 temporary extension of tax relief?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants?
Other or expanded principles

The states, not the Federal government should be in charge of there own education practices and funding.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production?
Other or expanded principles

It is vital to our economy and national security to defeat America's addiction to foreign oil. While we continue to search for alternative fuel sources, our untapped oil sources off shore should be utilized to begin weening ourselves off of foreign oil.

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

Regulation of greenhouse gas emission should be left to states, determinant upon the states environmental needs, states will be in the best position to decide the most effective way to balance the needs of it's businesses and it's environment.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Other or expanded principles

With an A+ endorsement from the NRA, I am a strong supporter of the second amendment. However, I agree with the current restriction banning felons from buying firearms.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
NoShould individuals be required to purchase health insurance, as mandated in the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
YesDo 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
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support same-sex marriage?
Other or expanded principles

Marraige is a Relgious institution, defined by the bible. As a believer in the separation of church and state, I believe the government should have no role in the re-definition of marraige.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict?
NoShould the U.S use military force in order to prevent Iran from possessing a nuclear weapon?
Other or expanded principles

No, we will tell Iran that if they launch, regardless of the target, we will retaliate with equal or greater force. This principle, known as mutual destruction has succeeded since the beginning of the cold war. We do not support radical or unstable governments, such as that in Iran, having nuclear capabilities. However, if Iran does gain nuclear weapons, the biggest concern of the US is helping establish safe safeguards for Iran to hold on to those Nuclear weapons and ensure they are not stolen and left in the hands of non-state actors.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?
Other or expanded principles
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 Increasea) Agriculture
Maintain Statusb) Arts
Slightly Decreasec) Defense
Greatly Increased) Education
Slightly Decreasee) Environment
Maintain Statusf) Homeland Security
Slightly Decreaseg) International aid
Maintain Statush) Medical Research
Slightly Decreasei) Scientific Research
Maintain Statusj) Space exploration
Greatly Decreasek) United Nations
Maintain Statusl) 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.
Eliminatea) Capital gains taxes
Slightly Increaseb) Corporate taxes
Slightly Decreasec) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Maintain Statusd) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Slightly Decreasee) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Greatly Decreasef) Income taxes (low-income families)
Greatly Decreaseg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Maintain Statush) Income taxes (high-income families)
Eliminatei) Inheritance taxes
Eliminatej) Payroll taxes
k) 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.

We need to help businesses create jobs, by creating tax incentives for hiring new employees.
We need to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a bipartisan agreement that contains costs, which spurs competition, while allowing more portability of health care insurance. Regulations promulgated by the Federal Government need to be cost effective, broad in scope, with latitude by local and state government. A lack of consumer confidence is keeping our economy from improving, and businesses creating jobs. Before we do anything else, congress needs to prove it can be trusted by taking these steps to get people back to work.

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