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Dick Cheney on VoteMatch



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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports stem-cell research: Favors topic 1
Exemptions for rape, incest or woman’s life now OK: Favors topic 1
In Congress: No exceptions in the case of rape or incest: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Against abortion rights: Opposes topic 1
Co-sponsored “Preborn Children’s Civil Rights Act of 1985”: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Voted against ERA in 1983: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Co-sponsored bills for equal rights for women in education: Favors topic 2
Voted for anti-busing Amendment: Neutral on topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Gay marriage should be an issue for the states: Opposes topic 3
“Freedom means freedom for everyone,” including gays: Favors topic 3
People should be free to enter into any kind of relationship: Favors topic 3
Stopped military academies from banning gays: Favors topic 3
Kept ban on gays in military; and ban on women in combat: Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports school prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
Character education; community service; pay restitution: Favors topic 4
More obscenity enforcement; more character education: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supported family services being provided by private groups: Strongly Favors topic 4
Co-sponsored bills for workfare; for local farmer control: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Limiting medical lawsuits keeps healthcare affordable: Opposes topic 5
Limit federal role in health care: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Prescription drug benefits for Medicare recipients: Favors topic 5
Fund Medicare psychologists; self-employees; & organ donors: Favors topic 5
Voted against 1979 hospital cost control plan: Opposes topic 5
YES on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Social Security will go bust without individual investment: Strongly Favors topic 6
End earnings test; allow retirement income under SSI: Favors topic 6
Raise annual IRAs to $2,500; more cost-of-living increases: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Voted against Head Start, and against Dept. of Education: Strongly Favors topic 7
Co-sponsored bill for parental choice within public schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Drew a line in the sand: Nothing to do with Kyoto Protocol: Strongly Favors topic 8
Allow snowmobiles in National Parks: Strongly Favors topic 8
Don’t designate national monuments without local input: Favors topic 8
Sponsored bills for extending mining leases: Strongly Favors topic 8
OK to hunt, trap, & ski in National Parks & Forests: Strongly Favors topic 8
User fees in National Parks & Forests; drill ANWR: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Mandatory penalties to fight for a drug-free America: Strongly Favors topic 9
Death penalty OK for espionage & treason: Favors topic 9
Death penalty OK for espionage & treason: Neutral on topic 9
Co-sponsored bills for stricter & mandatory sentencing: Strongly Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Now might outlaw plastic guns & cop-killer bullets: Neutral on topic 10
Trigger locks OK, and tougher enforcement: Opposes topic 10
Opposed 7-day waiting period for buying guns: Favors topic 10
Voted against banning plastic bullets & cop-killer bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
Voted in Congress to weaken gun control laws: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
The Bush tax cuts are working: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Tax cuts are crucial to getting recovery underway: Strongly Opposes topic 11
We need to make sure that tax relief is permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Co-sponsored bills to maintain charity & mortgage deductions: Favors topic 11
No tax increases; deduct R&D and local taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposed Reagan’s tax overhaul as sellout to Dems: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Toughen deportations; soften on USAF children immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Worldwide market thrives only with peaceful stability: Favors topic 13
Sponsored bills limiting trade & allowing import fees: Opposes topic 13
Voted against textile import limits: Opposes topic 13
Supported export promotion & import tax relief: Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
OpEd: Frustrated when definitions of torture changed: Strongly Favors topic 14
Disavow or cancel numerous international agreements: Strongly Favors topic 14
Unilateral sanctions on Iran do not work: Opposes topic 14
UN becomes irrelevant because of failures in Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 14
2000: UN & CIA concluded that Saddam had WMDs: Opposes topic 14
UN inspections would not reduce WMD threat: Favors topic 14
UN made itself irrelevant by irresoluteness on Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 14
Role in the world: military strength and moral clarity: Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
1980s: Supported squadron of 132 B-2 stealth bombers: Strongly Favors topic 15
Need to spend more, but spend it wisely: Favors topic 15
Cautious cuts: A-12, V22, F14D, Seawolf, 500,000 troops: Opposes topic 15
In Congress, consistently voted to raise military spending: Strongly Favors topic 15
Downsized military while protecting “people programs”: Opposes topic 15
Increase defense spending to meet global responsibilities: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposed CFR because previous reforms failed: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Campaign reform: more parties; less unions & corporations: Opposes topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Prevent next 9-11 by going on offense in Afghanistan & Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
More "U.N.ery" just gives Saddam the chance to mess around: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Voted to support foreign aid programs: Strongly Favors topic 17
Critical of Israeli policy which opposes US interests: Neutral on topic 17
Supported foreign aid to Latin America & Africa: Strongly Favors topic 17
OpEd: repeatedly made false statements to incite Iraq War: Strongly Favors topic 17
2001: Success in Iraq would be a blow to 9/11 terrorists: Strongly Favors topic 17
Extend international order friendly to our security: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
2000: No intention to keep campaign promise to regulate CO2: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Energy use outstrips growth-so conserve AND drill: Opposes topic 18
Met with Enron representatives in drawing up energy plan: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Energy plan focuses on production: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Voted against Clean Water Act and air pollution sanctions: Opposes topic 18
OK to hunt, trap, & ski in National Parks & Forests: Opposes topic 18
User fees in National Parks & Forests; drill ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Sponsored numerous bills for flood control & dams: Neutral on topic 18
Tax credits & more funding for renewable energy research: Favors topic 18
Open small fraction of ANWR for regulated production : Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Post federal rewards for snitching on drug sales: Strongly Favors topic 19
Request media participation in War on Drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
More federal and foreign cooperation in fighting drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Small businesses will be hurt without the tax cuts: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Tax relief for small business means more new jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Use tax cuts to return part of surplus to American people: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supported Balanced Budget Amendment: Opposes topic 20

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