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Michael Benjamin on Abortion
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  • Ban partial-birth abortion, except for maternal health. (Oct 2003)
Michael Benjamin on Budget & Economy
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  • Limit government intervention in the economy. (Dec 2003)
  • Bring jobs back home to New York. (Sep 2003)
Michael Benjamin on Civil Rights
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  • Appoint judges who advocate for Hispanics & immigrants. (Sep 2003)
Michael Benjamin on Corporations
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    No stance on record.
Michael Benjamin on Crime
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    No stance on record.
Michael Benjamin on Drugs
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  • Curb demand side via drug treatment. (Jun 2003)
Michael Benjamin on Education
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  • Provide all parents school choice, not just the rich. (Dec 2003)
Michael Benjamin on Energy & Oil
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    No stance on record.
Michael Benjamin on Environment
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    No stance on record.
Michael Benjamin on Families & Children
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    No stance on record.
Michael Benjamin on Foreign Policy
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  • Focus Latin American policy on less drugs & more trade. (Jun 2003)
Michael Benjamin on Free Trade
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    No stance on record.
Michael Benjamin on Government Reform
Click here for 2 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Politicizing judiciary sets a poor Constitutional precedent. (Sep 2003)
  • Investigation needed about NY campaign fundraising. (May 2003)
Michael Benjamin on Gun Control
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  • 30,000 gun control laws do not make crime control. (Dec 2003)
Michael Benjamin on Health Care
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  • Fight for affordable quality healthcare. (Dec 2003)
  • Remove Medicaid from local budgets. (Oct 2003)
Michael Benjamin on Homeland Security
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  • Supports missile defense, and pre-emptive action. (Dec 2003)
Michael Benjamin on Immigration
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    No stance on record.
Michael Benjamin on Jobs
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    No stance on record.
Michael Benjamin on Principles & Values
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    No stance on record.
Michael Benjamin on Social Security
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  • Keep promised benefits via Personal Retirement Accounts. (Aug 2003)
Michael Benjamin on Tax Reform
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    No stance on record.
Michael Benjamin on Technology
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Michael Benjamin on War & Peace
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Michael Benjamin on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(2 points on Social scale)
Ban partial-birth abortion, except for maternal health: Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(2 points on Economic scale)
Appoint judges who advocate for Hispanics & immigrants: Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(2 points on Economic scale)
Fight for affordable quality healthcare: Favors topic 5
Remove Medicaid from local budgets: Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(7 points on Economic scale)
Keep promised benefits via Personal Retirement Accounts: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
Provide all parents school choice, not just the rich: Strongly Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
30,000 gun control laws do not make crime control: Strongly Favors topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(7 points on Economic scale)
Focus Latin American policy on less drugs & more trade: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(10 points on Economic scale)
Supports missile defense, and pre-emptive action: Strongly Opposes topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(7 points on Social scale)
Curb demand side via drug treatment: Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Michael Benjamin is a Moderate Libertarian. Click here for explanation.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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