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David Goossen's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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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.

  • "More children are ripped and torn from their mothers by Plan Parenthood then Illegal immigration" (twitter.com)
  • "My platform is no campaign donations, re-apply for government programs and the fair tax." (twitter.com)
  • In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • "My platform is no campaign donations, re-apply for government programs and the fair tax." (twitter.com)
  • Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? "No". (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? "No". (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? "No". (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? "No". (votesmart.org)
  • Do you generally support gun-control legislation? "No". (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? "Yes". (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.
Pro-life Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
My job in government is to protect your rights not decide them
Yes In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
No In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
The fair tax is the answer to the tax code.We the people should have control over tax rates. Tax consumption not productivity.
No Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Let the people exercise their first amendment
Yes Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Yes Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?
No Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders?
Let the states decide laws
No Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
Yes Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
No Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?
Make the free market available for every one.The government should not be picking winners or losers
No Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
Education at state level, school vochers is answer
Yes Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline?
No Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?
Yes Do you support increased regulations on the hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") industry?
Let states decide rules and regulations
Yes Do you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?
No Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
Hho generators on cars is a good place to start. Wind and solar power for homes, let the free market help green companies
No Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
Second amendment of constitution
Yes Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
Let states provide health care for we the people.
Unknown Position Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
every one should go through same process to become america citizen
Yes Do you support same-sex marriage?
The government should not be involved in people relationships
Yes Should the U.S use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the United States from possessing a nuclear weapon?
Unknown Position Do you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support?
Yes Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?
You are best qualified to save or spend your money.

SpendingIndicate what federal spending levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category; you can use a number more than once.TaxesIndicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category; you can use a number more than once.

Eliminate a) Agriculture
Eliminate b) Arts
Maintain Status c) Defense
Eliminate d) Education
Eliminate e) Environment
Eliminate f) Homeland Security
Eliminate g) International aid
Eliminate h) Medical Research
Eliminate i) Scientific Research
Eliminate j) Space exploration
Eliminate k) United Nations
Eliminate l) Welfare
Eliminate a) Capital gains taxes
Eliminate b) Corporate taxes
Eliminate c) Small business taxes
Eliminate d) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Eliminate e) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Eliminate f) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Eliminate g) Income taxes (low-income families)
Eliminate h) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Eliminate i) Income taxes (high-income families)
Eliminate j) Inheritance taxes
Eliminate k) Payroll taxes
Fair tax only
change tax code, balance budget, limit federal government

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