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Mike Bouchard on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Endorsed by right-to-life groups. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted against partial-birth abortion; 100% pro-life. (Sep 2006)
  • Co-sponsored legislation to ban human cloning. (Sep 2006)
  • Endorsed by Right-to-Life PAC in Sheriff campaign. (Mar 2006)
Mike Bouchard on Budget & Economy
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  • We need a line item veto. (Oct 2006)
  • Federal tax-and-spend is out of control & costs jobs. (Oct 2006)
  • Government should be as lean as possible. (Mar 2006)
Mike Bouchard on Civil Rights
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  • Helped pass Michigan's ban on assisted suicide. (Sep 2006)
  • Opposes MI Civil Rights Initiative to end racial preferences. (Aug 2006)
  • Opposes gay marriage. (Dec 2005)
Mike Bouchard on Corporations
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Mike Bouchard on Crime
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  • Tough policies when dealing with law breakers. (Mar 2006)
  • Publicly register convicted sex offenders. (Mar 2006)
Mike Bouchard on Drugs
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  • Direct connection between terrorism and drug activity. (Jun 2006)
Mike Bouchard on Education
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mike Bouchard on Energy & Oil
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  • Conflicted on whether global warming is from human sources. (Oct 2006)
  • Kyoto agreement is restrictive & extraordinarily expensive. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports atomic energy & new nuclear plant construction. (Sep 2006)
  • Look for energy efficiency & alternative sources. (Jun 2006)
Mike Bouchard on Environment
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  • Water diversions shouldn't happen. (Oct 2006)
Mike Bouchard on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mike Bouchard on Foreign Policy
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Mike Bouchard on Free Trade
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  • Trade agreements should be fair and enforceable. (Sep 2006)
  • Associates CAFTA with currency manipulation. (Dec 2005)
Mike Bouchard on Government Reform
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  • Supports line-item veto on spending bills. (Sep 2006)
  • Tort Reform: end frivolous lawsuits. (Jun 2006)
Mike Bouchard on Gun Control
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  • Endorsed by Responsible Gun Owner groups. (Sep 2006)
  • Endorsed by NRA in Sheriff campaign. (Mar 2006)
  • No assault weapon ban; no gun dealer liability. (Dec 2005)
  • Concealed carry ok. (Dec 2005)
Mike Bouchard on Health Care
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  • No government-run universal healthcare. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports Health Savings Accounts to empower individuals. (Sep 2006)
  • Shifting costs to government exacerbates problem. (Jun 2006)
Mike Bouchard on Homeland Security
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  • Can't give up basic rights to stay safe. (Oct 2006)
  • If we don't fix terrorist security, people die. (Oct 2006)
  • Proposes "Skycops", incentives for off-duty officers to fly. (Oct 2006)
  • Ensure unconditional victory in the War on Terror. (Jun 2006)
  • Served on the frontlines of homeland security. (Mar 2006)
Mike Bouchard on Immigration
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  • 52% of illegal immigrants have criminal backgrounds. (Oct 2006)
  • Border security before considering legalization. (Apr 2006)
  • Prevent convicted felons from obtaining citizenship. (Apr 2006)
Mike Bouchard on Jobs
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  • Big 3 Automakers need tax cuts so no job cuts. (Oct 2006)
  • Support manufacturing sector as heart of economy. (Jun 2006)
Mike Bouchard on Principles & Values
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  • 8-point plan: Renewing Michigan's Economy. (Sep 2006)
Mike Bouchard on Social Security
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  • Supports privatization of Social Security. (Oct 2006)
Mike Bouchard on Tax Reform
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  • Prioritize our spending and hold ourselves accountable. (Oct 2006)
  • Growth in government stunts economic growth. (Sep 2006)
  • Make the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Sep 2006)
  • Tax burden & government spending are too high. (Mar 2006)
  • Reduced Real Estate Transfer Tax by $358M. (Mar 2006)
Mike Bouchard on Technology
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mike Bouchard on War & Peace
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  • We cannot leave a vacuum in Iraq. (Oct 2006)
  • Pre-emptive war ok if we have actual intel. (Oct 2006)
Mike Bouchard on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
Endorsed by right-to-life groups: Opposes topic 1
Voted against partial-birth abortion; 100% pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Co-sponsored legislation to ban human cloning: Opposes topic 1
Endorsed by Right-to-Life PAC in Sheriff campaign: Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(2 points on Economic scale)
Opposes MI Civil Rights Initiative to end racial preferences: Favors topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(2 points on Social scale)
Opposes gay marriage: Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(10 points on Economic scale)
No government-run universal healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports Health Savings Accounts to empower individuals: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Shifting costs to government exacerbates problem: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(7 points on Economic scale)
Supports privatization of Social Security: Favors topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
Tough policies when dealing with law breakers: Strongly Favors topic 9
Publicly register convicted sex offenders: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
Endorsed by Responsible Gun Owner groups: Favors topic 10
Endorsed by NRA in Sheriff campaign: Favors topic 10
No assault weapon ban; no gun dealer liability: Strongly Favors topic 10
Concealed carry ok: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Federal tax-and-spend is out of control & costs jobs: Favors topic 11
Prioritize our spending and hold ourselves accountable: Favors topic 11
Growth in government stunts economic growth: Strongly Favors topic 11
Make the Bush tax cuts permanent: Strongly Favors topic 11
Tax burden & government spending are too high: Favors topic 11
Reduced Real Estate Transfer Tax by $358M: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Economic scale)
52% of illegal immigrants have criminal backgrounds: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Border security before considering legalization: Opposes topic 12
Prevent convicted felons from obtaining citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Trade agreements should be fair and enforceable: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Associates CAFTA with currency manipulation: Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(2 points on Social scale)
Can't give up basic rights to stay safe: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(0 points on Economic scale)
Proposes "Skycops", incentives for off-duty officers to fly: Favors topic 15
Ensure unconditional victory in the War on Terror: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(10 points on Economic scale)
We cannot leave a vacuum in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Pre-emptive war ok if we have actual intel: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(10 points on Economic scale)
Conflicted on whether global warming is from human sources: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Kyoto agreement is restrictive & extraordinarily expensive: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports atomic energy & new nuclear plant construction: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Look for energy efficiency & alternative sources: Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
Direct connection between terrorism and drug activity: Strongly Favors 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)

Mike Bouchard is a Moderate Conservative.
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