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Justin Olson's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Justin Olson has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Justin Olson is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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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 2016, 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

  • "He is committed to working towards a day when each and every unborn child is guaranteed the unalienable right to life." http://www.votejustinolson.com/record-of-success/pro-life/ (www.votejustinolson.com)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL/Arizona Right to Choose http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/123766/justin-olson/2 (votesmart.org)
  • "As a State Representative, Justin Olson has a perfect pro-life voting record. In Congress, Justin will continue his unbroken commitment to always having a 100 percent pro-life voting record." www.votejustinolson.com/record-of-success/pro-life
  • "As our Congressman, Justin Olson will always protect, defend, and celebrate the sanctity of innocent life. He will work to stop all taxpayer funding of abortion, and always support a human life amendment to the Constitution." http://www.votejustinolson.com/record-of-success/pro-life (www.votejustinolson.com)
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

  • "Olson also believes that when we reduce taxes for both individuals and businesses, it helps our economy grow and prosper. People have more money to spend and save, businesses are able to invest more money and provide more jobs, and it also slows the growth and the size of government." http://www.votejustinolson.com/record-of-success/taxes (www.votejustinolson.com)
  • "As chairman the committee responsible for writing Arizona’s budget, Justin has not only balanced Arizona’s budget without raising taxes, but he’s also eliminated wasteful spending and reduced the size of government." http://www.votejustinolson.com/record-of-success/government-spending-and-the-national-debt/ (www.votejustinolson.com)
  • "In Congress, Justin Olson will not support tax increases. Instead, Justin will actively work to reform our tax system to make it simpler and fairer for taxpayers while also eliminating special interest policies that are nothing more than another example of the cronyism and insider dealing that plagues Washington." http://www.votejustinolson.com/record-of-success/taxes/ (www.votejustinolson.com)
  • "Justin Olson is committed to lowering the burden that taxes place on our families and businesses." http://www.votejustinolson.com/record-of-success/taxes/ (www.votejustinolson.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Crime: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders? 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 Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Justin Olson is a principled economic conservative who will tirelessly fight to reduce government spending and stop the borrowing. Unlike most politicians, Justin’s commitment to smaller government and a balanced budget are more than just talk." http://www.votejustinolson.com/record-of-success/government-spending-and-the-national-debt/ (www.votejustinolson.com)
  • "As chairman the committee responsible for writing Arizona’s budget, Justin has not only balanced Arizona’s budget without raising taxes, but he’s also eliminated wasteful spending and reduced the size of government." http://www.votejustinolson.com/record-of-success/government-spending-and-the-national-debt/ (www.votejustinolson.com)
  • "In Congress, Justin Olson will continue his principled commitment to less spending and less debt. He’ll work to stop the fiscally irresponsible practice of passing budgets with billions of dollars in wasteful spending that we cannot afford." http://www.votejustinolson.com/record-of-success/government-spending-and-the-national-debt/ (www.votejustinolson.com)
  • "The inability of the Washington politicians to stop the out of control spending and borrowing has left us with a national debt that is rapidly approaching $20 trillion." http://www.votejustinolson.com/record-of-success/government-spending-and-the-national-debt/ (www.votejustinolson.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Justin Olson is committed to lowering the burden that taxes place on our families and businesses." http://www.votejustinolson.com/record-of-success/taxes/ (www.votejustinolson.com)
  • "As chairman the committee responsible for writing Arizona’s budget, Justin has not only balanced Arizona’s budget without raising taxes, but he’s also eliminated wasteful spending and reduced the size of government." http://www.votejustinolson.com/record-of-success/government-spending-and-the-national-debt/ (www.votejustinolson.com)
  • "Olson also believes that when we reduce taxes for both individuals and businesses, it helps our economy grow and prosper. People have more money to spend and save, businesses are able to invest more money and provide more jobs, and it also slows the growth and the size of government." http://www.votejustinolson.com/record-of-success/taxes (www.votejustinolson.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Education: Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "As a state legislator, I will support the excellent work currently provided by our district and charter schools. I will also support statewide reforms that can continue to improve our public school system. I support efforts to improve accountability in our school systems. I support school choice and competition. I support school systems that are more responsive to parents and students' needs than to the demands of labor union leaders. I support directing more of our finite school resources into the classroom where they can have the greatest impact on students. I support removing the inequities in our school funding formulas." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/730507/issue-position-exceptional-schools (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • "If elected I will support investments in renewable energy technologies and work to keep fossil fuels in the ground." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1103569/issue-position-climate-change (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "One thing that is undeniable, and I will work to end immediately, is the practice of hydraulic fracking. Fracking wastes massive amounts of fresh water by pumping it into the ground with undisclosed chemicals in order to extract natural gas. This simultaneously poisons the aquifers, causes earthquakes, and releases irresponsible amounts of greenhouse gases." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1103569/issue-position-climate-change (votesmart.org)
  • "If elected I will support investments in renewable energy technologies and work to keep fossil fuels in the ground." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1103569/issue-position-climate-change (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms is enshrined in our Constitution. Despite that, too many Washington politicians want to undermine that protection or place restrictions on it. Justin Olson is a proud supporter of the 2nd Amendment and has the record to prove it. That’s why Justin has always had an 'A' rating from the NRA." http://www.votejustinolson.com/record-of-success/2ndamendment (www.votejustinolson.com)
  • Rated 93% by National Rifle Association http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/123766/justin-olson/37 (votesmart.org)
  • "In Congress, we will have no better protector of our 2nd Amendment rights than Justin Olson. Not only will Justin oppose any effort by the Washington politicians to restrict or take away your 2nd Amendment rights, he will actively work to expand those rights granted to you by the Constitution." http://www.votejustinolson.com/record-of-success/2ndamendment (www.votejustinolson.com)
  • Cosponsored and voted in favor of S.B.1257 "Authorizes Concealed Carry of Firearms in Public Places" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/56982 (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Justin Olson has always opposed Obamacare and is committed to doing whatever it takes in Congress to repeal what could be considered one of the most disastrous domestic policies our country has ever had." http://www.votejustinolson.com/record-of-success/healthcare (www.votejustinolson.com)
  • "As was predicted by many, Obamacare is turning out to be a disaster that has done little more than increase insurance rates and make healthcare more expensive for many Americans. " http://www.votejustinolson.com/record-of-success/healthcare (www.votejustinolson.com)
  • "Justin Olson will also push to make health insurance premiums tax deductible for individuals like they currently are for most businesses. There is simply no reason why a large business can deduct the costs of health insurance from their taxes, and individuals cannot." http://www.votejustinolson.com/record-of-success/healthcare (www.votejustinolson.com)
Yes Inferred 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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of S.B.1406 "Interstate Compact to Build a Border Fence" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/35771 (votesmart.org)
  • "In Congress, Justin Olson will oppose any attempt by politicians in either party to pass a law granting amnesty to those who have chosen to break our laws and come into our country illegally." http://www.votejustinolson.com/record-of-success/immigration (www.votejustinolson.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 0% by Stonewall Democrats of Arizona http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/123766/justin-olson/76 (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Justin Olson is a strong supporter of ensuring that the United States military remains the strongest and best prepared military in the world. This is necessary both to be prepared for any eventuality that threatens our national security and interests, and to serve as a strong deterrent to other countries in the world like Russia who have shown that they are willing to threaten and even invade other countries without provocation." http://www.votejustinolson.com/record-of-success/national-defense/ (www.votejustinolson.com)
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.

Key

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 Project 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. Project Vote Smart does not edit for misspelled words, punctuation or grammar.

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