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GT Thompson, Jr.'s Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (PA) - District 5, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 15
GT Thompson, Jr. has provided voters with clear stances on key issues by responding to the 2018 Political Courage Test.

What is the Political Courage Test?

Pennsylvania Congressional Election 2018 Political Courage Test

Pro-lifeCandidate AnswerDo you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerIn order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
NoCandidate AnswerIn order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
Other or expanded principles

While it is my belief that government cannot create sustainable private sector jobs, it can create an environment where job creation and economic growth will flourish.

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

The federal government should use a �light touch� when it comes to regulating the states, which should be the laboratories of innovation.

NoCandidate 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

There are existing standards that have improved air quality. These standards should be upheld, but not expanded.

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

I support the enforcement of our existing gun laws.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
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NoCandidate AnswerDo you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate 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

The case should always be made to Congress for a prolonged military intervention, which will require a clear set of achievable goals in order to gain my vote.

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.

Modernizing career and technical education, providing pathways to opportunity and greater success for all individuals. Incorporating comprehensive regulatory reforms to ensure that regulations make sense and are attainable for those industries, sectors and individuals that are being governed. This can go along way to improve the quality of life for everyone in the country, from schools, to hospitals, to roads & bridges and the way the federal government operates.

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Inferred Answer
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