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Jack Robinson on Abortion
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  • Voted NO on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
Jack Robinson on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted NO on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
Jack Robinson on Civil Rights
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  • Voted NO on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
Jack Robinson on Corporations
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Jack Robinson on Crime
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  • Voted YES on requiring DNA testing in every death penalty case. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Three Strikes law. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
Jack Robinson on Drugs
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Jack Robinson on Education
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  • Voted YES on allowing School Prayer. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on education savings accounts. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on school vouchers in DC. (Sep 1997)
  • Voted NO on national education standards. (Feb 1994)
Jack Robinson on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted YES on defunding renewable and solar energy. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted YES on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
Jack Robinson on Environment
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  • Voted NO on more funding for forest roads and fish habitat. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted YES on transportation demo projects. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted NO on continuing desert protection in California. (Oct 1994)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
Jack Robinson on Families & Children
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  • Voted NO on V-chip on every television. (Jul 2000)
Jack Robinson on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES on cap foreign aid at only $12.7 billion. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on limiting the President's power to impose economic sanctions. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted NO on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on $17.9 billion to IMF. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on Strengthening of the trade embargo against Cuba. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on ending Vietnam embargo. (Jan 1994)
Jack Robinson on Free Trade
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  • Admit both China and Taiwan into WTO. (Jul 2000)
Jack Robinson on Government Reform
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  • Voted NO on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
Jack Robinson on Gun Control
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  • Voted YES on background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on more penalties for gun & drug violations. (May 1999)
Jack Robinson on Health Care
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  • Universal coverage; no Medicare cuts; no tax increase. (Dec 2009)
  • Increase consumer choice and control for longterm care. (Dec 2009)
  • Voted NO on limiting self-employment health deduction. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on increasing tobacco restrictions. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted NO on Medicare means-testing. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted YES on blocking medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
Jack Robinson on Homeland Security
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  • Voted NO on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on cutting nuclear weapons below START levels. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex basic training. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on favoring 36 vetoed military projects. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on banning chemical weapons. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
Jack Robinson on Immigration
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  • Voted YES on visas for skilled workers. (May 1998)
  • Voted YES on limit welfare for immigrants. (Jun 1997)
Jack Robinson on Jobs
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  • Restore the full protections of the age discrimination laws. (Dec 2009)
  • Voted YES on killing an increase in the minimum wage. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time. (May 1997)
  • Voted NO on replacing farm price supports. (Feb 1996)
Jack Robinson on Principles & Values
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Jack Robinson on Social Security
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  • No diversion of payroll tax to individual retirement account. (Dec 2009)
  • Voted YES on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
Jack Robinson on Tax Reform
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  • Voted YES on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
Jack Robinson on Technology
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  • Supports Complete Streets policy for all ages & abilities. (Dec 2009)
  • Voted YES on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
Jack Robinson on War & Peace
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  • Voted YES on allowing all necessary force in Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending the Bosnian arms embargo. (Jul 1995)
Jack Robinson on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on welfare block grants. (Aug 1996)
  • Voted YES on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)


VoteMatch Responses
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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Restore the full protections of the age discrimination laws: Favors topic 2
NO on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on prohibiting same-sex basic training: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-5 points on Social scale)
YES on allowing School Prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(+5 points on Social scale)
YES on requiring DNA testing in every death penalty case: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-5 points on Social scale)
YES on more penalties for gun & drug violations: Favors topic 9
YES on Three Strikes law: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
YES on background checks at gun shows: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on blocking medical savings acounts: Favors topic 5
NO on Medicare means-testing: Favors topic 5
NO on limiting self-employment health deduction: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
No diversion of payroll tax to individual retirement account: Opposes topic 6
YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
YES on school vouchers in DC: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on education savings accounts: Favors topic 7
YES on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
YES on do not require ethanol in gasoline: Opposes topic 18
YES on defunding renewable and solar energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-3 points on Social scale)
YES on more penalties for gun & drug violations: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
YES on welfare overhaul: Favors topic 20
YES on welfare block grants: Favors topic 20
Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-3 points on Economic scale)
NO on requiring super-majority for raising taxes: Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-3 points on Social scale)
YES on limit welfare for immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on visas for skilled workers: Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-5 points on Social scale)
YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations: Favors topic 15
YES on favoring 36 vetoed military projects: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance: Opposes topic 16
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Jack Robinson is a Centrist.
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