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Dan Rozelle's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Presidential Election 2012 Political Courage Test


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Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Other or expanded principles

[Selected pro-choice and pro-life]

Abortion.............I am pro Life and Pro Choice

Why is this the first question and why is it so important?

I have always resisted and resented answering this question because I believe it is not the people's business nor is it mine. It is between the woman, God, her doctor, and her family, including the father if necessary. I understand this has been an issue for centuries, but the issue should be dealt with and discussed and educated at the family and church level. If sex education was taught and presented in a rational fashion at ...

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

First- All Americans that have money saved over seas should return their money home or move out of the country.

Profiteering and fraud should be treason. Meaning, fake patients and prescriptions are fraud. $1700.00 screw drivers and hammers is stealing and overcharging. This is treason in my book. Contractors should be exiled for cheating and stealing from the government.

Unfortunately in this so called modern world of ours that we need to protect and defend ourselves defense spending should be cut. However, like I mentioned above, buying weapons from China instead of our own suppliers might be a ...

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 Decreaseb) Arts
Maintain Statusc) Defense
Slightly Increased) Education
Maintain Statuse) Environment
Slightly Increasef) Homeland Security
Greatly Decreaseg) International aid
Maintain Statush) Medical Research
Maintain Statusi) Scientific Research
Greatly Decreasej) Space exploration
Greatly Decreasek) United Nations
Slightly Decreasel) 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.
Slightly Increasea) Capital gains taxes
Maintain Statusb) Corporate taxes
Slightly Increasec) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Slightly Increased) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Slightly Increasee) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Slightly Increasef) Income taxes (low-income families)
Slightly Increaseg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Slightly Increaseh) Income taxes (high-income families)
Slightly Increasei) Inheritance taxes
Slightly Increasej) Payroll taxes
k) Other or expanded categories
NoDo 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?
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?
NoDo you support the 2010 temporary extension of tax relief?
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
YesDo you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan?
YesDo 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


YesCandidate 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?
YesCandidate AnswerShould individuals be required to purchase health insurance, as mandated in the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
Other or expanded principles

Well that is such a tough subject.

I understood that the free market system and capitalism were suppose to control costs by competition. It doesn't seem to be working in the health care industry. The more hospitals and doctors seems to mean higher costs instead of competition lowering costs and better care

As we know costs across the board are rising and that has been the main issue but I never hear about putting any type of cost controls or restraints on anything. Why does a single "Q" tip cost $8.00.

It just seems to snowball. Doctors and hospitals ...

NoCandidate 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

It is my opinion and belief that we go ahead and legalize the illegal people in our country. As mad and disappointed as we may get it is and yes it is unfair to the other's waiting in line doing it the right way.

Look, lets face it, they beat us, they got in. They are here. So yes let us be mad, but be mad at ourselves for not securing our borders. So we say ok here you're here but here is what you have to do. Get to work!

I would give them 7 years of good ...

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support same-sex marriage?
Other or expanded principles


I don't support same sex "marriage". I support same sex "Civil Union"
I would ask the gay people to change their attitude about this in this way. Being gay in not the same as a man and a woman, it is different. It is undeniable. They don't need something that has symbolized something between a man and a woman for centuries. They need to invent their own system just they like invented their own unions and relationships. They need a different name that is all means the same.....anyway.

I don't care what they do ...

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 an easy one. We all know the way things are, all people can't save for retirement themselves, and if they have honestly worked and performed their due diligence for themselves and their families and paid taxes then they deserve their social security if they paid in like everybody else.

We are all tired of people taking advantage of social security, that is what the problem is. We need better management. Once again fraud and cheating needs to be eliminated.

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 have to decide are we the country of freedom and prosperity for all or are we the country of FEW greedy and rich.

I would better secure all of our borders. I would make it easier to screen and get through our airports for all travelers.

I make it much easier to open industry and work towards more nuclear and solar energy some how.

I would figure out away to better educate our children through out the country instead of having adult teacher argue about pay and benefits. I do believe some kind of performance system for teachers ...

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