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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
No undoing Constitutional rights, including right of choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Life begins at conception, but we can’t legislate that: Opposes topic 1
Kerry staunchly resists restrictions on abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Partial-birth abortion ban undermine women’s right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
No criminalization of a woman’s right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record: Strongly Favors topic 1
Expand embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Sponsored bill providing contraceptives for low-income women: Favors topic 1
Sponsored bill for emergency contraception for rape victims: Favors topic 1
Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance: Strongly Favors topic 1
Provide emergency contraception at military facilities: Favors topic 1
Protect the reproductive rights of women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ensure access to and funding for contraception: Favors topic 1
Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception: Favors topic 1
Emergency contraception at all military health facilities: Strongly Favors topic 1
Teach teens about both abstinence & contraception: Favors topic 1
NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP: Favors topic 1
NO on Unknown roll call for 1999-340: Strongly Favors topic 1
NO on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions: Favors topic 1
NO on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime: Favors topic 1
YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives: Favors topic 1
NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions: Favors topic 1
YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Favors topic 1
NO on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions: Favors topic 1
NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Questions the ultimate practicality of affirmative action: Opposes topic 2
Supports affirmative action now and into the future: Strongly Favors topic 2
Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all: Neutral on topic 2
Add 10% for HUBZone businesses in federal awards: Favors topic 2
Increase subsidies for women-owned non-profit business: Strongly Favors topic 2
Sponsored bill for a Rosa Parks commemorative postage stamp: Favors topic 2
Rated 100% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance: Strongly Favors topic 2
Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery: Strongly Favors topic 2
Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy: Favors topic 2
Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Reinforce anti-discrimination and equal-pay requirements: Favors topic 2
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination: Favors topic 2
Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP: Favors topic 2
NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds: Strongly Favors topic 2
NO on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business: Strongly Favors topic 2
NO on prohibiting same-sex basic training: Favors topic 2
YES on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
2004: Agreed with people of Missouri on banning gay marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Personally believes marriage is between a man & a woman: Opposes topic 3
Defense of Marriage Act is fundamentally ugly: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes Massachusetts DOMA since there’s a federal DOMA: Opposes topic 3
For partnership rights and civil union: Strongly Favors topic 3
Provide gays and lesbians with full coverage of civil rights: Favors topic 3
More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes: Strongly Favors topic 3
Increase funding to combat the global HIV/AIDS epidemic: Strongly Favors topic 3
Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance: Strongly Favors topic 3
ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays: Favors topic 3
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays: Favors topic 3
Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees: Strongly Favors topic 3
NO on prohibiting same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
YES on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation: Favors topic 3
YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes: Strongly Favors topic 3
NO on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
We need to do more to link good work with faith: Favors topic 4
Persecuted Catholics rely on church-state separation: Opposes topic 4
Rated 0% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Sex Ed including both abstinence and contraception: Opposes topic 4
NO on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer: Opposes topic 4
NO on $75M for abstinence education: Strongly Opposes topic 4
YES on killing restrictions on violent videos to minors: Opposes topic 4
NO on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Find common ground to cover 11 million uninsured children: Strongly Favors topic 5
Fight for affordable health care for all children: Strongly Favors topic 5
Health care is not a privilege but a right for all: Favors topic 5
Lack of accessible health care is a disgrace: Favors topic 5
It is morally wrong to leave so many Americans uninsured: Favors topic 5
Start providing health insurance for every child in America: Strongly Favors topic 5
Catastrophic health coverage for all costs over $50,000: Favors topic 5
Cut $350B of bureaucracy and cover 90% of Americans: Favors topic 5
Cover more citizens with health plan like Congress gets: Strongly Favors topic 5
Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care: Favors topic 5
Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage: Favors topic 5
Let states make bulk Rx purchases, and other innovations: Opposes topic 5
Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record: Strongly Favors topic 5
Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn: Strongly Favors topic 5
Disclose payments from manufacturers to physicians: Favors topic 5
Expand the National Health Service Corps: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium: Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
YES on blocking medical savings acounts: Favors topic 5
YES on Medicare means-testing: Opposes topic 5
NO on limiting self-employment health deduction: Favors topic 5
YES on including prescription drugs under Medicare: Favors topic 5
NO on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit: Favors topic 5
YES on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics: Favors topic 5
YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug: Strongly Favors topic 5
YES on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D: Favors topic 5
NO on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000: Opposes topic 5
YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D: Favors topic 5
YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility: Favors topic 5
YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: Favors topic 5
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Personal retirement accounts are an invitation to disaster: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Will not privatize Social Security nor cut benefits: Opposes topic 6
I will never privatize, extend retirement age, nor cut SS: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Don’t threaten Social Security on Wall Street trading block: Opposes topic 6
Create Retirement Savings Accounts: Favors topic 6
Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 6
NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes: Opposes topic 6
NO on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees: Opposes topic 6
NO on allowing personal retirement accounts: Opposes topic 6
NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Vouchers drain resources from public schools: Opposes topic 7
Stop viewing charter schools as threatening innovation: Favors topic 7
Nothing good about vouchers can’t be done in public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Nothing good about vouchers can’t be done in public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice: Opposes topic 7
Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes: Strongly Opposes topic 7
NO on school vouchers in DC: Strongly Opposes topic 7
NO on education savings accounts: Opposes topic 7
NO on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules: Strongly Opposes topic 7
NO on Educational Savings Accounts: Opposes topic 7
YES on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors: Opposes topic 7
YES on funding student testing instead of private tutors: Opposes topic 7
YES on $5B for grants to local educational agencies: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(+5 points on Social scale)
Live by "Precautionary Principle": first, do no harm: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Technological advances make environmental progress cheap: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Make environmental justice an EPA priority: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Safeguard the environment and grow the economy: Opposes topic 8
Global Warming as “hoax” is funded by Big Oil & GOP: Strongly Opposes topic 8
End commercial whaling and illegal trade in whale meat: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Support UNCED Rio Declaration at 2002 conference: Opposes topic 8
Rated 53% by the LCV, indicating a mixed record on environment: Neutral on topic 8
EPA must do better on mercury clean-up: Opposes topic 8
Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act: Opposes topic 8
Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs: Opposes topic 8
Prohibit invasive research on great apes: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Sponsored ban on breeding or possessing Big Cat species: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Fund projects for international conservation of cranes: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Fund studies of invasive species and algal blooms: Opposes topic 8
YES on continuing desert protection in California: Strongly Opposes topic 8
YES on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests: Favors topic 8
NO on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Opposes death penalty except for post 9-11 terrorists: Favors topic 9
States should not engage in killing-too many mistakes: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Moratorium on federal executions-only exception is terrorism: Opposes topic 9
A state doesn’t honor life by sanctioning killing: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Rated 63% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation: Neutral on topic 9
Require DNA testing for all federal executions: Opposes topic 9
Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program: Opposes topic 9
Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees: Strongly Favors topic 9
NO on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals: Opposes topic 9
NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms: Strongly Opposes topic 9
NO on limiting death penalty appeals: Opposes topic 9
NO on more penalties for gun & drug violations: Opposes topic 9
YES on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program: Opposes topic 9
YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Gun owner & hunter, but rights come with responsibility: Favors topic 10
Democratic Party shouldn’t be for the NRA: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports assault weapons ban & Brady Bill: Opposes topic 10
Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology: Opposes topic 10
Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales: Opposes topic 10
NO on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
NO on loosening license & background checks at gun shows: Opposes topic 10
YES on background checks at gun shows: Strongly Opposes topic 10
NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence: Strongly Opposes topic 10
NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers: Strongly Opposes topic 10
YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership: Favors topic 10
NO on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Abolishing state income tax would be calamitous: Strongly Favors topic 11
Offer tax cuts that will help the middle class families: Favors topic 11
More tax cuts for people who make less than $200,000: Favors topic 11
Base policy on broad growth and progressive taxation: Strongly Favors topic 11
GOP tax policy comforts the comfortable: Favors topic 11
Bush tax cuts reach 32 million in middle class: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No excuse for special tax cuts for the rich: Strongly Favors topic 11
We’re tired of being trickled on--Middle class tax cuts now: Strongly Favors topic 11
Trade a tax cut for the huge cuts in student loans: Strongly Favors topic 11
They’re not Bush tax cuts, they’re Democrat tax cuts: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Rated 14% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset: Favors topic 11
YES on Internet sales tax moratorium: Opposes topic 11
NO on requiring super-majority for raising taxes: Favors topic 11
NO on eliminating the 'marriage penalty': Favors topic 11
NO on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts: Favors topic 11
YES on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates: Favors topic 11
YES on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction: Favors topic 11
NO on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends: Strongly Favors topic 11
YES on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut: Favors topic 11
NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on permanently repealing the `death tax`: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Temporary workers ok, and earned amnesty ok: Strongly Favors topic 12
Restore immigrant benefits lost in 1996 welfare reform: Strongly Favors topic 12
Earned legalization for undocumented immigrants: Favors topic 12
Amnesty to anyone here over 5 or 6 years: Strongly Favors topic 12
Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty: Strongly Favors topic 12
Cover child resident aliens under Medicaid and SCHIP: Favors topic 12
Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities": Strongly Favors topic 12
NO on limit welfare for immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
NO on visas for skilled workers: Opposes topic 12
NO on allowing more foreign workers into the US for farm work: Opposes topic 12
YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on establishing a Guest Worker program: Favors topic 12
NO on building a fence along the Mexican border: Strongly Favors topic 12
NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program: Neutral topic 12
NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on comprehensive immigration reform: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Trade grows jobs: Strongly Favors topic 13
Veto FTAA and CAFTA until they have stronger standards: Opposes topic 13
Build a rule-based global trading system: Favors topic 13
Rated 33% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues: Neutral on topic 13
YES on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority: Favors topic 13
YES on permanent normal trade relations with China: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on expanding trade to the third world: Favors topic 13
YES on removing common goods from national security export rules: Favors topic 13
YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam: Favors topic 13
YES on extending free trade to Andean nations: Strongly Favors topic 13
NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
YES on free trade agreement with Oman: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on promoting free trade with Peru: Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No nation will ever have a veto over us: Favors topic 14
Bush is sending mixed messages to South Korea: Opposes topic 14
Take notice of political oppression in Russia: Opposes topic 14
Don’t miss 3rd opportunity in Iraq to bring in UN: Strongly Opposes topic 14
US actions in Vietnam were counter to Geneva Conventions: Strongly Opposes topic 14
I’d vote to authorize war, but with allies: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror: Opposes topic 14
YES on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls: Opposes topic 14
YES on $17.9 billion to IMF: Opposes topic 14
NO on capping foreign aid at only $12.7 billion: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Increase military by 40,000 troops-but no draft: Favors topic 15
Bring allies to share our burden in fighting terrorism: Opposes topic 15
Voted against a $87 billion supplemental that hurts veterans: Opposes topic 15
Zell: Kerry voted against weapons needed for War on Terror: Strongly Opposes topic 15
$87B for Iraq only when internationalization is addressed: Favors topic 15
Rated 20% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record: Strongly Favors topic 15
Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11: Favors topic 15
NO on 1996 Defense Appropriations: Opposes topic 15
NO on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty: Opposes topic 15
NO on favoring 36 vetoed military projects: Strongly Opposes topic 15
YES on allowing another round of military base closures: Opposes topic 15
YES on military pay raise of 4.8%: Strongly Favors topic 15
YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP: Strongly Favors topic 15
YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(+5 points on Social scale)
Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures: Strongly Favors topic 16
Prohibit 'voter caging' which intimidates minority voting: Favors topic 16
YES on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance: Favors topic 16
YES on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations: Favors topic 16
YES on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads: Favors topic 16
YES on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity: Favors topic 16
NO on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
The President deceived the people with this war: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Preemptive strike must pass a global test: Strongly Favors topic 17
America should lead by extending a hand, not a fist: Strongly Favors topic 17
Get US more deeply involved in Arab-Israeli peace process: Strongly Favors topic 17
Regrets nothing more that his 2002 vote for Iraq War: Strongly Favors topic 17
1998: respond militarily to Saddam's threat of WMDs: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Based vote for Iraq war on CIA’s intelligence reports: Opposes topic 17
We stood up to Bush’s aimless and failed course in Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
War in Iraq was founded & perpetuated on lies, like Vietnam: Strongly Favors topic 17
Nothing in Vietnam realistically threatened America: Strongly Favors topic 17
Supports multilateral cooperative internationalism: Strongly Favors topic 17
Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence: Favors topic 17
Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine: Strongly Favors topic 17
More foreign languages courses and exchange students: Favors topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007: Strongly Favors topic 17
YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008: Strongly Favors topic 17
YES on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
$3B in tax credits to spur hybrid vehicle development: Strongly Favors topic 18
20% renewable energy by 2020: Strongly Favors topic 18
Invent our way out of oil dependency-don’t drill our way out: Favors topic 18
Invest in advancing secure forms of energy instead of oil: Strongly Favors topic 18
Led effort to try to raise fuel efficiency standards: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup: Opposes topic 18
Include pickup trucks in CAFE; include hybrids in HOV lanes: Favors topic 18
Keep climate change in EPA "State of the Environment" report: Favors topic 18
Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances: Strongly Favors topic 18
Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence: Favors topic 18
Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness: Favors topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
NO on do not require ethanol in gasoline: Favors topic 18
NO on defunding renewable and solar energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards: Opposes topic 18
NO on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling: Favors topic 18
NO on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill: Favors topic 18
YES on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%): Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Favors topic 18
YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning: Favors topic 18
YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China: Favors topic 18
YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade: Favors topic 18
NO on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax: Favors topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
1986: Nicaraguan Contras support network of drug trafficking: Opposes topic 19
End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine: Opposes topic 19
Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use: Favors topic 19
NO on spending international development funds on drug control: Strongly Opposes topic 19
NO on more penalties for gun & drug violations: Opposes topic 19
NO on increasing penalties for drug offenses: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Restore pay-as-you-go for fiscal discipline: Opposes topic 20
End tax incentives for companies to move jobs abroad: Favors topic 20
Homeland security should come before tax cut for the wealthy: Favors topic 20
Raise the minimum wage and training fund to help the poor: Strongly Favors topic 20
We can do better on economy--lift people out of poverty: Strongly Favors topic 20
Raise minimum wage to $6.65 by next year, then higher: Strongly Favors topic 20
Desperate need to build more affordable housing: Strongly Favors topic 20
Base policy on broad growth and progressive taxation: Favors topic 20
Increase SBA loan subsidies for small businesses: Favors topic 20
Expand microloans to small businesses: Favors topic 20
Rated 80% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record: Favors topic 20
YES on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million: Strongly Favors topic 20
YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package: Strongly Favors topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

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