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Allen Buckley on Abortion
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  • No government intervention nor abortion funding. (May 2004)
Allen Buckley on Budget & Economy
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  • Issue T-bills to pay off long-term US debt. (Jun 2004)
  • 10/x/39 tax system would pay off debt in 50-60 years. (Jun 2004)
  • Balanced budget except in emergencies (not War on Terror). (Jun 2004)
  • A balanced federal budget is a MUST, absent emergencies. (May 2004)
Allen Buckley on Civil Rights
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  • Let companies hire whomever they desire. (Jun 2004)
  • No changes in Constitution for gay marriage. (May 2004)
Allen Buckley on Corporations
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  • Strengthen IRS’ tax shelter rules. (Jun 2004)
  • Make it tougher to file bankruptcy. (Jun 2004)
Allen Buckley on Crime
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  • Death penalty acceptable in appropriate circumstances. (Jun 2004)
  • Supports “Three Strikes” sentencing laws. (Jun 2004)
Allen Buckley on Drugs
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  • Decriminalize marijuana for adults, like alcohol. (Jun 2004)
  • Tolerate decriminalization of marijuana, like alcohol. (May 2004)
Allen Buckley on Education
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  • The more locally K-12 education is handled, the better. (Sep 2008)
  • Against vouchers but for local control. (Jun 2004)
  • Allow moment of silence in public schools. (Jun 2004)
  • Test scores have not improved despite federal intervention. (Jun 2004)
  • Dismantle the federal Department of Education. (May 2004)
Allen Buckley on Energy & Oil
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  • Not certain that global warming is manmade. (Sep 2008)
  • Convert from gasoline vehicles to hydrogen or other fuel. (Jun 2004)
  • Provide financial incentives for alternative energy. (May 2004)
Allen Buckley on Environment
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  • Favors a strong federal EPA. (Jun 2004)
Allen Buckley on Families & Children
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Allen Buckley on Foreign Policy
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  • Stay neutral on Israel-Palestine absent invasion of Israel. (Jun 2004)
  • Cut foreign aid; stay neutral on Israel-Palestine. (May 2004)
Allen Buckley on Free Trade
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  • Against linking trade to human rights. (Jun 2004)
  • Tariff on Chinese imports until they detach yuan from dollar. (Jun 2004)
  • Generally for free trade. (Jun 2004)
Allen Buckley on Government Reform
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  • Downsize government; cut salaries by 10% for bonus pool. (Aug 2004)
  • Run each agency like a business. (Jun 2004)
Allen Buckley on Gun Control
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  • Supports the Second Amendment. (Jun 2004)
Allen Buckley on Health Care
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  • Medicare benefits need to be cut, to preserve Medicare. (Oct 2008)
  • Eliminate all Medicare Rx benefits but catastrophic coverage. (Oct 2008)
  • National referendum on tax increase vs. Medicare cuts. (Jun 2004)
  • No federally-run health care. (Jun 2004)
  • Above-the-line tax deductions for health costs. (Jun 2004)
  • No federal health care except by tax deductions. (May 2004)
Allen Buckley on Homeland Security
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  • Keep US military strong, but solely for defense. (May 2008)
  • Bush has overreached in expanding executive power. (May 2008)
  • Spend as much as is necessary to get military job done. (Jun 2004)
  • Strive for best military in world. (Jun 2004)
  • Spend no more and no less than necessary on military. (Jun 2004)
  • Fight terrorism primarily through espionage. (Jun 2004)
  • Fight terrorism via espionage. (May 2004)
Allen Buckley on Immigration
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  • No benefits for illegal aliens. (Oct 2008)
  • Implement a reasonable policy and enforce it. (Jun 2004)
  • Strong enforcement against illegal immigration. (May 2004)
Allen Buckley on Jobs
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  • Deductions for foreign labor only to balance foreign sales. (Aug 2004)
  • Allow lower minimum wage for manufacturer profit-sharing. (Jun 2004)
  • Reduce manufacturing minimum wage & use it to increase EITC. (Jun 2004)
Allen Buckley on Principles & Values
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  • Government out of religion, and religion out of government. (Jun 2004)
Allen Buckley on Social Security
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  • I do not support any Notch reform proposals. (Oct 2008)
  • Tie COLA to senior spending instead of labor cost increases. (Oct 2008)
  • Invest Trust Fund in stocks and bonds. (Oct 2008)
  • Matching accounts for people born after 1985. (Aug 2004)
  • Privatization of Social Security is impractical. (Jun 2004)
  • Invest annual surpluses via professional asset managers. (Jun 2004)
  • National referendum to resolve Social Security dilemmas. (May 2004)
Allen Buckley on Tax Reform
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  • Simplify the system for individuals. (Aug 2004)
  • Tie spending to tax rates, eliminate Alternative Minimum Tax. (Jun 2004)
  • 10/x/39 system balances the budget. (Jun 2004)
  • Establish a 10/x/39 three-bracket income tax system. (May 2004)
Allen Buckley on Technology
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  • Supports a solid infrastructure. (Jun 2004)
Allen Buckley on War & Peace
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  • War in Iraq has made terrorism problem worse. (May 2008)
  • Stay the course in Iraq now that we’re there. (Jun 2004)
  • War in Iraq is counter-productive to the war on terrorism. (May 2004)
Allen Buckley on Welfare & Poverty
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  • No church-state connection, including welfare. (Jun 2004)
  • Remove all poor people from income taxation. (Jun 2004)


VoteMatch Responses
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
No government intervention nor abortion funding: Favors topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Let companies hire whomever they desire: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
No changes in Constitution for gay marriage: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
Allow moment of silence in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
No church-state connection, including welfare: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No federally-run health care: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Above-the-line tax deductions for health costs: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No federal health care except by tax deductions: Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
Matching accounts for people born after 1985: Favors topic 6
Privatization of Social Security is impractical: Strongly Opposes topic 6
National referendum to resolve Social Security dilemmas: Favors topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Against vouchers but for local control: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Dismantle the federal Department of Education: Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Death penalty acceptable in appropriate circumstances: Strongly Favors topic 9
Supports “Three Strikes” sentencing laws: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Simplify the system for individuals: Opposes topic 11
10/x/39 tax system would pay off debt in 50-60 years: Opposes topic 11
Tie spending to tax rates, eliminate Alternative Minimum Tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Remove all poor people from income taxation: Favors topic 11
Establish a 10/x/39 three-bracket income tax system: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
No benefits for illegal aliens: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Implement a reasonable policy and enforce it: Opposes topic 12
Strong enforcement against illegal immigration: Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Tariff on Chinese imports until they detach yuan from dollar: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Social scale)
War in Iraq has made terrorism problem worse: Strongly Favors topic 14
Against linking trade to human rights: Favors topic 14
Spend as much as is necessary to get military job done: Strongly Favors topic 14
Stay neutral on Israel-Palestine absent invasion of Israel: Favors topic 14
Generally for free trade: Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Keep US military strong, but solely for defense: Strongly Opposes topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Cut foreign aid; stay neutral on Israel-Palestine: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Convert from gasoline vehicles to hydrogen or other fuel: Favors topic 18
Favors a strong federal EPA: Favors topic 18
Provide financial incentives for alternative energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+5 points on Social scale)
Decriminalize marijuana for adults, like alcohol: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Tolerate decriminalization of marijuana, like alcohol: Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Balanced budget except in emergencies (not War on Terror): Opposes topic 20

Allen Buckley is a Centrist.
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