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Joe Scarborough on VoteMatch

 

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial-birth abortions: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad: Opposes topic 1
YES on Unknown roll call for 2001-89: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions: Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
YES on banning gay adoptions in DC: Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations: Opposes topic 4
YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks: Strongly Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Create personal retirement accounts within Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 6
Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings: Favors topic 6
YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits: Favors topic 6
YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
It's the job of conservatives to conserve: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing: Opposes topic 9
Require DNA testing for all federal executions: Opposes topic 9
More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty: Favors topic 9
YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder: Strongly Favors topic 9
YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals: Opposes topic 9
YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime: Favors topic 9
NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons.: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Phaseout the death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes: Opposes topic 11
YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty": Opposes topic 11
YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years: Opposes topic 11
YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years: Opposes topic 11
YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"): Opposes topic 11
Neutral on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
Declared English the official language of the US: Opposes topic 12
YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers: Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements: Strongly Opposes topic 13
YES on withdrawing from the WTO: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't allow military units to run humanitarian missions: Favors topic 14
Be wary of using US troops to promote social policy globally: Strongly Favors topic 14
Go to war as a last resort, and then come home: Favors topic 14
YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
No US troops under UN command; more defense spending: Favors topic 15
YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill: Favors topic 15
YES on deploying SDI: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties: Favors topic 16
NO on banning soft money and issue ads: Opposes topic 16
NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties: Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Many mistakes in Iraq may end well because of the Surge: Opposes topic 17
Iraq war's main rationale proved to be false: Strongly Favors topic 17
2002: Supported wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Repeal the gas tax: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
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Neutral on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Page last updated: Jan 23, 2018