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David Baria's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: State House (MS) - District 122, Democratic
David Baria has provided voters with clear stances on key issues by responding to the 2018 Political Courage Test.

What is the Political Courage Test?

Mississippi Congressional Election 2018 Political Courage Test

Pro-choiceCandidate AnswerDo you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Other or expanded principles
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?
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YesCandidate AnswerDo you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
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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?
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NoCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
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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?
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YesCandidate AnswerDo you generally support gun-control legislation?
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NoCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
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NoCandidate AnswerDo you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?
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
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Other or expanded principles

My answer to this question would depend on the specific circumstances.

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

I support the legalization of medicinal marijuana.

Unknown PositionInferred Answer Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon? View Citations
  • "Chemical weapons are devastating and should never be used. It is especially horrific when a government turns these weapons against its own people. Civilians, including women and children, in Syria have been under attack by their own government for far too long. My thoughts are with our troops and their families during this time." https://www.facebook.com/davidbaria/posts/1669314356478637 (www.facebook.com)
  • "Chemical weapons are devastating and should never be used. It is especially horrific when a government turns these weapons against its own people. Civilians, including women and children, in Syria have been under attack by their own government for far too long. My thoughts are with our troops and their families during this time." https://www.facebook.com/davidbaria/posts/1669314356478637 (www.facebook.com)
  • "Chemical weapons are devastating and should never be used. It is especially horrific when a government turns these weapons against its own people. Civilians, including women and children, in Syria have been under attack by their own government for far too long. My thoughts are with our troops and their families during this time." https://www.facebook.com/davidbaria/posts/1669314356478637 (www.facebook.com)
Unknown PositionInferred Answer Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support? View Citations
  • "Chemical weapons are devastating and should never be used. It is especially horrific when a government turns these weapons against its own people. Civilians, including women and children, in Syria have been under attack by their own government for far too long. My thoughts are with our troops and their families during this time." https://www.facebook.com/davidbaria/posts/1669314356478637 (www.facebook.com)
  • "Chemical weapons are devastating and should never be used. It is especially horrific when a government turns these weapons against its own people. Civilians, including women and children, in Syria have been under attack by their own government for far too long. My thoughts are with our troops and their families during this time." https://www.facebook.com/davidbaria/posts/1669314356478637 (www.facebook.com)
  • "Chemical weapons are devastating and should never be used. It is especially horrific when a government turns these weapons against its own people. Civilians, including women and children, in Syria have been under attack by their own government for far too long. My thoughts are with our troops and their families during this time." https://www.facebook.com/davidbaria/posts/1669314356478637 (www.facebook.com)
Other or expanded principles

My answer to these questions would depend on the specific circumstances.

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.

Provide real tax relief for working families

Improve the Affordable Care Act

Pass a comprehensive infrastructure package

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.
Vote Smart's Research: Click on this icon to reveal more information about this candidate's position.

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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