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Robert Hazel's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Robert Hazel has provided voters with clear stances on key issues by responding to the 2018 Political Courage Test.

What is the Political Courage Test?

Missouri Congressional Election 2018 Political Courage Test

Pro-choiceCandidate AnswerDo you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Other or expanded principles

Societies may place restrictions (e.g., no abortion in the third trimester, except under unusual circumstances), but abortion must remain safe and legal.

YesCandidate AnswerIn order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
YesCandidate AnswerIn order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
Other or expanded principles

I am in favor of a CITIZEN TITHE, which would include eliminating ALL tax deductions for ALL taxpayers and taxing ALL sources of revenue (except for Child Support, as this is really a reimbursement of expenses) at the same rate.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Other or expanded principles

All campaign contributions should be capped at $5,000 per annum and all sources of contributions should be made public. The only way to at once make our Congress less corrupt and to encourage confidence in the institution.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
Other or expanded principles

A.) I am in favor of a massive, New-Deal type of infrastructure investment, lasting a generation, which would be incredibly expensive, but which would pay for itself over time; private enterprise has to be concerned with ROI, all too often quick ROI, so this must be done with taxes.

B.) Corporations should be taxed at the same rate as all other tax payers, with no deductions or subsidies.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you generally support gun-control legislation?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
Other or expanded principles

Yes, so that we can have Medicare for All.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes?
Other or expanded principles

I support decriminalization, which is different.

YesCandidate AnswerShould the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support?
Other or expanded principles

Limited intervention.

Please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.

I am an old-fashioned New Deal type Democrat who supports Medicare for All, Equal Rights for
all, and Common Sense Gun Reform.

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