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Jim DeMint
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Tim Pawlenty
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Rick Santorum
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Rand Paul on Abortion
Click here for 6 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Thousands of exceptions follow from maternal health. (May 2013)
  • Coarsening of our culture led to 50 million unborn deaths. (Sep 2012)
  • My opponents call me libertarian but I'm pro-life. (Feb 2011)
  • Life begins at conception. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
Rand Paul on Budget & Economy
Click here for 24 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other candidates on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • The sequester is the law of the land: can't compromise on it. (Oct 2013)
  • We cannot continue to borrow $50,000 per second. (Mar 2013)
  • Sequester doesn't cut spending; it just slows rate of growth. (Mar 2013)
  • FactCheck: US borrowing $30,000 per second, not $50,000. (Feb 2013)
  • Borrowing $50,000 per second is not sustainable. (Feb 2013)
  • America needs Adam Smith, not Robin Hood. (Feb 2013)
  • Penny Plan: Each $1 by one penny & balance budget by 2019. (Feb 2013)
  • Keep the sequester, and increase it to $4T. (Feb 2013)
  • Not every military dollar is necessary,nor every entitlement. (Aug 2012)
  • Roll back federal spending to 2008 levels. (Jan 2012)
  • We are borrowing $40,000 per second. (Jan 2012)
  • Government not serious about controlling spending. (Feb 2011)
  • Larger government is not a solution for economy. (Feb 2011)
  • Bank bailout represented everything wrong with Washington. (Feb 2011)
  • Debt crisis is approaching a point of no return. (Feb 2011)
  • Bank bailout was bad policy & helped no banks in KY. (Oct 2010)
  • No federal bailouts of private industry. (Jul 2010)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Sponsored bill increasing debt limit to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored auditing the Fed & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
  • Endorsed Liberty Candidate: End the Federal Reserve. (Sep 2010)
Rand Paul on Civil Rights
Click here for 8 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other candidates on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Redefining marriage leads to economic and moral problems. (Jun 2013)
  • No national law on same-sex marriage; leave it to states. (May 2013)
  • Let states decide same-sex marriage; don't federalize it. (Mar 2013)
  • Illegal to impose racial segregation in the private sector. (May 2010)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Nov 2009)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes affirmative action. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Rand Paul on Corporations
Click here for 7 full quotes on Corporations OR other candidates on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Most small businesses fail, & government often picks wrong. (Jan 2014)
  • Cut corporate tax in half to create millions of jobs. (Feb 2013)
  • Kelo decision was dangerous landmark in US law. (Sep 2012)
  • Punishing the rich means the poor lose their jobs. (Aug 2012)
  • Obama's "You didn't build that" insults American workers. (Aug 2012)
  • Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business. (Mar 2012)
  • Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Rand Paul on Crime
Click here for 5 full quotes on Crime OR other candidates on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Justice cannot occur without a trial, especially minorities. (Mar 2014)
  • Defend trial by jury & oppose unlawful searches. (Feb 2013)
  • Stop over-criminalization in vague laws like Lacey Act. (Sep 2012)
  • Lacey Act applies foreign laws to US citizens. (Sep 2012)
  • Many criminal statutes lack requirement of criminal intent. (Sep 2012)
Rand Paul on Drugs
Click here for 6 full quotes on Drugs OR other candidates on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Don't promote marijuana but don't jail non-violent criminals. (Mar 2013)
  • Tackle drug problem; no one cares where funding comes from. (Oct 2010)
  • Community treatment instead of federal anti-drug programs. (Aug 2010)
  • Drug abuse isn't a pressing issue; 10-20 years is too harsh. (Aug 2010)
  • Favors legalizing medical marijuana. (May 2010)
  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (Aug 2012)
Rand Paul on Education
Click here for 2 full quotes on Education OR other candidates on Education OR background on Education.
  • Allow school choice for everyone, white, brown, or black. (Feb 2013)
  • Support homeschooling and parental responsibility. (Jul 2010)
Rand Paul on Energy & Oil
Click here for 10 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other candidates on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Test older gas pipelines for explosion safety. (Sep 2012)
  • Unelected EPA should not regulate greenhouse emissions. (Oct 2010)
  • Energy crisis stems from too much government intervention. (Jul 2010)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports renewable energy tax credits. (Aug 2010)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
  • Let states lease energy rights on federal lands. (Jun 2013)
  • Endorsed Liberty Candidate: tax incentives for US-based alternatives. (Sep 2010)
Rand Paul on Environment
Click here for 8 full quotes on Environment OR other candidates on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Our federal government regulates everything and anything. (Sep 2012)
  • Citizens run afoul of vague definition of "wetlands". (Sep 2012)
  • EPA regulations cost $15 trillion in 2012. (Sep 2012)
  • EPA enforcement nullifies due process and judicial review. (Sep 2012)
  • Land rules made by delusional government interventionists. (Sep 2012)
  • Navigable waters should mean permanently flowing. (Sep 2012)
  • Voted NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Rand Paul on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Rand Paul on Foreign Policy
Click here for 7 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR other candidates on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Against terror but first comes preserving the Constitution. (Jul 2013)
  • Stop sending foreign aid to people who don't like us. (Sep 2012)
  • Freeze aid to Egypt until they release detained Americans. (Sep 2012)
  • As only democracy in Mideast, Israel is important ally. (Feb 2011)
  • Exit the UN; maintain US sovereignty. (Nov 2010)
  • Rated 0 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Endorsed Liberty Candidate: US abroad unconstitutional & unaffordable. (Sep 2010)
Rand Paul on Free Trade
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  • Participated with Raw Milk Freedom Riders civil disobedience. (Sep 2012)
Rand Paul on Government Reform
Click here for 13 full quotes on Government Reform OR other candidates on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Term limits if budget can't get balanced. (Feb 2013)
  • Fund new programs by deleting existing ones. (Sep 2012)
  • Conservatives should criticize GOP when they grow government. (Feb 2012)
  • Our legislative victory: an end to earmarks. (Jan 2012)
  • Federal contracts should include no-PAC clauses. (Feb 2011)
  • Instead of bringing home the bacon, bring home politicians. (Feb 2011)
  • FactCheck: No, Kagan never she'd regulate vegetable eating. (Feb 2011)
  • Lobbyists' sole goal is to rip you off. (Jul 2010)
  • No Pork Pledge: decrease earmarking; increase transparency. (Aug 2010)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Feb 2014)
Rand Paul on Gun Control
Click here for 9 full quotes on Gun Control OR other candidates on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Don't let the liberals tread on the Second Amendment. (Feb 2013)
  • Patriot Act violates your gun rights. (Feb 2011)
  • 2nd amendment is only as good as the fourth amendment. (Sep 2010)
  • Supports 2nd amendment; vote against restricting handguns. (Jul 2010)
  • Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated AQ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
  • Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty. (Sep 2013)
  • Endorsed Liberty Candidate: no point in keeping guns you can't access. (Sep 2010)
Rand Paul on Health Care
Click here for 11 full quotes on Health Care OR other candidates on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • ObamaCare cuts hundreds of choices down to just four. (Nov 2013)
  • It's Congress' job to fight to change ObamaCare. (Oct 2013)
  • Protect vitamin manufacturers from unreasonable regulations. (Sep 2012)
  • ObamaCare is still unconstitutional, despite Supreme Court. (Aug 2012)
  • Restrain ObamaCare from using Commerce Clause. (Feb 2011)
  • Obamacare will cost $3T & health insurance still goes up 15%. (Oct 2010)
  • Replace over-regulation with free market principles. (Jul 2010)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
Rand Paul on Homeland Security
Click here for 19 full quotes on Homeland Security OR other candidates on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • NSA monitoring is an affront to 1776 sons of liberty. (Mar 2014)
  • Allow challenges to NSA in open court, not FISA court. (Nov 2013)
  • Give trials to Guantanamo detainees. (May 2013)
  • Filibuster to establish no drones on citizens in America. (Mar 2013)
  • 13-hour filibuster against drone strikes targeting Americans. (Mar 2013)
  • Only Judiciary can detain and drone, not the President. (Mar 2013)
  • Military sacrifice spreads flame of freedom around the world. (Sep 2012)
  • Cut defense spending as part of cutting all federal spending. (Jan 2012)
  • The Patriot Act is intrusive; it's what the Founders feared. (Feb 2011)
  • Put defense spending on the table for reducing budget. (Feb 2011)
  • Defense should be largest part of much smaller budget. (Feb 2011)
  • How much of what is spent on defense is actual "defense"? (Feb 2011)
  • Remove waste from last decade's doubling of military budget. (Feb 2011)
  • Warrantless searches overstep Constitutional powers. (Sep 2010)
  • Treat armed service members like heroes. (Jul 2010)
  • Defense policy is influenced by the makers of weapons. (Feb 2010)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Supports banning homosexuals in the military. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
Rand Paul on Immigration
Click here for 6 full quotes on Immigration OR other candidates on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Legal status, but not citizenship, for illegal immigrants. (Mar 2013)
  • We will find a place for illegal immigrants in America. (Mar 2013)
  • Replace de facto amnesty with bipartisan reform. (Mar 2013)
  • See immigrants as assets, not liabilities. (Feb 2013)
  • Obamacare treats illegal aliens because it's illegal to ask. (Oct 2010)
  • No amnesty; respect the law. (Jul 2010)
Rand Paul on Jobs
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  • Extending unemployment benefits does disservice to workers. (Dec 2013)
Rand Paul on Principles & Values
Click here for 17 full quotes on Principles & Values OR other candidates on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Elect lovers of liberty, not just Republicans. (Mar 2014)
  • We don't need new principles, just to stand by those we have. (Mar 2013)
  • America's exceptionalism is notion that all should be free. (Feb 2013)
  • I am a Christian but not always a good one. (Sep 2012)
  • Sometimes evil people win, and saintly heroes are martyred. (Sep 2012)
  • Wife Kelley gave Randal Paul his nickname "Rand". (Feb 2011)
  • My victory was part of a much larger Tea Party movement. (Feb 2011)
  • Being Ron Paul's son means being unique-minded independent. (Feb 2011)
  • Met Wife Kelley at age 26 in Atlanta. (Feb 2011)
  • Moved to wife's home in Kentucky & raised three boys. (Feb 2011)
  • Accused of belonging to secret society NoZe Brotherhood. (Oct 2010)
  • I'm "a pro-life Christian"; denies worshiping "Aqua Buddha". (Oct 2010)
  • This is not Wendell Ford's seat; it's the people's seat. (Oct 2010)
  • This election really is about the president's agenda. (Oct 2010)
  • A career doctor, not a career politician. (Jul 2010)
  • Son of Rep. Ron Paul; endorsed by Sarah Palin. (Apr 2010)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2010)
Rand Paul on Social Security
Click here for 6 full quotes on Social Security OR other candidates on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Raise the retirement age to deal with Baby Boomers. (Feb 2011)
  • Raise retirement age gradually; allow opting out. (Feb 2011)
  • I've never challenged constitutionality of Social Security. (Oct 2010)
  • Raise the retirement age for people under age 55. (Oct 2010)
  • Social Security is a Ponzi scheme. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
Rand Paul on Tax Reform
Click here for 11 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other candidates on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Economic growth comes when we lower taxes for everyone. (Jan 2014)
  • Stand firm and say NO to any MORE tax hikes!. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposed to increasing taxes during recession. (Feb 2011)
  • Joe Taxpayer gets stuck with the bill for budget deficit. (Feb 2011)
  • Balanced budget amendment to pay to extend $4T Bush tax cuts. (Oct 2010)
  • Lower taxes encourage spending, saving, and investing. (Jul 2010)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports flat-rate federal tax; opposes increased tax rates. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Rand Paul on Technology
Click here for 8 full quotes on Technology OR other candidates on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Bridgegate is unsettling; government should not bully people. (Feb 2014)
  • 4th Amendment bans NSA from collecting everyone's phone data. (Dec 2013)
  • I don't mind spying on terrorists, but not on all Americans. (Jul 2013)
  • FactCheck: Free "Obama phones" actually started in 1984. (Feb 2013)
  • Sharply questioned ban on incandescent light bulbs. (Sep 2012)
  • TSA is a testament to Islamic terrorist's success. (Sep 2012)
  • TSA's primary function violates the Fourth Amendment. (Sep 2012)
  • Voted NO on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
Rand Paul on War & Peace
Click here for 7 full quotes on War & Peace OR other candidates on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Executive Branch can initiating war is a usurpation of power. (Mar 2014)
  • No involvement in Syria, even if gas attack proven. (Sep 2013)
  • No US interests in either side of Syrian war. (Sep 2013)
  • No US weapons to kill Christians in Syria. (Aug 2013)
  • It is unacceptable not to hate war. (Sep 2012)
  • Opposed to Iraq War; no direct threat & no declared war. (Feb 2011)
  • Would have voted against a declaration of war against Iraq. (Feb 2010)
Rand Paul on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Strong safety net, but one that doesn't suffocate us. (Jan 2014)
  • Economic freedom zones in depressed inner cities. (Dec 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Thousands of exceptions follow from maternal health: Opposes topic 1
Coarsening of our culture led to 50 million unborn deaths: Strongly Opposes topic 1
My opponents call me libertarian but I'm pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Life begins at conception: Opposes topic 1
Opposes federal abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Illegal to impose racial segregation in the private sector: Opposes topic 2
Opposes affirmative action: Strongly Opposes topic 2
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Redefining marriage leads to economic and moral problems: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No national law on same-sex marriage; leave it to states: Favors topic 3
Let states decide same-sex marriage; don't federalize it: Favors topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage: Opposes topic 3
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports banning homosexuals in the military: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare cuts hundreds of choices down to just four: Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is still unconstitutional, despite Supreme Court: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Restrain ObamaCare from using Commerce Clause: Opposes topic 5
Obamacare will cost $3T & health insurance still goes up 15%: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Replace over-regulation with free market principles: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Raise the retirement age to deal with Baby Boomers: Opposes topic 6
Raise retirement age gradually; allow opting out: Favors topic 6
Social Security is a Ponzi scheme: Strongly Favors topic 6
Supports private retirement accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Allow school choice for everyone, white, brown, or black: Strongly Favors topic 7
Support homeschooling and parental responsibility: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
EPA regulations cost $15 trillion in 2012: Strongly Favors topic 8
NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Justice cannot occur without a trial, especially minorities: Opposes topic 9
Defend trial by jury & oppose unlawful searches: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Stop over-criminalization in vague laws like Lacey Act: Opposes topic 9
Many criminal statutes lack requirement of criminal intent: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't let the liberals tread on the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Supports 2nd amendment; vote against restricting handguns: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated AQ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Endorsed Liberty Candidate: no point in keeping guns you can't access: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cut corporate tax in half to create millions of jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Stand firm and say NO to any MORE tax hikes!: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposed to increasing taxes during recession: Opposes topic 11
Lower taxes encourage spending, saving, and investing: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports flat-rate federal tax; opposes increased tax rates: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Legal status, but not citizenship, for illegal immigrants: Favors topic 12
We will find a place for illegal immigrants in America: Strongly Favors topic 12
Replace de facto amnesty with bipartisan reform: Favors topic 12
See immigrants as assets, not liabilities: Strongly Favors topic 12
No amnesty; respect the law: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty: Favors topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Military sacrifice spreads flame of freedom around the world: Strongly Favors topic 15
Not every military dollar is necessary,nor every entitlement: Opposes topic 15
Put defense spending on the table for reducing budget: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Defense should be largest part of much smaller budget: Favors topic 15
How much of what is spent on defense is actual "defense"?: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Remove waste from last decade's doubling of military budget: Opposes topic 15
Treat armed service members like heroes: Strongly Favors topic 15
Defense policy is influenced by the makers of weapons: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Federal contracts should include no-PAC clauses: Favors topic 16
Lobbyists' sole goal is to rip you off: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
Opposed to Iraq War; no direct threat & no declared war: Strongly Favors topic 17
Would have voted against a declaration of war against Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Endorsed Liberty Candidate: US abroad unconstitutional & unaffordable: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Energy crisis stems from too much government intervention: Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports renewable energy tax credits: Strongly Favors topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
Let states lease energy rights on federal lands: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Endorsed Liberty Candidate: tax incentives for US-based alternatives: Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
Don't promote marijuana but don't jail non-violent criminals: Strongly Favors topic 19
Community treatment instead of federal anti-drug programs: Opposes topic 19
Drug abuse isn't a pressing issue; 10-20 years is too harsh: Opposes topic 19
Favors legalizing medical marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
The sequester is the law of the land: can't compromise on it: Opposes topic 20
Government not serious about controlling spending: Opposes topic 20
Debt crisis is approaching a point of no return: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Sponsored bill increasing debt limit to $16.7 trillion: Strongly Favors topic 20
Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge: Opposes topic 20
Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business: Favors topic 20
Disapprove of increasing the debt limit: Opposes topic 20
Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record: Opposes topic 20
Sponsored auditing the Fed & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20

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