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Rick Scott on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
Rick Scott on Budget & Economy
Click here for 5 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • 777 economic plan: 7 Steps to 700,000 Jobs in 7 Years. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports Balanced Budget Amendment. (Aug 2010)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Rick Scott on Civil Rights
Click here for 2 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • $36 million for community-based disabled help. (Mar 2013)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Rick Scott on Corporations
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  • Eliminate thousands of regulations on job creators. (Mar 2013)
  • Remove the sales tax on manufacturing equipment. (Mar 2013)
  • Phase out Florida's Business Income Tax over 7 Years. (Aug 2010)
Rick Scott on Crime
Click here for 3 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Let's Keep Florida Safe: focus on reductions in crime. (Jul 2014)
  • Signs death warrant for murderer. (Jan 2014)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Rick Scott on Drugs
Click here for 2 full quotes on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • OpEd: Requiring drug testing for welfare is unconstitutional. (Jan 2014)
  • Drug courts & alternatives to incarceration. (Nov 2010)
Rick Scott on Education
Click here for 3 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • $80M for state colleges; hold the line on tuition at $10K. (Mar 2014)
  • Eliminated tenure; with performance pay, give $2,500 raise. (Mar 2013)
  • Increase the number of charter schools. (Mar 2011)
Rick Scott on Energy & Oil
Click here for 5 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • I'm not a scientist, so I have no proposal on climate change. (Jul 2014)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
  • Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
Rick Scott on Environment
Click here for 3 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Break tourism records while protecting our environment. (Mar 2014)
  • Lay off DEP staff; environmental compliance & no enforcement. (Aug 2013)
  • Base environmental policy on sound science, not politics. (Nov 2010)
Rick Scott on Families & Children
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  • $1.5 million for safe houses against human trafficking. (Mar 2013)
Rick Scott on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Rick Scott on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Rick Scott on Government Reform
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  • Free speech includes financially supporting candidates. (Nov 2010)
  • Reducing Tallahassee's unnecessary costs. (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)
Rick Scott on Gun Control
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  • A-rating from the NRA. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
Rick Scott on Health Care
Click here for 6 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Lead plaintiff in lawsuit to overturn healthcare reform. (Feb 2014)
  • AdWatch: "Let's Get to Work" opposing ObamaCare. (Dec 2013)
  • Supports Florida's lawsuit against Obamacare. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)
Rick Scott on Homeland Security
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  • Florida has one of country's largest veteran populations. (Mar 2014)
Rick Scott on Immigration
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  • In-state tuition for illegals, as part of tuition cap deal. (Mar 2014)
  • Support Arizona immigrant law & national ID card. (Aug 2010)
Rick Scott on Jobs
Click here for 3 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • FactCheck: Yes, unemployment up; but stimulus has helped. (Mar 2014)
  • High unemployment compensation deters job creation. (Mar 2011)
  • 7 Steps; 700,000 jobs; 7 years. (Aug 2010)
Rick Scott on Local Issues
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  • Opposed $2.4B federal funding of I-4 corridor. (Feb 2014)
Rick Scott on Principles & Values
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  • As newlyweds, opened a donut shop with wife and their moms. (Mar 2014)
  • OpEd: reversed bipartisanship and excluded Democrats. (Feb 2014)
Rick Scott on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Rick Scott on Tax Reform
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  • $500 million in automobile fee & tax relief. (Dec 2013)
  • Reducing property tax by 1 mill saves $142 per homeowner. (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)
Rick Scott on Technology
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Rick Scott on War & Peace
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Rick Scott on Welfare & Poverty
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  • People don't want handouts; they want their shot at success. (Mar 2014)
  • Require drug testing for receiving welfare. (Jan 2014)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Opposes federal abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: 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)
AdWatch: "Let's Get to Work" opposing ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports Florida's lawsuit against Obamacare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Increase the number of charter schools: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(+2 points on Social scale)
Break tourism records while protecting our environment: Opposes topic 8
Lay off DEP staff; environmental compliance & no enforcement: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Base environmental policy on sound science, not politics: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Let's Keep Florida Safe: focus on reductions in crime: Favors topic 9
Signs death warrant for murderer: Strongly Favors topic 9
Supports capital punishment for certain crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
A-rating from the NRA: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
$500 million in automobile fee & tax relief: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Phase out Florida's Business Income Tax over 7 Years: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Reducing property tax by 1 mill saves $142 per homeowner: 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
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
In-state tuition for illegals, as part of tuition cap deal: Favors topic 12
Support Arizona immigrant law & national ID card: 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)
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Florida has one of country's largest veteran populations: Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(-5 points on Social scale)
Free speech includes financially supporting candidates: Strongly Opposes topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
I'm not a scientist, so I have no proposal on climate change: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes 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
Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
OpEd: Requiring drug testing for welfare is unconstitutional: Strongly Favors topic 19
Drug courts & alternatives to incarceration: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports Balanced Budget Amendment: Opposes topic 20
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge: Opposes topic 20

Rick Scott is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.
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