How Would You Grade Your Incumbent For Congress, Jared Polis?

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How Would You Grade Your Incumbent For Congress, Jared Polis?

Compare how you would have voted to Representative Polis' record. The final grade is how you would grade your incumbent's voting record.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Are you in favor of a Balanced Budget Amendment? A balanced budget amendment would limit the spending of the federal government to be equal or less than the revenue it collects each year. It would allow allow Congress to deficit spend in times of war, severe recession, or other emergency if 60% of both houses of Congress approved.  Yes: Future generations have a right to be protected from debts accumulated by earlier generations. No: It could limit the ability of future policy makers to use fiscal policy to counteract recessions or respond to national emergencies.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 2. 
    Would you have voted to raise the debt ceiling? The U.S. government is a lot like a person in that it can borrow money. Unlike people, though, with the approval of Congress, the government can raise its debt ceiing - the most its legally allowed to owe - if it hits the current limit. That's sort of like you and I being able to automatically up our credit limit if we've maxed out our cards. The government raises its debt ceiling often, doing so 75 times in the previous 49 years. Here are the main pros and ons of raising the debt ceiling: Yes: Funding crises are averted, and the US avoids default. No: The government gets off the hook again, and America's debts will just keep on growing,
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 3. 
    Would you vote to stop funding to NPR? The Corporation for Public Broadcasting was established in 1967 as a commercial-free alternative to the three national television channels which dominated broadcasting at that time. Yes: Public broadcasting is archaic and a waste of public monies. With today's technology and explosion of cable channels, broadcasting and the spread of information are available to all at little or no cost. No: Public broadcasting provides the public access to great music, art and literature programming not available on network television, cable or private radio. Read more here: http://blogs.kansas.com/weblog/2010/12/pro-con-cut-tax-funds-for-public-broadcasting/#storylink=cpy
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 4. 
    Are you in favor of providing amnesty to children of illegal immigrants who have lived in the United States for five years or more?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 5. 
    Would you have voted to extend the Bush tax cuts?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 6. 
    Would you have voted to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 7. 
    Would you have voted for the Food Safety Modernization Act?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    Were you in favor of the $820 billion stimulus package of 2009?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 9. 
    Were you in favor of the Cap & Trade Energy tax, an increase of $846 billion in taxes?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 10. 
    Would you have voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act?  (HR 6079)
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 11. 
    Would you have voted to extend the Patriot Act for 90 days and three provisions of the act?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 12. 
    Do you think medical marijuana should be legislated by the state legislature or by the U.S. Congress?
    • A. 

      State legislature

    • B. 

      U.S. Congress

  • 13. 
    Would you have voted to audit the Federal Reserve system?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 14. 
    Woud you have voted to bring civil contempt charges against Attorney General Eric Holder?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 15. 
    Would you have voted in contempt against Attorney General Eric Holder?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Unsure

  • 16. 
    Would you have voted in favor the House GOP $3.5 trillion budget plan proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 17. 
    Would you have voted for the JOBS Act, a package intended to make it easier for small businesses?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 18. 
    Would you have voted to cut House salaries and expenses by 5%?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 19. 
    Would you have voted to disqualify Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funding? (Pence Amendment) Yes: Government grants make up 1/3 of Planned Parenthood's revenues, yet during the last nine years the organization has taken in over $500 million in profits. Claims that taxpayer funding of PP results in fewer abortions are false. From 2000 to 2009, Planned Parenthood saw an 80% increase in taxpayer funding, which  resulted in a 69 percent increase in the number of abortions and a 61 percent decrease in the number of adoption referrals. There are alternative clinics to receive health care. 98% of services performed on pregnant women at PP are abortions. No:  97% of all Planned Parenthood services are non-abortion related, and decrease the change of an unwanted pregnancy, thereby decreasing abortions. (The Yes side said this number is 88%.) Cutting their funding will lead to more health issues for people who used to go to them, thereby increasing costs on the public services provided by the government. It will end up costing more than than actually not cutting their funds. They provide 40,953 STI/HIV screening tests each year, 38,962 annual exams, and 39,010 breast cancer screenings—not to mention birth control and family planning services. Planned Parenthood doesn’t use federal money for abortion services.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 20. 
    Would you vote to block ObamaCare funding?  (H.CON.RES.35)
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 21. 
    Would you have voted for the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 3) passage? This would ban effectively abortion coverage in state health-insurance exchanges, penalize small businesses and many individuals who purchase private health plans that include abortion coverage, and permanently codify the Hyde amendment, D.C. abortion ban, and other current-law bans.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 22. 
    Would you have voted for the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), a ban on sex-selection abortions?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 23. 
    Would you have voted for the American Clean Energy and Security Act? (HR 2454)
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 24. 
    Would you have voted for Restore Our American Mustangs Act? H.R. 1018, to amend the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act to improve the management and long-term health of wild free-roaming horses and burros.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No