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Ross Perot on VoteMatch



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
For abortion, but reluctantly: Favors topic 1
Pro-choice activist: Strongly Favors topic 1
It’s a woman’s choice, including federal funding: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Affirmative action is “squishy” - education is key: Neutral on topic 2
Zero tolerance for sexual harassment: Favors topic 2
Recruit people of all religions, races, and genders: Favors topic 2
Race at EDS was typical southern: many lawsuits: Opposes topic 2
Calling NAFTA opponents “racist” is a smear tactic: Neutral on topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Gay rights are individual rights; fund AIDS blitz: Strongly Favors topic 3
Homosexuality is an individual right: Favors topic 3
Attack AIDS at every level: more education, more research: Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Get business & churches involved with schools: Favors topic 4
Transform welfare recipients to productive citizens: Favors topic 4
Place disadvantaged kids in government-funded homes: Opposes topic 4
More pre-school, more standards, more teacher respect: Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
NAFTA is backdoor deregulation; lowers FDA standards: Favors topic 5
Expand Medicare to cover all Americans: Strongly Favors topic 5
Short term: cost containment & focus on prevention: Opposes topic 5
Long term: comprehensive national health policy: Strongly Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Base indexing on a lower inflation rate: Opposes topic 6
Invest Trust Fund surplus like a pension fund: Strongly Favors topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Expand school year from 180 days to at least 210: Opposes topic 7
Investing in education results in high living standards: Opposes topic 7
Smaller classes; longer days; merit pay: Opposes topic 7
More money into same system produces more of same failures: Favors topic 7
Create world’s finest public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
This planet is our home; protect it for the future: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Solving welfare by work will reduce crime: Opposes topic 9
Education is a strong anti-crime program: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strong supporter of death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
We have become preoccupied with the rights of the criminal: Strongly Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
No right to own machine guns: Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Increase taxes on the wealthy: Strongly Favors topic 11
The rich should pay higher taxes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Consider a VAT value-added tax: Opposes topic 11
Increase business fees and business tax collection: Favors topic 11
Capital gains tax cut helps the rich; so cut investment tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Limit power to tax; expand power to intervene in market: Opposes topic 11
Massive redistribution from wealthy to poor: Strongly Favors topic 11
Raise marginal tax rates on the wealthy: Favors topic 11
Disallow mortgage & health deductions for the rich: Favors topic 11
Decrease capital gains tax to foster long-term thinking: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
NAFTA will encourage illegal immigration: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Get other nations to lower import barriers: Opposes topic 13
Trade deficit is as bad as budget deficit: Opposes topic 13
Trade deficit improves if we understand foreign culture: Opposes topic 13
Keep jobs in US instead of giant sucking sound toward Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Fast Track makes more secrecy and less public input: Opposes topic 13
NAFTA is good for investors & bad for jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NAFTA means a giant sucking sound as jobs are lost: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Aiding Russia is the most cost-effective thing we can do: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Cut defense by $8B; economic security comes first: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Get rid of all PACs: Strongly Favors topic 16
Turn over excess campaign funds to US Treasury: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Great nations should commit more abroad: Strongly Favors topic 17
Pay attention to developing nations: Strongly Favors topic 17
NAFTA yields US sovereignty to international organizations: Opposes topic 17
Less aid to allies; more aid to Russia: Strongly Favors topic 17
Russia: reduce nukes; contain imperialism; send aid: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supported 50-cent gas tax to pay off deficit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Increase gas tax to invest in future infrastructure: Strongly Favors topic 18
Mexico provides escape from US environmental regulations: Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Marijuana is the 1st step; tough penalties needed: Strongly Favors topic 19
Assisted Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" program: Strongly Favors topic 19
Can’t overstate the damage that drugs are doing: Strongly Favors topic 19
Never hires people who use drugs or alcohol: Favors topic 19
Cordon off ghettoes to "vacuum up" guns & drugs: Favors topic 19
Longer sentences and more enforcement will solve drug war: Strongly Favors topic 19
Drug traffickers will take advantage of open Mexican border: Favors topic 19
Make drug treatment available to all addicts: Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
United We Stand America: Focus on economy & debt: Favors topic 20
Cut spending and raise taxes to pay off debt: Opposes topic 20

Ross Perot is a Moderate Liberal
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