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Cato Institute on Abortion
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  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life. (Feb 2011)
  • No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare. (Nov 2009)
Cato Institute on Budget & Economy
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  • Separate art and state: de-fund the NEA. (May 1995)
Cato Institute on Civil Rights
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  • Balance freedom of association against discrimination. (Jul 2015)
  • VAWA unconstitutional: violence against women isn't federal. (Mar 2000)
  • Anti-gay bullying school rules stifles free speech. (Jun 2013)
Cato Institute on Corporations
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  • Let consumers choose to use private court or arbitration. (May 2002)
Cato Institute on Crime
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  • Trusting police requires access to police disciplinary files. (Apr 2015)
Cato Institute on Drugs
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  • Evidence that opioids are not that dangerous, despite hype. (Feb 2017)
  • Legalize marijuana banking until we legalize marijuana. (Mar 2016)
Cato Institute on Education
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  • Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools. (Apr 2016)
  • Only 19% finish community college & new jobs don't need it. (Jan 2015)
Cato Institute on Energy & Oil
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  • Opportunity cost and risk cost of nuclear overwhelm savings. (Jan 2016)
  • Internalizing greenhouse gas cost means $2/ton carbon tax. (Jan 2016)
  • Oil and gas production isn't damaging, even OCS and ANWR. (Jun 2001)
  • Close Dept. of Transportation; repeal federal gas tax. (Jan 1997)

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  • Wind power is not competitive; stop funding it. (Aug 1997)
  • Eliminate federal energy R&D expenditures. (May 1995)
  • Energy production by market forces not government planners. (May 1995)

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  • Predictions of imminent doom donít come true. (Jul 2000)
  • Measured warming is recovery from previous cooling. (Jul 2000)

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  • Nuclear cleanup standards are unachievable and costly. (May 1995)
Cato Institute on Environment
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  • Minimal GMO labeling advances science & consumers. (Aug 2016)
  • End federal grants to reduce diesel emissions. (Mar 2012)

    Endangered Species

  • Substantially restructure endangered species law. (Jan 1997)

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  • US government owns 1/3 of all land-privatize it. (Jul 2000)
  • Move public lands into private hands. (Nov 1999)

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  • EPA embodies regulatory extremism. (Apr 1997)

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  • There is no population problem. (Jul 1995)
Cato Institute on Families & Children
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Cato Institute on Foreign Policy
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  • Israeli settlements exacerbate hostilities; separate instead. (Dec 2003)
Cato Institute on Free Trade
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  • Ex-im bank replaces market risk with bureaucrats' decisions. (Jul 2014)
  • Countervailing duties mean higher prices on solar panels. (May 2012)
  • Duties on Chinese tires could unleash protectionist backlash. (Sep 2009)
Cato Institute on Government Reform
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  • Term limits of 6 years in House and 12 years in Senate. (Jan 2017)
  • Congress can decide which "emoluments" are acceptable. (Nov 2016)
  • Term limits oppose professionalization of legislators. (Feb 1992)
Cato Institute on Gun Control
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Cato Institute on Health Care
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  • Offer credible market-based alternatives to ObamaCare. (Apr 2015)
Cato Institute on Homeland Security
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  • Bar the government from indiscriminate bulk surveillance. (Oct 2015)
  • Dragnet definition of terrorism is unconstitutional. (Dec 2012)
Cato Institute on Immigration
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  • Give LEGAL child immigrants DACA benefits too. (Dec 2016)
  • Congress decides immigration policy, not President Trump. (Dec 2016)
Cato Institute on Jobs
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  • Card-check union organizing threatens companies. (Sep 2009)
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Cato Institute on Social Security
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  • "Social Security choice" is better than "privatization". (Jun 2013)
  • Changed term "privatization" to "choice" in 2002. (Oct 2005)
Cato Institute on Tax Reform
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  • Estate tax won't hit billionaires--only regular millionaires. (Feb 2001)
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  • Alternative to Iran nuke deal is ever-heightening tensions. (Jan 2017)
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
VAWA unconstitutional: violence against women isn't federal: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Balance freedom of association against discrimination: Favors topic 3
Anti-gay bullying school rules stifles free speech: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Offer credible market-based alternatives to ObamaCare: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
"Social Security choice" is better than "privatization": Strongly Favors topic 6
Changed term "privatization" to "choice" in 2002: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(-3 points on Social scale)
Minimal GMO labeling advances science & consumers: Opposes topic 8
End federal grants to reduce diesel emissions: Strongly Favors topic 8
Substantially restructure endangered species law: Favors topic 8
EPA embodies regulatory extremism: Strongly Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Trusting police requires access to police disciplinary files: Opposes topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Estate tax won't hit billionaires--only regular millionaires: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Give LEGAL child immigrants DACA benefits too: Favors topic 12
Congress decides immigration policy, not President Trump: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Ex-im bank replaces market risk with bureaucrats' decisions: Opposes topic 13
Countervailing duties mean higher prices on solar panels: Strongly Favors topic 13
Duties on Chinese tires could unleash protectionist backlash: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Israeli settlements exacerbate hostilities; separate instead: Opposes topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Term limits of 6 years in House and 12 years in Senate: Strongly Favors topic 16
Term limits oppose professionalization of legislators: Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Alternative to Iran nuke deal is ever-heightening tensions: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Opportunity cost and risk cost of nuclear overwhelm savings: Strongly Favors topic 18
Internalizing greenhouse gas cost means $2/ton carbon tax: Favors topic 18
Oil and gas production isn't damaging, even OCS and ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Predictions of imminent doom donít come true: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Measured warming is recovery from previous cooling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Evidence that opioids are not that dangerous, despite hype: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Legalize marijuana banking until we legalize marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Separate art and state: de-fund the NEA: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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