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Art Small on Abortion
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  • No partial birth, no public funding, but some exceptions. (Aug 2004)
Art Small on Budget & Economy
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    No stance on record.
Art Small on Civil Rights
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  • No civil unions; define marriage. (Aug 2004)
  • Supports affirmative action in colleges and government. (Aug 2004)
Art Small on Corporations
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  • Set up research facilities instead of trying to pick winners. (Mar 2004)
Art Small on Crime
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  • No death penalty; provide rehabilitation. (Aug 2004)
  • Lower sentences for non-violent crimes. (Aug 2004)
  • Allow judges discretion in sentencing. (Dec 2002)
  • Involve faith-based providers in rehabilitation. (Dec 2002)
Art Small on Drugs
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  • Consider loosening enforcement of marijuana laws. (Dec 2002)
  • Drug treatment more effective than incarceration. (Dec 2002)
Art Small on Education
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  • Supports vouchers and charters. (Aug 2004)
Art Small on Energy & Oil
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  • Re-enter Kyoto, develop alternative fuels. (Aug 2004)
Art Small on Environment
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    No stance on record.
Art Small on Families & Children
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    No stance on record.
Art Small on Foreign Policy
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  • Keep US troops in UN peacekeeping missions. (Aug 2004)
Art Small on Free Trade
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  • Include human rights and worker rights in trade agreements. (Aug 2004)
  • Reduce deficit by giving exporters tradable import permits. (Jul 2004)
Art Small on Government Reform
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    No stance on record.
Art Small on Gun Control
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  • Ban semi-autos, keep fingerprints and more restrictions. (Aug 2004)
Art Small on Health Care
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  • Supports single payer system with choice for all Americans. (Jul 2004)
  • Vouchers for health care will shrink government role. (Jul 2004)
  • Seniors deserve a break on prescription drugs. (Apr 2004)
Art Small on Homeland Security
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  • More money for troops and intel. (Aug 2004)
  • Eliminate National missile defense but keep R&D. (Aug 2004)
Art Small on Immigration
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  • Amnesty and social programs for resident aliens. (Aug 2004)
Art Small on Jobs
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  • Bush and Grassley cost us manufacturing jobs. (Apr 2004)
Art Small on Principles & Values
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    No stance on record.
Art Small on Social Security
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  • Keep defined benefit program. (Aug 2004)
Art Small on Tax Reform
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  • Eliminate Bush tax cuts and tax breaks for special interests. (Jul 2004)
  • Tax cuts drove up other government expenses. (Apr 2004)
  • Bush tax cuts mostly benefited the wealthy. (Apr 2004)
  • Tax cuts have short-term benefit and long-term costs. (Jan 2004)
Art Small on Technology
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    No stance on record.
Art Small on War & Peace
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  • Neocons still believe there are WMDs in Iraq. (May 2004)
  • Signed anti-Vietnam petition in 1967 that Grassley opposed. (Apr 2004)
Art Small on Welfare & Poverty
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    No stance on record.


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(2 points on Social scale)
No partial birth, no public funding, but some exceptions: Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(2 points on Economic scale)
Supports affirmative action in colleges and government: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(7 points on Social scale)
No civil unions; define marriage: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(2 points on Economic scale)
Supports single payer system with choice for all Americans: Strongly Favors topic 5
Vouchers for health care will shrink government role: Opposes topic 5
Seniors deserve a break on prescription drugs: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(2 points on Economic scale)
Keep defined benefit program: Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(7 points on Social scale)
Supports vouchers and charters: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(10 points on Social scale)
No death penalty; provide rehabilitation: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Lower sentences for non-violent crimes: Opposes topic 9
Allow judges discretion in sentencing: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Social scale)
Ban semi-autos, keep fingerprints and more restrictions: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate Bush tax cuts and tax breaks for special interests: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Tax cuts drove up other government expenses: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Bush tax cuts mostly benefited the wealthy: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Tax cuts have short-term benefit and long-term costs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(10 points on Economic scale)
Amnesty and social programs for resident aliens: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(7 points on Economic scale)
Reduce deficit by giving exporters tradable import permits: Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(2 points on Social scale)
Include human rights and worker rights in trade agreements: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(2 points on Economic scale)
More money for troops and intel: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(0 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate National missile defense but keep R&D: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(2 points on Economic scale)
Keep US troops in UN peacekeeping missions: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
Re-enter Kyoto, develop alternative fuels: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(10 points on Social scale)
Consider loosening enforcement of marijuana laws: Opposes topic 19
Drug treatment more effective than incarceration: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(2 points on Social scale)
Involve faith-based providers in rehabilitation: Favors topic 20

Art Small is a Moderate Liberal.
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