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Martin Nothstein's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Martin Nothstein has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

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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

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I am Pro-Life and will work in Congress to protect this precious first right." https://www.martyforpa.com/issues/ (www.martyforpa.com)
  • "I am Pro-Life and will work in Congress to protect this precious first right." https://www.martyforpa.com/issues/ (www.martyforpa.com)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "President Trump and the conservatives in Congress took a major step toward economic freedom when they passed tax reform. Today, working families will see more in their paychecks and less going to wasteful programs for special interests. It’s a start, but we need to keep working. A simplified tax code and even lower rates will unleash the economic tiger and spur new employment, higher wages, and greater prosperity. I will work hard to keep the momentum going." https://www.martyforpa.com/issues/ (www.martyforpa.com)
  • "President Trump and the conservatives in Congress took a major step toward economic freedom when they passed tax reform. Today, working families will see more in their paychecks and less going to wasteful programs for special interests. It’s a start, but we need to keep working. A simplified tax code and even lower rates will unleash the economic tiger and spur new employment, higher wages, and greater prosperity. I will work hard to keep the momentum going." https://www.martyforpa.com/issues/ (www.martyforpa.com)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The men and women of our armed forces deserve all the support we can give them. The reason we fight wars "over there" is so we don’t have to fight them here at home. An unapologetically strong national defense is the best deterrent to the tyrants and madmen.  As your congressman, I will work to make sure our active duty soldiers are completely funded so they can carry out the dangerous task at hand.  I will make sure our veterans are not forgotten so they can receive effective and timely care long after their active duty ends." https://www.martyforpa.com/issues/ (www.martyforpa.com)
  • "While I am happy that the budget deal increased funding for our military and veterans, I am disappointed that it also added over $100 billion in other spending.  This threatens our economy and national security by increasing our national debt once again." https://www.martyforpa.com/news/2018/2/9/marty-nothstein-comments-on-budget-deal (www.martyforpa.com)
  • "The men and women of our armed forces deserve all the support we can give them. The reason we fight wars "over there" is so we don’t have to fight them here at home. An unapologetically strong national defense is the best deterrent to the tyrants and madmen.  As your congressman, I will work to make sure our active duty soldiers are completely funded so they can carry out the dangerous task at hand.  I will make sure our veterans are not forgotten so they can receive effective and timely care long after their active duty ends." https://www.martyforpa.com/issues/ (www.martyforpa.com)
  • "While I am happy that the budget deal increased funding for our military and veterans, I am disappointed that it also added over $100 billion in other spending.  This threatens our economy and national security by increasing our national debt once again." https://www.martyforpa.com/news/2018/2/9/marty-nothstein-comments-on-budget-deal (www.martyforpa.com)
  • "As your congressman, I will work to make sure our active duty soldiers are completely funded so they can carry out the dangerous task at hand. " https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1250613/issue-position-strong-national-defense#.W3MnUmdyIfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Campaign Finance: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "While I am happy that the budget deal increased funding for our military and veterans, I am disappointed that it also added over $100 billion in other spending.  This threatens our economy and national security by increasing our national debt once again." https://www.martyforpa.com/news/2018/2/9/marty-nothstein-comments-on-budget-deal (www.martyforpa.com)
  • "While I am happy that the budget deal increased funding for our military and veterans, I am disappointed that it also added over $100 billion in other spending.  This threatens our economy and national security by increasing our national debt once again." https://www.martyforpa.com/news/2018/2/9/marty-nothstein-comments-on-budget-deal (www.martyforpa.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "A simplified tax code and even lower rates will unleash the economic tiger and spur new employment, higher wages, and greater prosperity. I will work hard to keep the momentum going." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1250606/issue-position-tax-reform#.W3MkgWdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "A government that allows business to grow is the only way to increase employment and raise the standard of living for our working families" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1250617/issue-position-jobs-and-the-economy#.W3MknWdyIfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I'll challenge the Department of Education's intrusions into local control of our schools." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1250617/issue-position-jobs-and-the-economy#.W3Mm6mdyIfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I will fight to halt the job-crushing regulations and overreach of agencies such as the EPA" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1250617/issue-position-jobs-and-the-economy#.W3MknWdyIfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I am a hunter, gun owner, and strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights as a lifetime member of the NRA. I will work in Congress to prevent those who would undermine our rights." https://www.martyforpa.com/issues/ (www.martyforpa.com)
  • "I am a hunter, gun owner, and strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights as a lifetime member of the NRA. I will work in Congress to prevent those who would undermine our rights." https://www.martyforpa.com/issues/ (www.martyforpa.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The nightmare that is Obamacare is still the law of the land, and we need to bring it to a merciful end.  No law should be passed that only ends up taking away the doctor of your choice while raising rates on insurance that doesn’t meet your needs. The so-called Affordable Health Care Act is neither affordable nor does it deliver real health care. I will not let Congress drop this issue." https://www.martyforpa.com/issues/ (www.martyforpa.com)
  • "The nightmare that is Obamacare is still the law of the land, and we need to bring it to a merciful end.  No law should be passed that only ends up taking away the doctor of your choice while raising rates on insurance that doesn’t meet your needs. The so-called Affordable Health Care Act is neither affordable nor does it deliver real health care. I will not let Congress drop this issue." https://www.martyforpa.com/issues/ (www.martyforpa.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "There can be no nations without borders. I understand the rich heritage of immigration in America, but also know that what makes America a nation is its laws. That’s why it’s so important that our newest citizens arrive here legally, follow the Constitution, and adhere to our rules. We can’t risk giving up our own tradition as a nation of laws by suspending them. That’s why I favor the kind of border security that will preserve order and allow everybody an equal chance." https://www.martyforpa.com/issues/ (www.martyforpa.com)
  • "There can be no nations without borders. I understand the rich heritage of immigration in America, but also know that what makes America a nation is its laws. That’s why it’s so important that our newest citizens arrive here legally, follow the Constitution, and adhere to our rules. We can’t risk giving up our own tradition as a nation of laws by suspending them. That’s why I favor the kind of border security that will preserve order and allow everybody an equal chance." https://www.martyforpa.com/issues/ (www.martyforpa.com)
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

Vote Smart's Research

  • "That's why it's so important that our newest citizens arrive here legally, follow the Constitution, and adhere to our rules. We can't risk giving up our own tradition as a nation of laws by suspending them." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1250611/issue-position-border-security#.W3MnHmdyIfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marijuana: Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • 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

Vote Smart's Research

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The reason we fight wars "over there" is so we don't have to fight them here at home. An unapologetically strong national defense is the best deterrent to the tyrants and madmen." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1250613/issue-position-strong-national-defense#.W3MnUmdyIfI (votesmart.org)

Key

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.

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