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Jeanne Shaheen's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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  • U.S. Senate (NH) - Sr, Democratic

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Issue Positions

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  • "Not only would @realDonaldTrump defund Planned Parenthood—he actually said women should be punished for having abortions. Think about that." (votesmart.org)
  • "Throughout my career in office, I have fought to ensure that women have access to important contraceptive services and that women are able to make their own decisions about their health care with their doctors and with their families." (votesmart.org)
  • "Jeanne Shaheen is a fierce advocate for women. Throughout her career, she has done whatever it takes to protect a woman’s access to a full range of health care services." (jeanneshaheen.org)
  • Endorsed and rated 100% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund. (votesmart.org)
  • "We can only address our record deficit by making reforms to every area of the federal budget: domestic spending, defense spending, mandatory spending, and revenues. Senator Shaheen is working to protect taxpayer dollars by opposing wasteful spending and by working to improve programs that need fixing." (www.shaheen.senate.gov)
  • "This isn’t tax reform--This is a giveaway to the wealthiest at the expense of the middle class. We need real, bipartisan tax reform that simplifies the code while giving a break to the middle class & small businesses" (twitter.com)
  • "The GOP Congress cut taxes for the wealthy, busted a hole in the deficit & now wants to plug that hole by raiding Medicare and Social Security. Over my dead body. Asking seniors to pay more so billionaires can pay less is shameful. We need a new Congress." (twitter.com)
  • "Jeanne is the leading cosponsor of bipartisan legislation to reform Washington's broken budget system by implementing a two-year budgeting system, like New Hampshire's, to improve oversight, cut wasteful spending and reduce manufactured budget crises." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 8% by National Tax Limitation Committee. (votesmart.org)
  • "This bill would add over one and a half trillion dollars to our national debt and hurt Granite State students, seniors and working families, all to provide tax cuts to the very wealthy and large corporations. I stand ready to work with Republicans and Democrats to reform our tax code, but we need a bill that's fiscally responsible, helps grow our economy and prioritizes the middle class." (votesmart.org)
  • "I helped introduce the Choose Medicare Act with @SenJeffMerkley which would give every American the opportunity to enroll in Medicare." (twitter.com)
  • Endorsed by National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare. (www.ncpssm.org)
  • "Granite Staters want to see Congress improving the accessibility and affordability of quality health care, and this legislation would be a critical step forward, said Shaheen. "Medicare beneficiaries overwhelmingly approve of their coverage, and allowing more people the option to enroll in a Medicare plan would drive down costs, help address the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs and give millions of Americans a more affordable and comprehensive option for their health coverage." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Alliance for Retired Americans (2019). (votesmart.org)
  • "10 years ago today, the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision unleashed a flood of money from wealthy corporations and special interest groups into our elections – leading to an explosion of dark money in politics like never before. RT to @StopBigMoney and #EndCitizensUnited." (twitter.com)
  • Endorsed by End Citizens United (votesmart.org)
  • "I was disappointed by today's Supreme Court decision. Just like the court's Citizen United decision, this will give more power to millionaires and billionaires to control elections. With this decision, a single donor can give in total millions to party committees and federal candidates, drowning out the voices of average voters." (votesmart.org)
  • "The American people lose when corporations and special interests can spend limitless dollars trying to sway public opinion and inject themselves in our democratic election process, and we have to take action on the secret money that is growing increasingly prevalent in campaigns." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "Senator Shaheen co-sponsored an amendment to strike funding for an extra engine in the Joint Strike Fighter jet program. Though the Department of Defense under both the Bush and Obama Administrations opposed this wasteful and unnecessary project, it was continued by Congress for years. The Department of Defense believes that the additional engine would require another $2.9 billion in funds to complete development and begin production." (www.shaheen.senate.gov)
  • Endorsed by Council for a Livable World. (votesmart.org)
  • "The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is important to both New Hampshire's regional economy and to our national security objectives, said Senator Shaheen. "This economic impact report reinforces how significant continued Navy investments are in the Shipyard's infrastructure. As a member of the Senate Armed Services and Appropriations Committees, I'll continue to advocate on behalf of the Shipyard and its workforce." (votesmart.org)
  • "The United States Armed Forces are the strongest and most capable in the history of the world, and they form the backbone of American national security. In today’s world, a strong military no longer means simply having the most firepower; it requires new technologies, adaptive innovation and flexible institutions. As the United States continues to face multiple threats and commitments overseas, we must ensure we not only provide for our current defense, but also invest in our military’s future. Senator Shaheen is dedicated to strengthening America’s military by equipping it to meet today’s challenges and preparing it to overcome tomorrow’s threats." (www.shaheen.senate.gov)
  • "The condition of our bridges is unacceptable, Shaheen said. "Bridges in need of repair or unable to sustain the weight of heavy trucks and emergency vehicles impact jobs and the economy and put public safety at risk. My plan will help repair and replace New Hampshire bridges that are currently substandard and at the same time put Granite Staters to work." (votesmart.org)
  • "Improving our transportation infrastructure is critical to continued economic growth and job creation here in New Hampshire," (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 22 - Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "This bill would add over one and a half trillion dollars to our national debt and hurt Granite State students, seniors and working families, all to provide tax cuts to the very wealthy and large corporations. I stand ready to work with Republicans and Democrats to reform our tax code, but we need a bill that's fiscally responsible, helps grow our economy and prioritizes the middle class." (votesmart.org)
  • "I’ve repeatedly voted to end the billions in dollars of tax breaks to big oil companies." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 8% by National Tax Limitation Committee. (votesmart.org)
  • "Offshore tax abuses cost the U.S. Treasury an estimated $100 billion each year in lost tax revenues. Senator Shaheen cosponsored a bill that would crack down on offshore tax havens and abusive tax shelters that corporations use to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. She also supported a new law that eliminates more than $12 billion in corporate tax loopholes." (www.shaheen.senate.gov)
  • Voted in favor of HR 748 - Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "As part of the next #COVID19 response bill, I’m negotiating bipartisan legislation to support small businesses in NH and across the country grappling with the impact of the coronavirus. We need quick, bold action to fight for small businesses and workers." (twitter.com)
  • Congress just passed the third COVID-19 response bill. This includes direct cash payments to help Granite Staters, small businesses, resources for hospitals and at least $1.25 billion for New Hampshire response efforts. I urge President Trump to quickly distribute this emergency relief as soon as possible." (www.facebook.com)
  • "With the new COVID-19 relief bill signed into law, this funding must be distributed immediately. Granite Staters can't afford to wait. It includes: -$370 billion for small biz -$75 billion for hospitals and health care workers -$25 billion for increased testing" (twitter.com)
  • "While we all support the No Child Left Behind initiative's goal of ensuring that every child has access to an excellent education, the law's requirements have tied teachers' hands and punished schools when they needed help the most. Jeanne Shaheen will work to reform and fully fund No Child Left Behind. She believes Adequate Yearly Progress indicator should be reconfigured to take into account whether students and the school at large are making progress between years, not just progress as measured against an externally imposed goal. Schools should be allowed to develop a variety of assessments in order to show academic progress rather than the current single high stakes exam. Finally, we should provide teachers with more opportunities and incentives for high quality professional development." (votesmart.org)
  • "Senator Shaheen recognizes that No Child Left Behind (NCLB) has an admirable goal: to provide every child with access to an excellent education. But in too many cases NCLB has tied teachers' hands and punished schools when they needed help the most. And because the law was never adequately funded, it has been very difficult to implement and placed a serious financial burden on states and local communities across New Hampshire. In her short time in the Senate, Senator Shaheen has voted for significant increases in funding for NCLB and special education programs, to improve opportunities for New Hampshire's school children and provide relief to local property taxpayers. Senator Shaheen is committed to making sure No Child Left Behind works for our schools and teachers." (votesmart.org)
  • Endorsed by National Education Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "Transitioning to clean, alternative energy is critical to both our national security and our economy." (votesmart.org)
  • "My bipartisan energy efficiency bill would create 200k jobs, save $16 billion/yr, cut CO2 equivalent to 22 mil cars off the road." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 0% by American Energy Alliance. (votesmart.org)
  • "Shaheen has advocated for national energy policies that place a greater emphasis on clean, alternative energy technologies. Clean energy technologies--such as wind, solar, and biomass--have enormous potential benefits for New Hampshire's economy, and can help us break our addiction to fossil fuels and put us on a path towards a clean, sustainable energy future." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 96% by the League of Conservation Voters (votesmart.org)
  • "It is now time for Congress and the President to follow New Hampshire's lead and come together and enact a federal, mandatory greenhouse gas program to cut carbon pollution by 80 percent by 2050." (votesmart.org)
  • "Meanwhile, Trump's EPA has undone nearly 100 regulations that protect our drinking water, our air, and our environment." (twitter.com)
  • "That’s why I’ve called for the U.S. to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement, and introduced bipartisan legislation to drive down energy costs for families while lowering our carbon footprint. We owe it to future generations to take action while we still can." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of S Amdt 4750 - Fix Gun Checks Act of 2016. (votesmart.org)
  • "I've consistently supported common-sense steps to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, terrorists, and the mentally ill. Closing the gun show loop-hole, preventing unlicensed internet sales, and strictly enforcing laws already on the books makes sense to an overwhelming majority of Americans. The President's actions announced today to keep guns out of the wrong hands will not impact responsible gun owners. However, Congressional action is still necessary because the status quo, in which we are losing tens of thousands of innocent people to gun violence every year, is unacceptable." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. (votesmart.org)
  • "Thank you @Everytown for your endorsement! As Senator, I’ve been proud to support multiple bipartisan efforts to pass common-sense gun safety laws, and together we’ll work to end gun violence in our schools and our communities. #GunSenseMajority." (twitter.com)
  • "She voted in favor of the 2010 Affordable Care Act because she believes it is an important first step to making essential changes to our health care system." (votesmart.org)
  • "Even in the midst of a public health crisis, the administration has not halted its plans to strip away coverage provided by the #ACA. It's never been more important that we fight to expand affordable health care coverage to every American." (twitter.com)
  • "@SenScottBrown’s ACA repeal would end coverage for pre-existing conditions & prescription drug benefits for seniors." (twitter.com)
  • "The ACA has helped millions of Americans, including those with preexisting conditions, get the health care coverage they need. The Trump administration is STILL fighting in court to strip it all away. We can't allow that to happen." (twitter.com)
  • "We can go further: the Senate needs to take up the FAMILY Act that I co-sponsored to guarantee family leave for all parents. Particularly for our front-line workers who have given their time to fight COVID-19, we need #paidleaveforall." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "Sensor technologies and other surveillance techniques, such as unmanned aerial systems, or drones, allow our border agents to expand their region and respond immediately to illegal activity at our borders. When resourced and deployed appropriately, these types of smart investments are far more likely to interrupt the flow of narcotics than a costly and ineffective border wall." (votesmart.org)
  • "I'm not going to let @RealDonaldTrump raid funding for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to build a border wall he promised Mexico would pay for. Not going to happen." (twitter.com)
  • "In the Senate, I am working every day to make a difference for NH. We got a 10x increase in funding to help our treatment centers & first responders address the opioid epidemic. We stopped Trump from cutting funding for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to build his border wall." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 2% by NumbersUSA. (votesmart.org)
  • "She believes thoughtful, effective immigration reform includes a path to citizenship for those who take a series of important and difficult steps, including the payment of back taxes, penalties and fees, as well as criminal background and national security checks." (votesmart.org)
  • "I'm disappointed that, because of President Trump's erratic and inconsistent positions on this issue, this agreement did not receive enough support to move forward in the Senate. It's critically important that the Senate provide a pathway forward to protect Dreamers which is why I'll continue my efforts across the aisle to find common ground." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 2% by NumbersUSA. (votesmart.org)
  • "Dreamers are Americans. That’s the fundamental promise of President Obama’s DACA program, and I'm glad the court chose to uphold it in this decision. We need to create a path to citizenship for those that have only ever called this country home. #Dreamers." (twitter.com)
  • "The Iran Deal prevented Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and it was working. The Trump administration needs to return to the path of diplomacy with our partners before this situation worsens." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 0% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "The U.S. should continue to pursue all appropriate avenues to ensure that the Iranian government does not obtain a nuclear weapon, stops its support for terrorism, and respects the universal rights of its citizens." (votesmart.org)
  • "Senator Shaheen also supported the decision by President Obama and our senior military leaders to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan beyond the end of 2016 in order to continue building the capacity of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces to deny the Taliban, al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations a safe haven." (www.shaheen.senate.gov)
  • "President Trump’s reckless and dangerous decision to pullback troops from Northeast Syria has empowered bad actors in the region, including ISIS, Assad, Russia and Iran. There was no need for President Trump to go down this path to disaster." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 0% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "Though our commitment to working with our partners in Afghanistan and Pakistan is long-term, our military engagement cannot remain open-ended, and our ultimate objectives need to be realistic and focused on transferring responsibility for security and governance to the people of Afghanistan." (votesmart.org)
  • "We don't want to send back an occupying force of 10ks of Americans to Iraq, like @SenScottBrown has said he's open to." (twitter.com)
  • "Increasing exports is an effective way to spur growth, encourage investment, and create jobs in New Hampshire." (votesmart.org)
  • "I voted yes on the trade bill tonight because it's an opportunity to set high standards for future trade agreements, which can help New Hampshire businesses compete and increase their exports." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Public Citizen. (votesmart.org)
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.
The Political Courage Test asks candidates which items they will support if elected. It does not ask them to indicate which items they will oppose. Through extensive research of public polling data, we discovered that voters are more concerned with what candidates would support when elected to office, not what they oppose. If a candidate does not select a response to any part or all of any question, it does not necessarily indicate that the candidate is opposed to that particular item.

1) Please answer the following questions.2) Indicate the importance of the following issues both to your state and to your administration if elected Governor.

a) Explain your two main priorities if elected Governor.
b) Should your priorities require additional government funding, please explain how you intend to obtain this additional funding.
Very Important a) Abortion
Somewhat Important b) Affirmative Action
Somewhat Important c) Balanced Budget Amendment
Very Important d) Campaign Finance Reform
Very Important e) Crime
Very Important f) Economic Development
Very Important g) Education
Very Important h) Environment
Very Important i) Family and Child Issues
Somewhat Important j) Gun Issues
Very Important k) Health Care
Very Important l) Illegal Drugs
Very Important m) Moral and Ethical Decline
Somewhat Important n) Poverty and Homelessness
Very Important o) Taxes
Somewhat Important p) Term Limits
Very Important q) Welfare

Indicate which principles you support concerning abortion.

X a) Abortions should always be legally available.
b) Abortions should be legal in all circumstances when the procedure is completed within the first trimester of the pregnancy.
c) Abortions should be legal only when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape or when the life of the woman is endangered.
d) Abortions should be legal only when the life of the woman is endangered.
e) Abortions should be limited by waiting periods and parental notification requirements as decided by each state government.
f) Abortions should always be illegal.
g) Other

1) Indicate which principles your positions concerning affirmative action programs.

a) The state government should consider preferences to minority-owned businesses in granting government contracts.
b) The state government should consider preferences to minority students applying for college admission.
X c) The state government should prosecute cases of discrimination in the public sector.
X d) The state government should prosecute cases of discrimination in the private sector.
e) The state government should provide affirmative action programs as long as such programs do not include quotas.
f) The state government should provide no affirmative action programs.
g) Other
Yes 2) Do you believe that sexual orientation should be included in any non-discrimination laws and programs that are provided by your state?
Do you support amending the US Constitution to require an annual balanced federal budget?

1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of state funding for the following categories.2) Do you support the use of block grants given to states, rather than federal spending, in the following areas?

Maintain Status a) AIDS Programs
Maintain Status b) Arts Funding
Slightly Increase c) Education (K-12)
Maintain Status d) Environmental Programs
Slightly Increase e) Higher Education
Maintain Status f) Housing Projects
Maintain Status g) Job Training Programs
Maintain Status h) Law Enforcement
Maintain Status i) Medicaid
Maintain Status j) Student Loan Programs
Maintain Status k) Transportation
Maintain Status l) Welfare (AFDC)
m) Other
n) Other
o) Other
a) Agriculture
b) Education
c) Environment
d) Farm subsidies
e) Food stamps
f) Housing
g) Law enforcement
h) Medicaid
i) School lunches
j) Welfare
k) Other

Indicate which principles you support regarding campaign finance reform.

a) Prohibit Political Action Committee (PAC) contributions to candidates for state office.
b) Provide public subsidizing of political campaigns.
c) Require legislation that would increase the limits on individual contributions.
X d) Pass legislation that would encourage complete disclosure of campaign finance information.
e) Remove all legislative limits on campaign financing.
f) Other

Indicate which principles you support to address crime.

X a) Broaden use of the death penalty for serious crimes.
b) Increase spending to build more state prisons.
X c) Require "truth in sentencing" for violent criminals so they serve full sentences with no chance of parole.
X d) Require the use of "boot camps" as alternative sentencing for adult first-time felons.
e) Limit the number of appeals allowed to inmates on death row.
X f) Implement and encourage drug and alcohol treatment centers and other alternative, community-based options for non-violent convicts.
g) Expand funding for community policing programs.
h) Increase funding for hiring of police officers.
X i) Prosecute youths, accused of murder, as adults.
j) Increase funding for local Boys & Girls Clubs and other independent organizations in communities with at-risk youth.
k) Reduce prison sentences for those who commit non-violent crimes.
l) Require mandatory life sentences for third-time violent felons.
m) Other

Indicate which principles you support regarding economic development.

a) Provide tax credits for companies that move job-creating industries into the state.
b) Increase state funding for job-training programs.
c) Increase state funding for public works projects such as the repair of roads, bridges and telecommunications.
d) Eliminate government regulations of the private sector to encourage investment and economic expansion.
e) Establish enterprise zones in areas with large numbers of unemployed.
X f) Overhaul the current unemployment system by focusing on training and education in skills needed for certain industries.
g) Eliminate any government programs designed to promote the state economy.
h) Reform the current workers' compensation insurance system.
i) Other

1) Indicate which principles you support concerning education.

X a) Maintain the national standards and goals set forth in "Goals 2000".
b) Provide parents with vouchers to send their children to any publicly-funded school.
c) Provide parents with vouchers to send their children to any participating school: public, private, religious or technical.
d) Implement charter schools where teachers and professionals receive state authorization and funding to establish new schools.
e) Require allowing voluntary prayer or a moment of silence in public schools.
f) Increase funding for student loan programs available for college students.
g) Increase funding for programs designed to reduce class sizes for elementary and secondary schools.
h) Support a pay raise for public school teachers.
i) Other
2) In the space provided, describe your proposals to reform the funding of public schools.

Indicate which principles or programs you support regarding your state's environment and natural resources.

a) Transfer public lands, such as federal forests and range lands, to the jurisdiction of state and local governments.
b) Require the state to reimburse citizens when environmental regulations limit use of privately-owned lands.
c) Increase state funding to expand recreational spaces such as parks, forests and other open spaces.
d) Change the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to limit the number of habitats eligible to be designated as endangered.
X e) Utilize cost-benefit analysis to determine economic impacts of proposed environmental protection and cleanup legislation.
f) Encourage development of alternative fuels and electric cars to reduce pollution.
g) Phase in a prohibition of pollution-causing products such as gas-powered automobiles.
h) Increase state taxes on gasoline and diesel fuels to promote conservation and alternative fuel development.
X i) Require that a percentage of purchases made by state agencies include recycled components.
j) Promote the selling of pollution credits to encourage industries to decrease amount of pollution.
k) Other

Indicate which principles you support concerning family and children issues.

a) Increase funding for programs designed to reduce teen pregnancy.
X b) Implement programs designed to decrease availability of cigarettes to children.
c) Increase funding for programs that enforce and collect delinquent child support payments.
X d) Revoke state licenses and permits of parents that are delinquent in paying child support.
e) Provide tax credits for businesses that provide child care for their employees.
f) Other

Indicate which level of government should have primary responsibility for the following services.

Federal a) Civil rights enforcement
Local b) Education
Federal c) Environmental cleanup
State d) Job training
Local e) Law enforcement
Federal f) Low-income housing
Federal g) Medicaid
Federal h) Medicare
State i) Welfare (AFDC)
j) Other

Indicate which principles you support concerning gun issues.

a) Expand the nationwide ban on the public sale of assault weapons to include all forms of semi-automatic weapons.
b) Increase restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
c) Maintain all registration procedures and restrictions on possessing firearms.
d) Ease procedures on the purchase and registration of firearms.
e) Repeal all bans and measures that restrict law-abiding citizens from owning legally obtained firearms.
f) Allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms that are legally owned and registered.
X g) Other
Maintain NH's current laws.

Indicate which principles you support regarding your state's health care system.

a) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all state residents regardless of income.
b) Provide vouchers to the working poor so they can buy into a private health care plan.
c) Support a "managed competition" health care plan to contain costs and improve access that does not include mandated health alliances, government cost control powers, or employer/employee mandates.
X d) Support community health purchasing alliances.
X e) Promote programs that assist in child immunizations.
f) Establish limits on the amount of damages awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.
g) Encourage tax-free medical savings accounts, which would be taxed if used for any purpose other than medical costs.
h) Guaranteeing medical care to all citizens is not a responsibility of government.
X i) Insure health insurance portability for workers who change jobs.
j) Expand Medicaid to provide health care to uninsured working individuals.
k) Other

Indicate which principles you support concerning illegal drugs.

X a) Increase penalties for selling illegal drugs.
X b) Require mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs near schools.
X c) Require capital punishment for convicted international drug traffickers.
d) Require drug testing for state employees in sensitive positions (mass transit, state police, etc.).
e) Increase funding of drug education and drug treatment programs.
f) Decriminalize the possession and private use of certain illegal drugs such as marijuana.
g) Other
The American people have consistently mentioned the decline of morals and ethics in America as a major problem facing the country. Explain what you will do Governor to address this concern.

Indicate which principles you support regarding the poor and homeless.

a) Provide tax incentives for companies to hire and train homeless people who want to work.
b) Increase state funding of homeless shelters and low-income housing projects.
c) Increase state funding of programs that help alcoholics and drug addicts recover and find steady work.
X d) Increase the minimum wage.
e) Provide homeless families with apartment vouchers they can use to supplement the cost of an apartment.
f) Provide government jobs for those who wish to work and cannot find a job in the private sector.
g) Increase the income tax deduction on individual contributions made to charities that help the poor and homeless.
h) Implement enterprise zones in communities with high unemployment.
i) Other

Indicate the changes you support (if any) concerning the tax levels for the following categories.1) Income Taxes2) Other Tax Issues

a) Retiree earning over $40,000
b) Family earning less than $25,000
c) Family earning $25-75,000
d) Family earning $75-150,000
e) Family earning over $150,000
Maintain Status a) Alcohol taxes
Maintain Status b) Capital gains taxes
Maintain Status c) Charitable deduction
Slightly Increase d) Cigarette taxes
Slightly Decrease e) Corporate income taxes
f) Earned income tax credit
Maintain Status g) Estate taxes
Maintain Status h) Mortgage deduction
Slightly Decrease i) Property tax
j) Sales tax
k) Other
Are you in favor of a limit on the number of terms which the Governor may serve?

['Indicate which principles you support regarding the United States welfare system.']

a) Require a two-year limit on welfare benefits for recipients who are able to work.
b) Require welfare recipients to accept some form of government-sponsored job after two years if unemployed in the private sector.
c) Require that unwed teenage mothers live with a parent or guardian (if possible) and attend school to receive welfare benefits.
d) Limit the welfare benefits given to recipients if they have additional children while receiving welfare benefits.
X e) Provide child care services to welfare recipients who work or attend school.
f) Increase funding of programs that help homeless people find shelter and employment.
g) Provide incentives for employers to hire and train welfare recipients.
h) Require mothers to identify their child(ren)'s father in order to receive welfare benefits.
i) Make no substantial changes at this time.
j) Other

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