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Paul Rappaport on Abortion
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  • Opposes partial birth abortions; pro-life. (Aug 2000)
Paul Rappaport on Budget & Economy
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  • For balanced budget & containing government. (Aug 2000)
Paul Rappaport on Civil Rights
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  • Opposes preferential treatment and quotas. (Aug 2000)
Paul Rappaport on Corporations
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    No stance on record.
Paul Rappaport on Crime
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  • Supports victimís rights & more prison construction. (Aug 2000)
  • Tougher sentencing & less plea-bargaining. (Aug 2000)
  • More aggressive approach to juvenile crime. (Aug 2000)
Paul Rappaport on Drugs
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  • More drug interdiction; more drug treatment. (Aug 2000)
Paul Rappaport on Education
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  • More morality in school; more discipline; more community. (Aug 2000)
  • Supports charter schools, block grants, & vouchers. (Aug 2000)
Paul Rappaport on Energy & Oil
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    No stance on record.
Paul Rappaport on Environment
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  • Scientific standards, not knee jerk reactions. (Aug 2000)
Paul Rappaport on Families & Children
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  • Combat child abuse and domestic violence. (Aug 2000)
Paul Rappaport on Foreign Policy
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  • Support Israel; monitor Russia & China; oppose Panama Canal. (Aug 2000)

    China

  • Concerned about Chinaís military & expansion. (Aug 2000)
Paul Rappaport on Free Trade
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    No stance on record.
Paul Rappaport on Government Reform
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  • Campaign finance reform plus smaller government. (Aug 2000)
Paul Rappaport on Gun Control
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  • No new gun laws; target criminals not guns. (Aug 2000)
Paul Rappaport on Health Care
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  • Support affordable Rx & Medical Savings. (Aug 2000)
Paul Rappaport on Homeland Security
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  • Strengthen defense; build SDI. (Aug 2000)
  • More pay & support for service personnel. (Aug 2000)
Paul Rappaport on Immigration
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  • Protect borders against illegal immigration. (Aug 2000)
Paul Rappaport on Jobs
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    No stance on record.
Paul Rappaport on Principles & Values
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  • Return dignity to federal government. (Aug 2000)
Paul Rappaport on Social Security
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  • Privatize some; protect Trust Fund; eliminate work penalty. (Aug 2000)
Paul Rappaport on Tax Reform
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  • Repeal marriage penalty; death tax; gas tax. (Aug 2000)
Paul Rappaport on Technology
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  • No Internet tax; govít out of technology. (Aug 2000)
Paul Rappaport on War & Peace
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  • Let Europe lead in Kosovo. (Aug 2000)
Paul Rappaport on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Supported welfare reform. (Aug 2000)


VoteMatch Responses
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(2 points on Social scale)
Opposes partial birth abortions; pro-life: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(7 points on Economic scale)
Opposes preferential treatment and quotas: Opposes 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)
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
More morality in school; more discipline; more community: Strongly Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(2 points on Economic scale)
Support affordable Rx & Medical Savings: Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(7 points on Economic scale)
Privatize some; protect Trust Fund; eliminate work penalty: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
Supports charter schools, block grants, & vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
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)
Supports victimís rights & more prison construction: Strongly Favors topic 9
More aggressive approach to juvenile crime: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
No new gun laws; target criminals not guns: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Campaign finance reform plus smaller government: Favors topic 11
Repeal marriage penalty; death tax; gas tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
No Internet tax; govít out of technology: Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(2 points on Economic scale)
Protect borders against illegal immigration: Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(2 points on Social scale)
Concerned about Chinaís military & expansion: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(2 points on Economic scale)
More pay & support for service personnel: Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(10 points on Economic scale)
Strengthen defense; build SDI: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(2 points on Economic scale)
Support Israel; monitor Russia & China; oppose Panama Canal: Favors topic 17
Let Europe lead in Kosovo: Favors topic 17
No opinion on topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(5 points on Economic scale)
Scientific standards, not knee jerk reactions: Neutral on topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(2 points on Social scale)
More drug interdiction; more drug treatment: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(2 points on Social scale)
Supported welfare reform: Favors topic 20

Paul Rappaport is a Moderate Conservative.
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