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Scott Barea's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Presidential Election 2012 Political Courage Test


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

I follow the historical model based on the "quickening" concept. Simplified - Independent heartbeat = human life. State's rights issue. I know, Mommy told you one world goverment would mean you could just whine to one goverment agency but here in the real world we know how to cross the Brooklyn Bridge safely.

Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing the federal budget.
In order to balance the budget,
do you support reducing defense spending?
do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
do you support reducing Medicaid spending?
do you support reducing Medicare spending?
Is balancing the budget an administrative priority?
Other or expanded principles

Balanced Budget = Total Income from all sources - Total expenses and outlays = $0 left over.

therefore? all options on the table including getting the national goverment out of state expense areas. Balance Your checkbook hippies!

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.
Eliminatea) Agriculture
Eliminateb) Arts
Greatly Increasec) Defense
Greatly Decreased) Education
Greatly Decreasee) Environment
Eliminatef) Homeland Security
Eliminateg) International aid
Greatly Increaseh) Medical Research
Greatly Increasei) Scientific Research
Greatly Increasej) Space exploration
Eliminatek) United Nations
Eliminatel) Welfare
Greatly Increasem) Other or expanded categories

[Defense, Medical research, Scientific research, Space exploration] combine you idiots.

Pot to smoke when you eat fried chicken and waffles

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
Greatly Decreaseb) Corporate taxes
Eliminatec) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Eliminated) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Greatly Decreasee) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Greatly Decreasef) 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

National sales tax
Income tax people (inc. indians) 9%
Income tax corp/ (EBITDA) 9%
Sales tax on all non resale items 9%

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Other or expanded principles

1,000,000 motivated individuals can kick the ass off 5,000 billionairs anyday.
See: Hessions, re: War of Indepencence.

YesDo you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Other or expanded principles

Serial/Unrehabitable: Murderers
Pedaraets male & female (sorry [illegible])

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
YesDo you support the 2010 temporary extension of unemployment benefits?
NoDo you support the 2010 temporary extension of tax relief?
Other or expanded principles

If the U.S. in October 2008 had written a check for $60,000 & $30,000 respectively to those who received the $600 & $300 Pres. Bush sent we'd be fat wealthy and lazier than ever.

NoCandidate 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?
Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production?
Other or expanded principles

[Q: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?] [Response:] as in tomato plants and such? STUPID WORDING

Q1 is idiotic. Obviously urban environments have climate conditions different than agrarian. Should we just kick out all the poor and burn them down? Yes!

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan?
NoDo 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

Q1 - Guarding lithium mines & poppy fields is not combat operations.
Q2 - Bring the the [...] Home today. Well, after a short vacation in Tehran.
Q3 - Targeting means identifying & prosecuting right?
The Murder of U.S. Citizens by the U.S. Goverment w/o due process (etc. trial, openness) is TREASON!

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
NoCandidate AnswerShould individuals be required to purchase health insurance, as mandated in the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
Other or expanded principles

States should expand low income programs, but that's not up to the President.

Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
Do you support allowing illegal immigrants, who were brought to the United States as minors, to pursue citizenship without returning to their country of origin?
NoDo you support the enforcement of federal immigration law by state and local police?
Other or expanded principles

[Q: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?] [Response:] So no immigrant rodeo for citizenship to give steers a rest?
How about we work with free peoples of the globe to improve their home countries as a focal point? Also George Washington had the right idea.

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

Marriage has 2 components. Contract law - all 2 person combos allowed. Endorsement by religious organizations should be left up to their respective organizations.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?
Other or expanded principles

I support the eventual phasing out of social security taxes.

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.

1. Restoring the rule of constitutional law at the national level
2. The invasion and subjugation of by Sinotown & [illegible] hoardes.
3. Ensuring the profitability of the U.S. goverment and meeting its obligations to its employees and retirees.
4. Honoring its veterans by treating them with the medical care and benefits appropriate for their sacrifice in time, sweat, and friends & family.
5. Free universal university education for all citizens (Liberal Arts/critical thinking skills a must have)
6. Ripping up and [...] all over, that [...] Patriot Act. What I borrow from the library is my own [...]

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