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Bob Taft on Abortion
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Bob Taft on Budget & Economy
Click here for 4 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Keep budget balanced without new taxes; hold spending. (Jan 2001)
  • Let state meat inspection suffice for interstate shipments. (Jul 2000)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
Bob Taft on Civil Rights
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  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
Bob Taft on Corporations
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Bob Taft on Crime
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  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
Bob Taft on Drugs
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  • Enact more laws to fight methamphetamines. (Jan 2001)
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
Bob Taft on Education
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  • Implement system of standards, assessments & accountability. (Jan 2001)
  • Ohio’s success depends on keeping education as #1 priority. (Jan 2001)
  • Called for 20,000 reading tutors; program is succeeding. (Jan 2001)
Bob Taft on Energy & Oil
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  • Project THAW: $250 for home heating oil costs. (Jan 2001)
  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Bob Taft on Environment
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  • Replace MTBE in gasoline with cleaner ethanol. (May 2000)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
Bob Taft on Families & Children
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  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)
Bob Taft on Foreign Policy
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Bob Taft on Free Trade
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  • Grant fast-track authority to the President. (Nov 1999)
Bob Taft on Government Reform
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  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Bob Taft on Gun Control
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Bob Taft on Health Care
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  • Golden Buckeye Card for senior Rx discounts. (Jan 2001)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • Maintain Medicare funding of HMO benefits. (Oct 1999)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Bob Taft on Homeland Security
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  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
Bob Taft on Immigration
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  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
  • Ease Canadian border-crossing rules. (Oct 1999)
Bob Taft on Jobs
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  • Full review of farm policy; more state flexibility. (May 2001)
  • State instead of federal rules for animal operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Immediate federal assistance for farm crisis. (Sep 1999)
Bob Taft on Local Issues
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Bob Taft on Principles & Values
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  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Midwestern Governors' Association. (Sep 2001)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Republican Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
Bob Taft on Social Security
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  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Bob Taft on Tax Reform
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  • 3-year tax holiday for high-tech start-ups. (Jan 2001)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
Bob Taft on Technology
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  • New programs for high-tech skills training. (Jan 2001)
  • $52M to support high-tech research. (Jan 2001)
  • Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax. (Aug 2001)
Bob Taft on War & Peace
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Bob Taft on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Support LIHEAP, low-income heating assistance. (May 2000)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs: Neutral on topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Golden Buckeye Card for senior Rx discounts: Favors topic 5
Maintain Medicare funding of HMO benefits: Favors topic 5
Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure: Neutral on topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding: Favors topic 6
Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Ohio’s success depends on keeping education as #1 priority: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Project THAW: $250 for home heating oil costs: Neutral on topic 18
Replace MTBE in gasoline with cleaner ethanol: Neutral on topic 18
Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically: Neutral on topic 18
Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries: Opposes topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
Enact more laws to fight methamphetamines: Strongly Favors topic 19
More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Support LIHEAP, low-income heating assistance: Favors topic 20
Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants: Favors topic 20
Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+2 points on Economic scale)
3-year tax holiday for high-tech start-ups: Opposes topic 11
No national sales tax or VAT: Neutral on topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+2 points on Social scale)
Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal: Neutral on topic 12
Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation: Neutral on topic 12
Ease Canadian border-crossing rules: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Grant fast-track authority to the President: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(0 points on Social scale)
Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17

Bob Taft is a Centrist.
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