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Joe Kennedy III on Homeland Security

 


Reduce defense spending, not Medicaid/Medicare

Q: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support reducing Medicaid spending?

A: No.

Q: Do you support reducing Medicare spending?

A: No.

Q: Is balancing the budget a legislative priority?

A: Yes. I believe we need a responsible, bipartisan plan that balances spending cuts and revenue increases, to bring our debt and deficit under control, get people back to work, and ensure sustainable economic competitiveness. I support broad tax reform, including a broadening of the tax base through elimination of special deductions and loopholes and simplification across the board. I also support responsible reductions in military spending that do not compromise our national security or the safety of our troops.

Source: MA Congressional 2012 Political Courage Test , Oct 30, 2012

Supports targeting suspected terrorists.

Kennedy supports the PVS survey question on terrorism

Project Vote Smart infers candidate issue stances on key topics by summarizing public speeches and public statements. Congressional candidates are given the opportunity to respond in detail; about 11% did so in the 2012 races.

Project Vote Smart summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict?'

Source: Project Vote Smart 12-PVS-q14 on Aug 30, 2012

Supports reducing defense spending.

Kennedy supports the PVS survey question on defense spending

Project Vote Smart infers candidate issue stances on key topics by summarizing public speeches and public statements. Congressional candidates are given the opportunity to respond in detail; about 11% did so in the 2012 races.

Project Vote Smart summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?'

Source: Project Vote Smart 12-PVS-q15 on Aug 30, 2012

End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act.

Kennedy co-sponsored USA FREEDOM Act

Congressional summary:: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet-collection, and Online Monitoring Act or the USA FREEDOM Act: