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Alan Schlesinger on SenateMatch


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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(7 points on Social scale)
Pro-choice but also pro-parental consent: Favors topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(10 points on Economic scale)
Discontinue affirmative action programs: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Opposes affirmative action: Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(2 points on Social scale)
No gay marriage, but no constitutional ban: Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(2 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
(2 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:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
Allow vouchers at private & parochial schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports the federal death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(2 points on Social scale)
Mandatory jail for drug pushers; but not non-violent crime: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
Ease federal gun restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Opposes higher taxes and more wasteful spending: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports Tax Simplification: Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Economic 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
(10 points on Economic scale)
Supports NAFTA, CAFA, GATT, and WTO: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(10 points on Social scale)
Torture ok; pre-emptive strikes ok; phone-tapping ok: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(0 points on Economic scale)
More spending on missile defense & new weapons: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(2 points on Economic scale)
Public campaign financing; but no PAC contributions: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(2 points on Economic scale)
50% of troops out of Iraq by Nov. 2007: Favors topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(7 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: Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(7 points on Social scale)
Medical marijuana ok; more drug treatment programs: Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(2 points on Social scale)
Supports block grant welfare flexibility: Favors topic 20

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