Everett Corley's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)
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Everett Corley has failed to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.
This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.
Kentucky Congressional Election 2016 Political Courage Test
|No||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?|
|Yes||Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?|
|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?|
|Yes||Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders?|
|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?|
|Yes||Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline?|
|No||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?|
|No||Do you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?|
|No||Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?|
|Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?|
|24 million foreigners have jobs here, 96 million adult Americans are "unemployed".|
|Do you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support?|
|Yes||Should the U.S use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the United States from possessing a nuclear weapon?|
|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.
|Maintain Status||a) Agriculture|
|Maintain Status||b) Arts|
|Greatly Increase||c) Defense|
|Greatly Decrease||d) Education|
|Slightly Decrease||f) Homeland Security|
|Greatly Decrease||g) International aid|
|Maintain Status||h) Medical Research|
|Maintain Status||i) Scientific Research|
|Greatly Increase||j) Space exploration|
|Eliminate||k) United Nations|
|Eliminate||a) Capital gains taxes|
|Eliminate||b) Corporate taxes|
|Eliminate||c) Small business taxes|
|Maintain Status||d) Excise taxes (alcohol)|
|Slightly Decrease||e) Excise taxes (cigarettes)|
|Greatly Decrease||f) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)|
|Eliminate||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|
|SSI disability is a huge welfare fraud issue.|
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