Matthew Corey's Political Positions

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Matthew Corey has provided voters with clear stances on key issues by responding to the 2016 Political Courage Test.

What is the Political Courage Test?

Connecticut Congressional Election 2016 Political Courage Test

Pro-choiceInferred Answer Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations
  • Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? "Pro-choice" http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/143349/matthew-corey/ (votesmart.org)
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States Rights Issue

NoIn 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?
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NoDo you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
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YesDo you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
YesDo you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders?
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NoCandidate AnswerDo you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
YesDo you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?
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NoCandidate AnswerDo you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
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YesCandidate AnswerDo you support building the Keystone XL pipeline?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?
NoDo you support increased regulations on the hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") industry?
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YesDo you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
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Everything has to do with climate change. If the question is do we move to more green energy I would say of course. I wouldn't do it at good tax paying jobs. Renewable energy needs to be part of the solution along with fossil fuels.

NoInferred Answer Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations
  • "The second amendment is under attack. I will defend and vote down any bill that restricts or denies the Constitutional rights of any law abiding citizen to keep and bear arms." http://www.coreyforcongress.org/issues (www.coreyforcongress.org)
  • Do you generally support gun-control legislation? "No" http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/143349/matthew-corey/ (votesmart.org)
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I support legislation that doesn't infringe on peoples rights.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
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Unknown PositionInferred Answer Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations
  • "We need to implement work visas for people that want to work. I do not advocate breaking families apart but must have a process to citizenship." http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/143349/matthew-corey/ (votesmart.org)
  • "We are a nation that must enforce our laws. Streamlining our immigration process in a fair and just way for those who enter this country legally will benefit this nation. Our goal is to not break families apart, but to allow migrant to high-tech workers the ability to grow and prosper while abiding by the laws of this nation." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/917069/issue-position-immigration (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? "Yes" http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/143349/matthew-corey/ (votesmart.org)
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I do not support amnesty. I don't believe we want to break up families. We have to start by securing our borders and deport people that are criminals who are here illegally. It's costing the tax payers 180 billion dollars a year to incarcerate people who are here illegally. Then we can deal with people who over stay their visas and who came here illegally.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support same-sex marriage?
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I support the Constitution. I believe its a States issue. I support equality under the law.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support?
YesShould the U.S use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the United States from possessing a nuclear weapon?
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YesCandidate AnswerDo you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?
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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.

Maintain Statusa) Agriculture
Maintain Statusb) Arts
Greatly Increasec) Defense
Eliminated) Education
Maintain Statuse) Environment
Maintain Statusf) Homeland Security
Maintain Statusg) International aid
Slightly Increaseh) Medical Research
Slightly Increasei) Scientific Research
Slightly Increasej) Space exploration
Greatly Decreasek) United Nations
Maintain Statusl) 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.

Slightly Decreasea) Capital gains taxes
Greatly Decreaseb) Corporate taxes
Slightly Decreasec) Small business taxes
Slightly Decreased) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Slightly Decreasee) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Slightly Decreasef) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Slightly Decreaseg) Income taxes (low-income families)
Slightly Decreaseh) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Slightly Decreasei) Income taxes (high-income families)
Eliminatej) Inheritance taxes
Slightly Decreasek) Payroll taxes
l) Other or expanded categories
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.

regulation reform that is hurting small business. I would also look at Government waste abuse and fraud so we can reallocate the funds to much needed programs. I would also look at the Veterans Administration and close down the hospitals that are failing our Veterans and let them go to private Hospitals. With a budget of over 168 billion dollars there is no reason we can't hire an ex CEO from a large insurance company to run the VA.

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