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Eric Massa on VoteMatch


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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Abortion should be safe, legal, and rare: Strongly Favors topic 1
I am “pro-cure” on stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+2 points on Social scale)
ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays: Favors topic 3
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays: Favors topic 3
YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(+2 points on Social scale)
Sex Ed including both abstinence and contraception: Opposes topic 4
Neutral on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
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Neutral on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Defend the Constitution, including the 2nd Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
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Expand the National Health Service Corps: Strongly 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)
Privatizing gambles your retirement on Wall Street: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No taxpayer money to private schools via vouchers: Strongly Opposes topic 7
YES on $40B for green public schools: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Human activity is the primary cause of global climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Include agricultural products in renewable fuels: Favors topic 18
NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: Opposes topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
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Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention: Opposes topic 20
Neutral on topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
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Neutral on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
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Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Failed free trade deals like NAFTA have sent jobs overseas: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency: Opposes topic 13
Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
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Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
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Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad: Favors topic 16
Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises: Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+5 points on Social scale)
Original FISA bill was fair; no illegal spying: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+2 points on Social scale)
Out of Iraq in less than 24 months: Strongly Favors topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17

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