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Arianna Huffington on VoteMatch

 



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Strongly pro-choice; woman’s right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No elected officials led Civil Rights movement; people did: Strongly Favors topic 2
Prop 54 is racial discrimination without a paper trail: Strongly Favors topic 2
Supports affirmative action wholeheartedly: Strongly Favors topic 2
Prop. 54 is a racist gag order: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Promoting marriage is not a proper role of government: Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage under equal protection clause: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex unions with full rights: Strongly Favors topic 3
AIDS drugs show industry focus on profit over health: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
Faith works for addressing social problems: Favors topic 4
Live the Ten Commandments, instead of posting in schools: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Only a public option will truly contain healthcare costs: Strongly Favors topic 5
RomneyCare in Mass. wasn't perfect, but a big step forward: Strongly Favors topic 5
Mind-boggling Medicare/Medicaid cuts hurt seniors & the poor: Strongly Favors topic 5
Insurers & Big Pharma don't want Medicare drug buying: Strongly Favors topic 5
SB-2: Half-baked measures leave 3 million uninsured: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Calling Social Security a Ponzi scheme is radical & extreme: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Single-payer education: feds fund; parents choose: Strongly Favors topic 7
Equalize funding for charter schools to raise teacher pay: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(+5 points on Social scale)
Voluntary CO2 reductions are just more procrastination: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Philosophically opposed to the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Roll back $1B prison guard pay raise: books, not bars: Opposes topic 9
Moratorium on capital punishment based on racial disparity: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Mandatory minimum sentencing is cowardly: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More gun restrictions and more enforcement of gun laws: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors all the gun control we can get: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Estate tax repeal damages philanthropic organizations: Favors topic 11
End loopholes that allow shifting profits overseas: Strongly Favors topic 11
Big business should carry fair share of the tax burden: Favors topic 11
Full assessment of commercial property; more corporate tax: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Illegal immigrants already paid price for American dream: Strongly Favors topic 12
Deporting 12 million illegals can't be the American way: Strongly Favors topic 12
For giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants: Favors topic 12
Respect illegal immigrant rights-they’re not terrorists: Strongly Favors topic 12
Drivers license to illegal immigrants this bill & every bill: Strongly Favors topic 12
Supports immigrant rights: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
CAFTA gives sweetheart provisions to drug companies: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Iraq reconstruction should be by UN, like all other wars: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Guns vs. butter: make it part of the national debate: Opposes topic 15
Reduce military spending or America will decline: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Funds going to rebuild Iraq; schools needed for US schools: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(+2 points on Social scale)
Full public financing of political campaigns: Strongly Favors topic 16
Higher campaign donation limit gives more influence to rich: Favors topic 16
Unholy alliance: CEO class and Capitol Hill: Strongly Opposes topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports diplomatic approach over military solution: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iraq obsession was both for empire AND oil war: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Stress fuel efficiency; invest in clean & renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports medical marijuana; fight Bush to keep Prop 215: Strongly Favors topic 19
Hypocrisy infects America's insane drug war on every level: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Drug War is a disaster: need more prevention: Strongly Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Opinion Leaders on the Left:
Noam Chomsky (Author and Philosopher)
Arianna Huffington (Internet Columnist)
Robert Reich (Professor and Columnist)
Howard Schultz (CEO of Starbucks)
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John F. Kennedy(President,1961-1963)
Abortion
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Crime
Drugs
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Energy/Oil
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Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
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Welfare

Page last updated: Sep 20, 2014