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Mike Bloomberg on VoteMatch



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Government should support embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Supported by women's groups for strong defense of abortion: Favors topic 1
Reproductive choice is a fundamental human right: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Discrimination against blacks means same against Jews: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Co-chaired "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry" effort: Strongly Favors topic 3
Backs same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Creationism boggles the mind, two centuries after Darwin: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Candidates' religious beliefs should be kept private: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Individual mandate makes insurance affordable for all: Strongly Favors topic 5
Ban trans-fats and replace with fruit & vegetable vendors: Favors topic 5
$2.5B trust fund for NYC future retireesí health care: Favors topic 5
Pay-for-prevention towards goal of universal coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Prioritize city healthcare on HIV, diabetes & hypertension: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
Don't kick the can down the road with retirement funding: Opposes topic 6
To reduce the deficit we must cut entitlements: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Help public schools with deductibility of local taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Slash bureaucracy; reward principal & teacher excellence: Favors topic 7
No more tinkering at margins: cut bureaucracy; add charters: Favors topic 7
No social promotion; more after-school: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Congestion pricing: fee for driving into Manhattan: Opposes topic 8
Reducing carbon output increases socio-economic well-being: Opposes topic 8
Investing in infrastructure critical to competitiveness: Opposes topic 8
Make NYC first environmentally-sustainable city: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Creative housing: deck over highways & build brownfields: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Clean up 7,600 acres of brownfields; build more parks: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Environmental justice: clean soot in poor neighborhoods: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Apologizing for police racial errors kept city calm: Opposes topic 9
OpEd: never a conspicuous civil libertarian: Favors topic 9
Educate prisoners: build more classrooms at Rikers Island: Opposes topic 9
Reduced murder rate by focusing on domestic violence: Opposes topic 9
Mandatory minimum sentencing for gun crimes: Favors topic 9
Lock them up and throw away key, but no death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
80% of NRA members support background checks: Strongly Favors topic 10
Background checks do work, and should be highest priority: Strongly Opposes topic 10
2006: Created Mayors Against Illegal Guns; now 600 mayors: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Put the issue of illegal guns back on the national agenda: Opposes topic 10
2nd Amendment doesnít prevent keeping guns from criminals: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Opposes topic 10
Itís not about gun control, itís about crime control: Opposes topic 10
Sued New York City gun dealers to control guns: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Business have big cash reserves & need no tax cuts: Strongly Favors topic 11
Reduce 35% corporate tax by eliminating loopholes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Tax cuts paying for themselves defies reality: Strongly Favors topic 11
GOP tax bill is an economically indefensible blunder: Strongly Favors topic 11
Expand the earned income tax credit to raise real wages: Favors topic 11
Raised property taxes to 18.5%, highest in history: Strongly Favors topic 11
2004: Refunded $250M to residential taxpayers, not business: Favors topic 11
$400 property tax rebate to all homeowners: Opposes topic 11
Raised property taxes 18% to pay off budget deficit: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Normalize status of otherwise law-abiding illegal immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Border controls fight natural forces of supply and demand: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Protectionist viewpoint has a heavy price to country: Strongly Favors topic 13
Global economy isnít zero-sum game: US & China can both gain: Strongly Favors topic 13
Tariffs to protect jobs end up helping foreign competitors: Favors topic 13
Staunchly for free trade and against protectionism: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Make getting on the ballot easier, & better people will run: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Nobody wants war to continue, but what happens next?: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
US must set real and binding carbon reduction targets: Strongly Favors topic 18
While greenhouse gas pollution is free, it will be abundant: Favors topic 18
PlaNYC: convert 13,000 taxis to hybrids or high-efficiency: Strongly Favors topic 18
Direct charge over cap-and-trade, to raise cost of carbon: Strongly Favors topic 18
Reduce NYC carbon emissions by 30% by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
$8 fee to enter NYC by car, to encourage mass transit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
No legalization; pot lowers IQ by 5 to 10 points: Strongly Favors topic 19
You bet I smoked pot; and I enjoyed it: Strongly Opposes topic 19
NYPD will continue to vigorously enforce drug laws: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Raised taxes on high-earners to incent municipal employees: Strongly Favors topic 20
Balanced $6B deficit with higher property taxes: Favors topic 20

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Page last updated: Sep 15, 2018