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John Kasich on Abortion
Click here for 6 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Admire pregnant women who don't treat cancer to protect baby. (Jun 2010)
  • Pro-life except rape & incest; supports litmus test. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
John Kasich on Budget & Economy
Click here for 5 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • 1989 had 3 budgets: Democrats'; President's; and Kasich's. (May 2006)
  • 1995 shutdown led to first balanced budget in 40 years. (May 2006)
  • Sarbanes-Oxley deters legitimate American business. (May 2006)
  • Against ethanol subsidies, and all subsidies. (Apr 1999)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
John Kasich on Civil Rights
Click here for 7 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Admires courage of Aung San Suu Kyi & Rosa Parks. (Jun 2010)
  • Made speech in high school to ease tensions during race riot. (May 2006)
  • End “racial profiling” locally, or federally. (May 1999)
  • Affirmative action OK via recruitment; not via quotas. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
John Kasich on Corporations
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John Kasich on Crime
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  • Columbine victims showed courage by not renouncing God. (Jun 2010)
  • It's God's job to judge if punishment fits the crime. (Jun 2010)
  • Columbine: Community involvement, not new laws. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
John Kasich on Drugs
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  • Refuse to celebrate the drug-filled lifestyle. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
John Kasich on Education
Click here for 17 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Daughters attend a Christian school. (Jun 2010)
  • Bible stories are historical facts. (Jun 2010)
  • Did earth come about on its own? Evidence says No. (Jun 2010)
  • Our broken public school system is beyond fixing. (May 2006)
  • Competition is what's missing from public school monopoly. (May 2006)
  • Not enough money for public schools? Aw, give me a break!. (May 2006)
  • Send 95% of federal funds to classrooms. (May 1999)
  • Redirect AmeriCorps funds to college and mentoring. (May 1999)
  • Teach character in public school classrooms. (May 1999)
  • More after-school programs with federal plus local funding. (May 1999)

    School Choice

  • Empower local people instead of bureaucrats. (May 1999)
  • Create competition in public schools. (May 1999)
  • Tax money for entrepreneurial private schools. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
John Kasich on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
John Kasich on Environment
Click here for 4 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Manage the environment to bequest it to future. (Apr 1999)
  • Environment and economy are not at odds. (Apr 1999)
  • Devolve enviro policy-making to State and community. (Apr 1999)
  • Examples of local enviro policy successes. (Apr 1999)
John Kasich on Families & Children
Click here for 7 full quotes on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Being a father is all about setting an example. (May 2006)
  • Yesterday's R movies have become today's PG fare. (May 2006)
  • Expand day-care choices; remove subsidy restrictions. (May 1999)
  • “Family-friendly” flex-time helps parents and business. (May 1999)
  • Restrict liability lawsuits to allow more on-site day-care. (May 1999)
  • Entertainment should not sabotage American culture. (May 1999)
  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)
John Kasich on Foreign Policy
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  • Heed the clear warning of the Cox Report. (May 1999)
  • Engage internationally but choose missions carefully. (Apr 1999)
  • Focus on terrorism, oil, & nuclear development. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
John Kasich on Free Trade
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  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
John Kasich on Government Reform
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  • Skinny-down bureaucracy & kick out special interests. (Nov 2010)
  • Bible study group swelled during 1992 House banking scandal. (Jun 2010)
  • Separating church and state is goofy misinterpretation. (Jun 2010)
  • Limited government supported by our Judeo-Christian ethics. (May 2006)
  • 1970s: No judge pay raise until state employee pay raise. (May 2006)
  • Money affects ability to honestly assess policy situation. (May 2006)
  • Allow faith-based institutions to address social ills. (May 1999)
  • Ax Commerce and Energy Depts. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
John Kasich on Gun Control
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  • Cool off before making new gun laws after Littleton. (May 1999)
  • More parenting better than more gun laws. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
John Kasich on Health Care
Click here for 9 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Expand Medicaid to 275,000 poor Ohioans, but not ObamaCare. (Oct 2013)
  • $776B tax cut plan helps people afford health care. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes physician-assisted suicide. (Aug 2010)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
John Kasich on Homeland Security
Click here for 7 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • $1B per plane for B-2 is a colossal misuse of money. (May 2007)
  • Cheap Hawk: Strong on defense; tight with a dollar. (May 2006)
  • Walked out when preacher opined against missiles in Europe. (May 2006)
  • Fire professor who said 9-11 victims brought on attack. (May 2006)
  • Limited military use, only under US command. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
John Kasich on Immigration
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  • Post-Sept-11 open-door melting-pot is essentially intact. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
John Kasich on Jobs
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  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
John Kasich on Local Issues
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
John Kasich on Principles & Values
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  • Kasich rhymes with Basic. (Nov 2010)
  • Host of weekly news show, "Heartland with John Kasich". (Nov 2010)
  • Biblical manifesto: old law is gone; have faith in God. (Jun 2010)
  • Belonged to Bible study group for 20 years. (Jun 2010)
  • I find God every other Monday. (Jun 2010)
  • Learned faith via pastor dying of cancer. (Jun 2010)
  • Sought God after parents' death in car crash. (Jun 2010)
  • Living life of faith can be a liberating thing. (Jun 2010)
  • Objective moral values have existed since Creation. (Jun 2010)
  • Hosted Fox News program "Heartland with John Kasich". (Jun 2010)
  • I can't figure out how anyone gets along without the Bible. (May 2006)
  • I don't care what you stand for, but stand for something. (May 2006)
  • Catholic Church has been unaccountable on sex abuse charges. (May 2006)
  • Always carries copy of St Augustine's "Confessions". (May 2006)
  • As college student, wrote to Pres. Nixon and then they met. (May 2006)
  • 1970s: Beat entrenched incumbent state senator 56%-44%. (May 2006)
  • 2004: If Kerry OR Bush wins, America will be fine. (May 2006)
  • 2000: Ran for president until money ran out. (May 2006)
  • Built relationship with God after parents died in car crash. (May 2006)
  • Power flows from the individual to the government. (May 1999)
  • Tax cuts and national renewal. (Mar 1999)
  • Religious affiliation: Christian. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
John Kasich on Social Security
Click here for 4 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • More 18-year-olds believe in UFOs than in getting Soc.Sec. (May 2006)
  • Personal Retirement Savings Accounts invest 2% privately. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
John Kasich on Tax Reform
Click here for 10 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Lower taxes to create competitive climate. (Nov 2010)
  • 1970s: In Ohio Senate, unwilling to raise taxes. (May 2006)
  • 10% tax cut to promote charitable giving. (May 1999)
  • Tax credits (100%) for charitable donations. (May 1999)
  • $776B tax cut plan helps people afford health care. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
John Kasich on Technology
Click here for 3 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Faith matters, but so does building up expertise. (Jun 2010)
  • Journalists should ask, "Am I reporting or pimping?". (May 2006)
  • Do better job labeling movies for graphic content. (May 2006)
John Kasich on War & Peace
Click here for 11 full quotes on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Congressional debate before sending in ground troops. (May 1999)
  • Russian mediation with Milosevic instead of a ground war. (Apr 1999)
  • Should have used economic tools with rest of world. (Apr 1999)
  • Russia should mediate; Congress should vote on escalation. (Apr 1999)
  • Maintain aggression but negotiate with Milosevic. (Apr 1999)
  • Ground war not in humanitarian nor international interest. (Apr 1999)
  • Goals should be: help refugees & regional development. (Apr 1999)
  • Rambouillet goals breached sovereignty of Yugoslavia. (Apr 1999)
  • Use neutral mediators; be flexible on post-war force. (Apr 1999)
  • Make clear-cut goals and timetables, then commit. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
John Kasich on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Replace war on the poor with Christian compassion. (Oct 2013)
  • Chaired committee which overhauled the welfare system. (Nov 2010)
  • Focus next phase of welfare reform on fathers. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)


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)
Require women seeking an abortion listen to fetal heartbeat: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Pro-life except rape & incest; supports litmus test: Opposes topic 1
Opposes federal abortion funding: 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
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Admires courage of Aung San Suu Kyi & Rosa Parks: Favors topic 2
Made speech in high school to ease tensions during race riot: Favors topic 2
End “racial profiling” locally, or federally: Neutral on topic 2
Affirmative action OK via recruitment; not via quotas: Favors topic 2
YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
YES on banning gay adoptions in DC: Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Chaired committee which overhauled the welfare system: Favors topic 4
Bible stories are historical facts: Favors topic 4
Did earth come about on its own? Evidence says No: Favors topic 4
Separating church and state is goofy misinterpretation: Strongly Favors topic 4
Limited government supported by our Judeo-Christian ethics: Strongly Favors topic 4
I can't figure out how anyone gets along without the Bible: Favors topic 4
Entertainment should not sabotage American culture: Favors topic 4
Allow faith-based institutions to address social ills: Strongly Favors topic 4
Focus next phase of welfare reform on fathers: 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 responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Expand Medicaid to 275,000 poor Ohioans, but not ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
$776B tax cut plan helps people afford health care: Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts: Opposes topic 5
YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Personal Retirement Savings Accounts invest 2% privately: Strongly Favors topic 6
Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings: Favors topic 6
YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Our broken public school system is beyond fixing: Favors topic 7
Competition is what's missing from public school monopoly: Strongly Favors topic 7
Send 95% of federal funds to classrooms: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Empower local people instead of bureaucrats: Favors topic 7
Create competition in public schools: Opposes topic 7
Tax money for entrepreneurial private schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools: Favors topic 7
Neutral on topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
It's God's job to judge if punishment fits the crime: Opposes topic 9
Supports capital punishment for certain crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty: Favors topic 9
NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment: Strongly Favors topic 9
YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder: Strongly Favors topic 9
NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals: Favors topic 9
YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime: Favors topic 9
NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons.: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cool off before making new gun laws after Littleton: Favors topic 10
More parenting better than more gun laws: Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Lower taxes to create competitive climate: Strongly Opposes topic 11
10% tax cut to promote charitable giving: Opposes topic 11
Tax credits (100%) for charitable donations: Opposes topic 11
Tax cuts and national renewal: Opposes topic 11
$776B tax cut plan helps people afford health care: Opposes topic 11
Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes: Opposes topic 11
YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty": Opposes topic 11
YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business: Opposes topic 11
Neutral on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
Declared English the official language of the US: Opposes topic 12
YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China: Strongly Favors topic 13
NO on withdrawing from the WTO: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(-5 points on Social scale)
Engage internationally but choose missions carefully: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
$1B per plane for B-2 is a colossal misuse of money: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Cheap Hawk: Strong on defense; tight with a dollar: Opposes topic 15
Limited military use, only under US command: Opposes topic 15
No US troops under UN command; more defense spending: Favors topic 15
YES on deploying SDI: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Skinny-down bureaucracy & kick out special interests: Favors topic 16
Money affects ability to honestly assess policy situation: Favors topic 16
NO on banning soft money and issue ads: Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Focus on terrorism, oil, & nuclear development: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Manage the environment to bequest it to future: Favors topic 18
Environment and economy are not at odds: Favors topic 18
Devolve enviro policy-making to State and community: Opposes topic 18
NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
Refuse to celebrate the drug-filled lifestyle: Strongly Favors topic 19
YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC: Strongly Favors topic 19
Neutral on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

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