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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
God-given rights begin at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Pro-choice GOP nominee problem for GOP platform: Opposes topic 1
Both pro-life and pro-stem cell research: Neutral on topic 1
Legal abortion only for rape, incest, or mother’s health: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban partial birth abortions: Opposes topic 1
Opposes public abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Opposes churches providing birth control: Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Ok for private business to fire employees for being gay: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports defining traditional marriage: Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Replace welfare program with self-sufficiency program: Favors topic 4
Replace Welfare with the Tools to Succeed: Favors topic 4
Early leader in welfare reform: Favors topic 4
Teacher-led voluntary prayer in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
1950s common sense taught by families, schools, & churches: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports block grants to foster state experimentation: Favors topic 4
Supports school prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports banning funding of offensive art: Favors topic 4
No opinion on topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(0 points on Economic scale)
Repeal ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Transform health care into wellness & prevention system: Favors topic 5
Vows to protect Medicare, add drug benefit: Favors topic 5
Support small business insurance pool for uninsured: Opposes topic 5
Goal is for all WI residents to have health benefits: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports prescription drug savings plan for poor seniors: Favors topic 5
BadgerCare will provide uninsured with affordable care: Favors topic 5
Let states reform Medicaid; fight “one size fits all”: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Maintain Medicare funding of HMO benefits: Favors topic 5
Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure: Neutral on topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Make Social Security solvent: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
School funding & mandates from states, not Feds: Strongly Favors topic 7
Choice and local accountability are keys to good schools: Favors topic 7
New ideas to improve schools conflict with teachers unions: Favors topic 7
School choice for religious schools in low-income areas: Strongly Favors topic 7
School choice is a philosophy that parents know best: Strongly Favors topic 7
School choice is a philosophy that parents know best: Strongly Favors topic 7
Use Milwaukee charters & private choice as model for US: Strongly Favors topic 7
Use Milwaukee charters & private choice as model for US: Strongly Favors topic 7
Created the nation’s first private school choice program: Strongly Favors topic 7
Instituted $5,100 vouchers for religious schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Instituted $5,100 vouchers for religious schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Instituted statewide Charter School system: Favors topic 7
School choice has made a difference for low-income families: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports school vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Oppose UN's Agenda 21 sustainable development: Strongly Favors topic 8
Preserve state's natural resources without federal mandates: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Death penalty for terrorism convicts: Favors topic 9
Two strikes and you’re out for serious child sex crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Three strikes and you’re out for felony convictions: Strongly Favors topic 9
Zero tolerance approach to crime: Strongly Favors topic 9
Truth in Sentencing, no exceptions: Strongly Favors topic 9
Life means life, no possibility of parole: Favors topic 9
All felons will serve complete prison sentence: Strongly Favors topic 9
Zero tolerance: swift & certain justice makes safety: Strongly Favors topic 9
Life means life: Abolish mandatory release laws: Strongly Favors topic 9
Children First: father pay child support or go to jail: Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Against gun control: Favors topic 10
Zero tolerance for guns, violence, drugs in schools: Neutral on topic 10
Opposes restricting the Second Amendment: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
FactCheck: Tax cuts would save top 1% $87,000 each: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Limit federal revenue to 18.5% of GDP; and 15% flat tax form: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Tax cuts are an investment in working families: Opposes topic 11
Vetoed 255 spending bills totalling $43M: Opposes topic 11
Bring state spending in line with ability to pay: Strongly Opposes topic 11
1986: Tax cuts to show WI was good place to do business: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Exclude 60% of capital gains from taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Cut $1B in property tax without a general tax increase: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No national sales tax or VAT: Neutral on topic 11
Opposes increasing tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Deport illegal immigrants who have committed felonies: Opposes topic 12
Make English the official language: Opposes topic 12
No amnesty; secure the border first: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Ease Canadian border-crossing rules: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Strong trade policies help keep state economy strong: Favors topic 13
Ease Canadian border-crossing rules: Favors topic 13
Grant fast-track authority to the President: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
24-hour-a-day war on bioterrorism: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
Allow voter ID by repealing Help America Vote Act: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Limit individual, corporate, & PAC political contributions: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
Congressional Declaration of War for any use of force: Favors topic 17
Saddam starved Iraqi people of basic health care: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Oppose cap-and-trade laws or regulations: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Great emission reduction achieved with voluntary program: Favors topic 18
Funded $170M in “conservation easement” land purchases: Favors topic 18
Replace MTBE in gasoline with cleaner ethanol: Neutral on topic 18
Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically: Neutral on topic 18
Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Created alternative to prison for 1st time drug offenders: Opposes topic 19
More resources to target meth production: Strongly Favors topic 19
More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Tax-and-spend policies are out of the mainstream: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Addressing runaway spending is defining issue of our day: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Replace alternative minimum tax with flat tax: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Cut taxes 91 times in Wisconsin, totaling $16.7 billion: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Bring state spending in line with ability to pay: Opposes topic 20
1986: Tax cuts to show WI was good place to do business: Opposes topic 20
Cut $1B in property tax without a general tax increase: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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Page last updated: Jun 23, 2014