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Heritage Foundation on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR other political leaders on Abortion.
  • No taxpayer funding if health services include abortion. (Mar 2017)
  • No federal funding of abortion via ObamaCare health plans. (Jan 2015)
  • Conscience protections for pro-life medical professionals. (Nov 2012)
Heritage Foundation on Budget & Economy
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  • Freedom Caucus fights establishment irresponsible spending. (Nov 2015)
  • Balance budget over 10 years by spending cuts & tax reform. (Feb 2013)
  • NEA is welfare for artists and the cultured upper-class. (Apr 1997)
Heritage Foundation on Civil Rights
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  • Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class. (May 2016)
  • Redefining marriage sabotages child-rearing. (Mar 2013)
Heritage Foundation on Corporations
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  • Arbitration limits trial lawyers and helps consumers. (Jul 2013)
Heritage Foundation on Crime
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Heritage Foundation on Drugs
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Heritage Foundation on Education
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  • Online & Voc-Ed programs, instead of free community college. (Jul 2016)
  • Voucher schools are more successful than public schools. (Oct 2015)
  • A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind. (Jul 2015)
  • Support Colorado voucher system: 75% funding to any school. (Mar 2013)
Heritage Foundation on Energy & Oil
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  • Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
  • Eliminate $100M for Diesel Emission Reduction program. (Jul 2016)
  • Environmental fracking via local decision on Marcellus Shale. (Mar 2013)
  • Carbon tax would hurt economy but not reduce global warming. (Mar 2013)
  • CO2 restrictions threaten property rights & economic freedom. (Jan 2013)
  • When it comes to energy policy, the free market works. (Feb 2012)
  • Allow state control of energy resources on federal lands. (Jun 2013)
Heritage Foundation on Environment
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  • No federal labeling requirement for GMO products. (Jul 2016)
  • Theory that "humans are a plague on earth" is wrong. (Jan 2013)
  • No criminal penalties for violating foreign wildlife laws. (Sep 2012)
  • EPA's "wetlands" definition regulates too broadly. (Apr 2013)
Heritage Foundation on Families & Children
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  • Eliminate VAWA grants to save $428 million. (Jul 2016)
  • Make room in public for practice of religious faith. (Nov 2012)
Heritage Foundation on Foreign Policy
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  • Focus on humanitarian assistance in South Sudan. (Jan 2014)
  • Link US funding to support of US policy in UN. (Nov 2012)
  • Don't dilute US influence by expanding UN Security Council. (Nov 2012)
  • Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel. (Aug 2009)
Heritage Foundation on Free Trade
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  • Ex-Im Bank is a slush fund for corporate welfare. (May 2015)
  • Trade barriers blame other countries but don't help recovery. (Nov 2012)
  • Pursue NAFTA, WTO, TPP, and others. (Nov 2012)
  • OpEd: Sullied hawkish views for sake of Chinese money. (Sep 2010)
  • Anti-dumping rules mean higher consumer prices. (Jul 1992)
Heritage Foundation on Government Reform
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  • Only incumbents and special interests oppose term limits. (Jan 2017)
  • Tort liability costs almost $1,000 for every US citizen. (Feb 2012)
Heritage Foundation on Gun Control
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Heritage Foundation on Health Care
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  • Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient. (Feb 2015)
  • Providing basics ok; telling people what to buy is not ok. (Mar 2013)
  • Replace mandates; let consumers decide on coverage. (Mar 2013)
Heritage Foundation on Homeland Security
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  • Trump's hiring freeze just shifts resources to DVA and DoD. (May 2017)
  • Increase to $14B per year for missile defense. (Nov 2012)
  • Obama military budget is too small to defend vital interests. (Mar 2012)
  • OpEd: Pushes to increase defense budget; majority oppose it. (Feb 1996)
Heritage Foundation on Immigration
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  • Ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Reform immigration piecemeal, focusing on economic needs. (Jan 2013)
Heritage Foundation on Jobs
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  • Private union vote instead of card-check. (Feb 2007)
Heritage Foundation on Principles & Values
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  • 1980: Conservatism converted from intellectual to active. (Oct 2005)
Heritage Foundation on Social Security
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  • Make Social Security real insurance, not income replacement. (Dec 2012)
  • Minorities realize dismal return from Social Security. (Oct 2005)
Heritage Foundation on Tax Reform
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  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
  • True tax reform is revenue-neutral by lowering rates. (Mar 2013)
Heritage Foundation on Technology
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  • Cut Lifeline low-income broadband subsidies. (Feb 2017)
  • FHA highway funds are skewed because strings are attached. (Aug 2014)
Heritage Foundation on War & Peace
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  • Hold Assad accountable for his war crimes. (Feb 2017)
  • Obama deal will marginally slow, but not halt, Iranian nukes. (Nov 2013)
  • UN should authorize use of force against North Korea. (Jan 2013)
Heritage Foundation on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
No taxpayer funding if health services include abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No federal funding of abortion via ObamaCare health plans: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Conscience protections for pro-life medical professionals: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate VAWA grants to save $428 million: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Redefining marriage sabotages child-rearing: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Make room in public for practice of religious faith: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Providing basics ok; telling people what to buy is not ok: Opposes topic 5
Replace mandates; let consumers decide on coverage: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Make Social Security real insurance, not income replacement: Strongly Favors topic 6
Minorities realize dismal return from Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Voucher schools are more successful than public schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind: Favors topic 7
Support Colorado voucher system: 75% funding to any school: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(-5 points on Social scale)
No federal labeling requirement for GMO products: Strongly Favors topic 8
Theory that "humans are a plague on earth" is wrong: Strongly Favors topic 8
EPA's "wetlands" definition regulates too broadly: Strongly Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
True tax reform is revenue-neutral by lowering rates: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Ban DREAMer immigrants from military service: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Reform immigration piecemeal, focusing on economic needs: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Ex-Im Bank is a slush fund for corporate welfare: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Trade barriers blame other countries but don't help recovery: Favors topic 13
Pursue NAFTA, WTO, TPP, and others: Strongly Favors topic 13
Anti-dumping rules mean higher consumer prices: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Focus on humanitarian assistance in South Sudan: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Link US funding to support of US policy in UN: Strongly Favors topic 14
Don't dilute US influence by expanding UN Security Council: Favors topic 14
Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Trump's hiring freeze just shifts resources to DVA and DoD: Opposes topic 15
Increase to $14B per year for missile defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
Obama military budget is too small to defend vital interests: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Only incumbents and special interests oppose term limits: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Hold Assad accountable for his war crimes: Opposes topic 17
Obama deal will marginally slow, but not halt, Iranian nukes: Opposes topic 17
UN should authorize use of force against North Korea: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Eliminate $100M for Diesel Emission Reduction program: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Environmental fracking via local decision on Marcellus Shale: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Carbon tax would hurt economy but not reduce global warming: Opposes topic 18
CO2 restrictions threaten property rights & economic freedom: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Allow state control of energy resources on federal lands: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cut Lifeline low-income broadband subsidies: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Freedom Caucus fights establishment irresponsible spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Balance budget over 10 years by spending cuts & tax reform: Strongly Opposes topic 20
NEA is welfare for artists and the cultured upper-class: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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