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The Dollar Crisis, by Paul Simon & Ross Perot

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Paul Simon on Abortion
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    No stance on record.
Paul Simon on Budget & Economy
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  • Weak dollar means weak America. (Jul 1996)
  • Lack of Balanced Budget Amendment caused dollarís decline. (Jul 1996)
  • Lack of Balanced Budget Amendment caused dollarís decline. (Jul 1996)
  • Idea for Balanced Budget Amendment began in 1787. (Jul 1996)
  • Idea for Balanced Budget Amendment began in 1787. (Jul 1996)
  • Balanced Budget in 1970s equals $15,500 more income now. (Jul 1996)
  • Balanced Budget in 1970s equals $15,500 more income now. (Jul 1996)
  • Tax incentives to encourage corporate & personal savings. (Jul 1996)
  • Tax incentives to encourage corporate & personal savings. (Jul 1996)
  • Stabilize dollar with central bank intervention. (Jul 1996)
Paul Simon on Civil Rights
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  • Voted NO on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted NO on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
Paul Simon on Corporations
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    No stance on record.
Paul Simon on Crime
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  • Solving welfare by work will reduce crime. (Jul 1996)
  • Education is a strong anti-crime program. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted NO on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted NO on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
Paul Simon on Drugs
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  • Voted NO on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
Paul Simon on Education
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  • Expand school year from 180 days to at least 210. (Jul 1996)
  • Investing in education results in high living standards. (Jul 1996)
  • Investing in education results in high living standards. (Jul 1996)
  • End adult illiteracy. (Jul 1996)
  • End adult illiteracy. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on $75M for abstinence education. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer. (Jul 1994)
  • Voted YES on national education standards. (Feb 1994)
Paul Simon on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted YES on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
Paul Simon on Environment
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  • Voted YES on continuing desert protection in California. (Oct 1994)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
Paul Simon on Families & Children
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    No stance on record.
Paul Simon on Foreign Policy
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  • Great nations should commit more abroad. (Jul 1996)
  • Great nations should commit more abroad. (Jul 1996)
  • Pay attention to developing nations. (Jul 1996)
  • Pay attention to developing nations. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on Strengthening of the trade embargo against Cuba. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on ending Vietnam embargo. (Jan 1994)
Paul Simon on Free Trade
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  • Get other nations to lower import barriers. (Jul 1996)
  • Trade deficit is as bad as budget deficit. (Jul 1996)
  • Trade deficit is as bad as budget deficit. (Jul 1996)
  • Trade deficit improves if we understand foreign culture. (Jul 1996)
  • Trade deficit improves if we understand foreign culture. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market. (May 1995)
Paul Simon on Government Reform
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  • Reduce the growth rate of federal government. (Jul 1996)
  • Reduce the growth rate of federal government. (Jul 1996)
  • Long-terms solutions instead of polls. (Jul 1996)
  • Long-terms solutions instead of polls. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
Paul Simon on Gun Control
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    No stance on record.
Paul Simon on Health Care
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  • Voted YES on medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
Paul Simon on Homeland Security
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  • Voted NO on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty. (Jun 1996)
  • Voted NO on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
Paul Simon on Immigration
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    No stance on record.
Paul Simon on Jobs
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  • Train our workforce better to beat foreign competition. (Jul 1996)
  • Train our workforce better to beat foreign competition. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on replacing farm price supports. (Feb 1996)
Paul Simon on Principles & Values
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    No stance on record.
Paul Simon on Social Security
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  • Base indexing on a lower inflation rate. (Jul 1996)
  • Base indexing on a lower inflation rate. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
Paul Simon on Tax Reform
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  • Consider a VAT value-added tax. (Jul 1996)
  • Consider a VAT value-added tax. (Jul 1996)
Paul Simon on Technology
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  • More spending on research & applying it commercially. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
Paul Simon on War & Peace
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  • Voted YES on ending the Bosnian arms embargo. (Jul 1995)
Paul Simon on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Get business & churches involved with schools. (Jul 1996)
  • Transform welfare recipients to productive citizens. (Jul 1996)
  • Transform welfare recipients to productive citizens. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on welfare block grants. (Aug 1996)
  • Voted YES on eliminating block grants for food stamps. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on allowing state welfare waivers. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)


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Abortion is a woman's right
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
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Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(10 points on Social scale)
NO on prohibiting same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(10 points on Social scale)
NO on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer: Opposes topic 4
NO on $75M for abstinence education: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(2 points on Economic scale)
YES on medical savings acounts: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(2 points on Economic scale)
Base indexing on a lower inflation rate: Opposes topic 6
NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(2 points on Social scale)
Expand school year from 180 days to at least 210: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(7 points on Social scale)
NO on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals: Opposes topic 8
NO on limiting death penalty appeals: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Solving welfare by work will reduce crime: Opposes topic 9
Education is a strong anti-crime program: Strongly Opposes topic 9
NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms: Strongly Opposes topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
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Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(7 points on Economic scale)
Consider a VAT value-added tax: Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
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Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(2 points on Economic scale)
Get other nations to lower import barriers: Opposes topic 13
Trade deficit is as bad as budget deficit: Opposes topic 13
Trade deficit improves if we understand foreign culture: Opposes 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)
Opposes topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(7 points on Economic scale)
NO on 1996 Defense Appropriations: Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(2 points on Economic scale)
NO on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty: Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(0 points on Economic scale)
Great nations should commit more abroad: Strongly Favors topic 17
Pay attention to developing nations: Strongly Favors topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(7 points on Economic scale)
YES on do not require ethanol in gasoline: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(10 points on Social scale)
NO on spending international development funds on drug control: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(7 points on Social scale)
Get business & churches involved with schools: Favors topic 20
Transform welfare recipients to productive citizens: Favors topic 20
NO on welfare overhaul: Opposes topic 20
NO on allowing state welfare waivers: Opposes topic 20
YES on eliminating block grants for food stamps: Opposes topic 20
NO on welfare block grants: Opposes topic 20

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