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Jeff Boss' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Jeff Boss has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads.

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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, 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 2016, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

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

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Crime: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders? View Citations

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  • "Legalize Marijuana and Tax the sale." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1101482/things-i-will-do-for-you-as-your-president (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

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  • "Lower Property taxes." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1101482/things-i-will-do-for-you-as-your-president (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Education: Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

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  • "I want to get our constitution and freedoms back. Anyone who wants to own a gun legally, should be allowed to own a gun, but all new guns must have a safety so the gun may only be used by the owner." http://www.bossforsenate.com/things_i_will_do_as_president (www.bossforsenate.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, 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

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

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Candidate Answer

Official Position: Candidate had the Political Courage to address this issue directly.

Inferred Answer

Inferred Position: Candidate refused to address this issue directly, but Vote Smart inferred this issue position based on the candidate's public statements, voting record, and evaluations from special interest groups.

Unknown Answer

Unknown Position: Candidate refused to address this issue.

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Other or Expanded Principles & Legislative Priorities are entered exactly as the candidate has submitted it. Vote Smart does not edit for misspelled words, punctuation or grammar.

New Jersey Congressional Election 2014 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-choiceCandidate AnswerDo you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Other or expanded principles

I would like to see more education, so women don't get pregnant and have abortions.

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

$15.00 minimum wage. Legalize Marijuana and Tax the sale. Free Internet College for all under and graduate degrees. No killing at the animal shelters. 100,000+ of new modular apartments where the rent is no more than $200. No tax federal tax for federal workers. No state tax for city & state workers. World�s largest Casino in the Meadowlands owned by the Atlantic City casinos, legalize sports betting at your lottery machines and use the revenue to open 100 charter schools with union teachers in NJ. Dogs allowed in restaurants and clubs. Equal rights for everyone.

YesDo you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Other or expanded principles
NoDo you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
YesDo you support lowering taxes as a way of promoting growth in the economy?
YesDo you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support building the Keystone XL pipeline?
NoDo you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production?
Other or expanded principles
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 support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support same-sex marriage?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict?
YesShould 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
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?
Other or expanded principles
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.
Maintain Statusa) Agriculture
Greatly Increaseb) Arts
Maintain Statusc) Defense
Greatly Increased) Education
Greatly Increasee) Environment
Eliminatef) Homeland Security
Greatly Decreaseg) International aid
Greatly Increaseh) Medical Research
Greatly Increasei) Scientific Research
Greatly Increasej) Space exploration
Greatly Decreasek) United Nations
Maintain Statusl) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories

My websites are being altered or blocked by the NSA. I witnessed the NSA arrange the 911 attacks. I am a whistleblower on the NSA. I now have over 500 people on DVD saying the NSA gave them $20,000 to keep quiet.I have over 40 affidavits.I have been on the ballot in the past for President(2008,2012)in some states, U.S.Senate(11,000 votes), Governor of NJ(16,000+ votes 2009) & 2013, Congress, State Senate. My NJ apartment is bugged & poisoned by the NSA & so is my Blue Honda. Not one media source will run my story.

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
Eliminateb) Corporate taxes
Eliminatec) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Eliminated) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Eliminatee) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Eliminatef) Income taxes (low-income families)
Greatly Decreaseg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Greatly Decreaseh) 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.
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