Mike Crapo's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)
- U.S. Senate (ID) - Sr, Republican
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Mike Crapo has provided voters with clear stances on key issues by responding to the 2016 Political Courage Test.
Idaho Congressional Election 2016 Political Courage Test
|Yes||In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?|
|No||In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?|
|It is time to stop borrowing money from future generations, as these actions do not lead to long-term growth and economic stabilization. The solution to our problems will require dramatic action and shared sacrifice. The sheer scope of our fiscal situation means every part of our government ledger sheet must be scrutinized.|
|Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?|
|I support full and immediate disclosure of campaign contributions and spending. We need campaign finance reform that will end special treatment and apply the same rules equally to all individuals, corporations and others.|
|Yes||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?|
|Yes/no format doesn't present a true picture of positions, as the answer often depends on details of the particular proposal.|
|No||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?|
|I support redesigning the tax code with an emphasis on broadening the base, reducing complexity, lowering rates, eliminating anti-competitive provisions, and unleashing economic growth. Our tax code is far too long, complex and anti-competitive to serve as the long-term foundation for the economic growth our country needs. Some federal spending, such as infrastructure investments, provide economic growth and are appropriate federal expenditures.|
|Yes||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)?|
|No||Do you support increased regulations on the hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") industry?|
|A comprehensive national energy policy must contain an all-of-the-above approach and embrace technological solutions to enhance security and lower costs, including hydropower and nuclear. A robust policy should have cost-effective renewable options, not government-chosen solutions. The appropriate level of regulation on hydraulic fracturing should be determined at the state and local level.|
|Do you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?|
|No||Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?|
|We should be making clean energy less expensive, not making traditional energy more expensive. We need more innovation and less regulation. Clean energy is about more than just wind and solar. Our country should pursue its own clean energy agenda that embraces technological solutions to enhance security and lower costs, including hydropower and nuclear. A robust policy should have cost-effective renewable options, not government-mandated solutions.|
|Yes||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.
|Slightly Decrease||a) Agriculture|
|Slightly Decrease||b) Arts|
|Slightly Decrease||c) Defense|
|Slightly Decrease||d) Education|
|Slightly Decrease||e) Environment|
|Slightly Decrease||f) Homeland Security|
|Slightly Decrease||g) International aid|
|Slightly Decrease||h) Medical Research|
|Slightly Decrease||i) Scientific Research|
|Slightly Decrease||j) Space exploration|
|Greatly Decrease||k) United Nations|
|Slightly Decrease||l) Welfare|
|m) Other or expanded categories|
|Eliminate||a) Capital gains taxes|
|Greatly Decrease||b) Corporate taxes|
|Greatly Decrease||c) Small business taxes|
|Maintain Status||d) Excise taxes (alcohol)|
|Maintain Status||e) Excise taxes (cigarettes)|
|Maintain Status||f) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)|
|Greatly Decrease||g) Income taxes (low-income families)|
|Greatly Decrease||h) Income taxes (middle-income families)|
|Greatly Decrease||i) Income taxes (high-income families)|
|Eliminate||j) Inheritance taxes|
|Maintain Status||k) Payroll taxes|
|l) Other or expanded categories|
|(1) Address the ever-increasing debt and deficit, stop government's out-of-control growth and intrusion into our lives so that government adheres to the constitution and promotes individual liberty and responsibility. (2) Get people back to work by decreasing taxes, federal spending and regulations that burden our economy. (3) Work for commonsense solutions to protect and properly manage our natural resource heritage.|
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