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Jim Martin on Abortion
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  • I support Roe v. Wade. (Nov 2000)
Jim Martin on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Jim Martin on Civil Rights
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  • Support affirmative action consistent with federal law. (Nov 2000)
  • Civil unions ok; but not same-sex marriage. (Nov 2000)
Jim Martin on Corporations
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  • Too many corporations use employee pensions to balance books. (Oct 2008)
  • Strong consumer protection laws against special interests. (Jul 2008)
  • Work with Delta Air but also respond to middle class needs. (Jun 2008)
Jim Martin on Crime
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  • Supports lethal injection as the method of execution. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports alternative sentencing for non-violent offenders. (Nov 2000)
Jim Martin on Drugs
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Jim Martin on Education
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  • Support struggling school systems instead of NCLB. (Jul 2008)
Jim Martin on Energy & Oil
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  • Support cap-and-trade on greenhouse gas emissions. (Sep 2008)
  • We must reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. (Jul 2008)
  • Supports cap and trade system to reduce carbon emissions. (Jun 2008)
Jim Martin on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Jim Martin on Families & Children
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Jim Martin on Foreign Policy
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  • Re-establish our credibility and stature in the world. (Sep 2008)
  • UN plays vital role in tending to many of the world's ills. (Sep 2008)
  • Support US membership in International Court, with BIAs. (Sep 2008)
  • Fund UN Peace Operations in Darfur. (Sep 2008)
  • Allocate 1% of US budget to foreign development assistance. (Sep 2008)
Jim Martin on Free Trade
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Jim Martin on Government Reform
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Jim Martin on Gun Control
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  • Graded 'C' by the NRA in 2000 and 1998. (Jan 2001)
Jim Martin on Health Care
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  • Let Medicare negotiate for Rx drugs. (Oct 2008)
  • Affordable health care for all is an achievable goal. (Jul 2008)
  • All children must have access to health care. (Jun 2008)
  • Part of team that created the PeachCare Act. (Jun 2008)
Jim Martin on Homeland Security
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  • Real & direct threat must exist before considering war. (Sep 2008)
  • Establish a UN Emergency Peace Service. (Sep 2008)
  • No new nuclear weapons; no new nuclear explosions. (Sep 2008)
  • End torture practices which oppose Geneva Convention. (Sep 2008)
  • Sustainable military presence in the Middle East. (Jul 2008)
Jim Martin on Immigration
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  • Totalization deal with Mexico OK, if illegals accounted for. (Oct 2008)
  • Secure our borders & crack down on employers. (Jul 2008)
Jim Martin on Jobs
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Jim Martin on Principles & Values
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  • Voted for Jon Edwards in Georgia primary. (Jul 2008)
Jim Martin on Social Security
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  • Notch Reform: equitable benefits to all recipients. (Oct 2008)
  • Base COLA increases on actual cost of necessities. (Oct 2008)
  • Privatization of the system is the wrong answer. (Oct 2008)
  • Protect seniors from consumer fraud. (Jul 2008)
Jim Martin on Tax Reform
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  • Lower taxes on middle class, with fiscal discipline. (Jul 2008)
Jim Martin on Technology
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Jim Martin on War & Peace
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  • It's time to start bringing our troops home. (Jul 2008)
Jim Martin on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Supports workfare, but expand TANF for state services. (Nov 2000)


VoteMatch Responses
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+2 points on Social scale)
I support Roe v. Wade: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support affirmative action consistent with federal law: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+2 points on Social scale)
Civil unions ok; but not same-sex marriage: Favors 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)
Supports lethal injection as the method of execution: Strongly Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports alternative sentencing for non-violent offenders: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Graded 'C' by the NRA in 2000 and 1998: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Affordable health care for all is an achievable goal: Strongly Favors topic 5
Part of team that created the PeachCare Act: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Protect seniors from consumer fraud: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support struggling school systems instead of NCLB: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We must reduce our greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Favors 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)
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports workfare, but expand TANF for state services: Opposes topic 20
Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Lower taxes on middle class, with fiscal discipline: Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
Secure our borders & crack down on employers: 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)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-3 points on Social scale)
Sustainable military presence in the Middle East: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Strong consumer protection laws against special interests: 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 Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(+5 points on Social scale)
Support cap-and-trade on greenhouse gas emissions: Favors topic 17
It's time to start bringing our troops home: Strongly Favors topic 17

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