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Thomas Massie on Abortion
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  • Life begins at conception. (Nov 2012)
  • I consider myself pro-life. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored prohibiting abortion information at school health centers. (Mar 2013)
Thomas Massie on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Endorsed by the Club for Growth, for pro-growth stances. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Thomas Massie on Civil Rights
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  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage. (Jan 2014)
Thomas Massie on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
Thomas Massie on Crime
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Thomas Massie on Drugs
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  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (Nov 2012)
Thomas Massie on Education
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  • Let parents choose public school, private school, homeschool. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes federal grants for education reforms. (Sep 2012)
  • Denounce the Common Core State Standards. (Feb 2014)
Thomas Massie on Energy & Oil
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  • Support all free market domestic sources of energy. (Nov 2012)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (Sep 2012)
  • Supports offshore energy production. (Sep 2012)
Thomas Massie on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Thomas Massie on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Thomas Massie on Foreign Policy
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Thomas Massie on Free Trade
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  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Feb 2013)
Thomas Massie on Government Reform
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  • All earmarks should be transparent to public scrutiny. (Nov 2012)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
Thomas Massie on Gun Control
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  • Right to bear arms is a God-given right. (Nov 2012)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
Thomas Massie on Health Care
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  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports repealing Affordable Care Act. (Sep 2012)
Thomas Massie on Homeland Security
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  • Opposes reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Apr 2013)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Oct 2013)
Thomas Massie on Immigration
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Thomas Massie on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
Thomas Massie on Principles & Values
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Thomas Massie on Social Security
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  • Supports personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2012)
Thomas Massie on Tax Reform
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  • Current tax system punishes achievement. (Nov 2012)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Aug 2012)
Thomas Massie on Technology
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  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Thomas Massie on War & Peace
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Thomas Massie on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted NO 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:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
I consider myself pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored prohibiting abortion information at school health centers: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
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)
State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage: Strongly Opposes 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 Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Affordable Care Act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports personal retirement accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Let parents choose public school, private school, homeschool: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes federal grants for education reforms: Favors topic 7
Denounce the Common Core State Standards: Favors 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)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Right to bear arms is a God-given right: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Current tax system punishes achievement: 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
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Neutral on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposes reducing defense spending: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
All earmarks should be transparent to public scrutiny: Favors topic 16
Neutral on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support all free market domestic sources of energy: 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
Opposes regulating greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports offshore energy production: Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Opposes federal stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

Thomas Massie is a Libertarian Conservative.
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