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David Ruben on Abortion
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  • Abortion is a woman's right until fetal viability. (May 2012)
David Ruben on Budget & Economy
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  • Live within our means & pay down our debt. (May 2012)
  • Wealth has become concentrated in the hands of a few. (May 2012)
David Ruben on Civil Rights
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  • Enhancing equal opportunity levels the playing field. (May 2012)
  • Equal treatment for consenting adults of any sex. (May 2012)
David Ruben on Corporations
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  • Take corporate money out of politics. (May 2012)
David Ruben on Crime
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  • Incarceration instead of capital punishment. (May 2012)
  • Rehabilitation for those who multiply transgress. (May 2012)
David Ruben on Drugs
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  • Get our ethics straight. (May 2012)
David Ruben on Education
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  • Separate religion and publicly funded education. (May 2012)
  • I support choice in public education. (May 2012)
David Ruben on Energy & Oil
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  • Fossil fuels are a limited bridge to our energy future. (May 2012)
David Ruben on Environment
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  • Create regulations to support our sustainability. (May 2012)
David Ruben on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
David Ruben on Foreign Policy
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  • We create resentment abroad by cultural insensitivity. (May 2012)
David Ruben on Free Trade
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  • Balance trade with protections for industry development. (May 2012)
David Ruben on Government Reform
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  • Corporate money and politics do not mix. (May 2012)
David Ruben on Gun Control
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  • Gun registration, training, licensure, and limitations. (May 2012)
David Ruben on Health Care
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  • Stop restricting how doctors can prescribe pain medication. (May 2012)
  • I support universal health care. (May 2012)
David Ruben on Homeland Security
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  • Patriot Act harms civil liberties. (May 2012)
  • Overemphasis on force to solve domestic & world problems. (May 2012)
David Ruben on Immigration
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  • Let illegal immigrants earning citizenship. (May 2012)
David Ruben on Jobs
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David Ruben on Principles & Values
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David Ruben on Social Security
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  • Keep Social Security as government sponsored insurance. (May 2012)
David Ruben on Tax Reform
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  • Progressive taxation to distribute wealth. (May 2012)
David Ruben on Technology
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  • Government support of science crucial to growth and survival. (May 2012)
David Ruben on War & Peace
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  • Carefully assess our imperial role in the world. (May 2012)
David Ruben on Welfare & Poverty
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  • People can do good from whatever vehicle they choose. (May 2012)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Abortion is a woman's right until fetal viability: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Enhancing equal opportunity levels the playing field: Strongly Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+2 points on Social scale)
Equal treatment for consenting adults of any sex: Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(+5 points on Social scale)
Separate religion and publicly funded education: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(+5 points on Social scale)
Incarceration instead of capital punishment: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rehabilitation for those who multiply transgress: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Gun registration, training, licensure, and limitations: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
I support universal health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Keep Social Security as government sponsored insurance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+2 points on Economic scale)
I support choice in public education: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fossil fuels are a limited bridge to our energy future: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
Get our ethics straight: Neutral on topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
People can do good from whatever vehicle they choose: Favors topic 20
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Wealth has become concentrated in the hands of a few: Strongly Favors topic 11
Progressive taxation to distribute wealth: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+5 points on Social scale)
Let illegal immigrants earning citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Balance trade with protections for industry development: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+5 points on Social scale)
Overemphasis on force to solve domestic & world problems: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Take corporate money out of politics: Strongly Favors topic 16
Corporate money and politics do not mix: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+5 points on Social scale)
Patriot Act harms civil liberties: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+5 points on Social scale)
Carefully assess our imperial role in the world: Strongly Favors topic 17

David Ruben is a Hard-Core Liberal.
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