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Joe DioGuardi on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • All life is precious; abortion is an unfortunate symptom. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism. (Aug 2010)
Joe DioGuardi on Budget & Economy
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  • Absolutely no additional federal funds for economic recovery. (Aug 2010)
  • 1992: Wrote a book warning of fiscal responsibility. (Jul 2010)
  • Strong advocate of "Paygo". (Jul 2010)
  • Constitutional Amendment for balanced budget. (Jun 1987)
Joe DioGuardi on Civil Rights
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  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Joe DioGuardi on Corporations
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Joe DioGuardi on Crime
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  • Death penalty for Presidential assassination. (Mar 1987)
  • Mandatory sentences for violent felonies against the elderly. (Jan 1987)
Joe DioGuardi on Drugs
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  • Require drug testing before parole. (Oct 1987)
  • Authorize army to intervene in anti-drug operations. (Jan 1987)
Joe DioGuardi on Education
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  • Rethink our funding formulas for schools. (Jul 2010)
Joe DioGuardi on Energy & Oil
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  • Support alternatives such as wind, solar, & nuclear. (Jul 2010)
  • No import fee on crude oil. (Jan 1987)
Joe DioGuardi on Environment
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  • Strengthen the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. (Jan 1987)
Joe DioGuardi on Families & Children
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Joe DioGuardi on Foreign Policy
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  • Yes, I was a lobbyist; to fight Albanian genocide. (Oct 2010)
  • Push the UN to address human rights abuse in Cuba. (Mar 1987)
  • Encourage the Vatican to recognize the State of Israel. (Mar 1987)
Joe DioGuardi on Free Trade
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  • Restrict Canadian vessels on coast trade. (Jul 1987)
  • Block Soviet imports made by forced labor. (Mar 1987)
Joe DioGuardi on Government Reform
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  • In Congress, served as president of Truth In Government. (Oct 2010)
  • 1987: Voted NO on Congress pay raise; donated his to charity. (Oct 2010)
  • Constitutional Amendment for Line Item Veto. (Jan 1987)
Joe DioGuardi on Gun Control
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  • Second Amendment protects an individual right. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated B by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
Joe DioGuardi on Health Care
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  • Purpose of reform should have been to reduce the cost. (Oct 2010)
  • Reduce government involvement in healthcare. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
Joe DioGuardi on Homeland Security
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  • Focus on intelligence instead of war. (Aug 2010)
  • Enhance healthcare and retirement benefits for veterans. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit enhanced missile sales to Saudi Arabia. (Jun 1987)
Joe DioGuardi on Immigration
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  • Shut down the borders before we reform anything. (Oct 2010)
  • Enforce current immigration laws via employers & borders. (Jul 2010)
Joe DioGuardi on Jobs
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  • Democrats have created a toxic environment for NY jobs. (Oct 2010)
Joe DioGuardi on Principles & Values
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  • Gillibrand had a 2-year tryout; now give me a 2-year tryout. (Oct 2010)
  • Accused of making deals in a $1.7 billion Ponzi scheme. (Oct 2010)
Joe DioGuardi on Social Security
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  • Correct the notch problem to ensure fair retirement planning. (Jan 1987)
Joe DioGuardi on Tax Reform
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  • Extend Bush-era tax cuts, even for earners over $250K. (Oct 2010)
  • Fined by IRS in 1978 for deducting commodity spreads. (Oct 2010)
  • Implement tax rate reductions without delay. (Jan 1987)
  • Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases. (Aug 2010)
Joe DioGuardi on Technology
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  • Make permanent the R&D tax credit. (Apr 1987)
Joe DioGuardi on War & Peace
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  • Afghanistan was a war of choice. (Aug 2010)
  • Iraq was a mistake; develop intelligence instead of war. (Jul 2010)
  • Censure Iraq for use of poison gas on Kurds. (Sep 1988)
  • Support Reagan's call to tear down the Berlin Wall. (Jun 1987)
Joe DioGuardi on Welfare & Poverty
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  • More funding for WIC Supplemental Food Program. (Mar 1987)


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
All life is precious; abortion is an unfortunate symptom: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism: Strongly 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)
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: 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)
Death penalty for Presidential assassination: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-5 points on Social scale)
Mandatory sentences for violent felonies against the elderly: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Second Amendment protects an individual right: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated B 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)
Reduce government involvement in healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Correct the notch problem to ensure fair retirement planning: Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Rethink our funding formulas for schools: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support alternatives such as wind, solar, & nuclear: Strongly Favors topic 18
No import fee on crude oil: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
Require drug testing before parole: Favors topic 19
Authorize army to intervene in anti-drug operations: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(-3 points on Economic scale)
More funding for WIC Supplemental Food Program: Opposes topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Make permanent the R&D tax credit: Opposes topic 11
Implement tax rate reductions without delay: Opposes topic 11
Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
Enforce current immigration laws via employers & borders: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Restrict Canadian vessels on coast trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Block Soviet imports made by forced labor: Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+2 points on Social scale)
Focus on intelligence instead of war: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Enhance healthcare and retirement benefits for veterans: Favors topic 15
Prohibit enhanced missile sales to Saudi Arabia: Opposes 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)
Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+2 points on Social scale)
Afghanistan was a war of choice: Strongly Favors topic 17
Iraq was a mistake; develop intelligence instead of war: Strongly Favors topic 17
Censure Iraq for use of poison gas on Kurds: Opposes topic 17

Joe DioGuardi is a Moderate Populist Conservative.
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