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Ken Buck on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Opposes abortion rights, even in cases of rape and incest. (Oct 2010)
  • Oppose federal funding & protect the unborn. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports giving legal protection to unborn children. (Sep 2010)
Ken Buck on Budget & Economy
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  • We spent $787B on stimulus with nothing to show for it. (Oct 2010)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes the stimulus bill. (Sep 2010)
Ken Buck on Civil Rights
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  • Won't compare gays to alcoholics again; better candidate now. (Feb 2014)
  • Buck "mis-spoke" comparing homosexuality to alcoholism. (Oct 2010)
  • Birth influences homosexuality like it influences alcoholism. (Oct 2010)
  • Being gay is a choice, but birth has an influence. (Oct 2010)
  • Don't-ask-don't-tell policy makes a lot of sense. (Sep 2010)
  • Prosecute the murder of transgender as a hate crime. (Jan 2010)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Ken Buck on Corporations
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  • Small business can turn economy around with lower tax burden. (Oct 2010)
  • It's bad when the government owns car companies. (Aug 2010)
Ken Buck on Crime
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  • Closed loophole that had let abusive fathers contact kids. (Feb 2014)
  • 2006: Declined to prosecute "buyer's remorse" date-rape case. (Oct 2010)
  • Fired for refusing to prosecute an unethical case. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Ken Buck on Drugs
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Ken Buck on Education
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  • Federal research, but no federal requirements or funding. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports less federal & more local control of education. (Sep 2010)
Ken Buck on Energy & Oil
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  • Continue our traditional sources of energy. (Aug 2010)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes passage of Cap-and-Trade energy legislation. (Sep 2010)
Ken Buck on Environment
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  • Protect rural water supplies like Arkansas River basin. (Oct 2010)
  • Endorsed Targeted as "Dirty Dozen" for anti-environmentalism. (Aug 2010)
Ken Buck on Families & Children
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Ken Buck on Foreign Policy
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Ken Buck on Free Trade
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Ken Buck on Government Reform
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  • Opposes secession for northern Colorado counties. (Dec 2013)
  • Not, repeat not, for repealing the 17th Amendment. (Oct 2010)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
Ken Buck on Gun Control
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  • No federal database of gun owners. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
Ken Buck on Health Care
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  • ObamaCare lets identity thieves see our personal health data. (Jul 2013)
  • $500B savings in Medicare is heart of health care reform. (Oct 2010)
  • Government-run system infringes freedom & rations care. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
Ken Buck on Homeland Security
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  • No eminent domain for 238,000-acre Trinidad training site. (Oct 2010)
  • Fight for a strong national defense. (Aug 2010)
Ken Buck on Immigration
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  • More Border Patrol; finish the fence. (Oct 2010)
  • People with two misdemeanors disqualified for citizenship. (Sep 2010)
  • Secure the border and say no to amnesty. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes continued funding of sanctuary cities. (Sep 2010)
  • Opposes granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. (Sep 2010)
  • Supports full implementation of current border security laws. (Sep 2010)
Ken Buck on Jobs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ken Buck on Principles & Values
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  • Tea Party is based on frustration, not racism. (Oct 2010)
  • I will not swear allegiance to the Republican party. (Sep 2010)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2010)
Ken Buck on Social Security
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  • Give younger workers option to invest in separate retirement. (Oct 2010)
  • Transferring Trust Fund to general fund will bankrupt system. (Sep 2010)
  • No privatization; but private sector should run retirement. (Sep 2010)
  • Opposes private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
Ken Buck on Tax Reform
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  • Extend Bush tax cuts & cut spending to pay for it. (Oct 2010)
  • Endless spending in Congress means higher taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
Ken Buck on Technology
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ken Buck on War & Peace
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  • No deadline for withdrawal from Afghanistan. (Oct 2010)
  • Don't allow Iran to obtain nukes, even via military. (Oct 2010)
  • Afghanistan war ok; nation-building not ok. (Oct 2010)
  • Get out of the nation-building business in Afghanistan. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes timetable for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. (Sep 2010)
Ken Buck on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Oppose federal funding & protect the unborn: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports giving legal protection to unborn children: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Closed loophole that had let abusive fathers contact kids: Favors topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Don't-ask-don't-tell policy makes a lot of sense: Opposes topic 3
Prosecute the murder of transgender as a hate crime: Favors topic 3
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Opposes 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 Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare lets identity thieves see our personal health data: Strongly Opposes topic 5
$500B savings in Medicare is heart of health care reform: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Government-run system infringes freedom & rations care: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Give younger workers option to invest in separate retirement: Favors topic 6
Transferring Trust Fund to general fund will bankrupt system: Favors topic 6
No privatization; but private sector should run retirement: Strongly Favors topic 6
Opposes private retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Federal research, but no federal requirements or funding: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports less federal & more local control of education: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Endorsed Targeted as "Dirty Dozen" for anti-environmentalism: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Fired for refusing to prosecute an unethical case: Opposes topic 9
Supports capital punishment for certain crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No federal database of gun owners: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Endless spending in Congress means higher taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
More Border Patrol; finish the fence: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Secure the border and say no to amnesty: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes continued funding of sanctuary cities: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes granting amnesty to illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports full implementation of current border security laws: Strongly 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 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Fight for a strong national defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
No deadline for withdrawal from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Afghanistan war ok; nation-building not ok: Opposes topic 17
Get out of the nation-building business in Afghanistan: Favors topic 17
Opposes timetable for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Continue our traditional sources of energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
Opposes passage of Cap-and-Trade energy legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Extend Bush tax cuts & cut spending to pay for it: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Small business can turn economy around with lower tax burden: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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