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Jim Bender on Abortion
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  • Let states decide; no federal funding. (Aug 2010)
Jim Bender on Budget & Economy
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  • $11.4 trillion debt is unsustainable and reckless. (Dec 2009)
Jim Bender on Civil Rights
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  • Marriage is between a man and a woman. (Aug 2010)
Jim Bender on Corporations
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  • Extensive experience building businesses in private sector. (Dec 2009)
Jim Bender on Crime
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  • Some crimes deserve the death penalty. (Aug 2010)
Jim Bender on Drugs
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Jim Bender on Education
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  • Increase school choice through vouchers and home-schooling. (Aug 2010)
Jim Bender on Energy & Oil
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  • Diversify: nuclear, wind, solar, geothermal, and clean coal. (Aug 2010)
Jim Bender on Environment
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Jim Bender on Families & Children
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  • Nothing is more important than family. (Dec 2009)
Jim Bender on Foreign Policy
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Jim Bender on Free Trade
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Jim Bender on Government Reform
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  • We don't need more career politicians; impose term limits. (Dec 2009)
Jim Bender on Gun Control
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  • Right to bear arms is a basic Constitutional liberty. (Aug 2010)
Jim Bender on Health Care
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  • Repeal ObamaCare; it limits choices by consumers. (Aug 2010)
Jim Bender on Homeland Security
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  • We must have strongest defensive capabilities in the world. (Aug 2010)
Jim Bender on Immigration
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  • America should secure her borders tight and solid. (Aug 2010)
Jim Bender on Jobs
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  • Member of three labor unions. (Dec 2009)
Jim Bender on Principles & Values
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  • Led fundraising for a new church in Nashua. (Dec 2009)
  • Graduate of Lowell Tech and Harvard. (Dec 2009)
Jim Bender on Social Security
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Jim Bender on Tax Reform
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  • Simplify the tax code and other government regulations. (Dec 2009)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
Jim Bender on Technology
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  • Helped start a personal computers peripherals business. (Dec 2009)
Jim Bender on War & Peace
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  • No arbitrary deadline for leaving Afghanistan and Iraq. (Aug 2010)
Jim Bender on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Let states decide; no federal funding: Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
Marriage is between a man and a woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Some crimes deserve the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 8
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)
Right to bear arms is a basic Constitutional liberty: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal ObamaCare; it limits choices by consumers: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Increase school choice through vouchers and home-schooling: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Diversify: nuclear, wind, solar, geothermal, and clean coal: Strongly 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)
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Led fundraising for a new church in Nashua: Favors topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Simplify the tax code and other government regulations: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
America should secure her borders tight and solid: Strongly Opposes 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)
We must have strongest defensive capabilities in the world: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
We don't need more career politicians; impose term limits: Favors 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)
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(-5 points on Social scale)
No arbitrary deadline for leaving Afghanistan and Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17

Jim Bender is a Hard-Core Conservative.
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