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Randy Auxier's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Randy Auxier has provided voters with clear stances on key issues by responding to the 2018 Political Courage Test.

What is the Political Courage Test?

Illinois Congressional Election 2018 Political Courage Test

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

I see the abortion issue as part of a much larger family health care problem. The primary issue is women's access to health care, and children's access to adequate social services.

YesCandidate AnswerIn order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
YesCandidate AnswerIn order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
Other or expanded principles

I support tax increases on the wealthiest 5% of income earners, and the complete elimination of corporate welfare.

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

I support publicly funded elections, such as, Great Britain.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
Other or expanded principles

I support programs at the federal level to stimulate local economies, especially small businesses. I also support a plan to forgive college debt and make higher education free.

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

I support the idea of federalized single-payer k-12 education. Local school boards would remain, but funding would be federally regulated. The aim is to reduce inequities that come from funding schools through property taxes.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you generally support gun-control legislation?
Other or expanded principles

I support an assault-weapons ban, bump-stock ban, and the closing of all gun-show loopholes for background checks. Local authorities should have whatever powers they need to regulate a local presence of guns in their cities, counties, and states.

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

I support HR 676, Medicare For All.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?
NoCandidate 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

Open borders are good for business.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes?
Other or expanded principles

I support the decriminalization of drug use, generally, and the legalization and taxation of marijuana.

NoCandidate AnswerShould the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support?
Other or expanded principles

I am committed to nonviolence. Nuclear proliferation is the opposite of peace, but military intervention does not prevent it.

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.

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Inferred Answer
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