Stuart Peet's Political Positions

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Michigan State Legislative Election 2012 Political Courage Test


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Pro-choicea) Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Nob) Should abortions be illegal after the first trimester of pregnancy?
Yesc) Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?
Yesd) Should abortion be legal when the life of the woman is endangered?
Yese) Do you support requiring parental notification before an abortion is performed on a minor?
Yesf) Do you support requiring parental consent before an abortion is performed on a minor?
Nog) Do you support the prohibition of public funds for abortion procedures?
Noh) Do you support the prohibition of public funds for organizations that perform abortions?
Noi) Do you support increased licensing restrictions for abortion providers?
j) Other or expanded principles:

Being part of the first impetus to champion for abortion Rights in the 1970s I concur with the continuation of this Salient Issue.

1) State Spending:

Using the key, indicate what state funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one level per category; you may use a number more than once.

Greatly Increasea) Education (higher)
Greatly Increaseb) Education (K-12)
Maintain Statusc) Environment
Maintain Statusd) Health care
Slightly Increasee) Law enforcement/corrections
Greatly Increasef) Transportation/infrastructure
Maintain Statusg) Welfare
h) Other or expanded categories:

Casino and Lottery money should be directed to School Funding

2) State Taxes:

Using the key,indicate what state tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one level per category; you may use a number more than once.

Greatly Increasea) Alcohol taxes
Greatly Increaseb) Cigarette taxes
Greatly Increasec) Corporate taxes
Greatly Increased) Gas/Oil taxes
Maintain Statuse) Property taxes
Maintain Statusf) Sales taxes
Eliminateg) Income taxes (low-income families)
Maintain Statush) Income taxes (mid-income families)
Slightly Increasei) Income taxes (high-income families)
Noj) Do you support requiring a two-thirds vote of the legislature in order to approve all future tax increases?
k) Other or expanded categories:

Tax all marijuana clinics

3) Budget Stabilization:

Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing Michigan's budget.

Noa) Tapping into Michigan's "rainy day" fund
Nob) Increasing tuition rates at public universities
Noc) Reducing or eliminating public worker collective bargaining
Nod) Reducing state employee salaries AND/OR pensions
Noe) Instituting mandatory furloughs AND/OR layoffs for state employees
Nof) Reducing benefits for Medicaid recipients
g) Other or expanded principles:

If Law makers would take a pay cut maybe we could get Something done

a) Do you support limits on the following types of contributions for state candidates?

No1) Individual
Yes2) Political Action Committee
Yes3) Corporate
Yes4) Political Party
Yesb) Should candidates for state office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?
Yesc) Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
Nod) Do you support the use of an independent AND/OR bipartisan commission for redistricting?
Noe) Do you support requiring a government-issued photo identification in order to vote at the polls?
Yesf) Do you support Michigan's emergency manager law?
g) Other or expanded principles:

Make it Clear that People Running for office have to abid by 44 Pages of Michigan compiled Laws regarding Elections

Yesa) Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Yesb) Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders, such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?
Yesc) Do you support decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana?
Yesd) Should a minor accused of a violent crime be prosecuted as an adult?
Yese) Should a minor who sends sexually-explicit or nude photos by cell phone face criminal charges?
Yesf) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
g) Other or expanded principles:

Crime is relevant to lack of OPtimism and opportunity

Noa) Do you support reducing government regulations on the private sector?
Yesb) Do you support increased state funding for job-training programs that re-train displaced workers?
Yesc) Do you support expanding access to unemployment benefits?
Yesd) Do you support providing financial incentives to the private sector for the purpose of job creation?
Yese) Do you support increased spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
Yesf) Do you support providing direct financial assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure?
Yesg) Do you support a constitutional amendment affirming a right to collective bargaining in Michigan?
Yesh) Do you support construction of a new bridge across the Detroit River to Canada?
Noi) Should Michigan allow more casinos?
j) Other or expanded principles:

The Need for Economic growth is omnipresent and this can be done through more State Job Programs

Yesa) Do you support the national Common Core State Standards initiative?
Yesb) Do you support a merit pay system for teachers?
Noc) Is the tenure process for public school teachers producing effective teachers?
Yesd) Do you support replacing pension plans for new teachers with 401(k)-style retirement plans?
Noe) Should parents be allowed to use vouchers to send their children to any school?
Nof) Do you support state funding for charter schools?
Yesg) Do you support the state government providing college students with financial aid?
Noh) Should illegal immigrants who graduate from Michigan high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
i) Other or expanded principles:

Education Starts in the Home and continues in the Class Room

Yesa) Do you support state funding for the development of alternative energy?
Yesb) Do you support state funding for the development of traditional domestic energy sources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)?
Yesc) Do you support state funding for improvements to Michigan's energy infrastructure?
Yesd) Do you support state funding for open space preservation?
Yese) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
f) Other or expanded principles:

Encouraging more Recycling I am the only one on my Street that doesn't have trash Pickup I Sort and Seperete glass, Plastic and metal Items and put them into Recycle Pulls

Yesa) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Nob) Should background checks be required on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?
Yesc) Should citizens be allowed to carry concealed guns?
Nod) Should a license be required for gun possession?
e) Other or expanded principles:

Making firing of weapons in a Residential area a felony. OR at Least get rid of the Untermensch who covet this insidious activity.

Yesa) Do you support a universally-accessible, publicly-administered health insurance option?
Yesb) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?
Yesc) Do you support interstate health insurance compacts?
Yesd) Do you support requiring individuals to purchase health care insurance?
Noe) Do you support establishing a state-run health insurance exchange?
Yesf) Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
Yesg) Do you support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes?
h) Other or expanded principles:

As a member of woodstock Nation I did my SHare of Drugs in my Hippie Days

Noa) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?
Yesb) Should same-sex couples be allowed to form civil unions?
Yesc) Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in Michigan's anti-discrimination laws?
Yesd) Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in Michigan's anti-discrimination laws?
e) Other or expanded principles:

I have no moraL dilemmas with Same Sex marriage.

In the following area, on an attached page, or via e-mail, 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 Improvement of roads to accommodate bicycle, scooter and Pedestrian traffic.
2 Stop the Practice of Fracking until more can be ascertained concerning its Productive value or its Potential DetrimentaL Damage
3. Introduce Legislation to Limit repeated gunfire within 500' of residential and commercial homes and buildings

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