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Bob Casey on Abortion
Click here for 18 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Plan B morning-after pill is contraception, not abortion. (Sep 2006)
  • Roe v. Wade Should Be Overturned. (Dec 2005)
  • Right to Privacy means contraception, not unborn. (Dec 2005)
  • No embryonic stem cell research; adult research ok. (Jul 2005)
  • Exceptions to save life of mother, rape & incest. (Nov 2004)
  • Opposes public funding of abortion. (Nov 2004)
  • Supports state funding of contraceptive services. (Nov 2004)
  • Opposes Woman’s Right to Abortion. (Nov 2004)
  • Opposes Tax-Funded Abortion. (Nov 2004)
  • Supports Legal Protection for Human Life from Conception. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on restricting UN funding for population control policies. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
  • Supports public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports parental notification for abortions. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
Bob Casey on Budget & Economy
Click here for 10 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Need Fiscal Discipline to Lower Interest Rates. (Dec 2005)
  • Budget deficit chokes investment, drives business to ruin. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Require full disclosure about subprime mortgages. (Dec 2007)
  • Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Bob Casey on Civil Rights
Click here for 13 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Right ongoing wrongs in college admissions. (Oct 2012)
  • No constitutional ban on gay marriage; civil unions ok. (Oct 2005)
  • Supports Defense of Marriage Act, but not Amendment. (Apr 2005)
  • Allow gay couples to adopt & share employment benefits. (Nov 2004)
  • Opposes Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage. (Nov 2004)
  • Increased Penalties for Sexual Orientation Hate Crimes. (Nov 2004)
  • Committed to Affirmative Action and diverse workforce. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Opposes a DOMA amendment. (Oct 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)
Bob Casey on Corporations
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  • Rated 86% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
Bob Casey on Crime
Click here for 7 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Death penalty is appropriate for heinous crimes. (Jul 2005)
  • Keep the death penalty. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Establish a domestic violence volunteer attorney network. (May 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Supports the death penalty. (Oct 2012)
Bob Casey on Drugs
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  • No legalization of drugs in any way. (May 2002)
Bob Casey on Education
Click here for 8 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Fight for more funding for public education. (Feb 2006)
  • Intelligent Design in religion class, not science class. (Dec 2005)
  • Supports teaching “abstinence plus” in schools. (Oct 2005)
  • Posting Ten Commandments in government buildings ok. (Apr 2005)
  • Opposes school vouchers. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
  • Professional development grants for elementary principals. (Jul 2010)
  • Don't count combat pay against free school lunch. (Mar 2009)
Bob Casey on Energy & Oil
Click here for 14 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Reduce emissions & dependence on foreign oil. (Feb 2006)
  • Opposes drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on making oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning. (May 2007)
  • Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. (Jan 2007)
  • $5 billion in tax credits for alternative energy projects. (Mar 2011)
  • Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness. (Nov 2007)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Bob Casey on Environment
Click here for 7 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Fund brownfield and Superfund cleanups. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land. (Dec 2007)
  • Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources. (Jul 2008)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Bob Casey on Families & Children
Click here for 2 full quotes on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth. (Mar 2008)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Bob Casey on Foreign Policy
Click here for 9 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Supports unshakeable bond with Israel. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Condemns Russia for provocative statements to Georgia. (May 2008)
  • Rated +1 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Integrate gender into diplomatic and foreign aid processes. (Aug 2012)
  • Vigorous support for State of Israel against Hamas in Gaza. (Nov 2012)
  • Fund and supply the Syrian rebels. (Mar 2013)
  • Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet. (Apr 2008)
  • Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)
Bob Casey on Free Trade
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  • Opposes CAFTA and other unfair trade laws. (Feb 2006)
  • Unfair to make US workers compete with weak foreign laws. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
Bob Casey on Government Reform
Click here for 11 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Require more public lobbyist financial disclosure. (Aug 2006)
  • Attack the source of corrupt “pay-to-play” culture. (Aug 2006)
  • Lobbyist money ok if it has no impact on your vote. (Apr 2006)
  • Restrictions & disclosure requirements on lobbyists. (Nov 2005)
  • Political fundraising cheats people from time with candidate. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Bob Casey on Gun Control
Click here for 6 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Strong supporter of the second amendment. (Feb 2006)
  • Opposes Increased Regulation on Firearm Ownership. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership. (Sep 2007)
  • Opposes restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
Bob Casey on Health Care
Click here for 20 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Shift $700B from Medicare to ObamaCare, but no senior funds. (Sep 2012)
  • Medicare Part D program is fundamentally flawed. (Sep 2006)
  • Fill the “doughnut hole” of missing Medicare Rx costs. (Feb 2006)
  • Fight to Expand Health Care Coverage. (Dec 2005)
  • Opposes Cloning of Human Embryos for Experimentation. (Nov 2004)
  • Use tobacco settlement for healthcare for unemployed. (May 2002)
  • Supports suing HMOs, but opposes damage caps. (May 2002)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn. (Apr 2008)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
Bob Casey on Homeland Security
Click here for 15 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Keep the wiretaps and keep the intelligence programs. (Sep 2006)
  • PATRIOT Act is vital law in war on terror. (Apr 2006)
  • Don’t censure Bush for domestic spying. (Mar 2006)
  • Urgent focus on infrastructure protection. (Feb 2006)
  • Ensure that veterans’ health care receives proper funding. (Feb 2006)
  • More G.I. benefits for college, retirement, and disability. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Establish global strategy to defeat al Qaeda. (Feb 2008)
  • Expand health services for women veterans. (Mar 2009)
Bob Casey on Immigration
Click here for 6 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Stricter employment rules and enforce the borders. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • Opposes declaring Official English. (Oct 2012)
Bob Casey on Jobs
Click here for 10 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • A Minimum Wage Increase is Long Overdue. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on limiting farm subsidies to people earning under $750,000. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Bob Casey on Principles & Values
Click here for 7 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Optimistic there will be debates; but won't say so on record. (Oct 2012)
  • Declined to respond to League of Women Voters questionnaire. (Oct 2012)
  • Voted with Democratic Party 94.5% of 326 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • We need an independent voice; not a rubber stamp for Bush. (Sep 2006)
  • Tries to live up to Catholic faith in personal & public life. (Jul 2005)
  • Public service is a trust, his dad the governor taught him. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
Bob Casey on Social Security
Click here for 5 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Stop these crazy proposals to put benefits in stock market. (Oct 2012)
  • Privatization drains money from guaranteed benefits. (Sep 2006)
  • The crisis is privatization. (Sep 2006)
  • Opposes Social Security privatization. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
Bob Casey on Tax Reform
Click here for 10 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Change estate tax to save $730B over 10 years. (Sep 2006)
  • Repeal tax cut on top 1% of earners. (Apr 2006)
  • Can’t justify $5B in tax cuts when schools are suffering. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
Bob Casey on Technology
Click here for 5 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Focus Government Investments to Support Science & Technology. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Require websites to police for copyrighted materials. (May 2011)
Bob Casey on War & Peace
Click here for 14 full quotes on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Iraq: No deadline, no timeline, but replace Rumsfeld. (Sep 2006)
  • Would have voted for Iraq War, but based on false evidence. (Sep 2006)
  • No withdrawal deadline in Iraq; but we must change course. (Sep 2006)
  • We need more Special Forces and better body armor. (Sep 2006)
  • Sanctions against Iran, but in a tough and skilled way. (Sep 2006)
  • Bring our troops home as soon as possible. (Feb 2006)
  • Disagrees with timeline & pulling troops out. (Oct 2005)
  • Ask tough questions about colossal intelligence failure. (Oct 2005)
  • Finish the job in Iraq. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorists. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008. (Mar 2007)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Bob Casey on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 3 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Allow churches to register as childcare providers. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)


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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Plan B morning-after pill is contraception, not abortion: Favors topic 1
Roe v. Wade Should Be Overturned: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Right to Privacy means contraception, not unborn: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No embryonic stem cell research; adult research ok: Opposes topic 1
Exceptions to save life of mother, rape & incest: Favors topic 1
Opposes public funding of abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports state funding of contraceptive services: Favors topic 1
Opposes Woman’s Right to Abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes Tax-Funded Abortion: Opposes topic 1
Supports Legal Protection for Human Life from Conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes Cloning of Human Embryos for Experimentation: Opposes topic 1
Supports public abortion funding: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports parental notification for abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes churches providing birth control: Opposes topic 1
YES on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP: Opposes topic 1
NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Opposes topic 1
NO on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions: Favors topic 1
YES on restricting UN funding for population control policies: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Right ongoing wrongs in college admissions: Strongly Favors topic 2
Committed to Affirmative Action and diverse workforce: Strongly Favors topic 2
Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy: Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination: Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
No constitutional ban on gay marriage; civil unions ok: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports Defense of Marriage Act, but not Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Allow gay couples to adopt & share employment benefits: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Increased Penalties for Sexual Orientation Hate Crimes: Favors topic 3
ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays: Favors topic 3
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays: Favors topic 3
Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes a DOMA amendment: Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Intelligent Design in religion class, not science class: Opposes topic 4
Supports teaching “abstinence plus” in schools: Favors topic 4
Posting Ten Commandments in government buildings ok: Strongly Favors topic 4
Allow churches to register as childcare providers: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Medicare Part D program is fundamentally flawed: Favors topic 5
Fill the “doughnut hole” of missing Medicare Rx costs: Favors topic 5
Fight to Expand Health Care Coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Use tobacco settlement for healthcare for unemployed: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports suing HMOs, but opposes damage caps: Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn: Strongly Favors topic 5
Expand the National Health Service Corps: Strongly Favors topic 5
Expand health services for women veterans: Favors topic 5
NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium: Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D: Favors topic 5
YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility: Favors topic 5
YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: Favors topic 5
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Stop these crazy proposals to put benefits in stock market: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Privatization drains money from guaranteed benefits: Strongly Opposes topic 6
The crisis is privatization: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes Social Security privatization: Strongly Opposes topic 6
NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fight for more funding for public education: Opposes topic 7
Opposes school vouchers: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Professional development grants for elementary principals: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Fund brownfield and Superfund cleanups: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting: Strongly Opposes topic 8
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
NO on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Death penalty is appropriate for heinous crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Keep the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program: Opposes topic 9
Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program: Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Strong supporter of the second amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes Increased Regulation on Firearm Ownership: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting the Second Amendment: Favors topic 10
YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Opposes topic 10
YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership: Favors topic 10
YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains: Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Change estate tax to save $730B over 10 years: Strongly Favors topic 11
Repeal tax cut on top 1% of earners: Strongly Favors topic 11
Can’t justify $5B in tax cuts when schools are suffering: Favors topic 11
Supports increasing tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset: Favors topic 11
NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Stricter employment rules and enforce the borders: Opposes topic 12
Opposes declaring Official English: Favors topic 12
YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities": Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program: Neutral topic 12
NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on comprehensive immigration reform: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes CAFTA and other unfair trade laws: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Unfair to make US workers compete with weak foreign laws: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency: Opposes topic 13
Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on promoting free trade with Peru: Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(-3 points on Social scale)
Integrate gender into diplomatic and foreign aid processes: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls: Opposes topic 14
YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
Ensure that veterans’ health care receives proper funding: Favors topic 15
More G.I. benefits for college, retirement, and disability: Favors topic 15
Bring our troops home as soon as possible: Opposes topic 15
YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months: Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Require more public lobbyist financial disclosure: Favors topic 16
Attack the source of corrupt “pay-to-play” culture: Favors topic 16
Lobbyist money ok if it has no impact on your vote: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Political fundraising cheats people from time with candidate: Favors topic 16
Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks: Favors topic 16
Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Iraq: No deadline, no timeline, but replace Rumsfeld: Opposes topic 17
Would have voted for Iraq War, but based on false evidence: Favors topic 17
Disagrees with timeline & pulling troops out: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Ask tough questions about colossal intelligence failure: Favors topic 17
Finish the job in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Fund and supply the Syrian rebels: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008: Strongly Favors topic 17
NO on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce emissions & dependence on foreign oil: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Favors topic 18
Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change: Strongly Favors topic 18
$5 billion in tax credits for alternative energy projects: Favors topic 18
Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness: Favors topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning: Favors topic 18
YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China: Favors topic 18
YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade: Opposes topic 18
YES on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax: Opposes topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
No legalization of drugs in any way: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
A Minimum Wage Increase is Long Overdue: Strongly Favors topic 20
Rated 86% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record: Favors topic 20
YES on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million: Strongly Favors topic 20
YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package: Strongly Favors topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

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