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Marco Rubio on Abortion
Click here for 11 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • I believe in protecting life but I'm not a chauvinist. (Mar 2013)
  • Pro-life, but understands that woman's right is the law. (Jun 2012)
  • Expand birth control exemption for faith-based organizations. (Jun 2012)
  • Opposed Sotomayor nomination based on her Roe support. (Jun 2012)
  • No right to privacy, that resulted in the Roe v. Wade. (Feb 2010)
  • Require ultrasounds before performing abortions. (Feb 2010)
  • Voted against funding stem cell research. (Apr 2006)
  • Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports giving legal protection to unborn children. (Sep 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
Marco Rubio on Budget & Economy
Click here for 9 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Tax, borrow, & spend is not the way out of the recession. (Feb 2013)
  • Real problem is $1T deficit each year since 2009. (Feb 2013)
  • Oppose Obama stimulus package; it's bad for America. (Mar 2010)
  • Support balanced budget amendment and line-item veto. (Feb 2010)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
Marco Rubio on Civil Rights
Click here for 5 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Defining marriage does not demean a class of people. (Jun 2013)
  • I believe in historical marriage, but ok if states redefine. (Jun 2013)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). (Sep 2010)
Marco Rubio on Corporations
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  • The banks caused the mortgage crisis and we bailed them out. (Mar 2013)
  • Lower corporate tax rate; it's the highest in the world. (Feb 2013)
  • Accused of rigging bidding process for Turnpike concessions. (Jun 2012)
  • End double-taxes: capital gains; dividends; & inheritance. (Jun 2012)
  • Antigambling, based on seeing "another side" as kid in Vegas. (Jun 2012)
  • 2004: Pushed $60M tax subsidy for Marlins baseball stadium. (Jun 2012)
  • Accused of sweetheart deal: $200K profit on sale of house. (Jun 2012)
  • AGREE Act: small business write-offs for capital purchases. (Jun 2012)
  • Most countries choose to have government run the economy. (Jan 2012)
  • Businesses need certainty to commit to hiring new workers. (Oct 2010)
  • Work across the aisle to make America more business-friendly. (Mar 2010)
  • Eliminate taxes on capital gains; lower corporate tax rates. (Feb 2010)
  • Loser pays, to discourage frivolous lawsuits. (Nov 2006)
  • Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Marco Rubio on Crime
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  • 2000: Established West Miami's 1st bicycle patrol officers. (Jun 2012)
  • 25 years ago, sister's husband made many mistakes. (Jun 2012)
  • Toughen laws against prostitution & sex trafficking. (Apr 2007)
  • Collect DNA of those convicted of sexually deviant behavior. (Nov 2006)
  • Mandatory life sentence for repeat sex offenders. (Nov 2006)
  • Endless death row appeals hinder justice. (Nov 2006)
Marco Rubio on Drugs
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  • 1987: Brother-in-law imprisoned for drug conviction. (Jun 2012)
  • 1986 brother-in-law's drug bust unexamined until 2011. (Jun 2012)
  • Brother-in-law's trial prosecuted by House member's spouse. (Jun 2012)
  • Teach students skills to avoid gangs, violence, & drugs. (Nov 2006)
Marco Rubio on Education
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  • Give parents chance to send kids to school of their choice. (Feb 2013)
  • Give info to students on costs & benefits of student loans. (Feb 2013)
  • Became serious college student after football injury. (Jun 2012)
  • 1999: Pushed for early education for at-risk children. (Jun 2012)
  • Silent on voluntary school prayer. (Jun 2012)
  • Presided over $2.3B cut to Florida public education. (Jun 2012)
  • Voted for more scholarships for private schools. (Apr 2007)
  • Incentivize foreign language curriculum in elementary school. (Nov 2006)
  • Prepare students for the Global Marketplace. (Nov 2006)
  • More options for student and parent choice in education. (Nov 2006)
  • Integrate competition principles into education marketplace. (Nov 2006)
  • A+ Plan for Education: charters and choice. (Nov 2006)
  • 2+2 System: AA degree guarantees admission to university. (Nov 2006)
  • $4,500 voucher saves state $10,000 in per-student cost. (Nov 2006)
  • Private partnerships for provision of school services. (Nov 2006)
  • Supports less federal & more local control of education. (Sep 2010)
Marco Rubio on Energy & Oil
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  • Our government can't control the weather. (Feb 2013)
  • Grow our energy industry, not "clean energy" like Solyndra. (Feb 2013)
  • I dislike cap-&-trade, but it is inevitable as national law. (Jun 2012)
  • Cap-and-trade scheme destroys jobs. (Feb 2010)
  • Explore ANWR & outer continental shelf. (Feb 2010)
  • Tax incentives for energy-efficient appliances. (Nov 2006)
  • Loans to public institutions for energy efficiency. (Nov 2006)
  • Florida has obvious advantages in solar energy. (Nov 2006)
  • Let hybrid drivers use HOV lanes & discount parking. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes passage of Cap-and-Trade energy legislation. (Sep 2010)
  • Let states lease energy rights on federal lands. (Jun 2013)
Marco Rubio on Environment
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  • State-run insurance carriers mean more taxpayer subsidies. (Jun 2012)
  • Partner with private companies for transportation system. (Nov 2006)
  • Hurricane Savings Accounts for homeowners' insurance. (Nov 2006)
  • Utilize toll revenues to widen & improve expressways. (Nov 2006)
  • Increase funding for making homes hurricane-resistant. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (Jul 2013)
Marco Rubio on Families & Children
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  • Answers lie with family and our faith, not politicians. (Feb 2013)
  • Better life means your kids accomplish what you never could. (Aug 2012)
  • Better life means your kids accomplish what you never could. (Aug 2012)
  • Elian Gonzalez should stay in US & father should join him. (Jun 2012)
  • Even single mothers see their hopes & dreams in firstborn. (Jun 2012)
  • Improve state-provided services for kids with disabilities. (Jun 2012)
  • Hip-hop fan; "Ignore their politics & just enjoy the music". (Jun 2012)
  • No gay couples as foster parents; no social experimentation. (Jun 2012)
  • We need a long-term commitment to Afghanistan. (Apr 2012)
  • Parental notification for social networking website use. (Nov 2006)
  • Halt illegal activities at strip clubs & porn websites. (Nov 2006)
  • Increase $20M in tax credits for G-rated and PG-rated films. (Nov 2006)
Marco Rubio on Foreign Policy
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  • The China Dream is to surpass America as world leader. (Mar 2013)
  • Che Guevara reviled by Cuban exiles; I want no association. (Jun 2012)
  • America is exceptional: nation blessed by God with resources. (Jun 2012)
  • Prefer coalitions but don't over-rely on global institutions. (Apr 2012)
  • America needs a foreign policy of engaging abroad. (Apr 2012)
  • Military action should be on the table in Iran & Syria. (Apr 2012)
  • Rated -2 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Vigorous support for State of Israel against Hamas in Gaza. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored funding and supplying the Syrian rebels. (Mar 2013)
Marco Rubio on Free Trade
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  • Continue reducing barriers to free and fair trade. (Aug 2010)
Marco Rubio on Government Reform
Click here for 17 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • More government breeds complicated rules & holds us back. (Feb 2013)
  • Choose more freedom instead of more government. (Aug 2012)
  • Choose more freedom instead of more government. (Aug 2012)
  • Accused of using campaign funds for personal expenses. (Jun 2012)
  • Used earmarks early in legislative career, then stopped cold. (Jun 2012)
  • 2003: Anonymous contributors; 2004: backed down & disclosed. (Jun 2012)
  • $400,000 for Members-only House lunchroom kept out lobbyists. (Jun 2012)
  • America is greatest country; but not our government. (Jan 2012)
  • Reduce paid petition business in citizen initiative process. (Nov 2006)
  • Texas Sunset Review abolished 47 agencies; do same in FL. (Nov 2006)
  • Early FL primary forces diversity into presidential process. (Nov 2006)
  • Closer regulation of petition verification process. (Nov 2006)
  • Allow transferring surplus campaign funds to other campaigns. (May 2006)
  • 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)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
Marco Rubio on Gun Control
Click here for 6 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Deal with gun violence, but do it constitutionally. (Feb 2013)
  • As Speaker, failed to push law allowing guns at work. (Jun 2012)
  • 2nd Amendment is a cornerstone of our democracy. (Feb 2010)
  • Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated B+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
Marco Rubio on Health Care
Click here for 10 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • FactCheck: ObamaCare is not now forcing loss of insurance. (Feb 2013)
  • Medicare's hospice care let my father die with dignity. (Jun 2012)
  • Expand prescription benefits to low-income seniors. (Jun 2012)
  • Provide alternatives to employer-based insurance system. (Mar 2010)
  • Launch a marketplace of affordable health insurance. (Nov 2006)
  • Capitated managed-care systems achieve better value. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
Marco Rubio on Homeland Security
Click here for 8 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • World is a better place when America is the strongest nation. (Feb 2013)
  • Safer place when America is strongest country in the world. (Aug 2010)
  • No greater risk than radical Islamic terrorists. (Aug 2010)
  • Islamic terrorists want to impose their view of the world. (Feb 2010)
  • No evidence to change policy of don't ask, don't tell. (Feb 2010)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Supports banning homosexuals in the military. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
Marco Rubio on Immigration
Click here for 16 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Border control: 90% apprehension and 100% surveillance. (Apr 2013)
  • Not amnesty: 15-year wait, plus fee, minus federal benefits. (Apr 2013)
  • Immigration is a human issue AND a law & order issue. (Mar 2013)
  • Leave immigration to feds; 50 sets of laws is worse. (Jun 2012)
  • English is de facto official language; let's recognize that. (Jun 2012)
  • AZ ant-immigrant law demands papers like "police state". (Jun 2012)
  • OpEd: Claimed falsely that parents fled Castro in 1959. (Jun 2012)
  • Legal status, but not citizenship, to migrant's children. (Jun 2012)
  • GOP DREAM Act: visas for going to college or military. (Apr 2012)
  • AZ law may unreasonably single out some citizens. (Apr 2010)
  • Don't count illegal immigrants in the 2010 census. (Apr 2010)
  • Allow children of illegals to pay in-state college tuition. (Mar 2010)
  • No amnesty in any form, not even back-of-the-line. (Mar 2010)
  • Oppose amnesty in any reform. (Feb 2010)
  • Opposes granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. (Sep 2010)
  • Supports full implementation of current border security laws. (Sep 2010)
Marco Rubio on Jobs
Click here for 3 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Grow the middle class; don't grow the government. (Feb 2013)
  • 1984: Enthusiastic union activist during dad's strike. (Jun 2012)
  • Oppose card check & Employee Free Choice Act. (Feb 2010)
Marco Rubio on Principles & Values
Click here for 51 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • America is exceptional: we value every life at every stage. (Feb 2013)
  • Come together or our generation will begin American decline. (Feb 2013)
  • Obama's "Change" is that "Hope" has been hard to find. (Aug 2012)
  • 1996: Surrogate for Bob Dole in Spanish radio debate. (Jun 2012)
  • Prayed for guidance & got job that allowed Legislature too. (Jun 2012)
  • Goal as Speaker: House is vibrant laboratory of policy ideas. (Jun 2012)
  • We cannot keep God out of our lives, even in public realm. (Jun 2012)
  • 2009: Considered running for Governor instead of Senate. (Jun 2012)
  • Primary strategy based on FL rule that only GOP could vote. (Jun 2012)
  • 2009 campaign: proxy fight against moderates for soul of GOP. (Jun 2012)
  • Strategized in 3-way race to split Dem. & independent vote. (Jun 2012)
  • I've had hecklers in audience, but never on debate stage. (Jun 2012)
  • Rules of Senate push for bipartisanship, and so do Americans. (Jun 2012)
  • 1991: Interned for Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. (Jun 2012)
  • Wife & her sister both cheerleaders for NFL's Miami Dolphins. (Jun 2012)
  • As LDS Youth, idolized Donny & Marie Osmond. (Jun 2012)
  • At age 13, urged family to convert back to Catholicism. (Jun 2012)
  • Mocked as "too American" by Miami Hispanic classmates. (Jun 2012)
  • Football star: not fastest nor biggest, but intellectual. (Jun 2012)
  • Attended Tarkio College in Missouri on football scholarship. (Jun 2012)
  • 1990: Left Tarkio College amid school's loan scandal. (Jun 2012)
  • 1990: Met future wife while at Santa Fe Community College. (Jun 2012)
  • FactCheck: 24 of "100 Ideas" now law; 10 partially enacted. (Jun 2012)
  • 2011: Formed "Reclaim America PAC" to support conservatives. (Jun 2012)
  • 1998: Elected to West Miami City Commission at age 26. (Jun 2012)
  • Accumulated power in 2003, to take Speaker seat in 2006. (Jun 2012)
  • 2003 campaign finance scandal: Rubio sloppy, but not corrupt. (Jun 2012)
  • Acknowledge God in everything we do & everywhere we go. (Jun 2012)
  • Declined to join Senate Tea Party Caucus; keep it grassroots. (Jun 2012)
  • 2011: Accused of constitutional ineligibility for presidency. (Jun 2012)
  • OpEd: Leader for next generation of conservative movement. (Aug 2010)
  • Fundraised via "Floridians for Conservative Leadership". (Jul 2010)
  • As Speaker, passed 57 of "100 Innovative Ideas". (Jul 2010)
  • Without America, the world would be a worse place. (Mar 2010)
  • Attended 15-20 Tea Party events; but not formally vetted. (Mar 2010)
  • Are Floridians better off than they were four years ago? No!. (Mar 2010)
  • God does not love America more than Belgium. (Jan 2010)

    Personal History

  • Family moved to Las Vegas to avoid Miami crime. (Jun 2012)
  • 1979: Born Catholic; but baptized as Mormon in NV. (Jun 2012)
  • 1980s: Studied Mormonism as child; church member for 3 years. (Jun 2012)
  • I am the heir to two generations of unfulfilled dreams. (Jun 2012)
  • Married to Jeanette in 1998; four kids since. (Jun 2012)
  • Children baptized Catholic; but attend Christ Fellowship. (Jun 2012)
  • I am privileged to be citizen of greatest society in history. (Jan 2012)
  • From poor Cuban family; privileged to be a citizen in US. (Feb 2010)

    Scandals

  • Accused of spending $160,000 on GOP party credit card. (Jun 2012)
  • Ignore political press' hyped controversy; stick to message. (Jun 2012)
  • Repaid Florida GOP for overspending on party credit card. (Jul 2010)
  • Home purchases funded by very GOP-friendly bank boards. (Jul 2010)
  • $600,000 fund was not taxpayer money, & is fully accounted. (Mar 2010)
Marco Rubio on Social Security
Click here for 6 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Benefits have to be less generous to save Social Security. (Jun 2012)
  • Raise retirement age for those now under 55. (Apr 2010)
  • Tough choices include raising retirement age & reducing COLA. (Mar 2010)
  • Hard choices for people under 40, to avoid runaway growth. (Mar 2010)
  • Keep raising the retirement age on the table. (Mar 2010)
  • Keep cost-of-living adjustment on the table. (Mar 2010)
Marco Rubio on Tax Reform
Click here for 16 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Replace property taxes with a consumption tax. (Jun 2012)
  • OpEd: Proposed consumption tax called "largest tax increase". (Jun 2012)
  • Eliminate Florida property tax; or cap it at 1.35%. (Jun 2012)
  • No one should pay higher taxes in recession, not even top 2%. (Oct 2010)
  • Extend Bush tax cuts, even for high earners. (Oct 2010)
  • Address market uncertainty by making Bush cuts permanent. (Aug 2010)
  • 2000: $4 surcharge to cruise tickets to fund Marlins stadium. (Jul 2010)
  • Proposed to replace property taxes with state sales tax. (Mar 2010)
  • Pledged to never raise taxes as state rep. (Mar 2010)
  • Capital gains tax is double taxation. (Feb 2010)
  • Simplify our tax code; reduce the tax burden. (Feb 2010)
  • Supermajority vote for any tax increases. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Marco Rubio on Technology
Click here for 12 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Information age has changed world; people have not changed. (Mar 2013)
  • 1st Senate candidate to pass 100,000 "likes" on Facebook. (Jun 2012)
  • Co-sponsored PIPA to Protect IP, but withdrew his support. (Jun 2012)
  • Invest in R&D and space exploration. (Aug 2010)
  • E-budget website for detailed, issue-level budget. (Nov 2006)
  • Protect against identity theft with privacy opt-in. (Nov 2006)
  • Put budget online to allow public inspection and comment. (Nov 2006)
  • Public-private partnerships to build & operate roadways. (Nov 2006)
  • Increase criminal penalties for identity theft. (Nov 2006)
  • Protect kids from sex predators on Facebook & MySpace. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Withdrew support for policing websites for copyright. (May 2011)
Marco Rubio on War & Peace
Click here for 7 full quotes on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Equip and train non-jihadist Syrians to topple Assad. (Aug 2013)
  • Syria: arm rebels last year; now just work with some. (Jun 2013)
  • New Iranian leader is more moderate but still supports nukes. (Jun 2013)
  • 2007 troop surge was the right thing to do. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes timetable for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. (Sep 2010)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves. (May 2013)
Marco Rubio on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Communities & churches once took care of neighbors. (Jun 2012)
  • Incentives to actually construct affordable housing. (Nov 2006)
  • Redesign child welfare to outsource foster care. (Nov 2006)
  • Institute tax-free zones in downtrodden inner-city areas. (Nov 2006)


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Voted against funding stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Supports giving legal protection to unborn children: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
Incentivize foreign language curriculum in elementary school: Favors topic 2
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Defining marriage does not demean a class of people: Strongly Opposes topic 3
I believe in historical marriage, but ok if states redefine: Opposes topic 3
No gay couples as foster parents; no social experimentation: Opposes topic 3
No evidence to change policy of don't ask, don't tell: Opposes topic 3
Collect DNA of those convicted of sexually deviant behavior: Opposes topic 3
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports banning homosexuals in the military: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA): Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Silent on voluntary school prayer: Neutral on topic 4
We cannot keep God out of our lives, even in public realm: Strongly Favors topic 4
Acknowledge God in everything we do & everywhere we go: Favors topic 4
Communities & churches once took care of neighbors: Strongly Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Medicare's hospice care let my father die with dignity: Favors topic 5
Expand prescription benefits to low-income seniors: Favors topic 5
Launch a marketplace of affordable health insurance: 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
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Benefits have to be less generous to save Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Raise retirement age for those now under 55: Opposes topic 6
Tough choices include raising retirement age & reducing COLA: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Presided over $2.3B cut to Florida public education: Favors topic 7
Voted for more scholarships for private schools: Favors topic 7
More options for student and parent choice in education: Favors topic 7
More options for student and parent choice in education: Favors topic 7
A+ Plan for Education: charters and choice: Favors topic 7
$4,500 voucher saves state $10,000 in per-student cost: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports less federal & more local control of education: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Utilize toll revenues to widen & improve expressways: Favors topic 8
Increase funding for making homes hurricane-resistant: Favors topic 8
No EPA permits required for forest road runoff: Strongly Favors topic 8
NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Toughen laws against prostitution & sex trafficking: Favors topic 9
Mandatory life sentence for repeat sex offenders: Strongly Favors topic 9
Endless death row appeals hinder justice: Strongly Favors topic 9
Halt illegal activities at strip clubs & porn websites: Favors topic 9
Increase criminal penalties for identity theft: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Deal with gun violence, but do it constitutionally: Favors topic 10
As Speaker, failed to push law allowing guns at work: Opposes topic 10
2nd Amendment is a cornerstone of our democracy: 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
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
End double-taxes: capital gains; dividends; & inheritance: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Address market uncertainty by making Bush cuts permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Capital gains tax is double taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Eliminate taxes on capital gains; lower corporate tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Simplify our tax code; reduce the tax burden: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supermajority vote for any tax increases: 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
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
AZ ant-immigrant law demands papers like "police state": Favors topic 12
Legal status, but not citizenship, to migrant's children: Opposes topic 12
GOP DREAM Act: visas for going to college or military: Favors topic 12
AZ law may unreasonably single out some citizens: Favors topic 12
Don't count illegal immigrants in the 2010 census: Opposes topic 12
No amnesty in any form, not even back-of-the-line: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Oppose amnesty in any reform: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes granting amnesty to illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports full implementation of current border security laws: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Continue reducing barriers to free and fair trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+2 points on Social scale)
America needs a foreign policy of engaging abroad: Opposes topic 14
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Safer place when America is strongest country in the world: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
2003: Anonymous contributors; 2004: backed down & disclosed: Opposes topic 16
Reduce paid petition business in citizen initiative process: Favors topic 16
Allow transferring surplus campaign funds to other campaigns: Opposes topic 16
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
New Iranian leader is more moderate but still supports nukes: Opposes topic 17
We need a long-term commitment to Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Military action should be on the table in Iran & Syria: Strongly Opposes topic 17
2007 troop surge was the right thing to do: Opposes topic 17
Opposes timetable for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored funding and supplying the Syrian rebels: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Grow our energy industry, not "clean energy" like Solyndra: Strongly Opposes topic 18
I dislike cap-&-trade, but it is inevitable as national law: Favors topic 18
Cap-and-trade scheme destroys jobs: Opposes topic 18
Explore ANWR & outer continental shelf: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Tax incentives for energy-efficient appliances: Favors topic 18
Loans to public institutions for energy efficiency: Strongly Favors topic 18
Florida has obvious advantages in solar energy: Favors topic 18
Let hybrid drivers use HOV lanes & discount parking: Favors topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: 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
Opposes passage of Cap-and-Trade energy legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Let states lease energy rights on federal lands: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Teach students skills to avoid gangs, violence, & drugs: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Tax, borrow, & spend is not the way out of the recession: Strongly Opposes topic 20
No one should pay higher taxes in recession, not even top 2%: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Extend Bush tax cuts, even for high earners: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Oppose Obama stimulus package; it's bad for America: Opposes topic 20
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge: Opposes topic 20
Disapprove of increasing the debt limit: Opposes topic 20
Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record: Opposes topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20

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