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Tom Menino on Abortion
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  • Supports legal abortion and the public funding of abortion. (Dec 2005)
Tom Menino on Budget & Economy
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  • Don't go back to trickle-down philosophies. (Sep 2012)
  • Boston is seeing progress because of Recovery Act dollars. (Sep 2012)
  • One-year wage freeze for city workers, so no service cuts. (Jan 2009)
Tom Menino on Civil Rights
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  • You know what we call "same sex couples"? Our friends. (Sep 2012)
  • Co-chaired "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry" effort. (Jan 2012)
  • Ordered domestic partners benefits for municipal staff. (Dec 2005)
  • Supports same-sex marriage & teaching affirmation in schools. (Dec 2005)
  • Leads Boston's annual Gay Pride parade. (Dec 2005)
  • Celebrated first gay marriage; "We've broken down a barrier". (May 2004)
Tom Menino on Corporations
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Tom Menino on Crime
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Tom Menino on Drugs
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  • Supporter of needle exchange programs. (Dec 2005)
Tom Menino on Education
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  • First mayor to gain control of big-city school system. (Feb 2011)
  • In-district charter schools and raise charter cap. (Jun 2009)
  • Performance pay for teachers in Boston public schools. (Jun 2009)
  • Longstanding opponent of publicly funded tuition vouchers. (Dec 2005)
Tom Menino on Energy & Oil
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  • Aggressively pursuing solar energy opportunities for city. (Dec 2011)
Tom Menino on Environment
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  • We need to protect our natural resources. (Jun 2010)
  • First major city to zone for green building standards. (Apr 2009)
Tom Menino on Families & Children
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Tom Menino on Foreign Policy
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  • I stand as one with Taiwan on human rights. (Oct 2011)
Tom Menino on Free Trade
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Tom Menino on Government Reform
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Tom Menino on Gun Control
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  • 2006: Created Mayors Against Illegal Guns; now 600 mayors. (Nov 2011)
Tom Menino on Health Care
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  • Health care is a right, not a privilege. (Jan 2011)
  • State should grant cities power to determine healthcare. (Jan 2011)
Tom Menino on Homeland Security
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Tom Menino on Immigration
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  • Withdraw Boston from ICE Secure Communities enforcement. (Jul 2011)
Tom Menino on Jobs
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Tom Menino on Principles & Values
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Tom Menino on Social Security
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Tom Menino on Tax Reform
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Tom Menino on Technology
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Tom Menino on War & Peace
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Tom Menino 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)
Supports legal abortion and the public funding of abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
You know what we call "same sex couples"? Our friends: Strongly Favors topic 3
Co-chaired "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry" effort: Strongly Favors topic 3
Co-chaired "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry" effort: Strongly Favors topic 3
Ordered domestic partners benefits for municipal staff: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage & teaching affirmation in schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage & teaching affirmation in schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Leads Boston's annual Gay Pride parade: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Health care is a right, not a privilege: Strongly Favors topic 5
Health care is a right, not a privilege: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
In-district charter schools and raise charter cap: Favors topic 7
Performance pay for teachers in Boston public schools: Favors topic 7
Longstanding opponent of publicly funded tuition vouchers: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
We need to protect our natural resources: Strongly Opposes topic 8
First major city to zone for green building standards: Strongly Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
2006: Created Mayors Against Illegal Guns; now 600 mayors: Strongly Opposes topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Withdraw Boston from ICE Secure Communities enforcement: Strongly Favors 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 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supporter of needle exchange programs: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Boston is seeing progress because of Recovery Act dollars: Strongly Favors topic 20

Tom Menino is a Moderate Libertarian Liberal.
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