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David Goossen's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

David Goossen has not completed the 2018 Political Courage Test.

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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

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  • "More children are ripped and torn from their mothers by Plan Parenthood then Illegal immigration" https://twitter.com/goossencongress/status/1008833945171972096 (twitter.com)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

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  • "My platform is no campaign donations, re-apply for government programs and the fair tax." https://twitter.com/goossencongress/status/1022878517636227072 (twitter.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

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  • In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? "Yes" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/152193/david-goossen/#.W5fW2mdyIfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Campaign Finance: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions? View Citations

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  • "My platform is no campaign donations, re-apply for government programs and the fair tax." https://twitter.com/goossencongress/status/1022878517636227072 (twitter.com)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

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  • Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? "No". https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/152193/david-goossen/#.W5fW2mdyIfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

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  • Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? "No". https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/152193/david-goossen/#.W5fW2mdyIfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

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  • Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? "No". https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/152193/david-goossen/#.W5fW2mdyIfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

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  • Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? "No". https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/152193/david-goossen/#.W5fW2mdyIfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

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  • Do you generally support gun-control legislation? "No". https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/152193/david-goossen/#.W5fW2mdyIfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

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  • Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? "Yes". https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/152193/david-goossen/#.W5fW2mdyIfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? View Citations

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

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marijuana: Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes? View Citations

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

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support? View Citations

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

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Candidate Answer

Official Position: Candidate had the Political Courage to address this issue directly.

Inferred Answer

Inferred Position: Candidate refused to address this issue directly, but Vote Smart inferred this issue position based on the candidate's public statements, voting record, and evaluations from special interest groups.

Unknown Answer

Unknown Position: Candidate refused to address this issue.

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Other or Expanded Principles & Legislative Priorities are entered exactly as the candidate has submitted it. Vote Smart does not edit for misspelled words, punctuation or grammar.

Nevada Congressional Election 2016 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

My job in government is to protect your rights not decide them

YesCandidate 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

The fair tax is the answer to the tax code.We the people should have control over tax rates. Tax consumption not productivity.

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

Let the people exercise their first amendment

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?
Other or expanded principles

Let the states decide laws

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?
NoDo you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?
Other or expanded principles

Make the free market available for every one.The government should not be picking winners or losers

NoInferred Answer Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations
  • "Spoke at rally against common core" https://twitter.com/goossencongress/status/452543289430773760 (twitter.com)
  • "Education at state level, school vochers is answer." http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/152193/david-goossen/ (votesmart.org)
Other or expanded principles

Education at state level, school vochers is answer

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)?
YesDo you support increased regulations on the hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") industry?
Other or expanded principles

Let states decide rules and regulations

YesDo 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

Hho generators on cars is a good place to start. Wind and solar power for homes, let the free market help green companies

NoCandidate AnswerDo you generally support gun-control legislation?
Other or expanded principles

Second amendment of constitution

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
Other or expanded principles

Let states provide health care for we the people.

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
  • Las Vegas Review Journal "He said he is not in favor of any form of mass deportation but does not think undocumented immigrants in the U.S. should be given a path to citizenship." http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/house-representatives-district-3 (www.reviewjournal.com)
Other or expanded principles

every one should go through same process to become america citizen

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

The government should not be involved in people relationships

Unknown PositionInferred Answer Do you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support? View Citations
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
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

You are best qualified to save or spend your money.

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.
Eliminatea) Agriculture
Eliminateb) Arts
Maintain Statusc) Defense
Eliminated) Education
Eliminatee) Environment
Eliminatef) Homeland Security
Eliminateg) International aid
Eliminateh) Medical Research
Eliminatei) Scientific Research
Eliminatej) Space exploration
Eliminatek) United Nations
Eliminatel) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories

Let states decide social and economic programs

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
Eliminateb) Corporate taxes
Eliminatec) Small business taxes
Eliminated) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Eliminatee) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Eliminatef) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Eliminateg) Income taxes (low-income families)
Eliminateh) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Eliminatei) Income taxes (high-income families)
Eliminatej) Inheritance taxes
Eliminatek) Payroll taxes
l) Other or expanded categories

Fair tax only

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.

change tax code, balance budget, limit federal government

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