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Mark Swaney on Abortion
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  • Agrees with and supports Roe v. Wade. (Aug 2014)
Mark Swaney on Budget & Economy
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  • Stimulus was ok; but economic regulation is better. (Aug 2014)
Mark Swaney on Civil Rights
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  • I support affirmative action, for past & future. (Aug 2014)
  • Comfortable with same-sex marriage. (Aug 2014)
Mark Swaney on Corporations
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Mark Swaney on Crime
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  • For most types of crime, we are over-punishing people. (Aug 2014)
  • Eliminate the federal death penalty. (Jul 2014)
Mark Swaney on Drugs
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  • Long past time to legalize marijuana. (Aug 2014)
Mark Swaney on Education
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  • Private education should not compete with public schools. (Aug 2014)
Mark Swaney on Energy & Oil
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  • Prioritize green energy. (Aug 2014)
  • Tax carbon to encourage people to use alternatives. (Jul 2014)
Mark Swaney on Environment
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  • Every human being has a right to clean air and water. (Aug 2014)
Mark Swaney on Families & Children
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Mark Swaney on Foreign Policy
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  • US should be more active in the UN. (Aug 2014)
Mark Swaney on Free Trade
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  • Include fair wage, unions & environment in trade agreements. (Aug 2014)
Mark Swaney on Government Reform
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  • Make it easier to vote; voter ID laws make it harder. (Aug 2014)
Mark Swaney on Gun Control
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  • Regulate 2nd Amendment rights for the good of society. (Aug 2014)
Mark Swaney on Health Care
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  • ObamaCare is ok, but national health insurance is better. (Aug 2014)
Mark Swaney on Homeland Security
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  • We spend way too much on the military. (Aug 2014)
Mark Swaney on Immigration
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  • Legalize those who are working & have not committed crimes. (Aug 2014)
Mark Swaney on Jobs
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  • Abandon minimum wage in favor of living wage. (Jul 2014)
Mark Swaney on Principles & Values
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  • Religion has no place in government. (Aug 2014)
Mark Swaney on Social Security
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  • Opposes privatizing Social Security. (Aug 2014)
Mark Swaney on Tax Reform
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  • Higher taxes on the wealthy, and on wealthy institutions. (Aug 2014)
Mark Swaney on Technology
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Mark Swaney on War & Peace
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  • Stay out of Iran. (Aug 2014)
  • Iraq war was a waste, based on a lie. (Jul 2014)
Mark Swaney on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Agrees with and supports Roe v. Wade: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
I support affirmative action, for past & future: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Comfortable with same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Religion has no place in government: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare is ok, but national health insurance is better: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes privatizing Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Private education should not compete with public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(-5 points on Social scale)
Every human being has a right to clean air and water: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
For most types of crime, we are over-punishing people: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Eliminate the federal death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Regulate 2nd Amendment rights for the good of society: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Higher taxes on the wealthy, and on wealthy institutions: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Legalize those who are working & have not committed crimes: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Include fair wage, unions & environment in trade agreements: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(-5 points on Economic scale)
US should be more active in the UN: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
We spend way too much on the military: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
More enforcement of voting rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Make it easier to vote; voter ID laws make it harder: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
Stay out of Iran: Strongly Favors topic 17
Iraq war was a waste, based on a lie: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Prioritize green energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Tax carbon to encourage people to use alternatives: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+5 points on Social scale)
Long past time to legalize marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Stimulus was ok; but economic regulation is better: Strongly Favors topic 20
Abandon minimum wage in favor of living wage: Favors topic 20

Mark Swaney is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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