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Newt Gingrich on VoteMatch



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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Immediately cease public funding for abortion providers: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Impeach judges who donít abide by Constitution as written: Opposes topic 1
Defeat al Qaeda; contain N.Korea, Russia, China, & Pakistan: Strongly Favors topic 1
Most Americans are pro-choice and anti-abortion: Opposes topic 1
$500 tax credit for adoption: Opposes topic 1
Supports the Pro-life Presidential Leadership Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Helped oust Iowa justices who approved same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Foreign opinion irrelevant to US affirmative action policy: Opposes topic 2
Discontinue affirmative action programs: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Shocked by legal segregation in 1960s Georgia: Favors topic 2
Individual rights trump group rights: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Affirmative action OK individually, but not by group: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Women not suitable for combat due to infections: Opposes topic 2
Abolish tax deferral for media sales to minorities: Strongly Opposes topic 2
GOP can no longer be the party of the country club: Favors topic 2
Affirmative opportunity instead of affirmative action: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Equality of opportunity, not equality of result: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
I helped author DOMA; if it fails, amend Constitution: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Army & Marines wanted Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Stop forcing same-sex marriage on religious organizations: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Foreign opinion has no relevance to US same-sex marriage: Opposes topic 3
OpEd: refused to pay child support, but supports DOMA: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Half-sister, a lesbian lobbyist: "Newt promotes tolerance": Favors topic 3
Families are not anything other than heterosexual couples: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Critical Katrina recovery by energetic church volunteers: Strongly Favors topic 4
When free welfare is provided, people choose not to work: Opposes topic 4
Five justices banned school prayer against American majority: Strongly Favors topic 4
Culture of irresponsibility began in 1965: Favors topic 4
Eight steps to improve opportunity for poor: Favors topic 4
Error at core of welfare state is its dehumanization: Favors topic 4
Welfare vouchers allow choice & reduce bureaucracy: Strongly Favors topic 4
Reference to God in Pledge of Allegiance is not ceremonial: Strongly Favors topic 4
End judicial supremacy; preserve our Godly heritage: Favors topic 4
Americans want public officials to live a Christian life: Strongly Favors topic 4
Declaration assumes God created man: Strongly Favors topic 4
Freedom OF religion; not freedom FROM religion: Strongly Favors topic 4
Judeo-Christian traditions and rules work: Strongly Favors topic 4
School prayer ban shows secular socialists oppose God: Strongly Favors topic 4
Don't ban Bibles from public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Re-center America on the Creator: Strongly Favors topic 4
Constitutional amendment to protect right to school prayer: Favors topic 4
Voluntary school prayer creates bond between you and Creator: Strongly Favors topic 4
1963 Supreme Court school prayer ban was just wrong: Strongly Favors topic 4
Voluntary school prayer really does matter: Strongly Favors topic 4
1984: All-night Congressional vigil on school prayer vote: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Double funding for NIH research: Strongly Favors topic 5
Government healthcare looks into abyss & moves to tyranny: Strongly Opposes topic 5
1993: I am for an individual health insurance requirement: Strongly Favors topic 5
HillaryCare mandate ok; ObamaCare mandate unconstitutional: Opposes topic 5
No mandatory premium support model; give people choices: Opposes topic 5
If you mandate healthcare, you mandate everything in life: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare; sign tort reform instead: Strongly Opposes topic 5
$151B wasted annually to avoid malpractice lawsuits: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Market competition yields more health choice at lower prices: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Ongoing battle against liberals nationalizing healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Decentralizing power will reduce health costs: Opposes topic 5
Replace expensive, red-tape-ridden, litigious system: Opposes topic 5
Medicare opt-in to private health savings accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Focus 21st Century Intelligent Health System on individuals: Opposes topic 5
Socialized medicine designed to seize control of system: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Establish Social Security savings accounts, like Chile: Strongly Favors topic 6
Get social security out of budget; make personal accounts: Favors topic 6
Invest 50% of payroll taxes in personal accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Move retirement plans to personal savings plans: Strongly Favors topic 6
Modernize via personal social security savings accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Transform Social Security into personal savings accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Convert to IRA-based system: Strongly Favors topic 6
Change how we pay for retirement but don't abolish system: Strongly Favors topic 6
Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Responsibility for child's education resides with parents: Favors topic 7
Dramatically shrink the federal Department of Education: Strongly Favors topic 7
I liked charter school programs in Obama's Race to the Top: Favors topic 7
Let parents choose public, private, parochial, or homeschool: Strongly Favors topic 7
More learning options: community college-run charter schools: Favors topic 7
Offer coupons to send kids to schools that work best: Strongly Favors topic 7
Support charters; insist on change for failing schools: Favors topic 7
Private scholarships for students at hopeless schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Voucherize inner-city programs from schools to groceries: Strongly Favors topic 7
Introduce competition among schools and teachers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Encourage private sector in math and science education: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Every green tax credit is a tax loophole: Strongly Favors topic 8
Correct use of DDT doesn't harm humans nor environment: Strongly Favors topic 8
Encourage public-private partnerships like Land Trusts: Opposes topic 8
Finance world biodiversity hot spots via foreign aid: Strongly Opposes topic 8
1995: Entrepreneurial scientific approach to environment: Favors topic 8
Early 1980s: co-sponsored Endangered Species Act: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
On Ferguson: stop when a policeman tells you to stop: Favors topic 9
3-strike laws are constitutional; enforce courts compliance: Favors topic 9
Prisoners should work and study; not have gyms: Favors topic 9
Lock up violent criminals until they're too old for violence: Strongly Favors topic 9
Space mirrors could uncover criminals lurking in darkness: Favors topic 9
No more endless appeals; make death penalty credible: Strongly Favors topic 9
Fewer appeals; more prisons; victim restitution: Strongly Favors topic 9
More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty: Favors topic 9
NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Donít redefine Constitution with no individual right to arms: Favors topic 10
Gun rights to opposing oppression; not for hunting: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Death tax is a direct assault on civil society: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Match the Chinese and have zero capital gains tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Voted against Reagan tax increases & Bush tax increases: Opposes topic 11
Flat tax proposal criticized for losing popular tax breaks: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposing taxes is a key conservative value: Strongly Favors topic 11
Input of public judgement for any major tax reform: Strongly Favors 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
Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible: Favors topic 11
Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes: Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
By 2014, finish job of constructing a double border fence: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Use American Express & Visa to verify immigration laws: Opposes topic 12
Review all illegal aliens & if you have no ties, go home: Strongly Favors topic 12
Illegal aliens born in the US should not be deported: Favors topic 12
Sue the federal government for every cent spent on illegals: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Citizen Boards to decide which immigrants stay and go: Favors topic 12
Use National Guard on US-Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Deport 55,000 illegal aliens with multiple arrest records: Favors topic 12
Elite immigration solution incompatible with American values: Opposes topic 12
Lax border security lets in terrorists: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Immigrants must learn key values of American history: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Make it harder to sneak in, but easier for guest workers: Favors topic 12
1989: Let Tiananmen students overstay visas: Favors topic 12
No welfare for non-citizens: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supported NAFTA, GATT, WTO, and MFN: Strongly Favors topic 13
Protectionism helps China & India challenge US supremacy: Strongly Favors topic 13
Mutual trade: neither free trade nor protectionism: Opposes topic 13
Compete in world market because we can't retreat from it: Strongly Favors topic 13
Supported NAFTA & GATT in common with Clinton administration: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
America is Continent of Hope, with special responsibility: Strongly Favors topic 14
Threats to civilization are real, & fight needs leadership: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
It's nonsense to disarm America to balance the budget: Strongly Favors topic 15
Defense as percentage of GDP is lowest since WWII: Strongly Favors topic 15
Be prepared in a very militant and aggressive way: Strongly Favors topic 15
Gingrich-plus-up: $1B increase in 1990s Pentagon funding: Strongly Favors topic 15
1980s: Supported squadron of 132 B-2 stealth bombers: Strongly Favors topic 15
Defend America & allies from those who would destroy us: Strongly Favors topic 15
Downsize the Pentagon to a triangle; decentralize decisions: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Peace through strength, to lead the world: Strongly Favors topic 15
As an army brat, I know how exciting military life can be: Strongly Favors topic 15
No US troops under UN command; more defense spending: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Real change needed for lobbying reform, not just piecemeal: Favors topic 16
Allow unlimited campaign contributions to anybody: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Supported Citizens United; opposed McCain Feingold: Strongly Opposes topic 16
CFR protects incumbents by limiting free speech: Favors topic 16
Increase federal limits on individual campaign contributions: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Threat of militant Islam is comparable to pre-WWII Nazis: Strongly Opposes topic 17
No US conventional forces in Libya: Favors topic 17
Get out of Arab region rapidly; make new strategy: Strongly Favors topic 17
Goal was to liberate Iraq from Saddam, not to occupy: Favors topic 17
Date for withdrawal means terrorists exalt & follow us home: Strongly Opposes topic 17
War on terror is transformational, and will take many years: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Critical of how Iraq war has been fought: Favors topic 17
US in Long War with irreconcilable wing of Islam: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iraq policy is a mess: Strongly Favors topic 17
Use air power against every position everywhere: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
2008 petition drive: Drill here, Drill now, Pay less: Strongly Opposes topic 18
2008 book: Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Billion-dollar prize for first mass-produced hydrogen car: Strongly Favors topic 18
Kyoto treaty is bad for the environment and bad for America: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Focus on incentives for conservation & renewable resources: Favors topic 18
Stop scare tactics about drilling in Alaska: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Combine healthy environment and a healthy economy: Opposes topic 18
Gas tax sounds OK in DC, but not outside Beltway: 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
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Marijuana legalization would tear America apart: Strongly Favors topic 19
Narcotics trafficking funds terrorism and corruption: Favors topic 19
Increase penalties for illegal drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Drug-free society focuses on both drug supply & demand: Strongly Favors topic 19
No sympathy for addicts; no legalization: Strongly Favors topic 19
Permissive attitudes lead to considering legalizing drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
I used marijuana at a party once; it had no effect: Opposes topic 19
Mandatory minimum for drug & gun crimes: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Bigger government lead to more food stamps, not more jobs: Opposes topic 20
Put people back to work to raise revenues without taxes: Opposes topic 20
Jobs & Prosperity Plan: cut business taxes & regulations: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Obama's "balanced approach" is code for raise taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Jobs plan: lower taxes; lower spending; domestic energy: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Tax hikes retard growth and depress revenues: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Change tax policies to make US companies competitive abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Echoed Bush's "Thousand Points of Light": Strongly Favors topic 20
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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