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Richard Tarrant on Abortion
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  • Prefers zero abortions, but respects settled law. (Jun 2006)
  • No litmus tests; majority don't want Roe overturned. (Oct 2005)
Richard Tarrant on Budget & Economy
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  • Ashamed of Congressional wasteful spending. (Jun 2006)
Richard Tarrant on Civil Rights
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  • Don't use Constitution on special interest like gay marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Marriage should be one man & one woman, but no Amendment. (Jun 2006)
Richard Tarrant on Corporations
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Richard Tarrant on Crime
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Richard Tarrant on Drugs
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Richard Tarrant on Education
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  • Home school at school, and more individualized education. (Jun 2006)
Richard Tarrant on Energy & Oil
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  • Study & implement hydrogen cars & eco-friendly products. (Oct 2006)
Richard Tarrant on Environment
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  • Promote environmentally friendly business practices. (Oct 2006)
Richard Tarrant on Families & Children
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Richard Tarrant on Foreign Policy
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Richard Tarrant on Free Trade
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  • Globalization is inevitable, and good for Vermont. (Jun 2006)
Richard Tarrant on Government Reform
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Richard Tarrant on Gun Control
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Richard Tarrant on Health Care
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  • Free-market-based system for the uninsured. (Jun 2006)
Richard Tarrant on Homeland Security
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  • We must remain ever vigilant to end terrorism. (Jun 2006)
  • We must sacrifice some rights & privacy in times of war. (Jun 2006)
Richard Tarrant on Immigration
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  • Earned citizenship after fines, taxes, tests, and work. (Jun 2006)
Richard Tarrant on Jobs
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  • More support and advocacy for farmers. (Oct 2006)
  • Raise the federal minimum wage, and tie in COLA increases. (Jun 2006)
Richard Tarrant on Principles & Values
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Richard Tarrant on Social Security
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  • There is no Social Security Trust Fund. (Sep 2006)
Richard Tarrant on Tax Reform
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  • Raise the estate tax exemption but don't eliminate it. (Jun 2006)
  • Extend capital gains and dividend tax cuts. (Jun 2006)
Richard Tarrant on Technology
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Richard Tarrant on War & Peace
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  • US troops in Iraq should redeploy to neighboring areas. (Jun 2006)
  • No specific deadline, but out of Iraq as soon as possible. (Oct 2005)
  • Iraq war is over extending the country's financial resources. (Oct 2005)
Richard Tarrant on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(7 points on Social scale)
Prefers zero abortions, but respects settled law: Opposes topic 1
No litmus tests; majority don't want Roe overturned: Strongly Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(5 points on Social scale)
Don't use Constitution on special interest like gay marriage: Favors topic 3
Marriage should be one man & one woman, but no Amendment: 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)
Free-market-based system for the uninsured: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(5 points on Economic scale)
There is no Social Security Trust Fund: Neutral on topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(7 points on Social scale)
Home school at school, and more individualized education: Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(7 points on Economic scale)
Ashamed of Congressional wasteful spending: Favors topic 11
Raise the estate tax exemption but don't eliminate it: Opposes topic 11
Extend capital gains and dividend tax cuts: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(7 points on Economic scale)
Earned citizenship after fines, taxes, tests, and work: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(10 points on Economic scale)
Globalization is inevitable, and good for Vermont: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(10 points on Social scale)
We must sacrifice some rights & privacy in times of war: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(2 points on Economic scale)
We must remain ever vigilant to end terrorism: Strongly Favors topic 15
Iraq war is over extending the country's financial resources: Opposes 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)
Favors topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(2 points on Economic scale)
US troops in Iraq should redeploy to neighboring areas: Favors topic 17
No specific deadline, but out of Iraq as soon as possible: Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(2 points on Economic scale)
Study & implement hydrogen cars & eco-friendly products: Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Richard Tarrant is a Moderate Libertarian.
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