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Rick Perry on AmericansElect.org Quiz

Republican Governor (TX)



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Question 1 answer A on Error processing SSI file

Summary answer 'A' from 8 out of 11 statements:

Focus on maximizing wages, not the minimum wage: B on question 1
Entitlement programs are $115 trillion; we must cut them: A on question 1
Don't trade tax increases for spending cuts; BBA instead: A on question 1
People are tired of spending on programs we don't want: A on question 1
Balanced Budget Amendment is the only way to sleep at night: B on question 1
Balance our budget without raising taxes: A on question 1
Give taxes dose of accountability, transparency & restraint: B on question 1
Tax rebates & tax relief instead of government spending: A on question 1
Priorities: education; transportation; border; e-government: A on question 1
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: A on question 1
Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge: A on question 1
This question weighted at 17% importance.
(Relative importance: 11 out of 65 statements.)

Question 2 answer D on Error processing SSI file

Summary answer 'D' from 3 out of 5 statements:

Defend Keystone XL and other oil & gas exploration: D on question 2
Put 1.2 million Americans to work in domestic energy: B on question 2
Don't put economy in jeopardy based on unsettled science: D on question 2
$5,000 incentive for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles: A on question 2
Manmade global warming: "It's-All-Our-Fault" theory: D on question 2
This question weighted at 8% importance.
(Relative importance: 5 out of 65 statements.)

Question 3 answer C on Error processing SSI file

Summary answer 'C' from 9 out of 21 statements:

ObamaCare is an abomination for this country: D on question 3
States innovate on healthcare; feds are one-size-fits-all: D on question 3
States innovate on healthcare; feds are one-size-fits-all: C on question 3
We're proud of Texas health system; let Texas decide rules: B on question 3
I made a mistake on using Executive Order for HPV: C on question 3
RomneyCare OK for MA, but not for TX nor US: C on question 3
Individual mandate just won't work: C on question 3
Wipe out ObamaCare; block grant healthcare back to states: C on question 3
Wipe out ObamaCare; block grant healthcare back to states: C on question 3
TX wants freedom for healthcare menus & co-pays; feds refuse: C on question 3
I hate cancer; inoculate girls against HPV: B on question 3
Require 6th graders to receive STD vaccination: B on question 3
ObamaCare is a trainwreck of a plan: D on question 3
Repeal ObamaCare; simple message to Washington: "Enough": D on question 3
Total repeal and dismantling of ObamaCare: D on question 3
Total repeal and dismantling of ObamaCare: D on question 3
The future of America depends on repealing ObamaCare: D on question 3
Medical liability reforms have reduced frivolous lawsuits: C on question 3
Healthier Texas: $200M funding pool for uncompensated care: B on question 3
Opposes government-run healthcare: D on question 3
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: C on question 3
This question weighted at 32% importance.
(Relative importance: 21 out of 65 statements.)

Question 4 answer D on Error processing SSI file

Summary answer 'D' from 9 out of 19 statements:

Aviation assets 24/7 all the way from Tijuana to Texas: D on question 4
I secured the border & reduced apprehensions as Texas Gov: C on question 4
All-of-the-above approach to resources to defend our border: D on question 4
No comprehensive immigration reform until border is secure: D on question 4
Illegal immigrants have committed 3,000 homicides: D on question 4
Secure the border to end Central American kids' crisis: C on question 4
Why isn't D.C. talking with border states about the border?: C on question 4
You don't have a heart if you don't educate immigrant kids: A on question 4
A 2000-mile fence makes no sense; need boots on the ground: C on question 4
Let illegals contribute to society & pursue citizenship: A on question 4
Secure the Mexican border against drug cartels: C on question 4
Illegal immigration cost TX $928M in one year: D on question 4
End the notion of sanctuary cities: D on question 4
End the notion of sanctuary cities: C on question 4
$100 million investment in a more secure border: D on question 4
If Washington refuses to enforce the border, Texas will: D on question 4
Failed federal responsibility to secure the border: C on question 4
Discounted in-state tuition regardless of immigration status: C on question 4
El Paso border is not safe until we have boots on the ground: D on question 4
This question weighted at 29% importance.
(Relative importance: 19 out of 65 statements.)

Question 5 answer B on Error processing SSI file

Summary answer 'B' from 2 out of 3 statements:

We can't isolate ourselves within our shores; we must engage: C on question 5
Transition out of Afghanistan but keep non-military presence: B on question 5
Secure freedom for oppressed people in Iraq and Afghanistan: B on question 5
This question weighted at 5% importance.
(Relative importance: 3 out of 65 statements.)

Question 6 answer A on Error processing SSI file

Summary answer 'A' from 8 out of 10 statements:

Get rid of the federal Department of Education: B on question 6
Promote school choice all across this country: A on question 6
Choose from mix of public, charter & private schools: A on question 6
Turned down $700M in federal aid due to strings attached: A on question 6
Turned down $700M in federal aid due to strings attached: A on question 6
No "Race to the Top" funding; too many strings attached: A on question 6
Start a pilot voucher program in Texas: A on question 6
Start a pilot voucher program in Texas: A on question 6
Supports vouchers, but didn't push proposal through: B on question 6
Supports vouchers, but didn't push proposal through: A on question 6
This question weighted at 15% importance.
(Relative importance: 10 out of 65 statements.)

Question 7 answer A on Error processing SSI file

Summary answer 'A' from 5 out of 7 statements:

Would attend same-sex marriage of a family member: B on question 7
Supported anti-sodomy laws; opposes gay marriage: A on question 7
Gay marriage is not protected, but judges will declare it so: A on question 7
Gay marriage is not protected, but judges will declare it so: B on question 7
Homosexuals are inappropriate role model for adolescent boys: A on question 7
Homosexuals are inappropriate role model for adolescent boys: A on question 7
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: A on question 7
This question weighted at 11% importance.
(Relative importance: 7 out of 65 statements.)

Question 8 answer B on Error processing SSI file

Summary answer 'B' from 4 out of 8 statements:
This question weighted at 12% importance.
(Relative importance: 8 out of 65 statements.)

Question 9 answer B on Error processing SSI file

Summary answer 'B' from 4 out of 6 statements:

China will end up on the ash heap of history, like USSR: B on question 9
Make Washington inconsequential in your lives: A on question 9
America shouldn't be in the business of adventurism: A on question 9
US should be strongest nation by insurmountable magnitude: B on question 9
Take back America: Stand up and lead: B on question 9
America is great; Washington is broken: B on question 9
This question weighted at 9% importance.
(Relative importance: 6 out of 65 statements.)

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