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Rudy Giuliani on VoteMatch



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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Would probably not sign federal ban on all abortions: Opposes topic 1
Ultimate decision by woman, her conscience & her doctor: Strongly Favors topic 1
Allowing choice keeps government out of people’s lives: Favors topic 1
Encourage adoptions; ban partial-birth abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Pro-choice; no ban on partial-birth abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
It's not ethnic profiling to focus on Muslims: Opposes topic 2
1990s: City jobs cuts fell disproportionately on black staff: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Dismantled affirmative action program for NYC contracts: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Supports affirmative action: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Photos of him in drag emphasized pro-gay-rights stance: Opposes topic 3
Supports domestic partnerships, but not same-sex marriage: Favors topic 3
Don’t change gays-in-military policy in time of war: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposed Pres. Bush’s ban on gay marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Pro gay rights: Favors topic 3
Extended all city benefits to same-sex couples: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Welfare offices as job centers: Favors topic 4
Govt stabilizes business; businesses provide jobs: Favors topic 4
Opposes prayer in school: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Medicare and Medicaid need a private solution: Strongly Opposes topic 5
$15,000 tax deduction for health savings accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Switch from employer decisions to individual choices: Strongly Opposes topic 5
96,000 NYC children insured via HealthStat initiative: Favors topic 5
No socialized medicine; give vouchers to the poor: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports adding private accounts for Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 6
Get a consensus behind private accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Favored privatization of failing public schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Let parents be the deciders on their children’s education: Strongly Favors topic 7
All parents want more control & choice over kids’ schooling: Strongly Favors topic 7
Revolutionize public education by allowing for choice: Strongly Favors topic 7
Empower parents to decide parochial, charter, or home school: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports vouchers and supports using the word vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Privatize failing schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Charter Schools create competition: Favors topic 7
Voucher program for New York City: Strongly Favors topic 7
Experiment in NYC with school vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
Support the technologies that improve alternative energy use: Opposes topic 8
Open Strategic Petroleum Reserve to battle high oil prices: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Stop-and-frisk policy made NYC safest big city: Strongly Favors topic 9
Top priority in 1990s NYC was organized crime: Strongly Favors topic 9
1983: Indicted Mark Rich; 2001: Clinton pardoned Rich: Favors topic 9
No "time for healing" after police are killed: Strongly Favors topic 9
Mob-busting prosecutor; cracked down on NYC crime: Strongly Favors topic 9
Prefers death penalty for 9/11 conspirators: Strongly Favors topic 9
Need DNA Lab to Combat Crime: Favors topic 9
Crime cut in half in NYC: Favors topic 9
Risk cannot be eliminated, but take security seriously: Favors topic 9
Would personally execute Bin Laden for attacking NYC: Strongly Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
As mayor, suggested federal gun licensing: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Government can impose reasonable regulations on guns: Opposes topic 10
2nd Amendment gives people the individual right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Supported nationwide licensing & assault weapons ban: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Things you do in NY about guns may be different than TX: Favors topic 10
NYC sued two dozen major gun manufacturers and distributors: Strongly Opposes topic 10
All gun owners should pass written test: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cutting anti-competitive taxes raises more revenue: Opposes topic 11
I am a supply-sider; and I actually made it work: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Reduce corporate tax from 35% to 25%, to increase revenue: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Reducing taxes is a way to raise MORE money: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Claimed 90s NYC tax cuts reduced deficits: Strongly Opposes topic 11
First day as mayor: reduced sales tax from 6% to 5%: Opposes topic 11
NYC tax reductions of $10.4B through 2003: Opposes topic 11
Supports Task Force to continue reduce taxes: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Support tamper-proof ID card and path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Let illegals self-select to sign up & work on the tax rolls: Strongly Favors topic 12
Declared NYC a sanctuary city, and crime fell: Strongly Favors topic 12
Allow immigrants to work, with tamper-proof ID cards: Favors topic 12
Let illegals’ kids go to school, or they’ll be on streets: Favors topic 12
Supports Senate guest worker plan & path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
We should erect a fence along the border: Opposes topic 12
NYC services for illegal aliens: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Good deals pending with Peru, Colombia, Panama, South Korea: Strongly Favors topic 13
Balance foreign debt by selling more things overseas: Favors topic 13
Take advantage of globalization--market US healthcare abroad: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Withdrawal from Iraq encourages future terror attacks: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Democrats don’t support military the way Republicans do: Strongly Favors topic 15
We’re right and terrorists are wrong--as simple as that: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Arizona poll workers observed changing votes: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Arizona poll workers observed changing votes: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Ardent supporter of campaign finance reform: Favors topic 16
Debates on campaign finance reform miss the point on honesty: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Al Qaeda isn't on the run; be more proactive: Opposes topic 17
The Iraq war was worth the price in blood and treasure: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Winning in Iraq is one battle in overall terrorist war: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iraq: More inspections; counter OPEC’s oil production cuts: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Signing Kyoto would just move CO2 emissions to China & India: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No new energy tax; focus on alternatives instead: Opposes topic 18
Nuclear power is dangerous, but nobody’s died from it: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Develop energy-independent technology, but not wind power: Favors topic 18
Got to expand nuclear and do clean coal: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
AdWatch: Got tough on drugs like meth in Massachusetts: Favors topic 19
Drug policy should be an integral part of foreign policy: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Include permanent tax cuts in any economic stimulus package: Strongly Opposes topic 20
US less competitive if we overtax, over-regulate & overspend: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Across-the-board spending cuts; zero out failing programs: Opposes topic 20
Business goes abroad when we overregulate and overtax: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Letting Bush tax cuts expire means economy would decline: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Lowering sales taxes creates jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Rudy Giuliani is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative
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