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Stephen Pagliuca on Abortion
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  • Pro-choice including federal funding. (Oct 2009)
Stephen Pagliuca on Budget & Economy
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  • Managing director at Bain Capital; trained as accountant. (Oct 2009)
  • Transparency & accountability in regulating financial system. (Oct 2009)
  • Create jobs via robust economic growth. (Oct 2009)
Stephen Pagliuca on Civil Rights
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  • Overturn DOMA, and support marriage equality. (Oct 2009)
Stephen Pagliuca on Corporations
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  • Not right to pay bankers bonuses with 320,000 unemployed. (Nov 2009)
Stephen Pagliuca on Crime
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  • Opposes death penalty in all cases. (Nov 2009)
Stephen Pagliuca on Drugs
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Stephen Pagliuca on Education
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  • Healthy mix of private, charter, and public schools. (Oct 2009)
  • Reward performance and aptitude in teachers. (Oct 2009)
  • Universal pre-kindergarten, regardless of parents' income. (Oct 2009)
Stephen Pagliuca on Energy & Oil
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  • Invest in clean, renewable energy. (Oct 2009)
  • Support Cape Wind as America's first offshore wind farm. (Oct 2009)
Stephen Pagliuca on Environment
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Stephen Pagliuca on Families & Children
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  • Supports Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. (Nov 2009)
Stephen Pagliuca on Foreign Policy
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Stephen Pagliuca on Free Trade
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  • US government is largest venture capitalist in the world. (Nov 2009)
Stephen Pagliuca on Government Reform
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  • Limit on personal money allowed in an election. (Nov 2009)
Stephen Pagliuca on Gun Control
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  • Gun control works in Europe and England. (Nov 2009)
Stephen Pagliuca on Health Care
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  • Close the Medicare Part D "doughnut hole" coverage gap. (Dec 2009)
  • Expand home and community-based long term care services. (Dec 2009)
  • Healthcare reform is more important than covering aborti. (Nov 2009)
  • Every citizen should have access to quality health insurance. (Oct 2009)
  • Computerized records for healthcare payment system. (Oct 2009)
Stephen Pagliuca on Homeland Security
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  • Would vote against Patriot Act. (Dec 2009)
Stephen Pagliuca on Immigration
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  • Create a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. (Dec 2009)
Stephen Pagliuca on Jobs
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  • Reverse Gross v FBL Financial: no age discrimination. (Dec 2009)
  • Research/business connection in blue-collar cities. (Nov 2009)
  • 10% unemployment is totally unacceptable. (Oct 2009)
  • Job creation will be my number one priority. (Oct 2009)
Stephen Pagliuca on Principles & Values
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  • Government role in advancing economic and social justice. (Oct 2009)
Stephen Pagliuca on Social Security
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  • Never allow diverting into individual retirement accounts. (Dec 2009)
Stephen Pagliuca on Tax Reform
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  • Job Focused Tax Reform: incentives, training, & funding. (Nov 2009)
  • Raise federal capital gains tax should from 15% to 20%. (Nov 2009)
Stephen Pagliuca on Technology
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  • Require federal fundees to adopt Complete Street principles. (Dec 2009)
  • Invest in life sciences and green technology. (Oct 2009)
Stephen Pagliuca on War & Peace
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  • Vocal critic of going into Iraq. (Oct 2009)
  • Draw down our forces in Afghanistan. (Oct 2009)
Stephen Pagliuca on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Healthcare reform is more important than covering aborti: Opposes topic 1
Pro-choice including federal funding: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Reverse Gross v FBL Financial: no age discrimination: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
Overturn DOMA, and support marriage equality: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes death penalty in all cases: Strongly Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Gun control works in Europe and England: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Every citizen should have access to quality health insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Never allow diverting into individual retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Healthy mix of private, charter, and public schools: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Invest in clean, renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Support Cape Wind as America's first offshore wind farm: 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)
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Job Focused Tax Reform: incentives, training, & funding: Favors topic 11
Raise federal capital gains tax should from 15% to 20%: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+5 points on Social scale)
Create a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
US government is largest venture capitalist in the world: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Limit on personal money allowed in an election: Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+5 points on Social scale)
Would vote against Patriot Act: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(+5 points on Social scale)
Vocal critic of going into Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17

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