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Tony Gumina's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?"Pro-Choice". https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/169295/tony-gumina/#.W5fYr2dyIfI (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

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  • In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? "No". https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/169295/tony-gumina/#.W5fYr2dyIfI (votesmart.org)
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/169295/tony-gumina/#.W5fYr2dyIfI (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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  • Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions? "Yes" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/169295/tony-gumina/#.W5fYr2dyIfI (votesmart.org)
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/169295/tony-gumina/#.W5fYr2dyIfI (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/169295/tony-gumina/#.W5fYr2dyIfI (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

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  • "I do not argue about whether you believe in global warming or not but I do believe we are destroying our world using fossil fuels.  The beauty of our state is that we have a free source of energy available that we could use to generate income for the state as well as do some real good for the world. I believe Nevada should embark on the largest SOLAR PROJECT ever undertaken.  Nevada can be the site of amazement as we become the flagship for CLEAN ENERGY." http://www.drtonyg4congress.com/issues (www.drtonyg4congress.com)
Yes 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? "Yes" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/169295/tony-gumina/#.W5fYr2dyIfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

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  • Do you generally support gun-control legislation? "Yes" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/169295/tony-gumina/#.W5fYr2dyIfI (votesmart.org)
No 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")? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/169295/tony-gumina/#.W5fYr2dyIfI (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.
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

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  • Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? "Yes" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/169295/tony-gumina/#.W5fYr2dyIfI (votesmart.org)
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.
No Inferred 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

  • Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/169295/tony-gumina/#.W5fYr2dyIfI (votesmart.org)
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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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.

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

For myself I am Pro-Life but in America people have the right to choose for themselves. We are not here to judge or punish people for their personal choices we can only make the best choices for our own lives. I am Pro-Choice because I still believe in America.

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

I think a Fair tax of 5% for all people who earn above $30,000.00 per year. This would allow those who earn more to actually pay tax rather than use the IRS deductions and loopholes. This would simplify the tax system and could also significantly reduce the size of the IRS.

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

I think by having businesses pay a tax equal to what other foreign countries are allowing would bring business and jobs back to America.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
Other or expanded principles

I believe the CORE is the beginning of the dumbing of America and the Federal Government should butt out.

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?
Other or expanded principles
NoDo you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
Other or expanded principles

Whether one believes in Global Warming or not we have a duty to RESPECT and PROTECT our mother earth. I think more should be done to promote better manufacturing and production companies to minimize and eliminate waste.

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

Background checks for purchase yes.

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

As a physician I have seen it do more damage than good.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
Other or expanded principles

It's about obeying the law. Do we want them to swear to uphold the laws of the land but initially started by disrespecting them more than once in coming to American and then trying to live here.

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

People are free to love whomever they want. This is a social issue and not a political issue.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support?
NoShould 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

Economic sanctions and controls are more effective.

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.
Eliminatea) Agriculture
Maintain Statusb) Arts
Maintain Statusc) Defense
Eliminated) Education
Maintain Statuse) Environment
Maintain Statusf) Homeland Security
Greatly Decreaseg) International aid
Greatly Decreaseh) Medical Research
Greatly Decreasei) Scientific Research
Greatly Increasej) Space exploration
Eliminatek) United Nations
Eliminatel) 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
Greatly Decreasec) Small business taxes
Greatly Increased) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Greatly Increasee) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Maintain Statusf) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Eliminateg) Income taxes (low-income families)
Maintain Statush) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Maintain Statusi) Income taxes (high-income families)
Eliminatej) Inheritance taxes
Maintain Statusk) Payroll taxes
l) Other or expanded categories

A simple flat tax of 5% for all those earning over $30,000.00 would considerably increase tax dollars and would eliminate higher earning individuals from evading taxes by using deductions and loopholes. It would also save monies by eliminating the majority of the IRS.

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.

Removal of Core curriculum and returning educational authority back to the states.

Removal of Obamacare and implement a non private party insurance system such and Medicare for all by collecting a payroll tax of 3% and employer matches for healthcare use only.

Bring our troops home from around the world and strengthen our borders and improve our Naval and Air Defenses.

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