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Robert Foster on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Voted for "heartbeat bill": abortion ban after 15 weeks. (May 2019)
  • Protect all innocent life, including unborn children. (Dec 2018)
  • No abortion after 15 weeks of gestation, with no exceptions. (Dec 2018)
Robert Foster on Budget & Economy
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Robert Foster on Civil Rights
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  • Being discriminated against is part of our free society. (Feb 2019)
  • Denying services to gays different than denying to blacks. (Feb 2019)
  • Let businesses refuse to serve LGBT people. (Dec 2018)
  • 2015: Never heard anyone being offended by our state flag. (Dec 2018)
Robert Foster on Corporations
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  • Cut the franchise tax; it's a regressive tax on businesses. (Feb 2019)
  • Let businesses deny service to gays for religious reasons. (Feb 2019)
  • A tax on business means a tax on job creation. (Dec 2018)
Robert Foster on Crime
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  • Police officers don't shoot at people unless they need to. (Feb 2019)
  • People have to respect police officers and answer questions. (Feb 2019)
  • Reduce recidivism by differentiating non-violent offenders. (Dec 2018)
Robert Foster on Drugs
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  • We can't punish someone out of addiction. (Dec 2018)
  • Full-on prohibition of drugs does not work. (Dec 2018)
Robert Foster on Education
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  • Make pay raise for teachers a priority in Jackson. (Apr 2019)
  • Too much emphasis on trying to send every kid to college. (Mar 2019)
  • No free community college; focus on vo-tech. (Feb 2019)
  • School choice has its place, but we must be very careful. (Dec 2018)
  • Why build duplicate private schools and public schools? (Dec 2018)
Robert Foster on Energy & Oil
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Robert Foster on Environment
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Robert Foster on Families & Children
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Robert Foster on Foreign Policy
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Robert Foster on Free Trade
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  • Support tariffs on China; assist farmers when hurt by them. (Feb 2019)
Robert Foster on Government Reform
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  • Power corrupts all men; long-time candidates owe many favors. (Apr 2019)
  • Enact sunset legislation; roll back rules and regulations. (Dec 2018)
Robert Foster on Gun Control
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  • Second amendment is final check & balance in Constitution. (Dec 2018)
Robert Foster on Health Care
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  • Work with federal government to expand Medicaid in MS. (Apr 2019)
  • Everyone has access to healthcare; issue is affordability. (Mar 2019)
  • Consider some form of Medicaid expansion. (Mar 2019)
  • Reform Medicaid to cover 300,000 more Mississippians. (Feb 2019)
  • ObamaCare is bad policy, but let's get Mississippi our share. (Feb 2019)
  • Expand Medicaid with contribution of monthly fee. (Jan 2019)
  • Reform our monopolistic Certificate of Need laws. (Dec 2018)
Robert Foster on Homeland Security
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Robert Foster on Immigration
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  • No sanctuary: report illegal criminals. (Dec 2018)
Robert Foster on Jobs
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Robert Foster on Local Issues
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Robert Foster on Principles & Values
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  • Conservative outsider; aligned with Trump on social media. (Apr 2019)
Robert Foster on Social Security
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Robert Foster on Tax Reform
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  • Eliminate Mississippi's personal income tax. (Apr 2019)
  • Sales taxes are best; poor pay more but are taken care of. (Feb 2019)
  • Excise and sales tax, rather than income and property tax. (Dec 2018)
Robert Foster on Technology
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  • Resist flashy projects, but must do critical infrastructure. (May 2019)
  • Gas tax instead of income tax, for infrastructure. (Mar 2019)
Robert Foster on War & Peace
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Robert Foster on Welfare & Poverty
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Voted for "heartbeat bill": abortion ban after 15 weeks: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Protect all innocent life, including unborn children: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No abortion after 15 weeks of gestation, with no exceptions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Being discriminated against is part of our free society: Strongly Opposes topic 2
2015: Never heard anyone being offended by our state flag: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Denying services to gays different than denying to blacks: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Let businesses deny service to gays for religious reasons: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Let businesses refuse to serve LGBT people: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Conservative outsider; aligned with Trump on social media: Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Work with federal government to expand Medicaid in MS: Favors topic 5
Everyone has access to healthcare; issue is affordability: Favors topic 5
Consider some form of Medicaid expansion: Favors topic 5
Reform Medicaid to cover 300,000 more Mississippians: Favors topic 5
ObamaCare is bad policy, but let's get Mississippi our share: Favors topic 5
Expand Medicaid with contribution of monthly fee: Favors topic 5
Reform our monopolistic Certificate of Need laws: Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Make pay raise for teachers a priority in Jackson: Opposes topic 7
School choice has its place, but we must be very careful: Opposes topic 7
Why build duplicate private schools and public schools?: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Enact sunset legislation; roll back rules and regulations: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Police officers don't shoot at people unless they need to: Strongly Favors topic 9
People have to respect police officers and answer questions: Strongly Favors topic 9
Reduce recidivism by differentiating non-violent offenders: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Second amendment is final check & balance in Constitution: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate Mississippi's personal income tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Gas tax instead of income tax, for infrastructure: Favors topic 11
Cut the franchise tax; it's a regressive tax on businesses: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Sales taxes are best; poor pay more but are taken care of: Strongly Opposes topic 11
A tax on business means a tax on job creation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Excise and sales tax, rather than income and property tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
No sanctuary: report illegal criminals: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Support tariffs on China; assist farmers when hurt by them: Strongly Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
We can't punish someone out of addiction: Opposes topic 19
Full-on prohibition of drugs does not work: Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Resist flashy projects, but must do critical infrastructure: Favors topic 20

Robert Foster is a Moderate Populist Conservative.
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