Saturday, July 28, 2012

Congressman Mike McIntyre D/NC7 PROJECT VOTE SMART: McIntyre refused to tell where he stands on the issues!

Verne Strickland Blogmaster July 29, 2012
PROJECT VOTE SMART: In which Congressman Mike McIntyre is caught wide-eyed like a deer caught in the voters' headlights! 

Douglas 'Mike' Carmichael McIntyre

Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Representative Douglas 'Mike' Carmichael McIntyre's Political Positions

Biographical

Douglas 'Mike' Carmichael McIntyre
Full Name: Douglas 'Mike' Carmichael McIntyre
Current Office: U.S. House - District 7, Democratic
First Elected: 11/05/1996
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2012
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 7
General Nov. 6, 2012
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Dee; 2 Children: Joshua, Stephen
Birth Date: 08/06/1956
Birth Place: Lumberton, NC
Home City: Lumberton, NC
Religion: Presbyterian
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Mike McIntyre refused to tell citizens where he stands on any of the issues addressed in the 2012 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart, national media, and prominent political leaders.
What is the Political Courage Test?
This candidate has demonstrated 0% courage during the test.
*Note: This percentage is calculated based on the number of issue areas addressed by the candidate on the Political Courage Test at the conclusion of the testing period. It does not indicate support or lack of support by Project Vote Smart.

Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These are provided below as a courtesy to voters.
Pro-life Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations
Yes Inferred Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations
No Inferred Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

Key

Candidate Answer
Official Position: Candidate had the Political Courage to address this issue directly.
Inferred Answer
Inferred Position: Candidate refused to address this issue directly, but Project Vote Smart inferred this issue position based on the candidate's public statements, voting record, and evaluations from special interest groups.
Unknown Answer
Unknown Position: Candidate refused to address this issue.
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