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Raul Acosta on Abortion
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  • Abortion is the highest form of man's inhumanity to man. (Oct 2004)
  • Cloning is wrong. (Oct 2004)
  • Stem cell research part of "The Culture of Death". (Oct 2004)
Raul Acosta on Budget & Economy
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  • Budget deficit funds military industrial complex. (Oct 2004)
Raul Acosta on Civil Rights
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  • Marriage is a union between a man and a woman. (Oct 2004)
  • Require percentage of minority workers no gov't contracts. (Oct 2004)
Raul Acosta on Corporations
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  • No company bonuses while company in bankruptcy. (Oct 2004)
  • No limits on lawsuits against companies. (Oct 2004)
Raul Acosta on Crime
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  • Against the death penalty. (Oct 2004)
  • Life isn't baseball-no Three Strikes laws. (Oct 2004)
Raul Acosta on Drugs
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  • Drug use is a cultural problem. (Oct 2004)
  • Jails filled with victims of drug use. (Oct 2004)
Raul Acosta on Education
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  • School prayer is free speech. (Oct 2004)
  • Supports vouchers and charter schools. (Oct 2004)
Raul Acosta on Energy & Oil
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  • Use gas tax to fund passenger train improvements. (Oct 2004)
  • Don't sign Kyoto Protocol, but don't drill ANWR. (Oct 2004)
Raul Acosta on Environment
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  • We need a drought resistant water. (Oct 2004)
Raul Acosta on Families & Children
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  • Families are the building block of the nation. (Oct 2004)
Raul Acosta on Foreign Policy
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  • Pressure China on human rights. (Oct 2004)
  • Continue foreign aid to Russia & Israel. (Oct 2004)
  • We are part of the global community. (Oct 2004)
Raul Acosta on Free Trade
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  • Outsourcing is wrong. (Oct 2004)
  • Unsure on NAFTA. (Oct 2004)
Raul Acosta on Government Reform
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  • Limit the powers of government. (Oct 2004)
Raul Acosta on Gun Control
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  • Supports 2nd Amendment rights. (Oct 2004)
Raul Acosta on Health Care
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  • Euthanasia is wrong. (Oct 2004)
  • Government-backed health plan, with drug imports. (Oct 2004)
Raul Acosta on Homeland Security
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  • Military should not be used as a tool for corporate America. (Oct 2004)
  • Better support for veterans. (Oct 2004)
  • Increase military pay to keep army voluntary. (Oct 2004)
  • Keep missile defense development for now. (Oct 2004)
  • Decrease military spending & refocus on new tech. (Oct 2004)
Raul Acosta on Immigration
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  • Foreigners for president borders on treason. (Oct 2004)
  • 3-month work visas for illegal immigrants. (Oct 2004)
Raul Acosta on Jobs
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  • Corporate scandals cause unemlpoyment. (Oct 2004)
Raul Acosta on Principles & Values
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  • Alternative to two establishment candidates. (Oct 2004)
  • Write-in candidacy by word-of-mouth. (Oct 2004)
Raul Acosta on Social Security
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  • Supports privatization as self-directed investing. (Oct 2004)
Raul Acosta on Tax Reform
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  • Supports 13% flat tax. (Oct 2004)
Raul Acosta on Technology
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  • Establish KIDNET: a safe place for kids on Internet. (Oct 2004)
Raul Acosta on War & Peace
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  • Iraq war was wrong; pull out ASAP. (Oct 2004)
  • Iraqi oil to US to pay for war costs, with Iraqi approval. (Oct 2004)
Raul Acosta on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Church-based welfare ok with government oversight. (Oct 2004)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
Abortion is the highest form of man's inhumanity to man: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Cloning is wrong: Opposes topic 1
Stem cell research part of "The Culture of Death": Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
Require percentage of minority workers no gov't contracts: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(0 points on Social scale)
Marriage is a union between a man and a woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
School prayer is free speech: Strongly Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(2 points on Economic scale)
Government-backed health plan, with drug imports: Favors topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(10 points on Economic scale)
Supports privatization as self-directed investing: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
Supports vouchers and charter schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(10 points on Social scale)
Against the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Life isn't baseball-no Three Strikes laws: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
Supports 2nd Amendment rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Supports 13% flat tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(7 points on Economic scale)
Foreigners for president borders on treason: Opposes topic 12
3-month work visas for illegal immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(2 points on Economic scale)
Outsourcing is wrong: Opposes topic 13
Unsure on NAFTA: Neutral on topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(2 points on Social scale)
Pressure China on human rights: Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(5 points on Economic scale)
Military should not be used as a tool for corporate America: Opposes topic 15
Better support for veterans: Strongly Favors topic 15
Increase military pay to keep army voluntary: Favors topic 15
Decrease military spending & refocus on new tech: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(10 points on Economic scale)
Keep missile defense development for now: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(0 points on Economic scale)
Continue foreign aid to Russia & Israel: Favors topic 17
We are part of the global community: Strongly Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(2 points on Economic scale)
Use gas tax to fund passenger train improvements: Favors topic 18
Don't sign Kyoto Protocol, but don't drill ANWR: Neutral on topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(10 points on Social scale)
Drug use is a cultural problem: Opposes topic 19
Jails filled with victims of drug use: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Social scale)
Church-based welfare ok with government oversight: Strongly Favors topic 20

Raul Acosta is a Centrist.
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