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Alan Schlesinger on Abortion
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  • Pro-choice but also pro-parental consent. (Jul 2006)
Alan Schlesinger on Budget & Economy
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  • National debt of $5 trillion is too burdensome on economy. (Jun 2006)
Alan Schlesinger on Civil Rights
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  • Discontinue affirmative action programs. (Oct 2006)
  • Opposes affirmative action. (Jul 2006)
  • No gay marriage, but no constitutional ban. (Jul 2006)
Alan Schlesinger on Corporations
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Alan Schlesinger on Crime
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  • Supports the federal death penalty. (Oct 2006)
  • Mandatory jail for drug pushers; but not non-violent crime. (Oct 2006)
Alan Schlesinger on Drugs
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  • Medical marijuana ok; more drug treatment programs. (Oct 2006)
Alan Schlesinger on Education
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  • Allow vouchers at private & parochial schools. (Oct 2006)
Alan Schlesinger on Energy & Oil
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  • 1980s Excess Profits Tax caused skyrocketing oil prices. (Oct 2006)
  • Energy Bill had 3-mile LNG platform in Long Island Sound. (Oct 2006)
  • Declaration of Energy Independence: 2-tiered oil profit tax. (Oct 2006)
  • Suspend the gas tax during the driving months. (Oct 2006)
  • Encourage alternative fuels but also drill ANWR. (Oct 2006)
Alan Schlesinger on Environment
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Alan Schlesinger on Families & Children
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Alan Schlesinger on Foreign Policy
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Alan Schlesinger on Free Trade
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  • Supports NAFTA, CAFA, GATT, and WTO. (Oct 2006)
Alan Schlesinger on Government Reform
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  • Public campaign financing; but no PAC contributions. (Oct 2006)
Alan Schlesinger on Gun Control
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  • Ease federal gun restrictions. (Oct 2006)
Alan Schlesinger on Health Care
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  • Answer is increased competition. (Sep 2006)
  • Plan for $30 trillion in future elderly medical expenditure. (Jun 2006)
Alan Schlesinger on Homeland Security
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  • Iran has 6 enriched nuclear warheads; no negotiating. (Oct 2006)
  • Torture ok; pre-emptive strikes ok; phone-tapping ok. (Oct 2006)
  • More spending on missile defense & new weapons. (Oct 2006)
Alan Schlesinger on Immigration
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  • Won’t cave in to the ‘Amnesty Now’ crowd. (Jul 2006)
  • Use National Guard & military satellites to protect borders. (Jul 2006)
  • No road to citizenship for seasonal workers. (Jul 2006)
  • Seasonal Employee Visa without road to citizenship. (Jun 2006)
Alan Schlesinger on Jobs
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Alan Schlesinger on Principles & Values
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  • Partisanship is not the problem in Iraq, as Lieberman claims. (Oct 2006)
  • I am the sacrificial lamb. (Aug 2006)
  • Served as mayor of Derby and 6-term State Rep. (Jun 2006)
Alan Schlesinger on Social Security
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  • Invest Social Security in Mortgage paper. (Sep 2006)
  • Reform without privatization. (Jul 2006)
  • Guarantee no diversion of trust fund to other expenditures. (Jun 2006)
Alan Schlesinger on Tax Reform
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  • Opposes higher taxes and more wasteful spending. (Jul 2006)
  • Supports Tax Simplification. (Jun 2006)
Alan Schlesinger on Technology
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Alan Schlesinger on War & Peace
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  • Iraq needs a three-state alternative on the table. (Oct 2006)
  • 50% of troops out of Iraq by Nov. 2007. (Jul 2006)
Alan Schlesinger on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Supports block grant welfare flexibility. (Oct 2006)


VoteMatch Responses
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Pro-choice but also pro-parental consent: Favors topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Discontinue affirmative action programs: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Opposes affirmative action: Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
No gay marriage, but no constitutional ban: Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports block grant welfare flexibility: Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Answer is increased competition: Opposes topic 5
Plan for $30 trillion in future elderly medical expenditure: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Invest Social Security in Mortgage paper: Favors topic 6
Reform without privatization: Opposes topic 6
Guarantee no diversion of trust fund to other expenditures: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Allow vouchers at private & parochial schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
Encourage alternative fuels but also drill ANWR: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports the federal death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
Mandatory jail for drug pushers; but not non-violent crime: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Ease federal gun restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes higher taxes and more wasteful spending: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports Tax Simplification: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Won’t cave in to the ‘Amnesty Now’ crowd: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Use National Guard & military satellites to protect borders: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No road to citizenship for seasonal workers: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Seasonal Employee Visa without road to citizenship: Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports NAFTA, CAFA, GATT, and WTO: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Social scale)
Iran has 6 enriched nuclear warheads; no negotiating: Favors topic 14
Torture ok; pre-emptive strikes ok; phone-tapping ok: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
More spending on missile defense & new weapons: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Public campaign financing; but no PAC contributions: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
50% of troops out of Iraq by Nov. 2007: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
1980s Excess Profits Tax caused skyrocketing oil prices: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Suspend the gas tax during the driving months: Opposes topic 18
Encourage alternative fuels but also drill ANWR: Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
Medical marijuana ok; more drug treatment programs: Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Alan Schlesinger is a Moderate Libertarian Conservative.
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