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Paul Van Dam on Abortion
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    No stance on record.
Paul Van Dam on Budget & Economy
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  • The national debt is damaging Social Security and Medicare. (Oct 2004)
Paul Van Dam on Civil Rights
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    No stance on record.
Paul Van Dam on Corporations
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    No stance on record.
Paul Van Dam on Crime
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    No stance on record.
Paul Van Dam on Drugs
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    No stance on record.
Paul Van Dam on Education
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  • Reward schools for what they do right. (Oct 2004)
  • Right to a public education. (Aug 2004)
  • Higher pay, smaller class, more parental options. (Aug 2004)
  • I support an increase in charter schools. (Aug 2004)
  • Privatizing our schools doesn't improved student achievement. (Aug 2004)
  • Give teachers the support and salaries they deserve. (Jul 2004)
Paul Van Dam on Energy & Oil
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  • Focus on finding sources of clean energy. (Oct 2004)
  • America must develop alternative energy sources. (Jul 2004)
Paul Van Dam on Environment
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    No stance on record.
Paul Van Dam on Families & Children
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    No stance on record.
Paul Van Dam on Foreign Policy
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  • International cooperation is critical to war on terror. (Jul 2004)
Paul Van Dam on Free Trade
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    No stance on record.
Paul Van Dam on Government Reform
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    No stance on record.
Paul Van Dam on Gun Control
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    No stance on record.
Paul Van Dam on Health Care
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  • Shift efforts so the money does not go to corporate America. (Oct 2004)
  • Let the government negotiate with drug companies. (Oct 2004)
  • No profit in making the flu vaccine. (Oct 2004)
  • Improve the Prescription Drug and Medicare Improvement Act. (Aug 2004)
  • Health coverage should be affordable & include options. (Jul 2004)
  • Huge deficits endanger important social programs. (Mar 2004)
Paul Van Dam on Homeland Security
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  • We now have a lot of vulnerability. (Oct 2004)
  • Does not want another nuclear arms race. (Oct 2004)
Paul Van Dam on Immigration
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    No stance on record.
Paul Van Dam on Jobs
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  • Abandon the CREED OF GREED and create real jobs. (Mar 2004)
Paul Van Dam on Principles & Values
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  • FOR fiscal responsibility; FOR energy independence. (May 2004)
Paul Van Dam on Social Security
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  • Do not privatize or otherwise compromise Social Security. (Jul 2004)
Paul Van Dam on Tax Reform
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  • The wealthiest pay a lot of taxes. (Oct 2004)
  • Most tax cuts are by and for the economic elite. (Aug 2004)
Paul Van Dam on Technology
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    No stance on record.
Paul Van Dam on War & Peace
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Paul Van Dam on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(0 points on Economic scale)
Improve the Prescription Drug and Medicare Improvement Act: Strongly Favors topic 5
Health coverage should be affordable & include options: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
Do not privatize or otherwise compromise Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(2 points on Social scale)
Right to a public education: Opposes topic 7
Higher pay, smaller class, more parental options: Favors topic 7
I support an increase in charter schools: Favors topic 7
Privatizing our schools doesn't improved student achievement: Strongly Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
The wealthiest pay a lot of taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Most tax cuts are by and for the economic elite: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(2 points on Economic scale)
We now have a lot of vulnerability: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(2 points on Economic scale)
Does not want another nuclear arms race: Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(0 points on Economic scale)
International cooperation is critical to war on terror: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
Focus on finding sources of clean energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
America must develop alternative energy sources: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

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