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John Cooksey on SenateMatch

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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 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 banning human cloning, including medical research: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(7 points on Economic scale)
YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions: Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(7 points on Social scale)
NO on banning gay adoptions in DC.: Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment: Favors topic 4
Supports requiring schools to allow prayer: Favors topic 4
Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on Constitutional amendment prohibiting Flag Desecration: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(7 points on Economic scale)
YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts: Opposes topic 5
YES on Prescription Drug Coverage under Medicare: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(7 points on Economic scale)
NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox: 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:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools: Favors topic 7
Neutral on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime: Favors topic 9
YES on Amendment to prohibit burning the US flag.: 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
(0 points on Social scale)
NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Reduce the capital gains tax : Strongly Favors topic 11
Phaseout the death tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
YES on repealing the estate tax ("death tax"): Favors topic 11
YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty": Favors topic 11
YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years: Favors topic 11
YES on eliminating the Estate Tax: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(7 points on Economic scale)
YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers: Favors topic 12
YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(10 points on Economic scale)
YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements: Strongly Favors topic 13
NO on withdrawing from the WTO: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(10 points on Social scale)
YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(2 points on Economic scale)
YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill: Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(10 points on Economic scale)
YES on deploying SDI: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(7 points on Economic scale)
YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations: Favors topic 17
NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction: Opposes topic 17
YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup: Opposes topic 18
NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC: Strongly Favors topic 19
YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism: Strongly Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(2 points on Social scale)
NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations: Opposes topic 20
YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks: Strongly Favors topic 20

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