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Mark Takai's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Mark Takai has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests.

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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 2014.

  • "In Congress I intend to be a faithful defender of a woman's right to choose. Legislation, such as the so-called "Protect Life Act," which would allow hospitals and emergency doctors to deny giving a woman a life-saving abortion, is wrong. These political tactics are an outrage and I will fight it on the floor of the House." -- (votesmart.org)
  • "It is not right that Washington continues to dole out tax breaks to the wealthiest millionaires, billionaires and the most profitable companies on earth. Oil and drug companies don't need subsidies. General Electric paid virtually no federal taxes in 2012 because of absurd loopholes in the federal tax code and that is not fair." -- (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "The federal government can and must provide resources and support to the public education system in this country. I support accountability in the classroom and the federal government's role in establishing broad guidelines, but believe control needs to remain at the local level." -- (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "I strongly support clean energy innovations that begin with conservation, energy independence, and the ingenuity of American business before we irreparably harm the environment for our children and grandchildren." -- (votesmart.org)
  • ""I have a military background -- that is why I don't understand why individuals need military grade weapons in their homes."I believe citizens should be allowed to own guns for sport -- guns without military applications like automatic firing capability. No one needs an Uzi to puncture paper targets or to bring down a pig during hunting season. These weapons are for killing and should be banned.I also believe that guns should be stored with mandatory trigger locks, that there should be mandatory training requirements, waiting periods for purchasing guns and universal background checks so that people with mental health or violent criminal records cannot legally buy a gun." -- (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.
  • ""I believe all law-abiding Americans should have the same rights -- period."I voted yes for marriage equality in the Hawaii State House in November because it was the right thing to do. In Congress, I will work to ensure that the LGBT community has the same rights afforded to everyone else. As a Lt. Colonel in the National Guard, I supported the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." I was pleased when the Supreme Court ruled DOMA unconstitutional. I think all people should be treated the same.I will also support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in Congress. No one deserves to be fired because of his or her sexual orientation." - (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "Social Security benefits are a promise the U.S. government made to every American who pays in to the system and needs to be safeguarded for future generations. Right now if you earn less than $110,100, you are paying the same amount into Social Security as someone who earns over $1 million a year. By fixing that unfairness, we can shore up the Social Security Trust Fund for many more generations.I would also take steps to make sure that the Social Security Trust Fund is repaid in full for the funds it has loaned during decades of surpluses. One of the greatest strengths of Social Security is that it is financed by a dedicated revenue stream and is self-funding. Social Security has not contributed to this nation's deficit and we can't look to the program to solve our budget crisis." -- (votesmart.org)

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