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Barry Hinckley on SenateMatch


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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Support woman's right to choose, but urge to NOT terminate: Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
First and foremost, gay people are Americans: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes defining traditional marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
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No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
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No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
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Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Preserve our Second Amendment rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting the Second Amendment: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare is an example of government gone wild: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Voucher program provides Medicare choice: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Replace ObamaCare with competition: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Hire actuaries to bring system into line, not politicians: Favors topic 6
End FICA payroll tax with FairTax: Strongly Favors topic 6
Stop looting the Trust Fund: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Give a grant to every family to choose school: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors school vouchers for private and religious schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Public or private school choice: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
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Domestic energy via offshore drilling and ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
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No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
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Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Our children have to pay back the debt; it's a train wreck: Opposes topic 11
Make R.I. the most attractive place to do business: Opposes topic 11
Cut the business tax rate from 35% to 20%: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Lower rates for families, lower rates for businesses: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Get government out of the way of job creators: Opposes topic 11
Broaden the base with the FairTax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Supports eliminating the inheritance tax: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
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Don't reward people who broke into America illegally: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
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Reduce foreign aid; robust American military presence abroad: Strongly Favors topic 15
The military budget is not a jobs program: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
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Limit Congress to two terms: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+5 points on Social scale)
Exit Afghanistan & defund Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17

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Page last updated: Nov 19, 2012