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Richard Hudson, Jr.'s Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (NC) - District 8, Republican
Richard Hudson, Jr. has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

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Issue Positions

For Presidential and Congressional candidates who refuse to provide voters with their positions, Vote Smart has researched their public records to determine their likely responses. These issue positions are from 2018.

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • "As a Pro-Life advocate and father, I applaud President Trump for renewing Ronald Reagan's Mexico City Policy to ensure our hard eared tax dollars aren't used to perform, subsidize or promote abortions abroad." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1180103/hudson-applauds-Pro-Life-executive-order#.Wp78Bme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1797 "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/16979/45098/136448/pain-capable-unborn-child-protection-act#.Wp77F2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136448/richard-hudson-jr#.Wp746me3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "As a Pro-Life advocate and father, I applaud President Trump for renewing Ronald Reagan's Mexico City Policy to ensure our hard eared tax dollars aren't used to perform, subsidize or promote abortions abroad." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1180103/hudson-applauds-Pro-Life-executive-order#.Wp78Bme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1797 "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/16979/45098/136448/pain-capable-unborn-child-protection-act#.Wp77F2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136448/richard-hudson-jr#.Wp746me3wfI (votesmart.org)
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

  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/136448/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.Wp765Ge3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "My goals of tax reform are simple: I want to spur higher wages and more job opportunities, I want to lower the tax burden on working families, and I want to bring jobs back to America." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1205557/hudson-statement-on-tax-cuts-and-jobs-act/?search=Tax%20Cuts%20and%20Jobs%20Act#.Wp78X2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1105 "Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015" https://votesmart.org/bill/20603/54353/136448/death-tax-repeal-act-of-2015#.Wp77kWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/136448/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.Wp765Ge3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "My goals of tax reform are simple: I want to spur higher wages and more job opportunities, I want to lower the tax burden on working families, and I want to bring jobs back to America." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1205557/hudson-statement-on-tax-cuts-and-jobs-act/?search=Tax%20Cuts%20and%20Jobs%20Act#.Wp78X2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1105 "Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015" https://votesmart.org/bill/20603/54353/136448/death-tax-repeal-act-of-2015#.Wp77kWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Our military faces a serious readiness shortfall because of years of Washington's sequester cuts, short-term spending bills, and needless uncertainty. These political games have dire consequences for those who we depend on most--our troops." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1222673/hudson-votes-for-long-term-military-funding/?search=defense%20spending#.Wp8Bh2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Our military faces a serious readiness shortfall because of years of Washington's sequester cuts, short-term spending bills, and needless uncertainty. These political games have dire consequences for those who we depend on most--our troops." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1222673/hudson-votes-for-long-term-military-funding/?search=defense%20spending#.Wp8Bh2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Campaign Finance: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, 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

  • "It is not what you make that gets you in trouble, it is what you spend. I am a firm believer that less government is best. When you boil it all down, the government is a major part of the reason why we have an energy crisis, a struggling education system, and so many regulations in health care that competition and transparency are significantly impeded. Costs continue to spiral out of control and insurance is unaffordable for many. Families across North Carolina and America are required to live within their means, and the Federal government should be forced to do the same. I will support a balanced budget amendment that requires Washington adhere to these same principles. While in the state legislature, I helped cut spending, eliminated unnecessary and costly rules and regulations, and stood up to the tax and spend agenda of big-government bureaucracies -- including cutting the jobs of unnecessary bureaucrats. I will do the same in Washington. In Washington, we must do the same -- cut spending and get the government out of the way so that our farmers, entrepreneurs and small businessmen can grow, prosper, and create jobs. A smaller government that spends less, and a vibrant, growing economy are critical to our ability to start paying down our National debt." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1243161/issue-position-national-debt-budge (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "My goals of tax reform are simple: I want to spur higher wages and more job opportunities, I want to lower the tax burden on working families, and I want to bring jobs back to America." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1205557/hudson-statement-on-tax-cuts-and-jobs-act/?search=Tax%20Cuts%20and%20Jobs%20Act#.Wp78X2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/136448/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.Wp765Ge3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "We need to reduce our corporate tax rate so we can encourage manufacturing job growth […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/748000/kissell-hudson-compete-in-8th-congressional-district/?search=corporate%20tax#.Wp78yWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "My goals of tax reform are simple: I want to spur higher wages and more job opportunities, I want to lower the tax burden on working families, and I want to bring jobs back to America." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1205557/hudson-statement-on-tax-cuts-and-jobs-act/?search=Tax%20Cuts%20and%20Jobs%20Act#.Wp78X2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "We need to reduce our corporate tax rate so we can encourage manufacturing job growth […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/748000/kissell-hudson-compete-in-8th-congressional-district/?search=corporate%20tax#.Wp78yWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/136448/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.Wp765Ge3wf (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "For far too long, Washington has dictated what happens in our classrooms through programs like 'Common Core.' Unfortunately, the problems in our education system cannot be fixed with our federal government's one size fits all solution." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/998930/issue-position-education/?search=common%20core#.Wp79BWe3wfl (votesmart.org)
  • "Today's vote to end Common Core is the linchpin in getting Washington's bureaucrats out of our local classrooms and returning control back to teachers, parents and students." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1055304/hudson-votes-to-end-no-child-left-behind-common-core/?search=common%20core#.Wp79R2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Today's vote to end Common Core is the linchpin in getting Washington's bureaucrats out of our local classrooms and returning control back to teachers, parents and students." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1055304/hudson-votes-to-end-no-child-left-behind-common-core/?search=common%20core#.Wp79R2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "For far too long, Washington has dictated what happens in our classrooms through programs like 'Common Core.' Unfortunately, the problems in our education system cannot be fixed with our federal government's one size fits all solution." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/998930/issue-position-education/?search=common%20core#.Wp79BWe3wfl (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 100% byAmerican Energy Alliance https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136448/richard-hudson-jr#.Wp746me3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "A balanced and responsible approach is the solution. This means developing more of America's own energy resources, including wind, solar, clean coal, biofuels, nuclear energy, as well as oil and natural gas, which will reduce our dependence on Middle Eastern oil and create thousands of jobs here at home." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/998938/issue-position-american-energy/?search=solar#.Wp79eWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% byAmerican Energy Alliance https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136448/richard-hudson-jr#.Wp746me3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "A balanced and responsible approach is the solution. This means developing more of America's own energy resources, including wind, solar, clean coal, biofuels, nuclear energy, as well as oil and natural gas, which will reduce our dependence on Middle Eastern oil and create thousands of jobs here at home." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/998938/issue-position-american-energy/?search=solar#.Wp79eWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H. Amdt 448 "Requires Congressional Approval Prior to Establishing a Tax on Carbon Emissions" https://votesmart.org/bill/17296/45801/136448/requires-congressional-approval-prior-to-establishing-a-tax-on-carbon-emissions#.Wp77aGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H. Amdt 448 "Requires Congressional Approval Prior to Establishing a Tax on Carbon Emissions" https://votesmart.org/bill/17296/45801/136448/requires-congressional-approval-prior-to-establishing-a-tax-on-carbon-emissions#.Wp77aGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I have long said we need to keep our air clean, but we have to be reasonable and use common sense." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1180246/hudson-votes-for-common-sense-flexibility-in-ozone-standards/?search=environmental%20protection#.Wp794Ge3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Because of the EPA's radical standards, power plants in North Carolina could shut down, manufacturing could stop and jobs could be lost, yet there will be no measurable improvement in air quality. Too many people are out of work […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1093782/hudson-votes-for-jobs-common-sense-in-ozone-standards/?search=environmental%20protection#.Wp7-HGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% byEnvironment America https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136448/richard-hudson-jr#.Wp746me3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I have long said we need to keep our air clean, but we have to be reasonable and use common sense." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1180246/hudson-votes-for-common-sense-flexibility-in-ozone-standards/?search=environmental%20protection#.Wp794Ge3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Because of the EPA's radical standards, power plants in North Carolina could shut down, manufacturing could stop and jobs could be lost, yet there will be no measurable improvement in air quality. Too many people are out of work […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1093782/hudson-votes-for-jobs-common-sense-in-ozone-standards/?search=environmental%20protection#.Wp7-HGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% byEnvironment America https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136448/richard-hudson-jr#.Wp746me3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "[...] I am a responsible, law-abiding gun owner who cherishes our Second Amendment freedom. This right to keep and bear arms is a freedom by which we protect all of our other freedoms as a fundamental first freedom." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1073916/gun-control-and-americans-second-amendment-rights#.Wp7-ume3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Rifle Association https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136448/richard-hudson-jr#.Wp746me3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] he will vigorously defend the rights of all law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. Richard knows that our God-given rights ensure that Americans can own firearms for hunting, shooting sports, self-defense or any other lawful purpose." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/674841/issue-position-second-amendment-rights#.Wp7-eme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] I am a responsible, law-abiding gun owner who cherishes our Second Amendment freedom. This right to keep and bear arms is a freedom by which we protect all of our other freedoms as a fundamental first freedom." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1073916/gun-control-and-americans-second-amendment-rights#.Wp7-ume3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Rifle Association https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136448/richard-hudson-jr#.Wp746me3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] he will vigorously defend the rights of all law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. Richard knows that our God-given rights ensure that Americans can own firearms for hunting, shooting sports, self-defense or any other lawful purpose." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/674841/issue-position-second-amendment-rights#.Wp7-eme3wfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The Senate needs to keep working to keep the promise we made to the American people to repeal and replace Obamacare." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1180272/hudson-statement-on-senate-setback-to-repeal-obamacare/?search=obamacare#.Wp7_HWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I remain committed to repealing Obamacare and protecting North Carolinians from its shortcomings while advancing patient-centered, commonsense reforms that lower health care costs and protect jobs." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/991590/hudson-statement-on-king-v-burwell/?search=obamacare#.Wp7_Y2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I will continue to work to repeal Obamacare and advance long-term, patient-centered solutions that deliver better results for the American people." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1180142/hudson-leads-on-obamacare-repeal/?search=obamacare#.Wp7_Pme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The Senate needs to keep working to keep the promise we made to the American people to repeal and replace Obamacare." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1180272/hudson-statement-on-senate-setback-to-repeal-obamacare/?search=obamacare#.Wp7_HWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I remain committed to repealing Obamacare and protecting North Carolinians from its shortcomings while advancing patient-centered, commonsense reforms that lower health care costs and protect jobs." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/991590/hudson-statement-on-king-v-burwell/?search=obamacare#.Wp7_Y2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I will continue to work to repeal Obamacare and advance long-term, patient-centered solutions that deliver better results for the American people." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1180142/hudson-leads-on-obamacare-repeal/?search=obamacare#.Wp7_Pme3wfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

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

  • Rated 97% by NumbersUSA https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136448/richard-hudson-jr#.Wp746me3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Federation for American Immigration Reform https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136448/richard-hudson-jr#.Wp746me3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 97% by NumbersUSA https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136448/richard-hudson-jr#.Wp746me3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "There are at least 11 million undocumented workers here in this country that we know of. Many of those folks don't want citizenship." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/803252/immigration/?search=citizenship#.Wp8ALme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Federation for American Immigration Reform https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136448/richard-hudson-jr#.Wp746me3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "There are at least 11 million undocumented workers here in this country that we know of. Many of those folks don't want citizenship." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/803252/immigration/?search=citizenship#.Wp8ALme3wfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marijuana: Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 0% by Americans for Safe Access https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136448/richard-hudson-jr#.Wp746me3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Americans for Safe Access https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136448/richard-hudson-jr#.Wp746me3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 17% by National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136448/richard-hudson-jr#.Wp746me3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 17% by National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136448/richard-hudson-jr#.Wp746me3wfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136448/richard-hudson-jr#.Wp746me3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136448/richard-hudson-jr#.Wp746me3wfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136448/richard-hudson-jr#.Wp746me3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136448/richard-hudson-jr#.Wp746me3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "We are at war with radical Islamic extremists […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1093814/hudsons-gitmo-amendment-passes-house/?search=defense%20spending#.Wp8BwWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "We are at war with radical Islamic extremists […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1093814/hudsons-gitmo-amendment-passes-house/?search=defense%20spending#.Wp8BwWe3wfI (votesmart.org)

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North Carolina 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-lifeCandidate AnswerDo you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerIn order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
NoCandidate AnswerIn order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
Other or expanded principles
Unknown PositionInferred Answer Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions? View Citations
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Other or expanded principles

I believe we need true campaign-finance reform that includes more transparency. We should require more frequent online reporting. We should eliminate 527s and force full disclosure so the voters know who is paying for political advertisements.

YesDo you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate 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?
NoDo you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?
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
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support building the Keystone XL pipeline?
YesDo you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production?
Other or expanded principles
NoDo 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
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?
Other or expanded principles
YesInferred Answer Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations
  • "The President's lawless actions reward those who come here illegally at the expense of legal immigrants who are following the law and waiting in line; these actions threaten American jobs by giving work permits to illegal immigrants over American workers; and these actions make it harder to deport convicted child predators by downgrading their priority for deportation." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/953856/upholding-the-rule-of-law/?search=illegal#.VaPODnUViko (votesmart.org)
  • Richard Hudson. Project Vote Smart 2012 North Carolina Political Courage Test. Selected "No Answer" for: "Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?" Immigration: Other or expanded principles: "We have got to secure the border and stop the flow of illegal immigrants. Then we need to reform the legal immigration system so it is easier to come here legally than illegally. We need to reform our visa system so that we issue visas based on employer needs, not based on a lottery. We also need to end "birth right citizenship." Once we acheive these reforms, then we can consider what to do with illegal immigrants who are already here. They should never have a path to citizenship, but we need to deal with them compassionately and humanely."
  • Richard Hudson. Issue Position: Immigration. 20 March 2012. "Richard opposes illegal immigration in all forms. He believes government should discontinue offering public assistance to illegals to discourage them from coming to America illegally. Richard will fight to build the entire fence along the Southern Border of the United States and believes securing the border is the necessary first step in reforming our immigration policy. He opposes amnesty for illegals and will work to ensure that illegals convicted of crimes are swiftly deported upon the completion of their sentence." (votesmart.org)
  • Richard Hudson. Project Vote Smart 2012 North Carolina Political Courage Test. Selected "No Answer" for: "Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?" Immigration: Other or expanded principles: "We have got to secure the border and stop the flow of illegal immigrants. Then we need to reform the legal immigration system so it is easier to come here legally than illegally. We need to reform our visa system so that we issue visas based on employer needs, not based on a lottery. We also need to end "birth right citizenship." Once we acheive these reforms, then we can consider what to do with illegal immigrants who are already here. They should never have a path to citizenship, but we need to deal with them compassionately and humanely."
  • Richard Hudson. Issue Position: Immigration. 20 March 2012. "Richard opposes illegal immigration in all forms. He believes government should discontinue offering public assistance to illegals to discourage them from coming to America illegally. Richard will fight to build the entire fence along the Southern Border of the United States and believes securing the border is the necessary first step in reforming our immigration policy. He opposes amnesty for illegals and will work to ensure that illegals convicted of crimes are swiftly deported upon the completion of their sentence." (votesmart.org)
  • "Granting amnesty to illegal immigrants would be an affront to the millions of legal immigrants and to the citizens of our great country." http://hudson.house.gov/immigration/#.VaPLfnUViko (hudson.house.gov)
  • "Granting amnesty to illegal immigrants would be an affront to the millions of legal immigrants and to the citizens of our great country." http://hudson.house.gov/immigration/#.VaPLfnUViko (hudson.house.gov)
  • "The President's lawless actions reward those who come here illegally at the expense of legal immigrants who are following the law and waiting in line; these actions threaten American jobs by giving work permits to illegal immigrants over American workers; and these actions make it harder to deport convicted child predators by downgrading their priority for deportation." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/953856/upholding-the-rule-of-law/?search=illegal#.VaPODnUViko (votesmart.org)
  • "Granting amnesty to illegal immigrants would be an affront to the millions of legal immigrants and to the citizens of our great country." http://hudson.house.gov/immigration/#.VaPLfnUViko (hudson.house.gov)
  • "The President's lawless actions reward those who come here illegally at the expense of legal immigrants who are following the law and waiting in line; these actions threaten American jobs by giving work permits to illegal immigrants over American workers; and these actions make it harder to deport convicted child predators by downgrading their priority for deportation." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/953856/upholding-the-rule-of-law/?search=illegal#.VaPODnUViko (votesmart.org)
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate 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.
Slightly Decreasea) Agriculture
Greatly Decreaseb) Arts
Slightly Decreasec) Defense
Greatly Decreased) Education
Greatly Decreasee) Environment
Slightly Decreasef) Homeland Security
Greatly Decreaseg) International aid
Slightly Decreaseh) Medical Research
Slightly Decreasei) Scientific Research
Greatly Decreasej) Space exploration
Eliminatek) United Nations
Greatly Decreasel) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories
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
Greatly Decreaseb) Corporate taxes
Maintain Statusc) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Maintain Statusd) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Maintain Statuse) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
f) Income taxes (low-income families)
g) Income taxes (middle-income families)
h) Income taxes (high-income families)
Eliminatei) Inheritance taxes
j) Payroll taxes
k) Other or expanded categories

f,g,h,j: We need tax reform that broadens and flattens tax rates and eliminates many of the loop holes.

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.

First, we need to get the economy moving by eliminating burdensome regulations, reforming the tax code, establishing an "all of the above" energy policy and replacing ObamaCare with market reforms in health care. Second, we need to dramatically reduce spending, balance the budget and start paying down the national debt. Finally, we need real immigration reform. We need to close the borders first and foremost, end "birth right citizenship," and then we can reform the legal immigration system so we can track immigrants, verify citizenship for employment, and then we can have a worker program that meets our workforce needs.

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