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Adam Paul's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)


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

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Presidential Election 2020 Political Courage Test

Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Neither, I believe both fields are absolutist principles, hence I am pro-mitigation, and support pro-mitigation legislation to minimize the frequency of unwanted pregnancy.
Yes In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
Do you support expanding federal funding to support entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare?
I believe we should have a "unique tax" where everyone's annual income tax is unique, based on an algorithm that factors in multiple variables to calculate each citizens tax to help pay for our fiscal expenditures. This would be a break-even algorithm, we would no longer incur a fiscal deficit. Furthermore, there would be another algorithm to calculate a second nominal tax on the previous year savings of citizens. This tax would go directly to paying off our long-term debt, over a period of 50-100 years. I believe in stabilizing our country finances for sustainability and global economic superiority.
Yes Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Our democracy is currently for sale. If our founding Fathers had also included "separation of Business and State" from our constitution, then I believe we would have evolved much better as a country, society, and government. The "separation of Business and State" is essential to keeping out big money minority interests from influencing the people's legislation.
No Do you support increasing defense spending?
At this time, I don't believe it to be necessary.
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?
Yes, although I believe these issues are tide to a quagmire of other societal issues that should be discussed, such as the pay disparity between CEO and minion employees.
Yes Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
Yes, but I believe we need to reflect on what these standards should be.
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, but I believe if oil and other non-renewable resources are valued more accurately the free market would evolve naturally into a more affordable efficient energy environment, where the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions would no longer be necessary. Furthermore, if the automobile industry was actually competitive on the pioneering front and not bailed out, we would already have vehicles that were supremely more efficient and less harmful to our environment.
Yes Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
Yes, of course I do, just because our 229 year old constitution includes the 2nd amendment, it doesn't mean that "arms" can't be regulated. We need a license to drive a car, and have to register that car with the state. I see no argument that guns and their owners can't follow this same principle.
No Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
Not unless there is a practical alternative to the marketplace that it has created. I've used the marketplace for three years now, and believe the system is useful in picking the plan that is right for me.
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?
I don't believe the construction of a wall on the southern border is as much of a priority to our country as would be the construction of a national water pipeline infrastructure that would take advantage of excess water in areas of our country and distribute them to areas in our country that have a great need for water from time to time. We are a country of 327 million people, and we roughly have 13 million green card visitors, and 11 million illegal people within our borders. This is not a problem, yet a distraction from much bigger issues.
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?
To the first question, I'd rather it be a UN mission that uses military force against governments whom are hostile, but if the UN can't evolve to take on this responsibility, and there is no other alternative I wouldn't have a problem issuing a coordinated mission to disarm hostiles, both foreign and domestic. To the 2nd question, the Middle East is a quagmire that needs desperate attention and resolutions to help stabilize the region and the rest of the world.
Yes Do you generally support removing barriers to international trade (for example: tariffs, quotas, etc.)?
I am a champion of the free market, and believe that if oil were valued as it should be that our global markets would be greatly different then they are today and the transportation infrastructure both globally and domestic would have evolved in practical free market ways. I believe there should me more emphasis on humanitarian aspects that influence international trade, mainly labor, and the wages, and conditions employees around the world are exposed to. Perhaps if there were better rules/guidelines for workers of the world, the world would have a smaller human migration problem.
My answers to the prompted questions are a clear outline of my administrative beliefs and priorities.

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