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Haley Barbour on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • We made MS the safest state for an unborn child. (Jan 2011)
  • Protect the rights of the unborn. (Jan 2006)
  • States should have the right to regulate & limit abortions. (Apr 1996)
Haley Barbour on Budget & Economy
Click here for 2 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Pay off $700M deficit with no new taxes nor funny money. (Mar 2004)
  • Reduce government programs for more economic growth. (Apr 1996)
Haley Barbour on Civil Rights
Click here for 3 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Proud of MS's highest vote in US for traditional marriage. (Jan 2011)
  • ADA should allow flexible state & local compliance. (Apr 1996)
  • When did affirmative action turn into special preferences? (Apr 1996)
Haley Barbour on Corporations
Click here for 2 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Cut regulations that increase the cost of doing business. (Apr 1996)
  • Women-owned businesses doubled after Reagan tax cuts. (Apr 1996)
Haley Barbour on Crime
Click here for 5 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • $7.3M for state trooper school. (Jan 2011)
  • I believe in criminal control, not gun control. (Jul 2007)
  • More state troopers; plus pay raises for state police. (Jan 2007)
  • Three Strikes gets chronic predators off the street for good. (Apr 1996)
  • Victim's Bill of Rights, including restitution for victims. (Apr 1996)
Haley Barbour on Drugs
Click here for 5 full quotes on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Ban synthetic marijuana. (Apr 2011)
  • Fight the scourge of illegal narcotics with a vengeance. (Jan 2011)
  • Reduced number of crystal methamphetamine labs. (Jan 2007)
  • Wrong time to cut drug enforcement spending. (Jan 2006)
  • Justice Dept.'s duty is narcotics trafficking. (Apr 1996)
Haley Barbour on Education
Click here for 9 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Expand charter schools; expand dual enrollment. (Jan 2011)
  • Continued large increases in funding higher education. (Jan 2008)
  • Spending $8,500 per student is enough--no increase this year. (Jan 2008)
  • Extra pay for experienced teachers and for mentoring. (Jan 2008)
  • More local control over schools. (Jan 2007)
  • Give parents vouchers so they can choose kids' schools. (Apr 1996)
  • Supports charter schools as a means to local control. (Apr 1996)
  • Vouchers apply unlimited market forces to education. (Apr 1996)
  • School prayer restores moral awareness to our schools. (Apr 1996)
Haley Barbour on Energy & Oil
Click here for 2 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Supports $1.3 billion coal gasification plant. (Jan 2007)
  • Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. (Mar 2010)
Haley Barbour on Environment
Click here for 6 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Improving, rebuilding & renewing our coast, post-Katrina. (Jul 2007)
  • Rely on voluntary incentives to solve environmental problems. (Apr 1996)
  • Kangaroo rats are not more important than people's homes. (Apr 1996)
  • Allow drilling in ANWR. (Apr 1996)
  • "Sustainable development" represents a scarcity mentality. (Apr 1996)
  • 1982 Law of the Sea treaty is socialistic and ill-considered. (Apr 1996)
Haley Barbour on Families & Children
Click here for the full quote on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Supports dyslexia screening and early childhood education. (Jan 2008)
Haley Barbour on Foreign Policy
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  • Fund defense budget & support NATO. (Apr 1996)
  • Political leadership; economic strength; military power. (Apr 1996)
  • Russian return to imperial activity would be tragic mistake. (Apr 1996)
  • Move US embassy to Jerusalem & recognize Israeli sovereignty. (Apr 1996)
  • Fund defense budget & support NATO. (Apr 1996)
Haley Barbour on Free Trade
Click here for 2 full quotes on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Use the WTO and NAFTA to insist on domestic interests. (Apr 1996)
  • Focus on making the WTO work for American interests. (Apr 1996)
Haley Barbour on Government Reform
Click here for 2 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Tort reform led to 41,000 new jobs. (Jul 2007)
  • Remove barriers; enhance individual opportunity. (Apr 1996)
Haley Barbour on Gun Control
Click here for 2 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Protect the rights of gun owners. (Jan 2006)
  • Gun control doesn't work; moral choices do. (Apr 1996)
Haley Barbour on Health Care
Click here for 4 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Shift state some Medicaid recipients to federal Medicare. (Jun 2004)
  • Opposed Clinton's plan for government-run healthcare. (Apr 1996)
  • States should mandate that insurers do not cancel policies. (Apr 1996)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)
Haley Barbour on Homeland Security
Click here for 4 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Defense industry is economic bright spot for MS. (Jan 2008)
  • The US must secure peace through strength and dominance. (Apr 1996)
  • Adequate resources for readiness, as well as needed hardware. (Apr 1996)
  • Need missile defense against blackmail and terrorism. (Apr 1996)
Haley Barbour on Immigration
Click here for 3 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Expedite removal of those who are in the US unlawfully. (Apr 1996)
  • Official English unites Americans. (Apr 1996)
  • Humanitarian & political admissions OK; but not economic. (Apr 1996)
Haley Barbour on Jobs
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  • Job creation is a team sport, and we’ve made a record. (Jul 2007)
Haley Barbour on Local Issues
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Haley Barbour on Principles & Values
Click here for 4 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • OpEd: Successful GOP chair and policy wonk. (Nov 2010)
  • 1994: As RNC chair, gambled on big positive ideas. (Dec 2007)
  • OpEd: Party chair & governor is strong combo for presidency. (Oct 2005)
  • Return to founders' idea of personal responsibility. (Apr 1996)
Haley Barbour on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Haley Barbour on Tax Reform
Click here for 5 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Cut budget by $700M, instead of raising taxes. (Jan 2011)
  • Commission to study state tax code & then cut taxes. (Jan 2008)
  • I am against raising anybody’s taxes. (Jan 2006)
  • Capital gains tax is a double tax. (Apr 1996)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Haley Barbour on Technology
Click here for 2 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • More funding for highway construction & improvement. (Jan 2008)
  • Remove limitations on privatizing airports. (Apr 1996)
Haley Barbour on War & Peace
Click here for 2 full quotes on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Don't place US forces under UN command. (Apr 1996)
  • Deny rogue countries access to WMD. (Apr 1996)
Haley Barbour on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 3 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Welfare is harmful in many, many ways. (Apr 1996)
  • Real welfare reformers seek to uphold the American family. (Apr 1996)
  • Enterprise zones let poor neighborhoods get honest jobs. (Apr 1996)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
We made MS the safest state for an unborn child: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Protect the rights of the unborn: Strongly Opposes topic 1
States should have the right to regulate & limit abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ADA should allow flexible state & local compliance: Opposes topic 2
When did affirmative action turn into special preferences?: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Women-owned businesses doubled after Reagan tax cuts: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Proud of MS's highest vote in US for traditional marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
School prayer restores moral awareness to our schools: Favors topic 4
Welfare is harmful in many, many ways: Opposes topic 4
Real welfare reformers seek to uphold the American family: Opposes topic 4
Enterprise zones let poor neighborhoods get honest jobs: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Opposed Clinton's plan for government-run healthcare: Opposes topic 5
States should mandate that insurers do not cancel policies: Favors topic 5
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Expand charter schools; expand dual enrollment: Favors topic 7
More local control over schools: Favors topic 7
Give parents vouchers so they can choose kids' schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports charter schools as a means to local control: Favors topic 7
Vouchers apply unlimited market forces to education: Strongly Favors topic 7
Vouchers apply unlimited market forces to education: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
More funding for highway construction & improvement: Favors topic 8
Rely on voluntary incentives to solve environmental problems: Strongly Favors topic 8
Kangaroo rats are not more important than people's homes: Strongly Favors topic 8
"Sustainable development" represents a scarcity mentality: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
$7.3M for state trooper school: Favors topic 9
I believe in criminal control, not gun control: Strongly Favors topic 9
More state troopers; plus pay raises for state police: Favors topic 9
Three Strikes gets chronic predators off the street for good: Strongly Favors topic 9
Victim's Bill of Rights, including restitution for victims: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Protect the rights of gun owners: Strongly Favors topic 10
Gun control doesn't work; moral choices do: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cut budget by $700M, instead of raising taxes: Opposes topic 11
Commission to study state tax code & then cut taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
I am against raising anybody’s taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Capital gains tax is a double tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Expedite removal of those who are in the US unlawfully: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Official English unites Americans: Opposes topic 12
Humanitarian & political admissions OK; but not economic: Favors topic 12
Humanitarian & political admissions OK; but not economic: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Use the WTO and NAFTA to insist on domestic interests: Favors topic 13
Focus on making the WTO work for American interests: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Social scale)
Don't place US forces under UN command: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Defense industry is economic bright spot for MS: Favors topic 15
Fund defense budget & support NATO: Strongly Favors topic 15
Political leadership; economic strength; military power: Strongly Favors topic 15
Fund defense budget & support NATO: Strongly Favors topic 15
The US must secure peace through strength and dominance: Strongly Favors topic 15
Adequate resources for readiness, as well as needed hardware: Strongly Favors topic 15
Need missile defense against blackmail and terrorism: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
Deny rogue countries access to WMD: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports $1.3 billion coal gasification plant: Opposes topic 18
Allow drilling in ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
Ban synthetic marijuana: Strongly Favors topic 19
Fight the scourge of illegal narcotics with a vengeance: Favors topic 19
Reduced number of crystal methamphetamine labs: Favors topic 19
Wrong time to cut drug enforcement spending: Strongly Favors topic 19
Justice Dept.'s duty is narcotics trafficking: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Cut budget by $700M, instead of raising taxes: Opposes topic 20
Reduce government programs for more economic growth: Opposes topic 20

Haley Barbour is a Hard-Core Conservative.
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