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Jay Townsend on Abortion
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  • Roe v. Wade should be overturned. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism. (Aug 2010)
Jay Townsend on Budget & Economy
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  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
Jay Townsend on Civil Rights
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  • No Mosque at Ground Zero. (Jul 2010)
Jay Townsend on Corporations
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Jay Townsend on Crime
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Jay Townsend on Drugs
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Jay Townsend on Education
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  • Force public schools to compete with private schools. (Sep 2010)
Jay Townsend on Energy & Oil
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  • Cap-and-trade bill makes a bad situation worse. (Jul 2010)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
Jay Townsend on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Jay Townsend on Families & Children
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Jay Townsend on Foreign Policy
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  • Israeli settlements are not an obstacle to peace. (Jul 2010)
Jay Townsend on Free Trade
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  • Capitalism and free market lift people out of poverty. (Sep 2010)
Jay Townsend on Government Reform
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  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Aug 2010)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
Jay Townsend on Gun Control
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  • Rated AQ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
Jay Townsend on Health Care
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  • Schumer Plan skyrockets premiums; loses jobs; raises taxes. (Jul 2010)
  • Free and unfettered competition over European model. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
Jay Townsend on Homeland Security
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  • Expand armed forces to ease burden in Afghanistan and Iraq. (Sep 2010)
  • Replace military retreat with robust defense spending. (Jul 2010)
Jay Townsend on Immigration
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  • Prohibit amnesty; enhance borders; create guest workers. (Aug 2010)
Jay Townsend on Jobs
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Jay Townsend on Principles & Values
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  • Will debate cardboard cutout of incumbent Schumer. (Oct 2010)
Jay Townsend on Social Security
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Jay Townsend on Tax Reform
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  • Don't allow Bush tax cuts to expire. (Jul 2010)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports flat-rate federal tax; opposes increased tax rates. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
Jay Townsend on Technology
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Jay Townsend on War & Peace
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Jay Townsend on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Roe v. Wade should be overturned: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No Mosque at Ground Zero: Opposes topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rated AQ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Schumer Plan skyrockets premiums; loses jobs; raises taxes: Opposes topic 5
Free and unfettered competition over European model: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Force public schools to compete with private schools: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cap-and-trade bill makes a bad situation worse: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't allow Bush tax cuts to expire: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports flat-rate federal tax; opposes increased tax rates: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Capitalism and free market lift people out of poverty: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-5 points on Social scale)
Replace military retreat with robust defense spending: Strongly Favors 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)
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(-3 points on Social scale)
Expand armed forces to ease burden in Afghanistan and Iraq: Opposes topic 17

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