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Burt Cohen on Abortion
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    No stance on record.
Burt Cohen on Budget & Economy
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  • Stop funding education via increased tax on businesses. (Jan 2003)
Burt Cohen on Civil Rights
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  • Repeal portions of the Patriot Act. (Dec 2003)
Burt Cohen on Corporations
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    No stance on record.
Burt Cohen on Crime
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    No stance on record.
Burt Cohen on Drugs
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    No stance on record.
Burt Cohen on Education
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  • Federal government should fund No Child Left Behind. (May 2004)
  • Enforce financial support for No Child Left Behind. (Jan 2004)
  • Take effective steps by enforcing school accountability. (Dec 2001)
Burt Cohen on Energy & Oil
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    No stance on record.
Burt Cohen on Environment
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    No stance on record.
Burt Cohen on Families & Children
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Burt Cohen on Foreign Policy
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Burt Cohen on Free Trade
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  • NAFTA does not set up a level playing field. (May 2004)
  • Amend NAFTA to protect local workforce. (Jan 2004)
Burt Cohen on Government Reform
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    No stance on record.
Burt Cohen on Gun Control
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    No stance on record.
Burt Cohen on Health Care
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  • Add a prescription drug benefit under Medicare. (May 2004)
  • Commit federal funds to veterans' health care expenses. (Nov 2003)
Burt Cohen on Homeland Security
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  • Supports Veterans Funding Act. (Nov 2003)
Burt Cohen on Immigration
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    No stance on record.
Burt Cohen on Jobs
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  • Prevent change in over-time pay rule. (Jul 2003)
Burt Cohen on Principles & Values
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  • Guided by Unitarian Universalist principles. (Aug 1999)
Burt Cohen on Social Security
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  • Protect life-time benefits owed US veterans. (Feb 2003)
Burt Cohen on Tax Reform
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  • Change through action against statewide property tax. (Aug 2001)
Burt Cohen on Technology
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Burt Cohen on War & Peace
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Burt Cohen on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
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)
Add a prescription drug benefit under Medicare: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(2 points on Economic scale)
Protect life-time benefits owed US veterans: Opposes topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(7 points on Economic scale)
Stop funding education via increased tax on businesses: Favors topic 11
Change through action against statewide property tax: Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(2 points on Economic scale)
NAFTA does not set up a level playing field: Opposes topic 13
Amend NAFTA to protect local workforce: Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Burt Cohen is a [Political type to be determined when more excerpts are collected].
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