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Steve Woodsmall's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (NC) - District 11

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Steve Woodsmall has provided voters with clear stances on key issues by responding to the 2020 Political Courage Test.

What is the Political Courage Test?

North Carolina Congressional Election 2020 Political Courage Test

Pro-choice Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Yes In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
Yes Do you support expanding federal funding to support entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare?
Tax increases should be imposed on the wealthiest Americans and corporate loopholes need to be reduced.
Yes Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
I support overturning Citizens United as well--we must keep unlimited dark money out of politics.
No Do you support increasing defense spending?
Further, we need to reallocate the massive defense budget to cover some social programs and increase the focus on cybersecurity, which is the new battlefield. Congress should not force hardware weapons systems on the military, which doesn't want or need them.
Yes Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
No Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
Yes Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
Yes Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal)?
Yes Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
Yes Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
We need to treat the gun issue as a public safety issue, not a 2nd amendment issue. sew need to ban assault weapons and impose stricter regulation on gun ownership and sales.
No Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
Only if replaced by a single-payer universal healthcare system
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?
Yes Should the United States use military force to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a weapon of mass destruction (for example: nuclear, biological, chemical)?
Yes Do you support reducing military intervention in Middle East conflicts?
Yes Do you generally support removing barriers to international trade (for example: tariffs, quotas, etc.)?
1. Overturn Citizens United--the root cause of all the other issues we can't fix is the influence of money. 2. Climate change--I support a Green New Deal or other green infrastructure jobs programs to include training for those in fossil fuel jobs. 3. Reasonable gun regulation. Tighter restrictions on sale, ownership and ban on assault weapons.

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