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Pear Squad
Spark498
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Posts: 5,701
United States


Political Matrix
E: -3.88, S: -1.74

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« on: February 23, 2017, 05:04:28 pm »
« edited: June 13, 2017, 09:24:02 pm by Spark498 »

Ideology
Social: Conservative
Economic: Center-left
Foreign Policy: Hawkish
Registration: Independent

Social Policy

Abortion: Strongly oppose in all cases.
Same-Sex Marriage: Oppose, but accept the law of the land, allow civil unions.
Religious Liberty: Strongly support
Drugs: Strongly oppose drug legalization
Death Penalty: Oppose except in cases of terrorism
Gun Control: Background checks are fine, but the Second Amendment must be protected
Affirmative Action: Oppose
Prostitution: Strongly oppose
Euthanasia: Strongly oppose
Immigration: Support amnesty but oppose citizenship for illegal immigrants
Transgender Issues: Let private businesses determine their own bathroom access rules

Economic Issues

Minimum Wage: Left at $7.50/hr, entry level jobs
Welfare: Should be no need for it
Social Security: Transition to mandated individual savings with income supplements for financially distressed seniors
Healthcare: Repeal Obamacare and move to a market-based health system based on transparent pricing and cash payments for services; keep Medicaid for low-income Americans
Trade: Support fair trade with friendly countries
Deficit/Debt: Reduce the scope of government first, then we can talk about the bottom line
Campaign Finance: The status quo is fine
Unions: Support, abolish right-to-work nationwide, and encourage average workers to become more involved with their unions to reduce the influence of hardline activists in organized labor
Energy: All of the above policy - let the market sort it out
Job Creation: Government doesn't create jobs, and working is a lifestyle choice
Education: Support vouchers and school choice.
Higher Education: Greatly reduce government loan/grant programs to deflate the education bubble, end government funds going to proprietary schools, regulate the word "university" in every state
Taxes: Support increased sales tax while abolishing the inheritance "death" tax, and decreased income taxes.

Foreign

ISIS: Work with Russia to defeat ISIS
Russia: Improve relations with Russia to defend Christendom from external threats, but make it clear we stand with NATO allies
China: Remove diplomatic recognition and recognize Taiwan
Cuba: Sever diplomatic relations
Iran: Prevent them from getting a nuclear weapon
Israel/Palestine: Stand with Israel and support a one-state solution with Israel remaining a Jewish state with Jerusalem as its eternal and undivided capital; move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
Syria/Refugees: Don't accept any refugees, we can't afford terrorists to enter our country

Environment

Climate Change: It is real and we need to impose a revenue-neutral carbon tax (that would return all revenues to small businesses and taxpayers). (TD's words, I agree) But in addition to that we should invest heavily in solar and wind power, abide by the Paris agreement, and aim to eventually phase out fossil fuels.
EPA: Maintain strong support for the EPA. Our planet is our future and we need to balance growth with environmental protection, but let's not hesitate to challenge corporate polluters and stand up to them.

Healthcare

ObamaCare: Repeal it and use a single payer system, keep provision that states children can be on parents health care plan until 25.

Political

Gerrymandering: There should be a neutral commission to regulate this
Electoral College: I support the Interstate Compact.
Statehood: Should not be given to DC, but another referendum should be held for Puerto Rico.
Campaign Finance Reform: Return to where we were before Citizens United.
Term Limits: Support
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Pear Squad
Spark498
Atlas Politician
Concerned Citizen
*****
Posts: 5,701
United States


Political Matrix
E: -3.88, S: -1.74

P P P

« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2019, 12:33:35 am »

Social Policy

Abortion: Pro-life, no exceptions
Same Sex Marriage: Accept as law of the land (Obergefell v Hodges), and support adoptions for couples that get background checks
Marijuana: Legalize, tax, but do not decriminalize other drug use, incentivize rehabilitation over punishment
Slavery reparations: No position
Stem Cell Research: Oppose embryonic stem research, it's immoral IMO. But support adult.
Death Penalty: Strongly oppose, need a moratorium on the federal death penalty
Criminal justice reform: Support, need to stop overcrowding of prisons, release those with non-violent drug offenses on mandatory parole and community service. Limit influence of private prison industry.
Gun control: Pro 2nd amendment, stricter background checks on immigrants, mental health issues, and people with records.
Affirmative Action: Support
Prostitution: Keep it illegal
Euthanasia: Oppose, keep it illegal

Economic Issues

Minimum Wage: Status quo
Welfare: Support, but keep it
Right-to-Work: Support
Taxation: Progressive tax on the rich, tax credit for the middle class, increase sales tax, cut property taxes
Healthcare: Support Medicare-for-all with a public option to buy in. Repeal the ACA.
Social Security: Adjust retirement age to 70.
Trade: Protectionist, support tariffs and other trade barriers until trade becomes more fair or trade deals can be negotiated.         
Education: Keep national standard, let states decide, higher pay for teachers, change standardized tests to a portfolio-based assessment, support school choice and vouchers but not privatization
Balanced Budget Amendment: Support along with discretionary spending cuts (military, etc.)
Transportation: Cut back spending slightly, privatize Amtrak, Air Traffic Control
Infrastructure: Increase spending, but repeal the Davis-Bacon Law

Foreign Policy and National Security

Non-interventionist, but keep diplomacy and alliances.

U.N.: Scale back involvement
NATO: Refuse to defend NATO countries who do not pay enough, but when they do, meet our obligation
Afghanistan: Gradually withdraw by 2025. Keep intelligence in place
Iraq: Withdraw entirely over a period of 5 years, each year diminish the amount of U.S. forces. Keep intelligence in place
Iran: Remain for now, keep diplomacy open
Russia: Open negotiations and relations
China: Keep tariffs until a trade deal can be negotiated, scale back rhetoric of them being a currency manipulator (although they are)
North Korea: Keep relations and personal diplomacy
South Korea: Remove THAAD missile defense system, gradually withdraw troops if and when North Korea agrees to denuclearize.
Syria: Leave entirely
Cuba: Lift sanctions, foster diplomacy
Military Spending: Cut by 10%.
PATRIOT Act: Keep, but scale back the scope of government's power
NSA Spying: Keep, ask permission of allies to surveil for terrorism
Palestine: Do not recognize until the two-state solution option is implemented
Israel: Support, but condemn their treatment of Palestinians. If they become aggressive, scale back involvement
Immigration: Increase skilled visas, decrease H1B program visas, create a path to citizenship for the DACA recipients, allow border states to customize policy under 10th amendment, no federal funding for sanctuary cities but allow them to remain, do not separate families, amnesty and simple path to citizenship for those that work and pay taxes.
Guantanamo Bay: Keep it open, only use torture in extraordinary circumstances

Environment

Climate Change: Acknowledge that the problem exists, start a cap and trade program to extract the carbon from the atmosphere and then recycle it to grow crops. Permits must be granted. Allow farmers and others to sell it.
Green Energy: Promote, but oppose nuclear energy. Phase out fossil fuels by 2040 by supporting other sustainable technologies such as wind, solar, electric, and hydro-power.
Keystone XL Pipeline: Build it, but drastically increase penalties for accidents
Fracking: Oppose

Electoral Reform

Electoral College: Keep current system
Gerrymandering: End the practice, establish independent bi-partisan commission
Term limits: Support, they reduce corruption
Voter ID: Support, prevents fraud
Compulsory Voting: No, should be a choice rather than obligation
Voter Registration: Support
Statehood: As soon as possible, Puerto Rico should become a state and the President must take executive action for it to enter the Union and become the 51st state
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