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Immigration  Technology Corporations Welfare & Poverty
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Joe Garcia on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • A woman should have the final say over her medical affairs. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
Joe Garcia on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Joe Garcia on Civil Rights
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  • Supports fair pay legislation. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports equal marriage rights. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Feb 2013)
Joe Garcia on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Supports tax incentives for job creation. (Sep 2012)
Joe Garcia on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Joe Garcia on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Joe Garcia on Education
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  • Give all an opportunity to receive quality public education. (Nov 2012)
Joe Garcia on Energy & Oil
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  • Opposes offshore drilling; protect the Keys & the workers. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes offshore energy production. (Sep 2012)
Joe Garcia on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Joe Garcia on Families & Children
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  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Joe Garcia on Foreign Policy
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  • Advocate for release of all political prisoners in Cuba. (Nov 2012)
Joe Garcia on Free Trade
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  • Campaigned for the Colombian Free Trade Agreement. (Nov 2012)
Joe Garcia on Government Reform
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  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
Joe Garcia on Gun Control
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Joe Garcia on Health Care
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  • Supports ObamaCare & an affordable healthcare system. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Sep 2012)
Joe Garcia on Homeland Security
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Joe Garcia on Immigration
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  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
Joe Garcia on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Jan 2014)
Joe Garcia on Principles & Values
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Joe Garcia on Social Security
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  • Opposes any effort to privatize Social Security. (Nov 2012)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2012)
Joe Garcia on Tax Reform
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Joe Garcia on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Joe Garcia on War & Peace
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Joe Garcia on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
A woman should have the final say over her medical affairs: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports public abortion funding: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports churches providing birth control: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports fair pay legislation: Strongly Favors topic 2
Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports equal marriage rights: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes defining traditional marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Neutral on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports ObamaCare & an affordable healthcare system: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes any effort to privatize Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Give all an opportunity to receive quality public education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Neutral on topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Campaigned for the Colombian Free Trade Agreement: Strongly Favors topic 13
Neutral on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Neutral on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes offshore drilling; protect the Keys & the workers: Favors topic 18
Opposes offshore energy production: Strongly Favors topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports federal stimulus spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports tax incentives for job creation: Opposes topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

Joe Garcia is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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