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Michele Bachmann on VoteMatch



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Life is the first right; I'm 100% pro-life from conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Human embryonic stem cell research unnecessary and unethical: Opposes topic 1
Respect the sanctity of life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion: Opposes topic 1
Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans: Opposes topic 1
Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund: Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored encouraging adoption of children in foster care: Opposes topic 1
Supports the Pro-life Presidential Leadership Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored prohibiting abortion information at school health centers: Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment: Opposes topic 1
Report on Medicaid payments to abortion providers: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Declare preborn as persons under 14th amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Fight the faddish fog of feminism: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Education tax credits for tuition at private schools: No opin. on topic 2
Counselor/husband: "pray away the gay": Opposes topic 2
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
How dare a court force same-sex morality on the people: Strongly Opposes topic 3
MN needs constitutional amendment on marriage, despite DOMA: Strongly Opposes topic 3
I support federal AND state marriage amendments: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Children need mother & father; but let states decide: Favors topic 3
Authored constitutional amendment defining marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech: Strongly Opposes topic 3
State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation: Strongly Opposes topic 3
NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Liability shield to allow charities to provide healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 4
Separation of church and state is a myth: Strongly Favors topic 4
Charter school ran afoul due to Christian teaching: Favors topic 4
Support traditional family life: Strongly Favors topic 4
Recognize Christianity's importance to western civilization: Favors topic 4
$110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
2012 is our one shot to get rid of ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Universal healthcare is euphemism for government takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is bad policy; bad economics; and immoral: Strongly Opposes topic 5
One shot at ObamaCare; after 2012, it metastasizes: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Don't let a federal political board make medical decisions: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is unconstitutional; I'm committed to its repeal: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is killing jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 5
First member of Congress to call for repeal of ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare replaces finest system with government coverage: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business: Opposes topic 5
Remove all funding from the 2010 national healthcare law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health: Opposes topic 5
NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D: Opposes topic 5
NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility: Opposes topic 5
YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: Favors topic 5
NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Opposes topic 5
NO on regulating tobacco as a drug: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Young should invest retirement money, not give it to gov't: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Wean everybody off Social Security and Medicare: Strongly Favors topic 6
Wean the next generation off Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 6
Rated 11% by ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues: Neutral on topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Mother of all repeal bills for federal Dept. of Education: Strongly Favors topic 7
Founded a charter school for at-risk kids: Favors topic 7
Denounce the Common Core State Standards: Favors topic 7
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Favors topic 7
NO on $40B for green public schools: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(-5 points on Social scale)
Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act: no phasesout: Strongly Favors topic 8
Climate science is unknowable, and riddled with corruption: Strongly Favors topic 8
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: Opposes topic 8
Endorsed Targeted as "Dirty Dozen" for anti-environmentalism: Strongly Favors topic 8
No EPA expansion of regulated waters: Favors topic 8
NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences: Favors topic 8
NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees: Strongly Favors topic 9
Rated 54% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on topic 9
YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Fight to uphold our 2nd Amendment rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
Require video recording of every firearm test by ATF: Favors topic 10
Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Attract jobs by cutting job creator taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Put hard earned money back in taxpayers’ pockets: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal the Death Tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No European-style VAT (value-added tax): Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income: Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
It's not the American way to give immigrants rights: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Secure our borders and enforce current laws: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rated B+ by the ALI, indicating an acceptably anti-amnesty stance: Opposes topic 12
Stop releasing low-risk illegal immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Declare English as the official language of the US: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Votes for free trade, but also "Buy American" requirements: Favors topic 13
Free and fair trade agreements spur economic growth: Favors topic 13
Rated 63% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade: Neutral on topic 13
NO on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization: Favors topic 13
YES on promoting free trade with Peru: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No foreign aid to state sponsors of terror: Favors topic 14
No vital US interests at stake in Libya: Favors topic 14
Don't lead from behind; no US interest in Libya: Favors topic 14
Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific: Strongly Favors topic 14
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners: Opposes topic 14
NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations: Favors topic 14
NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Defense spending did not cause our budget crisis; no cuts: Strongly Favors topic 15
Remain vigilant and ready, including military action: Strongly Favors topic 15
Oppose Arms Treaty that limits gun trade to Israel & Taiwan: Strongly Favors topic 15
YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Block criminal penalties of McCain-Feingold campaign finance: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad: Favors topic 16
Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises: Favors topic 16
YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Crack down on Boko Haram terrorists in northern Nigeria: Opposes topic 17
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Intervene in Iraq to protect persecuted Christians: Opposes topic 17
Work with Iraqi government to fight ISIL: Opposes topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Favors topic 17
NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Turn down thermostat & build synfuel plants: Strongly Favors topic 18
I opposed cap-and-trade, including Lightbulb Choice Act: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
Let states lease energy rights on federal lands: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on tax incentives for renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on investing in homegrown biofuel: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC: Favors topic 18
NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets: Opposes topic 18
NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: Opposes topic 18
NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Rated 25% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
High corporate taxes lead to jobs leaving the country: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Cut taxes & cut spending instead of raising debt limit: Strongly Opposes topic 20
#1 reason why employers aren't hiring is ObamaCare: Opposes topic 20
$700B bailout & 9000 earmarks didn't keep unemployment at 8%: Opposes topic 20
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Apply all remaining stimulus funds to budget deficit: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge: Opposes topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20
NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy: Strongly Opposes topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

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