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William Lipinski on VoteMatch

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial-birth abortions: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad: Opposes topic 1
YES on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes: Opposes topic 1
YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(7 points on Economic scale)
YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions: Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(2 points on Social scale)
YES on banning gay adoptions in DC.: Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment: Favors topic 4
Rated 75% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-family voting record: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on Constitutional amendment prohibiting Flag Desecration: Favors topic 4
YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration: Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(2 points on Economic scale)
Better and immediate funding for Medicare & Medicaid: Favors topic 5
Rated 57% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues: Neutral on topic 5
YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts: Opposes topic 5
NO on Prescription Drug Coverage under Medicare: Favors topic 5
YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs: Favors topic 5
NO on capping damages and setting time limits in medical lawsuits: Favors topic 5
NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(2 points on Economic scale)
Rated 89% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 6
YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox: Opposes topic 6
NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits: Opposes topic 6
YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(7 points on Social scale)
Rated 50% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education: Neutral on topic 7
YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(2 points on Social scale)
Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing: Opposes topic 8
Require DNA testing for all federal executions: Strongly Opposes topic 8
NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment: Strongly Favors topic 8
YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder: Strongly Favors topic 8
NO on maintaining right of habeus corpus in Death Penalty Appeals: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes: Strongly Favors topic 9
YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime: Favors topic 9
YES on Amendment to prohibit burning the US flag.: Favors topic 9
NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons.: Strongly Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(7 points on Social scale)
Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 10
YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(2 points on Economic scale)
Rated 30% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on repealing the estate tax ("death tax"): Favors topic 11
YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty": Favors topic 11
NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business: Opposes topic 11
NO on Tax Cut Package of $958B over 10 years: Opposes topic 11
YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years: Favors topic 11
YES on eliminating the Estate Tax: Favors topic 11
NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(7 points on Economic scale)
Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration: Strongly Favors topic 12
NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers: Opposes topic 12
YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules: Favors topic 12
NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Rated 33% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues: Neutral on topic 13
NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements: Strongly Opposes topic 13
YES on withdrawing from the WTO: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on implementing the US-Singapore free trade agreement: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(0 points on Social scale)
NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(2 points on Economic scale)
Rated 67% by SANE, indicating a mixed record on military issues: Neutral on topic 15
YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill: Favors topic 15
YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(10 points on Economic scale)
YES on deploying SDI: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(2 points on Economic scale)
NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo: Favors topic 17
YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations: Favors topic 17
YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction: Favors topic 17
YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(7 points on Economic scale)
Balance fossil fuels and viable renewable energy: Favors topic 18
Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup: Opposes topic 18
Rated 60% by the LCV, indicating a mixed record on environment: Neutral on topic 18
NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(7 points on Social scale)
NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests: Strongly Opposes topic 19
NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC: Strongly Opposes topic 19
YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Social scale)
YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations: Favors topic 20
YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks: Strongly Favors topic 20

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