OnTheIssues.org
Home Issues Leaders Recent Archive Senate House VoteMatch_Quiz
 2012   Contenders   |   Paul   Ryan   Mitt   Romney   |   Jill Stein  (Green)   Gary Johnson  (LIbertarian)   |   Barack   Obama   Joe   Biden 
2012 Presidential Candidates
Robert Steele
On the issues>>
Profile
VoteMatch
 

OnTheIssues Books:
Romney vs. Obama
On The Issues
Ron Paul vs. Barack Obama
On The Issues
Newt vs. Mitt
On The Issues
Gingrich vs. Ron Paul
On The Issues
Rick Santorum vs. Newt Gingrich
On The Issues
Romney vs. Perry
On The Issues
Michele Bachmann vs. Sarah Palin
On The Issues

2012 Republican nominees:
Paul Ryan
(Wisconsin Representative): Selected by Mitt Romney for V.P. Aug. 11.
Mitt Romney
(Former Massachusetts Governor): Publicly announced candidacy June 3.

2012 Democratic incumbents:
Barack Obama
(IL Senator).
Joe Biden
(DE Senator).

2012 Third Party contenders:
Rocky Anderson
(Justice Party)
Andre Barnett
(Reform Party)
Virgil Goode
(Former U.S. House Rep.): Constitution Party nominee.
Gary Johnson
(Former New Mexico Governor): Publicly announced Libertarian candidacy Dec. 21.
Scott Keller
(Independent)
JL Mealer
(Independent)
Buddy Roemer
(former Louisiana Governor). Candidate for GOP and AmericansElect.
Robert Steele
(Reform Party)
Jill Stein
(Green Party)

2012 Republican withdrawals:
Michele Bachmann
(Minnesota Representative): Withdrew Jan. 4.
Michael Bloomberg
(NYC Mayor). Opted out of race, Feb. 8, 2011.
Herman Cain
(Radio talk-show host): Suspended candidacy Dec. 3.
Chris Christie
(New Jersey Governor). Opted out of presidential race.
Jim DeMint
(South Carolina Senator). Never entered race.
Newt Gingrich
(Former Speaker of the House): Publicly announced candidacy May 12.
Rudy Giuliani
(former NYC Mayor). Never entered race.
Mike Huckabee
(Former Arkansas Governor): Opted out of presidential race May 15.
Jon Huntsman
(former Utah Governor and Ambassador to China). Withdrew Jan. 15
Thad McCotter (Michigan Representative): Publicly announced candidacy July 2.
Sarah Palin
(former Alaska Governor). Opted out of presidential race Oct. 5.
Ron Paul
(Texas Representative): Publicly announced candidacy April 28.
Tim Pawlenty
(Former Minnesota Governor): Publicly announced candidacy May 24.
Rick Perry
(Texas Governor): Publicly announced candidacy Aug. 11.
Rick Santorum
(Former Pennsylvania Senator): Publicly announced candidacy June 6; withdrew April 11, 2012.
Donald Trump
(Real estate mogul): Opted out of presidential race May 16.

Confused by the terms above? All are explained on our 2012 Presidential Speculation page!

Archives


Email interview series: Presidential candidates interviewed by OnTheIssues.org

(click a picture above for excerpts or other books and debates by or about Robert_Steele)

Fun Stuff
Social Networking sites for OnTheIssues:
FaceBook
YouTube
MySpace
On The Issues

Promote Your Page Too
Prez-Veep-Senator
Our associated Yahoo discussion group


The Web
OnTheIssues.org

Issues
Abortion
Budget & Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy & Oil
Environment
Families & Children
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Government Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland_Security
Immigration
Infrastructure & Technology
Jobs
Principles & Values
Social Security
Tax Reform
War & Peace
Welfare & Poverty
  
International Issues  Domestic Issues   Economic Issues  Social Issues 
Foreign Policy Gun Control Budget & Economy Education
Homeland Security Crime Government Reform   Civil Rights
War & Peace Drugs Tax Reform Abortion
Free Trade Health Care Social Security Families & Children
Immigration  Technology Corporations Welfare & Poverty
Energy & Oil  Environment Jobs Principles & Values
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
Click here for the full quote on Budget & Economy OR other candidates on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Moratorium on all foreclosures and evictions. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Civil Rights
Click here for 3 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other candidates on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • 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 3 full quotes on Corporations OR other candidates on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • 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
Click here for 3 full quotes on Crime OR other candidates on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • 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
Click here for 2 full quotes on Drugs OR other candidates on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • 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 2 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other candidates on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • 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
Click here for 2 full quotes on Environment OR other candidates on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Poverty causes more environmental damage than corporations. (Jan 2012)
  • Green community design plus high-speed rail. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Families & Children
Click here for the full quote on Families & Children OR other candidates on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Back to one-income families & stay-at-home opportunities. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Foreign Policy
Click here for the full quote on Foreign Policy OR other candidates on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Open Source Agency to do Open Source Intelligence. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Free Trade
Click here for 2 full quotes on Free Trade OR other candidates on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Free Trade is a scam. (Jan 2012)
  • Oppose expanding free trade. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Government Reform
Click here for 3 full quotes on Government Reform OR other candidates on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • 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
Click here for 2 full quotes on Gun Control OR other candidates on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • 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
Click here for 3 full quotes on Health Care OR other candidates on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • 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
Click here for 3 full quotes on Homeland Security OR other candidates on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • 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
Click here for 2 full quotes on Immigration OR other candidates on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • We committed genocide on Native Americans. (Jan 2012)
  • Support illegal immigrants earning citizenship. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Jobs
Click here for the full quote on Jobs OR other candidates on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Pursue full employment with no inflation. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Principles & Values
Click here for the full quote on Principles & Values OR other candidates on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Two-party bi-opoly sacrifices integrity for power. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Social Security
Click here for 2 full quotes on Social Security OR other candidates on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Congressional corruption puts Social Security at risk. (Jan 2012)
  • Strongly opposes privatizing Social Security. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Tax Reform
Click here for 3 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other candidates on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • 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
Click here for the full quote on Technology OR other candidates on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Smart Nation: panarchy through National Ballot Initiative. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on War & Peace
Click here for 2 full quotes on War & Peace OR other candidates on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Iraq spending could have begun "infinite wealth" in USA. (Jan 2012)
  • US out of Iraq & Afghanistan. (Jan 2012)
Robert Steele on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 2 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR other candidates on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • 50% of all entitlements are fraud, waste, and abuse. (Jan 2012)
  • Support allowing churches to provide welfare services. (Jan 2012)


VoteMatch Responses
(Click here for VoteMatch quiz)
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 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:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports requiring companies to hire more women & minorities: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports same-sex domestic partnership benefits: Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports teacher-led prayer in public schools: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(+5 points on Social scale)
Strongly opposes the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(+5 points on Social scale)
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
Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Health education instead of regulation: Opposes topic 5
Opposes more federal funding for health coverage: 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:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Opposes school vouchers: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
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:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(+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
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support allowing churches to provide welfare services: Strongly Favors topic 20
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Make taxes progressive by taxing currency & stock trades: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+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 Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+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:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Citizens United is a national disgrace: Strongly Favors topic 16
Stricter limits on political campaign funds: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+5 points on Social scale)
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+5 points on Social scale)
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17

Robert Steele is a Libertarian-Leaning Progressive.
Click here for explanation of political philosophy.
Click here for VoteMatch quiz.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


Home | Issues | Candidates | Most Recent Quote | Books + Debates | Senate | VoteMatch | About Us | Contact OnTheIssues | Contact Robert_Steele

Contact Robert_Steele:

* Official Contacts
[Title5]

* Candidate Profile
* Contact OnTheIssues:

submit @ OnTheIssues . org
OnTheIssues reports on issues, and has no contacts with campaigns except as linked above.
Mail
Send donations or submit quotations to:
On The Issues
1770 Massachusetts Ave. #630
Cambridge, MA 02140
Logo
Copyright 1999-2011
by OnTheIssues.org
Reprinting by permission only.




WM_logo Written by
WebMerchants


IWP_logo Powered by
Instant Web Page
Page last updated: Feb 23, 2012

Reproduction of material from any OnTheIssues.org pages without written permission is prohibited.
Copyright © 1999-2012 OnTheIssues.org & the SpeakOut Foundation, all rights reserved.
OnTheIssues.org 1770 Massachusetts Ave. #630, Cambridge MA 02140
E-mail us at:submit at OnTheIssues.org
| Advertising information | About Us
  Newsletter     Signup  
Email:
  
Zip:
    
Or click for More Info.