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Wesley Clark on Abortion
Click here for 6 full quotes on Abortion OR other political leaders on Abortion.
  • Partial birth ban ok if exceptions made for woman’s health. (Jan 2004)
  • An issue of human rights, not of Catholic doctrine. (Jan 2004)
  • Let a woman and her doctors decide about reproductive health. (Nov 2003)
  • Women deserve access to birth control & reproductive choice. (Nov 2003)
  • Undecided on partial-birth abortion. (Aug 2003)
  • I am pro-choice. (Jun 2003)
Wesley Clark on Budget & Economy
Click here for 11 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other political leaders on Budget & Economy.
  • Plan for jobs-invest in security & budget relief to states. (Nov 2003)
  • A healthy economy depends on long-term deficit reduction. (Nov 2003)
  • Balance budget by repealing tax cuts to wealthiest Americans. (Oct 2003)
  • Home ownership is critical to economy. (Sep 2003)
  • Push deficit reduction, even if unpopular. (Sep 2003)
  • Short-term deficit ok in recession, but not long-term. (Sep 2003)
  • Balance the budget & reduce long-term debt. (Sep 2003)
  • Fiscal responsibility means no long-term deficit. (Aug 2003)
  • Fostering small business is key to economic growth. (Jun 2003)
  • Stimulate economy without creating huge deficit. (Jun 2003)
  • Bush tax cuts didn’t stimulate economy or jobs. (Jun 2003)
Wesley Clark on Civil Rights
Click here for 26 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other political leaders on Civil Rights.
  • 8th grader in Little Rock during Central High desegregation. (Sep 2007)
  • Full inquiry into torture & our ignoring Geneva Conventions. (Sep 2007)
  • Exposed early to prejudice, so supports affirmative action. (Sep 2007)
  • Equal pay for equal work. (Feb 2007)
  • Narrowly protect the American flag. (Jan 2004)
  • Patriot Act was passed in haste-end sneak-and-peek. (Jan 2004)
  • Eliminate wage gap for women. (Nov 2003)
  • Strong enforcement of Civil Rights Act including hate crimes. (Nov 2003)
  • Constitutional amendment against flag desecration. (Nov 2003)
  • Constitutional Amendment against flag desecration. (Nov 2003)
  • Equal opportunity for homosexuals in armed forces. (Nov 2003)
  • “Don’t ask, don’t tell” needs to be reviewed. (Nov 2003)
  • Gays deserve the same rights as everyone else. (Nov 2003)
  • Come up with something better than “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell”. (Nov 2003)
  • Confederate flag is a divisive and racist symbol. (Nov 2003)
  • Homosexuality is not a sin. (Sep 2003)
  • Don’t compromise freedom for problems like terrorism. (Sep 2003)
  • End glass ceilings for women. (Jun 2003)
  • Separation of church and state is fundamental. (Jun 2003)
  • Full sunshine review of PATRIOT Act. (Jun 2003)
  • Supports affirmative action; acknowledges racial discrim. (Jun 2003)
  • Replace “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” with Don’t Misbehave. (Jun 2003)
  • Supports University of Michigan’s affirmative action plan. (Jun 2003)
  • Disturbed that we suspended habeas corpus for War on Terror. (Mar 2003)
  • Supports affirmative action, including in college admissions. (Mar 2003)
  • Experienced racial prejudice in 1950s Little Rock H.S. (Jul 2001)
Wesley Clark on Corporations
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  • Independent corporate boards needed for transparency. (Sep 2003)
Wesley Clark on Crime
Click here for 4 full quotes on Crime OR other political leaders on Crime.
  • Death penalty for heinous crimes, but apply with safeguards. (Jan 2004)
  • Support the use of the death penalty for federal crimes. (Jan 2004)
  • Death penalty ok, but needs DNA and equal justice. (Nov 2003)
  • Concerned about Three Strikes & emphasis on lockup. (Jun 2003)
Wesley Clark on Drugs
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  • More drug treatment and more border security. (Jan 2004)
  • Against decriminalizing marijuana. (Jun 2003)
Wesley Clark on Education
Click here for 17 full quotes on Education OR other political leaders on Education.
  • Public pre-school across America. (Sep 2007)
  • Childhood speech defect caused special education advocacy. (Sep 2007)
  • Oppose vouchers and all measures that weaken public schools. (Jan 2004)
  • Supports charter schools and national testing standards. (Jan 2004)
  • No vouchers for private schools. (Dec 2003)
  • Fund Elementary & Secondary Education Act and more. (Nov 2003)
  • Fully fund Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. (Nov 2003)
  • Would support initiatives to make teaching prestigious. (Nov 2003)
  • School buildings must be safe places to learn. (Nov 2003)
  • Develop flexible systems to measure schools’ success. (Nov 2003)
  • Will ensure universal access to pre-school. (Nov 2003)
  • Education includes job transitioning for adults. (Sep 2003)
  • Increase teacher training & teacher pay. (Jun 2003)
  • Decries lack of funding for No Child Left Behind. (Apr 2003)
  • Supports funding for all-day kindergarten. (Mar 1999)
  • More high school vocational programs. (Mar 1999)
  • Establish 18:1 student-teacher ratio for grade school. (Mar 1999)
Wesley Clark on Energy & Oil
Click here for 11 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other political leaders on Energy & Oil.
  • De-carbonize energy production for national security. (Sep 2007)
  • Raise CAFE standards after consulting with experts. (Jan 2004)
  • Buy oil on the world market instead of occupying Iraq. (Dec 2003)
  • Drilling ANWR doesn’t help with energy independence. (Aug 2003)
  • Look for replacements for internal combustion engine. (Aug 2003)
  • Establish redline of protection in places like ANWR. (Aug 2003)
  • Protection outweighs benefits from drilling in Alaska. (Jul 2003)
  • Renegotiate Kyoto Agreement rather than reject it. (Jul 2003)
  • Don’t rule out nuclear, but focus on solar & wind power. (Jun 2003)
  • Disappearing glaciers make global warming obvious. (Feb 2003)
  • US energy overuse causes worldwide resentment. (Aug 2002)
Wesley Clark on Environment
Click here for 9 full quotes on Environment OR other political leaders on Environment.
  • Reinvigorate EPA action on environmental justice. (Jan 2004)
  • Will enforce Clean Air Act, and no net loss of wetlands. (Nov 2003)
  • Will hold business accountable for toxic waste. (Nov 2003)
  • No drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Nov 2003)
  • Incentives for energy efficiency & alternative fuels. (Nov 2003)
  • Balance commercial exploitation with respect for nature. (Sep 2003)
  • Assist market-driven population adjustments, like in 1800s. (Sep 2003)
  • Environment is a legacy to our children. (Sep 2003)
  • All that matters 100 years out is Constitution & environment. (Jun 2003)
Wesley Clark on Families & Children
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  • Give workers flexibility & increase production. (Nov 2003)
  • Same sex couples should have same rights as heterosexuals. (Nov 2003)
Wesley Clark on Foreign Policy
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  • End China’s currency manipulation to help US manufacturers. (Nov 2003)
  • Establish “Civilian Reserve” for times of military need. (Nov 2003)
  • Embargoes don’t work in Cuba or other dictatorships. (Nov 2003)
  • War on Terror is ideal for multilateral action-Bush does not. (Oct 2003)
  • Use UN to gain credibility in Iraq. (Sep 2003)
  • Contribute to democratization in Muslim world. (Sep 2003)
  • American tourists in Cuba will end Castro. (Jul 2003)
  • We need to be talking to the North Koreans. (Jun 2003)
  • Rebuild European alliances-source of 50 years or prosperity. (May 2003)
  • International institutions assist with US trade & commerce. (Apr 2003)
  • International cooperation needs consensus-building mechanism. (Sep 2002)
  • The US needs allies. (Sep 2002)
  • Work with the International Criminal Court. (Jul 2002)
  • Invest 3% of GDP on development assistance abroad. (Nov 2001)
  • Shared risks, shared burdens, shared benefits. (Jul 2001)
Wesley Clark on Free Trade
Click here for 10 full quotes on Free Trade OR other political leaders on Free Trade.
  • China’s development imperils our economic security. (Sep 2007)
  • Free AND fair trade, with labor and environmental standards. (Jan 2004)
  • Labor rights are human rights: promote free and fair trade. (Nov 2003)
  • Free trade will work if terms are fair for labor. (Nov 2003)
  • Globalization is the new American empire-not military. (Oct 2003)
  • Reciprocal trade with enforcement against dumping. (Sep 2003)
  • Address shifts in production that come with free trade. (Sep 2003)
  • I believe in fair trade, not free trade. (Sep 2003)
  • Prosperity depends on open borders. (Jul 2003)
  • Free trade areas depend on international cooperation. (Jul 1999)
Wesley Clark on Government Reform
Click here for 5 full quotes on Government Reform OR other political leaders on Government Reform.
  • Public taxpayer funding for federal candidates. (Nov 2004)
  • Raise prominence of art and NEA. (Nov 2003)
  • National Civil Reserve Corps-beyond AmeriCorps & Peace Corps. (Nov 2003)
  • Balance government & market; balance state & federal. (Sep 2003)
  • Ensure government culture of transparency & accountability. (Sep 2003)
Wesley Clark on Gun Control
Click here for 5 full quotes on Gun Control OR other political leaders on Gun Control.
  • Enforce existing laws & close gun show loophole. (Nov 2003)
  • Renew ban on assault weapons, & hold gun makers accountable. (Nov 2003)
  • Supports ban on assault weapons. (Sep 2003)
  • Supports the Second Amendment and uses guns himself. (Sep 2003)
  • People who like assault weapons should join the Army. (Jun 2003)
Wesley Clark on Health Care
Click here for 11 full quotes on Health Care OR other political leaders on Health Care.
  • Transition toward some form of single payer system. (Sep 2007)
  • Stop giving a handout to the HMOs. (Jan 2004)
  • Take the existing system and make it better. (Jan 2004)
  • Bush’s Rx plan helps HMOs-help seniors instead. (Jan 2004)
  • Insure children & make all coverage more affordable. (Nov 2003)
  • Build on existing programs and stretch them. (Sep 2003)
  • Comprehensive preventive wellness program. (Sep 2003)
  • Does not support single-payer healthcare. (Sep 2003)
  • Supports universal health coverage. (Sep 2003)
  • Promote good health through public health measures. (Sep 2003)
  • Healthcare safety net works in the army. (Jul 2001)
Wesley Clark on Homeland Security
Click here for 20 full quotes on Homeland Security OR other political leaders on Homeland Security.
  • We won Cold War by working, not by preventive war. (Sep 2007)
  • Turn over Guantanamo to NATO & end secret detentions. (Sep 2007)
  • Realized as Cadet that purpose of being a soldier is to kill. (Sep 2007)
  • Served in Vietnam as Divisional Briefing Officer. (Sep 2007)
  • Repeal provisions of Patriot Act that go too far. (Nov 2004)
  • The safety of our country requires honest government. (Jul 2004)
  • Threat of terrorism has been recognized since 1996. (Jan 2004)
  • Supports School of the Americas. (Dec 2003)
  • Need to deal with the Russian loose nukes. (Dec 2003)
  • Right leadership can pull out the US troops much faster. (Dec 2003)
  • Replace Dont-Ask-Dont-Tell with British policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Armed forces are better with a volunteer force. (Nov 2003)
  • Focus on technology R&D other than missile defense. (Nov 2003)
  • Missile defense is an example of unilateralism. (Oct 2003)
  • Consider cutting defense spending. (Sep 2003)
  • Talk about gays in military, but don’t open the door. (Aug 2003)
  • Be reluctant to use military force. (Jun 2003)
  • Welcome gays into the military because they’re already there. (Jun 2003)
  • Address European and Russian concerns about missile defense. (Feb 2001)
  • Highest priority is quality of life for defense family. (Mar 1998)
Wesley Clark on Immigration
Click here for 3 full quotes on Immigration OR other political leaders on Immigration.
  • Tighten borders post-9/11, but allow earned citizenship. (Jan 2004)
  • I am very pro-immigration. (Jun 2003)
  • Immigration is vital to prosperity. (Jun 2003)
Wesley Clark on Jobs
Click here for 10 full quotes on Jobs OR other political leaders on Jobs.
  • Unions should refocus from grievances to career development. (Sep 2007)
  • Raise minimum wage in steps to $7.00. (Jan 2004)
  • Stop rewarding companies that shift jobs overseas. (Nov 2003)
  • Will support unions and a fair living wage. (Nov 2003)
  • Better job plan in 8 days than Bush made in 3 years. (Sep 2003)
  • Create best business environment, to create 1M jobs per year. (Sep 2003)
  • If labor assists with trade, minimum wage hikes will follow. (Sep 2003)
  • Jobless recovery: need policy to create 1.3M jobs per year. (Aug 2003)
  • Millions are unemployed and underemployed. (Aug 2003)
  • Business growth makes jobs instead of outsourcing. (Jun 2003)
Wesley Clark on Principles & Values
Click here for 27 full quotes on Principles & Values OR other political leaders on Principles & Values.
  • Met wife Gert at a 1964 Navy dance that cadets crashed. (Sep 2007)
  • Father, Benjamin Kanne, died when Wes was 4 years old. (Sep 2007)
  • Discovered father’s Jewish heritage at age 23. (Sep 2007)
  • US needs to reclaim its values and vision. (Feb 2007)
  • WesPAC endorses 13 candidates for Senate and Governor. (Nov 2006)
  • WesPAC endorses 69 candidates for House. (Nov 2006)
  • WesPAC endorses 28 “Fighting Dem” candidates for House. (Nov 2006)
  • Preserve the separation of church and state. (Jan 2004)
  • Day 1: Implementation five-point Turnaround Plan for America. (Jan 2004)
  • I’m in the party now and I want to bring in new people. (Jan 2004)
  • I’ve praised Republicans-I hope they praise me when elected. (Jan 2004)
  • West Point taught practical leadership. (Nov 2003)
  • Abandoned Iowa primary because of late entry. (Nov 2003)
  • As a southerner, can bring the country together. (Nov 2003)
  • Incredible journey from Bush supporter to Democrat. (Sep 2003)
  • Different kind of Democrat-without strong partisanship. (Sep 2003)
  • Would not rule out vice presidency. (Sep 2003)
  • Bush abuses executive power as much as Nixon did. (Sep 2003)
  • The 100 Year Vision: physical and legal environment. (Sep 2003)
  • 30-year challenges: provide social framework. (Sep 2003)
  • Ask questions to hold Bush accountable. (Sep 2003)
  • Americans need straight talk, not fear and divisiveness. (Sep 2003)
  • Talk straight to the people in times of great change. (Sep 2003)
  • Neither party has a monopoly on strong leadership. (Sep 2003)
  • Leadership based on experience & fighting for little people. (Sep 2003)
  • Candidacy about national security going wrong. (Jul 2003)
  • Considered 2002 AR gubernatorial run against GOP incumbent. (Mar 2003)
Wesley Clark on Social Security
Click here for 3 full quotes on Social Security OR other political leaders on Social Security.
  • Protect Social Security system to ensure senior income. (Sep 2003)
  • Stock market is for individuals, not for Social Security. (Sep 2003)
  • Strengthen retirement security. (Sep 2003)
Wesley Clark on Tax Reform
Click here for 13 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other political leaders on Tax Reform.
  • Eliminate income tax for families earning under $50,000. (Jan 2004)
  • Tax simplification via a $2,250 child tax credit. (Jan 2004)
  • Families First tax plan: fair,progressive,simple,responsible. (Jan 2004)
  • Repeal tax cut on top 2%--make tax code progressive. (Sep 2003)
  • Freeze Bush tax cuts which haven’t yet taken effect. (Sep 2003)
  • Tax cut is a cut in essential services. (Aug 2003)
  • Middle- & working-class tax cuts are an economic-growth tool. (Jul 2003)
  • Tax relief for middle class, not for the rich. (Jun 2003)
  • $5T tax cuts for the rich are legalized theft. (Jun 2003)
  • Supports redistribution by progressive taxation. (Jun 2003)
  • Irresponsible to borrow to give tax cuts to wealthy. (Jun 2003)
  • Minimize taxes but enough to meet people’s needs. (Jun 2003)
  • Bush tax cuts were unfair; use progressive taxation. (Jun 2003)
Wesley Clark on Technology
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  • Invest in technology infrastructure. (Sep 2007)
Wesley Clark on War & Peace
Click here for 32 full quotes on War & Peace OR other political leaders on War & Peace.
  • Fundamental revision of Iraq policy, including redeployment. (Sep 2007)
  • Iraq war is a path to nowhere. (Nov 2006)
  • Hold Bush accountable for 9/11. (Jan 2004)
  • Bush’s terrorism policy is “all bully and no pulpit”. (Dec 2003)
  • Bush used 9/11 as a pretext to implement Iraq invasion plan. (Nov 2003)
  • Supported Iraq war while we were at war. (Nov 2003)
  • Transfer authority to Iraq and UN. (Nov 2003)
  • Persuade North Koreans to give up nuclear weapons. (Nov 2003)
  • Supports war in Afghanistan, but not in Iraq. (Oct 2003)
  • No $87B for Iraq war until winning strategy is produced. (Oct 2003)
  • Overthrowing Saddam a hobby-horse since 98-no terror threat. (Oct 2003)
  • Afghanistan: Should have attacked Al Qaida, not Taliban. (Oct 2003)
  • Ask Bush where’s the $87B for Iraq coming from? (Sep 2003)
  • Retracts yes vote on Iraq: no imminent threat. (Sep 2003)
  • Committed to survival and preservation of Israel. (Sep 2003)
  • Would probably have voted yes on Iraq war authorization. (Sep 2003)
  • Yes to Iraqi $87B if Bush makes exit strategy. (Sep 2003)
  • Ordered attack on Russian troops in Kosovo. (Sep 2003)
  • Avoid Bush’s unilateralism and work with our allies. (Sep 2003)
  • Exit strategy in Iraq won’t work if we invade its neighbors. (Sep 2003)
  • We went into Iraq under false pretenses. (Aug 2003)
  • Get the Iraqis involved in taking responsibilities. (Jul 2003)
  • Iraq distracts from the War on Terror. (Jun 2003)
  • Need Marshall Plan for Middle East and Afghanistan. (Jun 2003)
  • Israel: bring in Syria and Iran into peace talks. (Jun 2003)
  • Include moderate Arabs in US-led Mideast contact group. (Jun 2003)
  • Be wary of abridging civil rights to fight terrorism. (Jun 2003)
  • Allies are key to victory in war on terror, not obstacles. (Sep 2002)
  • NATO was the reason for our victory in Kosovo. (Sep 2002)
  • Palestinians decided to return to terrorism after 2000. (Mar 2002)
  • Solution to terrorism is not bullets but world community. (Oct 2001)
  • Kosovo success shows military can achieve humanitarian goal. (Jul 2001)
Wesley Clark on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 3 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR other political leaders on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Volunteered in 1960s NYC inner-city Youth Corps Program. (Sep 2007)
  • Lift 2 million children out of poverty by 2008. (Jan 2004)
  • Promote homeownership; end redlining; end predatory lending. (Jan 2004)


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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Partial birth ban ok if exceptions made for woman’s health: Favors topic 1
An issue of human rights, not of Catholic doctrine: Strongly Favors topic 1
Let a woman and her doctors decide about reproductive health: Strongly Favors topic 1
Women deserve access to birth control & reproductive choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
I am pro-choice: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Exposed early to prejudice, so supports affirmative action: Strongly Favors topic 2
Eliminate wage gap for women: Strongly Favors topic 2
End glass ceilings for women: Favors topic 2
Supports affirmative action; acknowledges racial discrim.: Strongly Favors topic 2
Supports University of Michigan’s affirmative action plan: Strongly Favors topic 2
Supports affirmative action, including in college admissions: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
Same sex couples should have same rights as heterosexuals: Strongly Favors topic 3
Equal opportunity for homosexuals in armed forces: Favors topic 3
Gays deserve the same rights as everyone else: Strongly Favors topic 3
Homosexuality is not a sin: Favors topic 3
Talk about gays in military, but don’t open the door: Opposes topic 3
Replace “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” with Don’t Misbehave: Favors topic 3
Welcome gays into the military because they’re already there: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-3 points on Social scale)
Constitutional amendment against flag desecration: Favors topic 4
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-3 points on Social scale)
Support the use of the death penalty for federal crimes: Favors topic 8
Death penalty ok, but needs DNA and equal justice: Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(+5 points on Social scale)
Concerned about Three Strikes & emphasis on lockup: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Enforce existing laws & close gun show loophole: Strongly Favors topic 10
Renew ban on assault weapons, & hold gun makers accountable: Strongly Favors topic 10
Supports ban on assault weapons: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports the Second Amendment and uses guns himself: Strongly Favors topic 10
People who like assault weapons should join the Army: Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Transition toward some form of single payer system: Strongly Favors topic 5
Insure children & make all coverage more affordable: Favors topic 5
Build on existing programs and stretch them: Favors topic 5
Does not support single-payer healthcare: Opposes topic 5
Supports universal health coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Promote good health through public health measures: Favors topic 5
Healthcare safety net works in the army: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Protect Social Security system to ensure senior income: Opposes topic 6
Stock market is for individuals, not for Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strengthen retirement security: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Public pre-school across America: Opposes topic 7
Oppose vouchers and all measures that weaken public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Supports charter schools and national testing standards: Favors topic 7
No vouchers for private schools: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
De-carbonize energy production for national security: Strongly Favors topic 18
Incentives for energy efficiency & alternative fuels: Strongly Favors topic 18
Drilling ANWR doesn’t help with energy independence: Favors topic 18
Establish redline of protection in places like ANWR: Favors topic 18
Protection outweighs benefits from drilling in Alaska: Favors topic 18
Renegotiate Kyoto Agreement rather than reject it: Favors topic 18
Don’t rule out nuclear, but focus on solar & wind power: Strongly Favors topic 18
All that matters 100 years out is Constitution & environment: Favors topic 18
Disappearing glaciers make global warming obvious: Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
More drug treatment and more border security: Favors topic 19
Against decriminalizing marijuana: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Separation of church and state is fundamental: Opposes topic 20
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Families First tax plan: fair,progressive,simple,responsible: Favors topic 11
Balance budget by repealing tax cuts to wealthiest Americans: Strongly Favors topic 11
Repeal tax cut on top 2%--make tax code progressive: Strongly Favors topic 11
Tax cut is a cut in essential services: Strongly Favors topic 11
Middle- & working-class tax cuts are an economic-growth tool: Strongly Favors topic 11
Tax relief for middle class, not for the rich: Strongly Favors topic 11
$5T tax cuts for the rich are legalized theft: Strongly Favors topic 11
Irresponsible to borrow to give tax cuts to wealthy: Strongly Favors topic 11
Minimize taxes but enough to meet people’s needs: Favors topic 11
Bush tax cuts were unfair; use progressive taxation: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+5 points on Social scale)
Tighten borders post-9/11, but allow earned citizenship: Favors topic 12
I am very pro-immigration: Strongly Favors topic 12
Immigration is vital to prosperity: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
China’s development imperils our economic security: Opposes topic 13
Labor rights are human rights: promote free and fair trade: Opposes topic 13
Stop rewarding companies that shift jobs overseas: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Free trade will work if terms are fair for labor: Favors topic 13
Reciprocal trade with enforcement against dumping: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Address shifts in production that come with free trade: Opposes topic 13
I believe in fair trade, not free trade: Opposes topic 13
Prosperity depends on open borders: Favors topic 13
Free trade areas depend on international cooperation: Favors topic 13
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-3 points on Social scale)
Establish “Civilian Reserve” for times of military need: Favors topic 15
Consider cutting defense spending: Opposes topic 15
Yes to Iraqi $87B if Bush makes exit strategy: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Public taxpayer funding for federal candidates: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+5 points on Social scale)
Full inquiry into torture & our ignoring Geneva Conventions: Strongly Favors topic 14
Turn over Guantanamo to NATO & end secret detentions: Favors topic 14
Repeal provisions of Patriot Act that go too far: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+5 points on Social scale)
Fundamental revision of Iraq policy, including redeployment: Strongly Favors topic 17
Iraq war is a path to nowhere: Strongly Favors topic 17
Avoid Bush’s unilateralism and work with our allies: Favors topic 17
Exit strategy in Iraq won’t work if we invade its neighbors: Strongly Favors topic 17
Invest 3% of GDP on development assistance abroad: Strongly Favors topic 17
Shared risks, shared burdens, shared benefits: Favors topic 17

Wesley Clark is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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