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Michael Baumgartner on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Life begins at conception; no exceptions except pragmatism. (Aug 2012)
  • Let Catholic Church provide health care according to values. (Feb 2012)
  • Opposes public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports parental notification for abortions. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
Michael Baumgartner on Budget & Economy
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  • Supports a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)
Michael Baumgartner on Civil Rights
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  • Opposes gay marriage. (Apr 2012)
  • Supports defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
Michael Baumgartner on Corporations
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Michael Baumgartner on Crime
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Michael Baumgartner on Drugs
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  • Advised counternarcotics team in Afghanistan. (Sep 2012)
Michael Baumgartner on Education
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  • Invest in public schools and colleges. (Jan 2012)
Michael Baumgartner on Energy & Oil
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  • One-cent gas tax to pay for veterans' services. (Oct 2012)
  • Climate change is happening but unclear if manmade. (Oct 2012)
  • Use America's abundant and diverse energy supplies. (Jan 2012)
Michael Baumgartner on Environment
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Michael Baumgartner on Families & Children
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  • No unfettered teen access to emergency contraceptive Plan B. (Apr 2012)
Michael Baumgartner on Foreign Policy
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  • Served as lead strategic-policy coordinator in Baghdad. (Sep 2012)
Michael Baumgartner on Free Trade
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Michael Baumgartner on Government Reform
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Michael Baumgartner on Gun Control
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  • Opposes restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
Michael Baumgartner on Health Care
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  • Replace Obamacare with more competition and flexibility. (Jan 2012)
  • Supports repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports market-based health insurance. (Oct 2012)
Michael Baumgartner on Homeland Security
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  • Supports banning military gay marriage. (Oct 2012)
Michael Baumgartner on Immigration
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  • Opposes DREAM Act; reform guest worker criteria. (Apr 2012)
  • Opposes illegal alien college benefits. (Oct 2012)
Michael Baumgartner on Jobs
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  • Let business create jobs without government red tape. (Jan 2012)
Michael Baumgartner on Principles & Values
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Michael Baumgartner on Social Security
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  • Do not betray the promises made to our grandparents. (Jan 2012)
Michael Baumgartner on Tax Reform
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  • Opposes increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
Michael Baumgartner on Technology
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Michael Baumgartner on War & Peace
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  • Leave Afghanistan now & use funds domestically. (Oct 2012)
  • We're wasting resources on democracy-building in Afghanistan. (Sep 2012)
  • It is time to end the wars. (Jan 2012)
  • Military spending is too high and going to war is too easy. (Nov 2011)
Michael Baumgartner on Welfare & Poverty
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
No unfettered teen access to emergency contraceptive Plan B: Opposes topic 1
Let Catholic Church provide health care according to values: Opposes topic 1
Opposes public abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Supports parental notification for abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes churches providing birth control: 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)
Opposes gay marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports defining traditional marriage: Opposes topic 3
Supports banning military gay marriage: 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)
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)
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Opposes restricting the Second Amendment: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Replace Obamacare with more competition and flexibility: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports market-based health insurance: Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Do not betray the promises made to our grandparents: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Invest in public schools and colleges: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Climate change is happening but unclear if manmade: Opposes topic 18
Use America's abundant and diverse energy supplies: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-3 points on Social scale)
Advised counternarcotics team in Afghanistan: Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Let business create jobs without government red tape: Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Supports eliminating the inheritance tax: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposes DREAM Act; reform guest worker criteria: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes illegal alien college benefits: Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+2 points on Social scale)
One-cent gas tax to pay for veterans' services: Favors topic 15
Military spending is too high and going to war is too easy: Strongly 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)
Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+5 points on Social scale)
Leave Afghanistan now & use funds domestically: Strongly Favors topic 17
Served as lead strategic-policy coordinator in Baghdad: Opposes topic 17
We're wasting resources on democracy-building in Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
It is time to end the wars: Strongly Favors topic 17

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