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The AmericansElect.org quiz outlines how elected officials and public figures address political topics, plus the relative importance they place on each key topic. The nine key topics are:

We list below summaries of one public figures's issue stances related to each topic, and which AmericansElect.org quiz answer each issue stance indicates. Click on the quiz answer link to see the full original excerpt and citations.
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Tim Ryan on AmericansElect.org Quiz

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(Summary answer based on details in right-hand column)
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Question 1 answer C on Economy:

When you think about the US budget deficit, which of the following solutions is closest to your opinion?
  • A: Cutting existing programs
  • B: More spending cuts than tax increases (mix of both solutions)
  • C: More tax increases than spending cuts (mix of both solutions)
  • D: Raising Taxes
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'C' from 3 out of 7 statements:

Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion: C on question 1
Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects: C on question 1
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: C on question 1
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: D on question 1
YES on providing tax relief and simplification: A on question 1
YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy: D on question 1
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: D on question 1
This question weighted at 19% importance.
(Relative importance: 7 out of 36 statements.)

Question 2 answer A on Energy:

When you think about America’s energy needs, which of the following solutions comes closest to your opinion?
  • A: Strong investment in renewable energy like wind and solar
  • B: More drilling than investment in renewables (mix of both solutions)
  • C: More investment in renewable than drilling (mix of both solutions)
  • D: Strong focus on offshore drilling and allowing drilling in federal lands including wildlife reserves
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'A' from 7 out of 7 statements:

Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit: A on question 2
Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico: A on question 2
50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030: A on question 2
YES on tax incentives for renewable energy: A on question 2
NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: A on question 2
YES on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore: A on question 2
YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: A on question 2
This question weighted at 19% importance.
(Relative importance: 7 out of 36 statements.)

Question 3 answer B on Healthcare:

When you think about healthcare reform in the United States, which of the following solutions is closest to your opinion?
  • A: The Government should be the sole provider of healthcare insurance
  • B: The Government should have a major role in providing healthcare insurance
  • C: The Government should have a limited role in providing healthcare insurance
  • D: Only private companies should provide healthcare insurance
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'B' from 5 out of 7 statements:

Establish a public insurance option via healthcare Exchanges: B on question 3
Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit: B on question 3
Rated GOP can't beat ObamaCare, so they pretend it's a "disaster": A on question 3
YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids: A on question 3
NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: B on question 3
YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility: B on question 3
YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: B on question 3
This question weighted at 19% importance.
(Relative importance: 7 out of 36 statements.)

Question 4 answer A on Immigration:

When you think about illegal immigration, which of the following solutions come closest to your opinion?
  • A: All illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US legally
  • B: Most illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US, with some exceptions
  • C: Most illegal immigrants should be deported, with some exceptions
  • D: All illegal immigrants should be deported
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'A' from 2 out of 3 statements:

Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service: A on question 4
NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment: A on question 4
YES on building a fence along the Mexican border: D on question 4
This question weighted at 8% importance.
(Relative importance: 3 out of 36 statements.)

Question 5 answer C on Foreign Policy:

When you think about the US pursuing its interests abroad, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
  • A: The US should always act in its own interest regardless of what other countries think
  • B: The US should rarely listen to other countries
  • C: The US should listen to other countries more often than not
  • D: The US should always listen to other countries before pursuing its own interests
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'C' from 2 out of 2 statements:

Allow travel between the United States and Cuba: C on question 5
NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding: C on question 5
This question weighted at 6% importance.
(Relative importance: 2 out of 36 statements.)

Question 6 answer C on Education:

When you think about education in the US, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
  • A: School curriculums should be set entirely at a local school board level
  • B: School curriculums should be set more by local school boards than at a national level
  • C: School curriculums should be set more by national standards than at a local level
  • D: School curriculums should be set entirely at a national standardized level
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'C' from 3 out of 6 statements:

Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes: D on question 6
Sponsored 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years: C on question 6
Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015: C on question 6
Rated No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency: B on question 6
Rated Oppose private and religious school voucher programs: D on question 6
NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: C on question 6
This question weighted at 17% importance.
(Relative importance: 6 out of 36 statements.)

Question 7 answer B on Social Issues:

When you think about the rights of same-sex couples, which of the following is closest to your personal opinion?
  • A: Same-sex couples should not be allowed to marry or form any kind of civil union
  • B: Same-sex couples should be allowed to form civil unions, but not to marry in the traditional sense
  • C: Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry legally, with all the same rights as traditional marriages
  • D: Unsure
Summary answer 'B' from 5 out of 9 statements:

ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays: B on question 7
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays: B on question 7
Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools: C on question 7
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: C on question 7
Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class: A on question 7
Let states recognize same sex marriage: B on question 7
NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage: C on question 7
YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation: B on question 7
YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: B on question 7
This question weighted at 25% importance.
(Relative importance: 9 out of 36 statements.)

Question 8 answer D on Environment:

Which of the following statements comes closest to your personal view?
  • A: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity
  • B: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity, but should be somewhat protected
  • C: Natural resources should be mostly protected, but also exist for the benefit of humanity
  • D: Natural resources exist on their own and should be completely protected
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'D' from 8 out of 10 statements:

Rated 100% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes: D on question 8
Prohibits breeding or possessing Big Cat species: D on question 8
Require labeling genetically engineered food: B on question 8
Create database on algal blooms in the Great Lakes: D on question 8
Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public: D on question 8
Rated Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling: B on question 8
Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting: D on question 8
NO on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species: D on question 8
YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences: D on question 8
YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros: D on question 8
This question weighted at 28% importance.
(Relative importance: 10 out of 36 statements.)

Question 9 answer B on Reform:

Which of the following comes closest to your personal opinion?
  • A: To make this country great, we should return to the examples and values of our forefathers
  • B: This country is already great, we shouldn't change a thing
  • C: To make this country great, we should keep building and adapting for the future
Summary answer 'B' from 2 out of 4 statements:

Establish the United States Public Service Academy: C on question 9
YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance: B on question 9
YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops: B on question 9
NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent: C on question 9
This question weighted at 11% importance.
(Relative importance: 4 out of 36 statements.)

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