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Corey Foister's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)


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Corey Foister has provided voters with clear stances on key issues by responding to the 2016 Political Courage Test.

What is the Political Courage Test?

Ohio Congressional Election 2016 Political Courage Test

Pro-choice Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
I believe people need to make their own important life decisions for themselves when it comes to reproductive health. The government should aid in providing medically accurate information and birth control to all Americans who seek it. I will never support legislation that would undermine basic rights that all women should have.
Yes In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
Yes In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
The government could cut defense spending by 5% and we will still be as safe as we are today. The inconvenient truth about defense spending is that a sizable margin of our tax dollars goes toward investing in items and equipment that we don't need or is outdated. Politicians want to keep spending more money on defense to give the American people a false sense of security, something I will have the courage to stand up against. Also I would only support a tax increase on the 1%, they need to pay their fair share.
Yes Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
We need to get big money out of politics because it is hurting our political discourse and makes our elected officials spend more time fundraising instead of legislating and doing the job the people elected them to do. I support the DISCLOSE Act, which would make campaign finances more transparent and ban U.S corporations controlled by foreign interests from making political contributions. Citizens United MUST be overturned, Super PACs and dark money are hurting our democracy. I support a constitutional amendment to undo Citizens United.
No 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?
I am personally against capital punishment and believe that a life sentence for extreme crimes is the best way to act. We must reform our criminal justice system and I will be a strong advocate for change in Congress. I support decriminalizing of cannabis usage and I believe that mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders is a major problem and has destroyed many Americans lives. American shouldn't lead the world in mass incarceration and that $80 billion spent yearly on incarceration should be spent on education and infrastructure.
Yes 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?
Yes Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?
Unknown Position Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
No Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline?
Yes 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?
Yes Do you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?
Yes Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
Yes Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
No Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
No Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
Yes Do you support same-sex marriage?
No Should the U.S use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the United States from possessing a nuclear weapon?
No Do you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support?
Military force should always be the last option, I believe we can and should always use diplomacy when dealing with foreign governments seeking a nuclear weapon. The Iran Deal is proof that we can solve these major issues without the use of force.
No Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?

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.

Maintain Status a) Agriculture
Slightly Increase b) Arts
Slightly Decrease c) Defense
Greatly Increase d) Education
Greatly Increase e) Environment
Slightly Increase f) Homeland Security
Maintain Status g) International aid
Greatly Increase h) Medical Research
Greatly Increase i) Scientific Research
Slightly Increase j) Space exploration
Slightly Increase k) United Nations
Maintain Status l) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories
Slightly Increase a) Capital gains taxes
Slightly Increase b) Corporate taxes
Slightly Decrease c) Small business taxes
Slightly Increase d) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Greatly Increase e) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Maintain Status f) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Greatly Decrease g) Income taxes (low-income families)
Slightly Decrease h) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Greatly Increase i) Income taxes (high-income families)
Slightly Increase j) Inheritance taxes
Maintain Status k) Payroll taxes
l) Other or expanded categories
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.

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