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Gerald Ford on VoteMatch


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Favors constitutional amendment to outlaw abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
OpEd: School segregation has increased in the Northeast: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Would choose woman V.P. if he could do it over: Favors topic 2
Endorsed the Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Delay court-ordered busing until all appeals exhausted: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Face up to gay rights as a serious problem: Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Favors constitutional amendment for voluntary school prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
Replaced categorical housing grants with block grants: Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Urged national health insurance bill: Strongly Favors topic 5
Urged national health insurance bill: Strongly Favors topic 5
Catastrophic health insurance for all Medicare recipients: Favors topic 5
Vetoes $550M for public heath services: Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Absurd to risk federal money in stock market: Strongly Opposes topic 6
0.3% increase in payroll tax to ensure Trust Fund: Opposes topic 6
Entitlements make federal role into redistribution of income: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Tuition tax credit at private grade schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(-3 points on Social scale)
Relaxed regulations of strip mining: Strongly Favors topic 8
Made EPA more efficient, but mostly neglected it for economy: Favors topic 8
OpEd: consistently reduced pollution enforcement: Strongly Favors topic 8
Designate Isle Royale National Park as wilderness area: Strongly Opposes topic 8
$409M for public works on rivers and dams: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
To be effective, punishment must be swift and certain: Strongly Favors topic 9
More mandatory sentencing; more focus on victims: Strongly Favors topic 9
Death sentence only after separate sentencing hearing: Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Gun registration does not reduce crime; focus on misuse: Strongly Favors topic 10
500 new federal agents to help stop sale & use of handguns: Opposes topic 10
Ban Saturday Night Specials, but no regulations nor licenses: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce corporate tax rate from 48% to 46%: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Tax cuts are the best way to stimulate the economy: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Permanent tax cuts accompanies by spending cuts: Strongly Opposes topic 11
One-time rebate of $1000 per person & $4B for businesses: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Raised taxes to fight inflation: Strongly Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
More southern border patrol to stop heroin traffic: Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Begin trade with developing nations: Strongly Favors topic 13
Suspended then reinstated grain sales to Soviets: Opposes topic 13
Vetoed US-flagged oil tanker rules as too protectionist: Strongly Favors topic 13
Proponent of free trade, even with Japanese export pressure: Strongly Favors topic 13
Remove import tariffs on hollow reinforcing bars: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
North Vietnam must account for US MIAs or bar from UN: Favors topic 14
Build long-term basis for coexistence with Communists: Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Cutting defense negatively impacts economy and jobs: Strongly Favors topic 15
1976 themes: limited government; strong defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
Negotiated SALT-II missile limits with USSR: Opposes topic 15
Real spending on defense decreased during Vietnam: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
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Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
If president in 2003, would have used sanctions against Iraq: Favors topic 17
Supported Vietnam War, to contain Communist aggression: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Vietnam War could have been won in the 1960s: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Two years alternative service for Vietnam draft dodgers: Favors topic 17
Offered "earned amnesty" to Vietnam draft dodgers: Favors topic 17
Iraq war was not justified: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Strip mining & high emissions OK if labor & management agree: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Need more oil and gas production in comprehensive program: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Higher taxes on oil to reduce imports: Favors topic 18
Vetoed coal-mining reductions: jobs trump environment: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Require oil marketing to independent contractors: Opposes topic 18
Let Big Three automakers collaborate on reducing emissions: Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Mandatory sentences for sale of hard drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Mandatory sentencing for federal drug offenders: Strongly Favors topic 19
Mandatory 5-year minimum sentence for 4 ounces of heroin: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Cutting federal spending justifies tax cuts: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Federal "vision" means big spending: Strongly Favors topic 20
$16B rebate of personal & corporate taxes, as stimulus: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Moratorium on federal spending, to fight recession: Opposes topic 20

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