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Steve Welch on Abortion
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  • Individual choice on family issues; government protects life. (Mar 2012)
Steve Welch on Budget & Economy
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Steve Welch on Civil Rights
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  • Marriage is a bedrock principle of our civilization. (Mar 2012)
Steve Welch on Corporations
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  • Current tax code punishes small businesses while GE pays 0%. (Jan 2012)
Steve Welch on Crime
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Steve Welch on Drugs
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Steve Welch on Education
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  • Competition instead of centralization of education policy. (Mar 2012)
Steve Welch on Energy & Oil
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  • Capture US energy from oil, natural gas, & clean coal. (Mar 2012)
Steve Welch on Environment
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Steve Welch on Families & Children
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Steve Welch on Foreign Policy
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Steve Welch on Free Trade
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Steve Welch on Government Reform
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  • Term limits instead of a road to riches. (Mar 2012)
  • 12-year term limits for House & Senate. (Mar 2012)
Steve Welch on Gun Control
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  • Punish criminals but don't prevent responsible gun ownership. (Mar 2012)
Steve Welch on Health Care
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  • Lunacy that consumers don't know real prices. (Apr 2012)
  • Replace ObamaCare with tort reform & competition. (Mar 2012)
Steve Welch on Homeland Security
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Steve Welch on Immigration
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  • Secure America's borders. (Apr 2012)
Steve Welch on Jobs
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  • National right-to-work make us globally competitive. (Jan 2012)
Steve Welch on Principles & Values
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  • Voted Democratic in 2008; but renounced support of Obama. (Apr 2012)
  • Switched party from Democrat to GOP in 2005. (Jan 2012)
Steve Welch on Social Security
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Steve Welch on Tax Reform
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  • Simplifying tax code leads to job creation. (Mar 2012)
Steve Welch on Technology
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Steve Welch on War & Peace
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  • Everything needs to on the table with Iran, but not publicly. (Mar 2012)
Steve Welch on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Individual choice on family issues; government protects life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
Marriage is a bedrock principle of our civilization: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Punish criminals but don't prevent responsible gun ownership: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Lunacy that consumers don't know real prices: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Replace ObamaCare with tort reform & competition: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Competition instead of centralization of education policy: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Capture US energy from oil, natural gas, & clean coal: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Simplifying tax code leads to job creation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Current tax code punishes small businesses while GE pays 0%: Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-3 points on Social scale)
Secure America's borders: Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
12-year term limits for House & Senate: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(-5 points on Social scale)
Everything needs to on the table with Iran, but not publicly: Strongly Opposes topic 17

Steve Welch is a Moderate Conservative.
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