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Bill Bradley on SenateMatch

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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(7 points on Social scale)
Consistency on issues of principle matters: Neutral on topic 1
Resist clinic bombings with full force of government: Favors topic 1
Protect privacy of decision between woman and doctor: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
Quest for racial unity is a defining moral issue: Favors topic 2
The US should acknowledge African-American suffering: Favors topic 2
Affirmative action battles subtle racism: Favors topic 2
Latinos should be on Supreme Court, but no commitment: Favors topic 2
NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(7 points on Social scale)
Stop discrimination against same-sex domestic partnerships: Strongly Favors topic 3
Gays should have same rights as others, except marriage: Favors topic 3
YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(10 points on Social scale)
Religion is too private for politics: Opposes topic 4
Posting Ten Commandments in schools seems unconstitutional: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Voted against school prayer; for condom distribution: Strongly Opposes topic 4
NO on $75M for abstinence education: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(0 points on Economic scale)
Mandatory insurance for children, at birth, federally paid: Strongly Favors topic 5
Pledges better health plan for every Medicaid patient: Favors topic 5
Covering drugs is the key to reducing health care costs: Favors topic 5
All Americans should have access to affordable health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Fund reforms from surplus, medical Internet, & lower costs: Favors topic 5
$650B over 10 yrs for children’s mandatory health insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
YES on medical savings acounts: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(5 points on Economic scale)
Growing economy preserves trust fund best: Neutral on topic 6
Budget surplus is a fiction; separate social security: Favors topic 6
NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes: Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(7 points on Social scale)
More info on schools so parents can choose what is best: Favors topic 7
Supports experimenting, but vouchers are not the answer: Opposes topic 7
Voted for voucher experiments; now focus on public schools: Favors topic 7
Vouchers are not the solution to schools’ problems: Opposes topic 7
Voted for vouchers & for school choice, including private: Strongly Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
Voted in favor of death penalty & against appeals: Favors topic 8
NO on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(7 points on Social scale)
Additional penalties for hate crimes based on race or gender: Favors topic 9
No mandatory sentencing for first-time minor drug offenders: Opposes topic 9
Answer to crime is local, not federal: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Social scale)
Money determines gun laws instead of child safety: Opposes topic 10
Beating the NRA must come from concerted leadership: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Ban gun sales in residential neighborhoods: Opposes topic 10
Register & license all 65 million handguns: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Register guns; limit buyers to one per month: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(2 points on Economic scale)
Not every tax cut is good for America: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Honesty compels avoiding ‘no new taxes’ pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Would veto proposed $792 billion tax cut: Opposes topic 11
Best income tax has low rates and few loopholes: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(10 points on Economic scale)
More immigration visas to fill labor needs: Strongly Favors topic 12
Provide amnesty for immigrants who came before ‘82: Strongly Favors topic 12
Pro-immigrant: public assistance; school funds; less INS: Strongly Favors topic 12
Anti-immigrant: More Border Patrol; more info-sharing.: Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(10 points on Economic scale)
Open trade raises prosperity and increases freedom: Strongly Favors topic 13
Rely on the WTO to export beef to Europe: Favors topic 13
NAFTA, WTO, and world trade solve economic problems: Strongly Favors topic 13
For GATT, NAFTA, & Fast Track; No retaliatory sanctions: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(5 points on Social scale)
Keep tabs on China using WTO: Opposes topic 14
No reason to think of China as an enemy: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Be direct with Taiwan & China: Maintain status quo: Favors topic 14
Reaffirm “One China,” but defend Taiwan: Favors topic 14
Voted against MFN & for linkage to human rights: Favors topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(7 points on Economic scale)
Make post-Cold War choices: pay personnel, not for bases: Opposes topic 15
Make military pay attractive again: Favors topic 15
It’s time for a post-Cold War (smaller) defense budget: Strongly Opposes topic 15
NO on 1996 Defense Appropriations: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(0 points on Economic scale)
Strengthen Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty: Favors topic 16
Bring Test Ban Treaty back to Senate, and pass it: Favors topic 16
Eliminate weapons systems unnecessary in post-Cold War: Favors topic 16
Voted against nuke tests; Somalia; continuing draft: Favors topic 16
Voted against SDI, Trident II, Seawolf, F-18s, & B-2s.: Strongly Favors topic 16
NO on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty: Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(0 points on Economic scale)
Increase foreign aid; US is last per capita: Strongly Favors topic 17
WTO is first step in worldwide economic system: Favors topic 17
Move towards new post-Cold War stability & mentality: Favors topic 17
Russia: Missed opportunity to disarm & communicate: Strongly Favors topic 17
US has an obligation to lead the world.: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
Protecting environment is ultimate enlightened self-interest: Strongly Favors topic 18
Ethanol makes sense for Midwest, but not for NJ: Favors topic 18
Apply CAFE standards to SUVs: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports ethanol in gas to ease farm crisis: Favors topic 18
NO on do not require ethanol in gasoline: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(10 points on Social scale)
More funds for drug treatment; tackle demand, not supply: Opposes topic 19
No mandatory sentencing for first-time drug offenders: Opposes topic 19
“Just Say No” is ignored by urban kids: Opposes topic 19
Voted against more funds for int’l narcotics control: Strongly Opposes topic 19
NO on spending international development funds on drug control: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(7 points on Social scale)
Opposed 1996 Welfare Reform; now “wait & see” how it’s used: Opposes topic 20
Bad ideas: block grants; 5-year cutoff.: Opposes topic 20
Good ideas: federal commitment, address single-parenting: Opposes topic 20
Enlist civil institutions & churches for welfare reform: Favors topic 20
NO on welfare overhaul: Opposes topic 20
YES on eliminating block grants for food stamps: Opposes topic 20
NO on welfare block grants: Opposes topic 20

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