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Jon Huntsman on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Supports a right to life amendment. (Jun 2011)
  • No truce on abortion; don't trade life for economic life. (Jun 2011)
  • Make second-trimester abortions illegal. (Mar 2009)
Jon Huntsman on Budget & Economy
Click here for 4 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Clear out the cobwebs; debt is a cancer. (Sep 2011)
  • OpEd: Huntsman offers most pro-growth proposal ever. (Sep 2011)
  • I'm gonna do for the US what I did for Utah. (Aug 2011)
  • I stood up for debt ceiling increase and against default. (Aug 2011)
Jon Huntsman on Civil Rights
Click here for 3 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • I believe in traditional marriage but also civil unions. (Aug 2011)
  • Supports civil unions and other rights for same-sex couples. (May 2011)
  • 2008: agreed to extend some rights to gay people. (Aug 2009)
Jon Huntsman on Corporations
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  • Wipe clean all corporate welfare loopholes and deductions. (Oct 2011)
  • Phase out all of the corporate welfare subsidies. (Sep 2011)
  • Clean out corporate welfare and subsidies from the tax code. (Sep 2011)
  • Utah was best state for businesses AND for jobs. (Sep 2011)
  • EPA's regulatory reign of terror prevents building in USA. (Aug 2011)
  • Aggressively pro-business agenda as governor. (Jan 2011)
Jon Huntsman on Crime
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  • Supports death penalty but not necessarily expanding it. (Feb 2007)
Jon Huntsman on Drugs
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  • Never smoked pot; never legalized it in Utah. (Apr 2011)
  • End Meth Now: stop the scourge. (Jan 2008)
Jon Huntsman on Education
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  • I signed the second voucher bill in the US. (Sep 2011)
  • No Child Left Behind has failed; we need vouchers. (Aug 2011)
  • UCAT system: technical college for industry needs. (Jan 2009)
  • Early learning is critical; so are languages & math. (Jan 2009)
  • To produce first-rate students, pay for first-rate teachers. (Jan 2007)
  • School choice & competition is healthy for public schools. (Nov 2006)
Jon Huntsman on Energy & Oil
Click here for 6 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Energy subsidies don't work & we can no longer afford them. (Sep 2011)
  • Wean ourselves from heroin-like addiction to foreign oil. (Sep 2011)
  • Gas is $13/gal if we count cost of troop deployments. (Sep 2011)
  • Make Utah the premier destination for renewable energy. (Jan 2009)
  • Congress should cap greenhouse-gas pollution. (Nov 2007)
  • Lead US in alternative sources for energy and efficiency. (Nov 2003)
Jon Huntsman on Environment
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  • Disallow hotter levels of nuclear waste in Utah. (Nov 2003)
Jon Huntsman on Families & Children
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Jon Huntsman on Foreign Policy
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  • Get used to 21st century of US and China on the world stage. (Oct 2011)
  • We need diplomatic corps to exhibit democracy abroad. (Sep 2011)
Jon Huntsman on Free Trade
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  • China will say our QE1 and QE2 were currency manipulation. (Oct 2011)
  • Open up global markets for Utah businesses. (Nov 2006)
Jon Huntsman on Government Reform
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  • Two-year cooling-off period before State employees can lobby. (Jan 2007)
Jon Huntsman on Gun Control
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  • Absolutely veto a ban on assault weapons. (Jun 2011)
  • Conservative line on gun control. (May 2009)
Jon Huntsman on Health Care
Click here for 8 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • ObamaCare can't be waived without repealing the mandate. (Oct 2011)
  • Stripped-down bare-bones catastrophic health insurance. (Sep 2011)
  • We reformed UT healthcare without mandates. (Sep 2011)
  • Supported individual mandate in 2007; opposes it now. (Jun 2011)
  • Supports market-based, consumer empowering legislation. (Jun 2011)
  • Truly affordable insurance: pathway to coverage for everyone. (Jan 2009)
  • No denial of coverage because of minor ailments. (Jan 2008)
  • We mandate insurance for cars, but not children's health. (Jan 2007)
Jon Huntsman on Homeland Security
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  • We need a DHA that doesn't make us feel like a shakedown. (Sep 2011)
  • 9-11 shattered our innocence and lost our confidence. (Sep 2011)
Jon Huntsman on Immigration
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  • H1B visa process is broken; we need immigrant brainpower. (Sep 2011)
  • Focus on fixing legal immigration as well as illegal. (Sep 2011)
  • End patchwork of state laws & just secure the border. (Aug 2011)
  • Vetoed repeal of college tuition for illegal immigrants. (May 2011)
  • Border fence repulses me; inconsistent with America's image. (May 2011)
  • 2008: GOP should tack to the middle on immigration. (Jan 2011)
Jon Huntsman on Jobs
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  • High unemployment is a human tragedy. (Sep 2011)
  • This country needs more workers. (Sep 2011)
  • Utah job growth at 5%; unemployment under 3%. (Jan 2007)
Jon Huntsman on Local Issues
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  • Designate I-15 from ID to AZ as natural gas corridor. (Jan 2009)
  • Build the Legacy Parkway, and film industry. (Jan 2008)
Jon Huntsman on Principles & Values
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  • If you love your country, you serve her. (Aug 2011)
  • Reach beyond traditional political boundaries for solutions. (Jan 2009)
Jon Huntsman on Social Security
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  • Stop frightening Americans & fix the system. (Sep 2011)
Jon Huntsman on Tax Reform
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  • Individual tax rates: 8%, 14%, 24%; corporate rate: 25%. (Sep 2011)
  • Eliminate loopholes & make code flatter & simpler. (Sep 2011)
  • Let's take a pledge to not take any pledges, including taxes. (Sep 2011)
  • FactCheck: Created UT flat tax;but only top rate got 30% cut. (Jul 2011)
  • Pro-business agenda, including targeted tax cuts. (Jan 2011)
  • Historically high tax burden is now below national average. (Jan 2008)
  • Removed half of the sales tax on food. (Jan 2007)
  • Restructure taxes to be more business-friendly. (Nov 2006)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Jon Huntsman on Technology
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  • Maintain a strong commitment to innovation & new products. (Oct 2011)
  • For GOP to win, we can't run from science. (Sep 2011)
  • Cyber intrusion is the new battlefield, and an act of war. (Aug 2011)
  • Prevent Chinese manufacturers from selling patented products. (Jan 2011)
  • Fund desperately needed road expansions. (Jan 2007)
Jon Huntsman on War & Peace
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  • After 10 years, Americans are ready to exit Afghanistan. (Sep 2011)
  • Time has come for us to get out of Afghanistan. (Sep 2011)
  • Bring troops home from Afghanistan. (Sep 2011)
  • Playing Afghan traffic cop doesn't serve strategic interest. (Jun 2011)
  • Boots on the ground: expensive & not critical for security. (Jun 2011)
  • We can't afford the NATO operation in Libya. (Jun 2011)
Jon Huntsman on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports a right to life amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No truce on abortion; don't trade life for economic life: Opposes topic 1
Make second-trimester abortions illegal: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+2 points on Social scale)
I believe in traditional marriage but also civil unions: Favors topic 3
Supports civil unions and other rights for same-sex couples: Favors topic 3
2008: agreed to extend some rights to gay people: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports death penalty but not necessarily expanding it: Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Absolutely veto a ban on assault weapons: Strongly Favors topic 10
Conservative line on gun control: Favors topic 10
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supported individual mandate in 2007; opposes it now: Favors topic 5
Supports market-based, consumer empowering legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Truly affordable insurance: pathway to coverage for everyone: Favors topic 5
No denial of coverage because of minor ailments: Favors topic 5
We mandate insurance for cars, but not children's health: Favors 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:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I signed the second voucher bill in the US: Favors topic 7
No Child Left Behind has failed; we need vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
School choice & competition is healthy for public schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Energy subsidies don't work & we can no longer afford them: Opposes topic 18
Make Utah the premier destination for renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Congress should cap greenhouse-gas pollution: Strongly Favors topic 18
Lead US in alternative sources for energy and efficiency: Strongly Favors topic 18
Disallow hotter levels of nuclear waste in Utah: Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-3 points on Social scale)
Never smoked pot; never legalized it in Utah: Favors topic 19
End Meth Now: stop the scourge: Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate loopholes & make code flatter & simpler: Strongly Opposes topic 11
FactCheck: Created UT flat tax;but only top rate got 30% cut: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Aggressively pro-business agenda as governor: Opposes topic 11
Pro-business agenda, including targeted tax cuts: Opposes topic 11
Historically high tax burden is now below national average: Opposes topic 11
Removed half of the sales tax on food: Favors topic 11
Restructure taxes to be more business-friendly: Opposes topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+2 points on Social scale)
H1B visa process is broken; we need immigrant brainpower: Favors topic 12
End patchwork of state laws & just secure the border: Opposes topic 12
Vetoed repeal of college tuition for illegal immigrants: Favors topic 12
Border fence repulses me; inconsistent with America's image: Strongly Favors topic 12
2008: GOP should tack to the middle on immigration: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Prevent Chinese manufacturers from selling patented products: Favors topic 13
Open up global markets for Utah businesses: Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+2 points on Social scale)
Boots on the ground: expensive & not critical for security: Opposes topic 15
We can't afford the NATO operation in Libya: Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Two-year cooling-off period before State employees can lobby: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+5 points on Social scale)
After 10 years, Americans are ready to exit Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Playing Afghan traffic cop doesn't serve strategic interest: Strongly Favors topic 17

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