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Jon Corzine on VoteMatch


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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Leave abortion decision to a woman, her doctor, & her family: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly supports “Abortion is a woman’s right”: Strongly Favors topic 1
Right to choose regardless of income: 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
NO on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life: Strongly 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
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Consider race & sex in government hiring decisions: Strongly Favors topic 2
Favors requiring companies to hire more women & minorities: Favors topic 2
End Racial Profiling: Neutral on topic 2
Focus on social injustice in distributing prosperity: Strongly Favors topic 2
Wage war on Terrorism, not on fellow Americans: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports “Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws”: Strongly Favors topic 3
More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes: Strongly Favors topic 3
YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports Organized Prayer In Public Schools: Favors topic 4
Rated 0% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing: Opposes topic 8
Require DNA testing for all federal executions: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-5 points on Social scale)
Impose “truth in sentencing” for violent criminals: Strongly Favors topic 9
Supports mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes absolute right to gun ownership: 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
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Universal access to health care, with restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 5
Share health costs among business, employees, & government: Favors topic 5
Supports More Federal Funding for Health Coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage: Favors topic 5
Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record: Strongly Favors topic 5
Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year: Strongly Favors topic 5
Extend SCHIP with full funding, plus $12B for Medicaid: Strongly Favors topic 5
Delay Medicaid changes that shift costs from feds to states: Opposes topic 5
NO on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit: Favors topic 5
YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit: Favors topic 5
YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes privatizing Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Commit funds to secure Medicare & Soc. Sec. “absolutely”: Opposes topic 6
15% government investment in equities; no privatization: Opposes topic 6
No privatization; government invests in market: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support charter schools: Favors topic 7
Opposes parents choosing schools via vouchers: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Universal right to public education, pre-school thru college: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Federal support & tax breaks for college tuition: Neutral on topic 7
Rated 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes: Strongly 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
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports Clean Water Act and a well-funded EPA: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports spending resources to stop Global Warming: Strongly Favors topic 18
Rated 84% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes: Strongly Favors topic 18
Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances: Strongly 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 banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-3 points on Social scale)
Maintain Byrne/JAG anti-drug funds at $520M instead of $170M: Strongly Favors topic 19
Increase penalties for selling illegal drugs: Favors topic 19
Neutral on “Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it”: Neutral on topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
Supplement poverty aid via religious organizations: Strongly Favors topic 20
Opposes allowing churches to provide welfare services: Opposes topic 20
Increase minimum wage now; index it to inflation for later: Opposes topic 20
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Will not vote for any bill that will put us into deficit: Neutral on topic 11
Targeted tax cuts including ending marriage penalty: Favors topic 11
Too-large GOP tax cuts foreclose on social investments: Favors topic 11
Opposes making income tax flatter & lower: Strongly Favors topic 11
Rated 17% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes: Strongly Favors topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: 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
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+5 points on Social scale)
Maintain human services to children of immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Supports “Immigration helps our economy-encourage it”: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports NAFTA, GAT, & WTO: Strongly Favors topic 13
Supports retaliatorytarrifs; opposes Fast Track: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes expanding Free Trade: Opposes topic 13
Rated 42% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues: Neutral on topic 13
Free trade with post-Orange Revolution Ukraine: 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
NO on extending free trade to Andean nations: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on establishing free trade between US & Singapore: Opposes topic 13
NO on establishing free trade between the US and Chile: Opposes topic 13
NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes more spending on Armed Forces personnel: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 15
YES on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding: Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations: Favors topic 16
YES on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads: Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+5 points on Social scale)
NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports continuing Foreign Aid to Russia, Israel, & others: Strongly Favors topic 17
Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine: Strongly Favors topic 17

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Page last updated: Nov 29, 2011