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Janet Garrett's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)


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

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Ohio Congressional Election 2018 Political Courage Test

Pro-choice Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Fundamentally I believe that a woman has the right to make her own health choices for herself, her family, and her situation, and that the government should not legislate it.
Yes In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
Yes In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
We must spend responsibly to ensure that we do not leave our children with extra burdens. I support increasing taxes on the wealthy and corporations to help pay for necessary services.
Yes Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
We must have campaign finance reform. Our government has to serve the people that elect them, not the special interests that fund them. I support all changes to get the money out of politics.
Yes Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
Yes Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
We must support economic growth and the development of good paying jobs to make sure that our economy works for everybody.
Yes Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
We need to reduce standardize testing and the government-prescribed curricula that were written by bureaucrats and test makers. Parents, teachers, and communities know what our students need best. Government should play a role in setting educational standards to ensure that our schools are adequately preparing our children for the future.
Yes Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?
Yes Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
We must take climate change seriously to protect our planet and future generations. I believe we should be investing in clean energy, one of the fastest-growing industries in America, to help provide a generation of good-paying jobs to our workers.
Yes Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
I support responsible gun ownership. As a gun owner myself, I fully respect the Second Amendment and recreational use of guns. However, there are steps we can take to make our schools and communities safer. I support
No Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
I support good quality, affordable healthcare for all. Healthcare costs are rising, while millions of Americans remain uninsured or under-insured. We have the highest healthcare costs in the world, and much of these costs are administrative. For every one healthcare provider, we have six administrators who need to sort out all the different kinds of insurance! That?s colossally inefficient. It is time for us to face this problem head-on and finally bring quality, affordable healthcare to all Americans. Studies have shown that it would cost us half of what we currently spend on healthcare.
No Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?
No Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
It's clear that we need comprehensive immigration reform?there must be legal avenues for immigration and the system must be enforced. But whatever we decide, we must be human and afford migrants and refugees basic rights and decency. I believe that DACA recipients should be granted a pathway to permanent legal status. I oppose a border wall, which addresses none of the causes of immigration and would be a waste of taxpayer dollars.
Unknown Position Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes?
I believe that should be decided by the voters of each state on an individual basis.
Yes Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon?
No Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support?
National security is complicated and requires balance. We should always stand up for human rights and democracy, but whenever we intervene in another country we must be careful to understand the complexity in the region, protect American lives, and not start unending conflicts.
1) Healthcare: Healthcare is a right and as a government we must work towards providing higher quality and more affordable healthcare for all. Studies have shown that medicare for all would cost us half of what we currently spend. 2) Women's rights: Women need equal protection under the law, including equal pay, protection from domestic violence, and the right to full autonomy over our own bodies. 3) The Economic Divide: We must ensure that our hardworking families don?t fall into poverty. We must protect pension funds, Social Security, and Medicare; raise the minimum wage; and strengthen unions and worker protections.

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