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Rob Sobhani on Abortion
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Rob Sobhani on Budget & Economy
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  • Morally wrong to spend more than government takes in. (Oct 2012)
Rob Sobhani on Civil Rights
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Rob Sobhani on Corporations
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  • Cut Maryland state corporate tax to below 8.25%. (Aug 2012)
  • Occupy Wall Street pushes for capitalism with a conscience. (Nov 2011)
  • Rebuild as nation of makers not takers; with 15% tax rate. (Jul 2011)
Rob Sobhani on Crime
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Rob Sobhani on Drugs
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Rob Sobhani on Education
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Rob Sobhani on Energy & Oil
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  • Untangle national security from our need for oil and gas. (Oct 2012)
  • Harness solar energy in the Mideast with American technology. (Aug 2012)
Rob Sobhani on Environment
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Rob Sobhani on Families & Children
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Rob Sobhani on Foreign Policy
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  • Focus on bringing foreign investment to Maryland. (Oct 2012)
  • Peace through strength. (Oct 2012)
  • Focus on dividing the Iranian people and Iran's regime. (Jan 2012)
  • Marshall Plan for Mexico; micro-finance for start-up capital. (Sep 2011)
  • Iran's worldview: oppose Shia victimhood with guns & blood. (Apr 2011)
Rob Sobhani on Free Trade
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  • Free and fair trade plus multilateralism. (Oct 2012)
  • Create good-paying jobs by increasing trade. (Aug 2012)
Rob Sobhani on Government Reform
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  • Public service shouldn't be a life-long career; 2-term limit. (Oct 2012)
Rob Sobhani on Gun Control
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Rob Sobhani on Health Care
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  • Build on ObamaCare so it's not all government controlled. (Oct 2012)
  • Invest $500M in Maryland hospitals for R&D. (Oct 2012)
Rob Sobhani on Homeland Security
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Rob Sobhani on Immigration
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  • Immigration system is broken; enforce our current law. (Oct 2012)
  • Make English the official language of the United States. (Jul 2012)
  • 5-year moratorium on immigration & 75,000 work visas. (Jul 2012)
  • Let in poor Mexicans & we will only impoverish ourselves. (Sep 2011)
Rob Sobhani on Jobs
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  • Find private sector funding for Maryland job initiatives. (Oct 2012)
Rob Sobhani on Principles & Values
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  • Ran in Republican Senate primary in 1992 and 2002. (Oct 2012)
  • OpEd: Major-party candidates afraid of debating Sobhani. (Oct 2012)
  • I'll keep my promises or I won't run for a second term. (Oct 2012)
Rob Sobhani on Social Security
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Rob Sobhani on Tax Reform
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  • 15% flat rate for most workers; high earners pay more. (Oct 2012)
  • Institute a national sales tax to balance the budget. (Jul 2011)
Rob Sobhani on Technology
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Rob Sobhani on War & Peace
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  • Decouple Iran from Palestine; free Iran then Palestine state. (Sep 2011)
  • Immediately withdraw troops from Afghanistan. (Jul 2011)
Rob Sobhani on Welfare & Poverty
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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
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No opinion on topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
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No opinion on topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
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No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
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No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
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No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
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No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Build on ObamaCare so it's not all government controlled: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Untangle national security from our need for oil and gas: Opposes topic 18
Harness solar energy in the Mideast with American technology: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+2 points on Economic scale)
15% flat rate for most workers; high earners pay more: Favors topic 11
Cut Maryland state corporate tax to below 8.25%: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Rebuild as nation of makers not takers; with 15% tax rate: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
Immigration system is broken; enforce our current law: Opposes topic 12
Make English the official language of the United States: Strongly Opposes topic 12
5-year moratorium on immigration & 75,000 work visas: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Free and fair trade plus multilateralism: Opposes topic 13
Create good-paying jobs by increasing trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-3 points on Social scale)
Peace through strength: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+5 points on Social scale)
Focus on dividing the Iranian people and Iran's regime: Favors topic 17
Immediately withdraw troops from Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Iran's worldview: oppose Shia victimhood with guns & blood: Favors topic 17

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