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Zell Miller on SenateMatch

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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
Abortion is a moral issue, not a political issue: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Both pro-life and pro-stem cell research: Neutral on topic 1
Promote and fund sexual abstinence programs: Opposes topic 1
Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime: Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(10 points on Social scale)
More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes: Strongly Favors topic 3
YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
Voluntary prayer at school football games is ok: Favors topic 4
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment: Favors topic 4
Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-family voting record: Strongly Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(2 points on Economic scale)
Medicaid must be managed for fraud and abuse: Opposes topic 5
Use budget surplus to fund senior prescription drugs: Strongly Favors topic 5
Guarantee Rx drug for all seniors under Medicare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Providing insurance for children is a top priority: Strongly Favors topic 5
Fraud Control Unit for Medicare fraud: Neutral on topic 5
Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage: Favors topic 5
Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit: Opposes topic 5
YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(2 points on Economic scale)
Do not tax Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Strengthen Soc. Sec. system; trust fund in lockbox: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Keep our promises: no privatization, keep retirement age: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(7 points on Social scale)
Future depends on a better educated workforce: Neutral on topic 7
$1B more for education: Opposes topic 7
Rated 25% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes: Strongly Favors topic 7
NO on funding student testing instead of private tutors: Favors topic 7
No opinion 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)
Implemented two strikes law for violent felons: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strengthen “Two Strikes” law with longer sentences: Strongly Favors topic 9
Minimum mandatory jail sentences for family violence: Favors topic 9
Enforce child support with criminal prosecution: Favors topic 9
Put drunk drivers behind bars on first offense: Favors topic 9
Two strikes and you’re gone: Life without parole: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Ban hand guns for those under 18; ban guns at school: Strongly Opposes topic 10
NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Was a tax-cutting governor; will be a tax-cutting senator: Favors topic 11
Eliminate the marriage penalty: Favors topic 11
Abolish IRS--replace income tax with national sales tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Rated 64% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes: Neutral on topic 11
NO on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates: Favors topic 11
YES on cutting taxes by $1.35 trillion over 11 years: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction: Favors topic 11
YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years: Strongly Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(5 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(7 points on Economic scale)
The key to economic success is new markets & competition: Favors topic 13
Rated 64% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues: Neutral on topic 13
YES on removing common goods from national security export rules: Favors topic 13
YES on extending free trade to Andean nations: Strongly Favors topic 13
NO on establishing a free trade agreement between US & Singapore: Opposes topic 13
YES on establishing a free trade agreement between the US and Chile: Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(10 points on Social scale)
YES on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons: Opposes topic 14
YES on permanent normal trade relations with China: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(0 points on Economic scale)
Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(5 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(2 points on Economic scale)
More foreign languages courses and exchange students: Favors topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(7 points on Economic scale)
Electric vehicles for Olympic Park: Strongly Favors topic 18
Protection of 100,000 Georgia acres is great achievement: Favors topic 18
River Care 2000: protect 5,700 acres of habitat: Favors topic 18
Rated 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior: Opposes topic 18
YES on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill: Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(5 points on Social scale)
Supports DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education): Favors topic 19
Allow people harmed by drugs to sue drug dealers: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports “charitable choice” via faith-based organizations: Strongly Favors topic 20
Supports welfare reform and welfare to work: Favors topic 20
Welfare has become a snare, not a safety net: Favors topic 20
End welfare entitlement; make it work-based: Favors topic 20

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