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Joseph Cao on Abortion
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  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
Joseph Cao on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
Joseph Cao on Civil Rights
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Joseph Cao on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
Joseph Cao on Crime
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  • Enforce and strengthen current laws. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Joseph Cao on Drugs
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Joseph Cao on Education
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  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Joseph Cao on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
Joseph Cao on Environment
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  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
Joseph Cao on Families & Children
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  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
Joseph Cao on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Joseph Cao on Free Trade
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Joseph Cao on Government Reform
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  • No retirement benefits for officials convicted of corruption. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
Joseph Cao on Gun Control
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Joseph Cao on Health Care
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  • Develop a market-driven healthcare delivery system. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
Joseph Cao on Homeland Security
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  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
Joseph Cao on Immigration
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  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
Joseph Cao on Jobs
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Joseph Cao on Principles & Values
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Joseph Cao on Social Security
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Joseph Cao on Tax Reform
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Joseph Cao on Technology
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  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Joseph Cao on War & Peace
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  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Joseph Cao on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans: Opposes topic 1
Neutral 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)
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays: Favors topic 3
YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: Favors topic 3
Neutral on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-3 points on Social scale)
Enforce and strengthen current laws: Favors topic 9
Neutral on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Develop a market-driven healthcare delivery system: Opposes topic 5
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on $40B for green public schools: Opposes topic 7
Neutral on topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(0 points on Economic scale)
NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: Opposes topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention: Opposes topic 20
Neutral on topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+5 points on Social scale)
Let illegal alien children attend school: Strongly Favors topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
No retirement benefits for officials convicted of corruption: Favors topic 16
Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks: Favors topic 16
Neutral on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(-3 points on Social scale)
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17

Joseph Cao is a Centrist.
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