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Stephen Laffey on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Very few scientists believe in embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2006)
  • Don't have any litmus tests for judges. (Aug 2006)
  • Roe v Wade is settled law; but restrictions ok. (Apr 2006)
  • Undecided on stem cell research. (Apr 2006)
  • Pro-life. (Feb 2006)
Stephen Laffey on Budget & Economy
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  • Pork barrel spending does not benefit Rhode Island. (Aug 2006)
  • Pay for entitlement programs by keeping taxes low. (Aug 2006)
  • Cut corporate welfare and sink the 600 page tax code. (Aug 2006)
  • Five Step Diet to Stop Wasting Our Tax Dollars. (Sep 2005)
Stephen Laffey on Civil Rights
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  • Find a way to wiretap al-Qaeda members calling into the US. (Aug 2006)
  • Supports civil unions and opposes Constitutional amendment. (Apr 2006)
Stephen Laffey on Corporations
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Stephen Laffey on Crime
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Stephen Laffey on Drugs
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Stephen Laffey on Education
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  • Chafee failed on funding the IDEA program and the NCLB Act. (Aug 2006)
Stephen Laffey on Energy & Oil
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  • Need a new national energy policy to fight the War on Terror. (Aug 2006)
  • Drives an SUV & considers expanding mass transit unrealistic. (Apr 2006)
  • Economic incentives to reduce oil-funded Islamofacism. (Apr 2006)
  • Significant national commitment to renewable energy. (Dec 2005)
  • Raise CAFE and offer tax credits for hybrids. (Dec 2005)
Stephen Laffey on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Stephen Laffey on Families & Children
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Stephen Laffey on Foreign Policy
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  • Reporting Iran on nukes is a good start; UN should do more. (Feb 2006)
Stephen Laffey on Free Trade
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  • Supports the Central American Free Trade Agreement. (May 2005)
Stephen Laffey on Government Reform
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  • Supported Sam Alito nomination to Supreme Court. (Aug 2006)
  • Endorses the Pork-Barrel Reduction Act. (Feb 2006)
Stephen Laffey on Gun Control
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Stephen Laffey on Health Care
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  • Medicare has to be able to negotiate. (Aug 2006)
  • Embryonic stem cell research has produced no benefit. (Aug 2006)
  • Let Medicare negotiate Rx prices with drug companies. (Sep 2005)
  • Let seniors buy cheaper medicine in Canada. (Sep 2005)
Stephen Laffey on Homeland Security
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  • We need to expand weapons programs. (Aug 2006)
Stephen Laffey on Immigration
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  • Opposes the McCain-Kennedy bill?a vote for illegal aliens. (Aug 2006)
  • Opposes granting illegal immigrants citizenship. (Apr 2006)
Stephen Laffey on Jobs
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Stephen Laffey on Principles & Values
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  • Confront real problems directly with people. (Aug 2006)
  • Fight big pharma, big oil, and special interests. (Sep 2005)
  • As Cranston Mayor, converted worst credit rating in America. (Sep 2005)
  • The strongest voice for the smallest state. (Sep 2005)
  • The strongest voice for the smallest state. (Sep 2005)
Stephen Laffey on Social Security
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  • Criticizes Bush's Social Security proposals. (May 2005)
Stephen Laffey on Tax Reform
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  • Tax cuts are good for America. (Aug 2006)
  • Eliminate estate taxes, capital gains taxes, and more. (May 2006)
  • Lower highest tax rate from 35% to 30% to help middle-class. (May 2006)
  • Keep taxes low and simple. (Sep 2005)
Stephen Laffey on Technology
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Stephen Laffey on War & Peace
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  • Take the Iraqi troops to Europe to train them. (Aug 2006)
  • Calls for the resignation of Rumsfeld. (Aug 2006)
  • Zero aid to Palestine until Hamas renounces violence. (Apr 2006)
  • Sanction Iran; denounce Hamas; stand up to Cuba. (Feb 2006)
  • End foreign aid to Palestinians due to Hamas. (Feb 2006)
Stephen Laffey on Welfare & Poverty
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Abortion is a woman's right
(2 points on Social scale)
Very few scientists believe in embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Roe v Wade is settled law; but restrictions ok: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Undecided on stem cell research: Neutral on 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)
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Supports civil unions and opposes Constitutional amendment: Strongly Favors 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 Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(0 points on Economic scale)
Let Medicare negotiate Rx prices with drug companies: Strongly Favors topic 5
Let seniors buy cheaper medicine in Canada: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(2 points on Economic scale)
Criticizes Bush's Social Security proposals: Opposes topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
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)
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Pay for entitlement programs by keeping taxes low: Strongly Favors topic 11
Cut corporate welfare and sink the 600 page tax code: Opposes topic 11
Tax cuts are good for America: Strongly Favors topic 11
Eliminate estate taxes, capital gains taxes, and more: Strongly Favors topic 11
Lower highest tax rate from 35% to 30% to help middle-class: Strongly Favors topic 11
Keep taxes low and simple: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Economic scale)
Opposes the McCain-Kennedy bill?a vote for illegal aliens: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes granting illegal immigrants citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(7 points on Economic scale)
Supports the Central American Free Trade Agreement: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(0 points on Economic scale)
We need to expand weapons programs: Strongly Favors topic 15
Sanction Iran; denounce Hamas; stand up to Cuba: Strongly Favors 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)
Opposes topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(7 points on Economic scale)
Reporting Iran on nukes is a good start; UN should do more: Opposes topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(2 points on Economic scale)
Need a new national energy policy to fight the War on Terror: Strongly Favors topic 18
Drives an SUV & considers expanding mass transit unrealistic: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Economic incentives to reduce oil-funded Islamofacism: Favors topic 18
Significant national commitment to renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Raise CAFE and offer tax credits for hybrids: Strongly 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)

Stephen Laffey is a Moderate Liberal Populist.
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