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Tom Smith on Abortion
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  • Pro-life, period, but not for rape. (Oct 2012)
  • No abortion under all circumstances, including rape & incest. (Aug 2012)
  • Pro-life, period. (Mar 2012)
  • Opposes public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports parental notification for abortions. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
Tom Smith on Budget & Economy
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  • Stagnant economy due to over-regulation & complex taxes. (Sep 2012)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)
Tom Smith on Civil Rights
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  • Equal pay for equal work. (Oct 2012)
  • Constitutional amendment defining marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Supports a DOMA amendment. (Oct 2012)
Tom Smith on Corporations
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  • Compliance with regulations is strangling business. (Sep 2012)
Tom Smith on Crime
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  • Supports the death penalty. (Oct 2012)
Tom Smith on Drugs
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Tom Smith on Education
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  • Get rid of the Department of Education. (Jan 2012)
Tom Smith on Energy & Oil
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  • Fossil fuels are key to reasonable energy prices. (Sep 2012)
  • Former coal company executive; ease up on coal mining. (Sep 2012)
  • Develop Marcellus Shale and clean coal. (Mar 2012)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
Tom Smith on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Tom Smith on Families & Children
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Tom Smith on Foreign Policy
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Tom Smith on Free Trade
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Tom Smith on Government Reform
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  • Term limits return to citizen legislature. (Mar 2012)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
Tom Smith on Gun Control
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  • Strong supporter of the Second Amendment. (Mar 2012)
  • Opposes restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
Tom Smith on Health Care
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  • Allow individuals to opt out of Medicare. (Aug 2012)
  • Repeal ObamaCare; too expansive & too intrusive. (Mar 2012)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
Tom Smith on Homeland Security
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  • Top notch benefits for veterans. (Mar 2012)
Tom Smith on Immigration
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  • For secure borders; against amnesty. (Mar 2012)
Tom Smith on Jobs
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  • Jobs are created by the free market, not politicians. (Mar 2012)
Tom Smith on Principles & Values
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  • Optimistic there will be a debate; but nothing finalized. (Oct 2012)
  • Declined to respond to League of Women Voters questionnaire. (Oct 2012)
  • Elected as Democrat as township supervisor for decades. (Apr 2012)
Tom Smith on Social Security
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  • Let Social Security payroll tax reduction expire in January. (Oct 2012)
  • AdWatch: divert payroll tax into privately managed accounts. (Sep 2012)
  • Reform should include personal retirement accounts. (Aug 2012)
  • Let younger people partially opt out with private accounts. (Mar 2012)
Tom Smith on Tax Reform
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  • Supports flat tax; remove loopholes but keep exemptions. (Sep 2012)
  • Fight to keep taxes and spending down. (Mar 2012)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
Tom Smith on Technology
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Tom Smith on War & Peace
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Tom Smith on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
No abortion under all circumstances, including rape & incest: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Pro-life, period: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes public abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Supports parental notification for abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes churches providing birth control: Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Equal pay for equal work: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
Constitutional amendment defining marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports a DOMA amendment: Strongly Opposes 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 Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors 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 Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strong supporter of the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting the Second Amendment: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Allow individuals to opt out of Medicare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare; too expansive & too intrusive: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
AdWatch: divert payroll tax into privately managed accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Reform should include personal retirement accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Let younger people partially opt out with private accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Get rid of the Department of Education: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Fossil fuels are key to reasonable energy prices: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Former coal company executive; ease up on coal mining: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Develop Marcellus Shale and clean coal: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes 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 Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports flat tax; remove loopholes but keep exemptions: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Fight to keep taxes and spending down: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Supports eliminating the inheritance tax: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
For secure borders; against amnesty: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Jobs are created by the free market, not politicians: Favors topic 13
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-3 points on Social scale)
Top notch benefits for veterans: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Term limits return to citizen legislature: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Tom Smith is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.
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