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Patrick Wiesner on Abortion
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  • A woman bears the burdens; so trust her judgment. (Aug 2016)
Patrick Wiesner on Budget & Economy
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  • Pay off $19T national debt over a period of 25 years. (Apr 2016)
  • Paying off the national debt is the duty of baby boomers. (Mar 2016)
  • End Washington DC's "let's borrow money" culture. (Aug 2014)
  • Generate surpluses & not deficits; pay off our national debt. (Aug 2014)
Patrick Wiesner on Civil Rights
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  • Marriage for two same-sex persons making a life commitment. (Aug 2016)
Patrick Wiesner on Corporations
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  • CPA who owns a tax, bankruptcy, and business law practice. (Apr 2016)
Patrick Wiesner on Crime
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Patrick Wiesner on Drugs
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  • Failure to stop opioid drug trade is a failure of government. (Oct 2016)
  • Legalizing pot would be surrender, but treat addicts who ask. (Oct 2016)
Patrick Wiesner on Education
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  • More revenue to increase K-12 funding and college funding. (Aug 2014)
Patrick Wiesner on Energy & Oil
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  • Build Keystone pipeline without environmental mistakes. (Oct 2016)
  • Remove tax credits for wind energy & agri-biodiesel fuels. (Apr 2016)
  • End tax credits for wind energy & biofuel--they're gimmicks. (Mar 2016)
  • Support the Keystone Pipeline, with environmental safeguards. (Aug 2014)
Patrick Wiesner on Environment
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  • Why do we waste effort on lesser prairie chicken regulation? (Aug 2016)
Patrick Wiesner on Families & Children
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  • Ancestors immigrated to Kansas; kids raised in Kansas. (Apr 2016)
Patrick Wiesner on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Patrick Wiesner on Free Trade
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  • Protect American companies against foreign dumping. (Oct 2016)
Patrick Wiesner on Government Reform
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  • No lobbyist-drafted bills; Senators must read all bills. (Mar 2016)
  • Lobbyists should never be allowed to draft laws, nor donate. (Aug 2014)
Patrick Wiesner on Gun Control
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  • Gun rights are limited: no concealed carry on college campus. (Aug 2016)
Patrick Wiesner on Health Care
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  • Make ObamaCare work; repeal is unlikely. (Jul 2016)
Patrick Wiesner on Homeland Security
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  • Served 21 years in military; 3 years in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2016)
Patrick Wiesner on Immigration
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  • Hispanics are hard workers--but no amnesty. (Aug 2016)
Patrick Wiesner on Jobs
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Patrick Wiesner on Principles & Values
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Patrick Wiesner on Social Security
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  • Raise $180B for Trust Fund by mandated bond interest rates. (Aug 2016)
Patrick Wiesner on Tax Reform
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  • As CPA, I'll be the Senate expert on the tax code. (Apr 2016)
  • Rewrite a new simpler tax code, but hire more IRS staff. (Aug 2014)
  • Tax attorney and CPA. (Aug 2014)
  • A new simpler code is needed; but IRS needs more staff. (Aug 2014)
Patrick Wiesner on Technology
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  • Immediately start work on roads, bridges, and airports. (Oct 2016)
Patrick Wiesner on War & Peace
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  • Protection of Iraqi oil reserves is a vital US interest. (Oct 2016)
  • It's up to the US to completely defeat ISIS. (Oct 2016)
Patrick Wiesner on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Change housing policy to avoid taking on more debt. (Apr 2016)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
A woman bears the burdens; so trust her judgment: Strongly Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Marriage for two same-sex persons making a life commitment: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Make ObamaCare work; repeal is unlikely: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Raise $180B for Trust Fund by mandated bond interest rates: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More revenue to increase K-12 funding and college funding: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Why do we waste effort on lesser prairie chicken regulation?: Strongly Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Gun rights are limited: no concealed carry on college campus: Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
As CPA, I'll be the Senate expert on the tax code: Neutral on topic 11
Rewrite a new simpler tax code, but hire more IRS staff: Opposes topic 11
A new simpler code is needed; but IRS needs more staff: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Hispanics are hard workers--but no amnesty: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Protect American companies against foreign dumping: Strongly Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Served 21 years in military; 3 years in Iraq & Afghanistan: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
No lobbyist-drafted bills; Senators must read all bills: Favors topic 16
Lobbyists should never be allowed to draft laws, nor donate: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
Protection of Iraqi oil reserves is a vital US interest: Strongly Favors topic 17
It's up to the US to completely defeat ISIS: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Build Keystone pipeline without environmental mistakes: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Remove tax credits for wind energy & agri-biodiesel fuels: Strongly Opposes topic 18
End tax credits for wind energy & biofuel--they're gimmicks: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Support the Keystone Pipeline, with environmental safeguards: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Failure to stop opioid drug trade is a failure of government: Strongly Favors topic 19
Legalizing pot would be surrender, but treat addicts who ask: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Immediately start work on roads, bridges, and airports: Strongly Favors topic 20
Pay off $19T national debt over a period of 25 years: Strongly Favors topic 20
Paying off the national debt is the duty of baby boomers: Strongly Opposes topic 20
End Washington DC's "let's borrow money" culture: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Generate surpluses & not deficits; pay off our national debt: Strongly Favors topic 20

Patrick Wiesner is a Moderate Liberal Populist.
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