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Herman Cain on VoteMatch

Republican Businessman & Talk-Show Host

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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Life, liberty & pursuit of happiness starts with unborn life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Defund Planned Parenthood; intent was to kill black babies: Opposes topic 1
Life begins at conception, period: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Denied college admission due to race; but never lost faith: Strongly Opposes topic 2
OpEd: Apologist right out of black conservative playbook: Opposes topic 2
Won't appoint Muslims to Cabinet nor judgeships: Strongly Opposes topic 2
It depends on what you mean by the term 'affirmative action': Opposes topic 2
I oppose government-imposed hiring quotas: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Women face added challenge of male dominated higher ranks: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
Don't distract army by reinstituting Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell: Favors topic 3
Ignoring DOMA is treasonous breach of presidential duty: Strongly Opposes topic 3
If you believe in Bible, same-sex marriage is moot point: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Amendment to protect the sacred institution of marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-5 points on Social scale)
Pledge's "under God" is a collective reaffirmation: Strongly Favors topic 4
Religious faith & political views inextricably intertwined: Strongly Favors topic 4
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
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No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Fundamental principle to keep and bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Let each state pass a concealed weapon bill: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare is health care "deform": repeal & replace: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Old ideas prolong problem; use personal retirement accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Let people decide how to invest their Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 6
Modernize entitlements; nothing should be off the table: Favors topic 6
Government was never intended to be in retirement business: Favors topic 6
Divert forced payroll tax to personal retirement accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Throwing more money at broken system is simply stupid: Strongly Favors topic 6
Establish optional personal retirement accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Get the federal government out of educating our kids: Favors topic 7
Expand school vouchers and charter schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Vouchers in DC public schools made a better future for kids: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Loosen government's grip; expand domestic energy resources: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No ethanol subsidies; let markets decide forms of energy: Opposes topic 18
Establish real energy independence, with existing resources: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Declare and implement a "drill here drill now" strategy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-3 points on Social scale)
Illegal immigration exacerbates horrendous drug smuggling: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Safety net has become dependency on the government: Strongly Favors topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Take the capital gains tax rate & repatriation tax to zero: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Federal government taxes too much and too often: Strongly Opposes topic 11
When was the last time a poor person gave you a job?: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Abolish the IRS; implement 23% national sales tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Attack of the "ations": regulation; legislation, taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
All tax increases are bad; but 2011 increase is punitive: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Lower corporate tax rate to 25%; and capital gains to 0%: Strongly Opposes topic 11
FairTax stimulates economic growth and liberates the poor: Strongly Opposes topic 11
FairTax will cause the US economy to skyrocket: Strongly Opposes topic 11
1990s: chaired Tax Leadership Council, promoting FairTax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Estate tax causes farmers to have to sell the farm: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
We have a path to citizenship: it's called legal immigration: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Not right to sue Arizona for trying to protect themselves: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Secure our borders; enforce our laws: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Where's the fence? Not in the Immigration Bill!: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
China's economic strength is a national security threat: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-5 points on Social scale)
Can't put a price on security; cut waste, but nothing more: Strongly Favors topic 15
Best military training, equipment, & technology: Strongly Favors topic 15
START treaty gives away too much; build missile defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+2 points on Social scale)
Terrorists hate our freedoms and want our annihilation: Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(-5 points on Social scale)
Diplomacy must never compromise military might: Strongly Opposes topic 17
What is mission & exit plan in Afghanistan?: Favors topic 17
No clear strategy in either Libya or Syria: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Undeniable connection between Iraq and War on Terror: Strongly Opposes topic 17

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Health Care
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Social Security
Tax Reform

Page last updated: Jan 25, 2012