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Dirk Kempthorne on VoteMatch

 



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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
YES on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds: Strongly Opposes topic 2
YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business: Strongly Opposes topic 2
NO on prohibiting same-sex basic training: Favors topic 2
YES on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
YES on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer: Favors topic 4
YES on $75M for abstinence education: Strongly Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
More federal funding for rural health services: Favors topic 5
Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure: Neutral on topic 5
NO on blocking medical savings acounts: Opposes topic 5
YES on Medicare means-testing: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding: Favors topic 6
Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare: Opposes topic 6
YES on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes: Favors topic 6
YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees: Favors topic 6
YES on allowing personal retirement accounts: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
YES on school vouchers in DC: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on education savings accounts: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
States’ rights: no grizzly bears; no roadless forests: Strongly Opposes topic 8
More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups: Favors topic 8
Focus on prevention and states for Endangered Species: Strongly Opposes topic 8
State primacy over water quantity & quality issues: Favors topic 8
NO on continuing desert protection in California: Strongly Favors topic 8
NO on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
No new prisons; warehousing people is not the solution: Opposes topic 9
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs: Neutral on topic 9
Zero tolerance for violence against government employees: Neutral on topic 9
YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals: Favors topic 9
YES on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms: Strongly Favors topic 9
YES on limiting death penalty appeals: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Return $140M of surplus to taxpayers: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No national sales tax or VAT: Neutral on topic 11
Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions: Neutral on topic 11
YES on Internet sales tax moratorium: Opposes topic 11
YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes: Opposes topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal: Neutral on topic 12
Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation: Neutral on topic 12
YES on limit welfare for immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on visas for skilled workers: Favors topic 12
YES on allowing more foreign workers into the US for farm work: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
YES on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority: Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(-3 points on Social scale)
YES on $17.9 billion to IMF: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Participate in military funerals for soldiers killed in Iraq: Favors topic 15
YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations: Favors topic 15
YES on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty: Favors topic 15
YES on favoring 36 vetoed military projects: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance: Opposes topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports expanding oil and gas leases: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Need to work on US-based oil and gas development: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports salmon recovery without breaching Snake River dams: Neutral on topic 18
States’ rights: no grizzly bears; no roadless forests: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically: Neutral on topic 18
Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries: Opposes topic 18
Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship: Neutral on topic 18
Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions: Neutral on topic 18
YES on do not require ethanol in gasoline: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Drug treatment & education opportunities for inmates: Opposes topic 19
Target meth with more manpower: Strongly Favors topic 19
More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War: Favors topic 19
States should make drug policy, not feds: Neutral on topic 19
YES on spending international development funds on drug control: Strongly Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reluctantly proposed higher taxes to close Idaho deficit: Favors topic 20

Other candidates' VoteMatch: Dirk Kempthorne on the issues:
Obama Administration:
Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DOC:Judd Gregg
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner

Former G.W.Bush Administration:
Pres.George W. Bush
V.P.Dick Cheney
State:Colin Powell
State:Condi Rice
EPA:Christie Whitman

Former Clinton Administration:
Pres.Bill Clinton
V.P.Al Gore
HUD:Andrew Cuomo
Labor:Robert Reich
A.G.:Janet Reno

Former G.H.W.Bush Administration:
Pres.George W. Bush
V.P.Dan Quayle
Labor:Liddy Dole
ED:Lamar Alexander
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Jobs
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War & Peace
Welfare

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Page last updated: Apr 29, 2013