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2016 Democratic contenders:
Joe Biden
(Vice President)
Lincoln Chafee
(Governor Lincoln Chafee,RI)
Hillary Clinton
(Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,and NY Senator)
Martin O`Malley
(Governor Martin O`Malley,MD)
Bernie Sanders
(Vermont Senator)
Elizabeth Warren
(Senator,MA)
James Webb
(Former Senator,VA)

2016 Republican contenders:
Jeb Bush
(Former Florida Governor)
Ben Carson
(Tea Party favorite and M.D.)
Chris Christie
(New Jersey Governor)
Ted Cruz
(Texas Senator)
Carly Fiorina
(California CEO)
Jim Gilmore
(Former Virginia Governor)
Lindsey Graham
(South Carolina Senator)
Mike Huckabee
(Former Arkansas Governor)
Bobby Jindal
(Louisiana Governor)
John Kasich
(Former Ohio Governor)
Sarah Palin
(Former Alaska Governor)
George Pataki
(Former N.Y. Governor)
Rand Paul
(Kentucky Senator)
Rick Perry
(Texas Governor)
Marco Rubio
(Florida Senator)
Rick Santorum
(Former Pennsylvania Senator)
Donald Trump
(N.Y. CEO)
Scott Walker
(Wisconsin Governor)

2016 Third Party contenders:
Roseanne Barr
(Peace & Justice party, Hawaii)
Michael Bloomberg
(Independent NYC Mayor)
Gary Johnson
(Former New Mexico Governor, Libertarian Party)
Jill Stein
(Green Party, MA)

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Robert Steele on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Let states decide birth control and abortion laws. (Jan 2012)
  • Supports abortion as a woman's right. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Budget & Economy
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  • Moratorium on all foreclosures and evictions. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Civil Rights
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  • Full transparency for Department of "Justice". (Jan 2012)
  • Supports requiring companies to hire more women & minorities. (Jan 2012)
  • Supports same-sex domestic partnership benefits. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Corporations
Click here for 4 full quotes on Corporations OR other candidates on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Protect against corporate misbehavior: but EPA isn't the way. (Jun 2015)
  • End blind support for predatory banks and corporations. (Jan 2012)
  • Hold corporations responsible for supporting American labor. (Jan 2012)
  • Wealthiest 1% responsible for 22% unemployment. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Crime
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  • Prison complex is a slave industry. (Jan 2012)
  • Strongly opposes the death penalty. (Jan 2012)
  • Opposes mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Drugs
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  • Get CIA and DEA out of the covert drug business. (Jan 2012)
  • Drug use is not a moral issue; legalize marijuana. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Education
Click here for 3 full quotes on Education OR other candidates on Education OR background on Education.
  • Teachers should be well paid and paid for performance. (Jan 2012)
  • Supports teacher-led prayer in public schools. (Jan 2012)
  • Opposes school vouchers. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Energy & Oil
Click here for 4 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other candidates on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Climate change is a circus to distract from real issues. (Jun 2015)
  • Corrupt government & industry retard renewable energy. (Jun 2015)
  • We have plenty of energy in the USA, but it's corrupt. (Jan 2012)
  • Strongly supports replacing coal & oil with alternatives. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Environment
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  • Provide true cost of products, including environmental cost. (Jun 2015)
  • Poverty causes more environmental damage than corporations. (Jan 2012)
  • Green community design plus high-speed rail. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Families & Children
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  • Back to one-income families & stay-at-home opportunities. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Foreign Policy
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  • End support to all regimes abroad, including Arabs & Israel. (Jun 2015)
  • United Nations is incapacitated by lies from member states. (Jun 2015)
  • Open Source Agency to do Open Source Intelligence. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Free Trade
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  • Free Trade is a scam. (Jan 2012)
  • Oppose expanding free trade. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Government Reform
Click here for 6 full quotes on Government Reform OR other candidates on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Economic stimulus won't work under current corrupt system. (Jun 2015)
  • Seek national ballot consensus on all issues. (Jun 2015)
  • We need electoral reforms to elect an honest government. (Jun 2015)
  • Bush and Obama White Houses both ruled by secrecy. (Jan 2012)
  • Citizens United is a national disgrace. (Jan 2012)
  • Stricter limits on political campaign funds. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Gun Control
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  • No federal, state, or local constraint on gun rights. (Jan 2012)
  • Strongly supports absolute right to gun ownership. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Health Care
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  • Health education instead of regulation. (Jan 2012)
  • Opposes more federal funding for health coverage. (Jan 2012)
  • Cut military-industrial complex back to $300 billion a year. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Homeland Security
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  • ISIS and al Qaeda are joint creations of Saudi Arabia & CIA. (Jun 2015)
  • War is a racket: Phase out all overseas bases. (Jan 2012)
  • Shut down Dept. of Homeland Security & Cyber-Command. (Jan 2012)
  • The Patriot Act harms civil liberties. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Immigration
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  • We committed genocide on Native Americans. (Jan 2012)
  • Support illegal immigrants earning citizenship. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Jobs
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  • Pursue full employment with no inflation. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Principles & Values
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  • Two-party bi-opoly sacrifices integrity for power. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Social Security
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  • Congressional corruption puts Social Security at risk. (Jan 2012)
  • Strongly opposes privatizing Social Security. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Tax Reform
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  • Eliminate all income taxes & corporate taxes. (Jan 2012)
  • Automated Payment Transaction: tax all financial transfers. (Jan 2012)
  • Make taxes progressive by taxing currency & stock trades. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Technology
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  • Smart Nation: panarchy through National Ballot Initiative. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on War & Peace
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  • Iraq spending could have begun "infinite wealth" in USA. (Jan 2012)
  • US out of Iraq & Afghanistan. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Welfare & Poverty
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  • 50% of all entitlements are fraud, waste, and abuse. (Jan 2012)
  • Support allowing churches to provide welfare services. (Jan 2012)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
(Click on question for explanation and background)
Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Let states decide birth control and abortion laws: Favors topic 1
Supports abortion as a woman's right: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports requiring companies to hire more women & minorities: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports same-sex domestic partnership benefits: Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports teacher-led prayer in public schools: Favors topic 4
Support allowing churches to provide welfare services: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Health education instead of regulation: Opposes topic 5
Opposes more federal funding for health coverage: Opposes topic 5
Opposes more federal funding for health coverage: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly opposes privatizing Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Opposes school vouchers: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+2 points on Social scale)
Protect against corporate misbehavior: but EPA isn't the way: Strongly Favors topic 8
Provide true cost of products, including environmental cost: Opposes topic 8
Green community design plus high-speed rail: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Strongly opposes the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No federal, state, or local constraint on gun rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly supports absolute right to gun ownership: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Make taxes progressive by taxing currency & stock trades: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Support illegal immigrants earning citizenship: Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Free Trade is a scam: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Oppose expanding free trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
End support to all regimes abroad, including Arabs & Israel: Strongly Favors topic 14
United Nations is incapacitated by lies from member states: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Cut military-industrial complex back to $300 billion a year: Strongly Opposes topic 15
War is a racket: Phase out all overseas bases: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Shut down Dept. of Homeland Security & Cyber-Command: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
We need electoral reforms to elect an honest government: Strongly Favors topic 16
Citizens United is a national disgrace: Strongly Favors topic 16
Stricter limits on political campaign funds: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
ISIS and al Qaeda are joint creations of Saudi Arabia & CIA: Strongly Favors topic 17
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Climate change is a circus to distract from real issues: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Corrupt government & industry retard renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
We have plenty of energy in the USA, but it's corrupt: Favors topic 18
Strongly supports replacing coal & oil with alternatives: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Get CIA and DEA out of the covert drug business: Opposes topic 19
Drug use is not a moral issue; legalize marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Economic stimulus won't work under current corrupt system: Opposes topic 20

Robert Steele is a Progressive Libertarian.
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