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David McReynolds on SenateMatch

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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(10 points on Social scale)
Protect a woman's right to have an abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Reverse Bush's tax cuts for the superrich: Favors topic 1
Give women a genuine right of free choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(2 points on Economic scale)
Speak out against racism in any form: Neutral on topic 2
Racism linked to permanent underclass; solve both together: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Support same-sex marriage and full legal equality: Strongly Favors topic 3
Gays have made progress; battle not yet won: Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(10 points on Social scale)
No religious groups on public school property: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(0 points on Economic scale)
Single player health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Single payer system for all basic health needs: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Supports raising payroll tax; plus Lockbox: Opposes topic 6
More graduated taxes to pay for Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
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More funding for public schools: Opposes topic 7
No public funding of private schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(10 points on Social scale)
Eliminate the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Abolish the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Full voting rights for felons: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Job training & prevention for juvenile crime: Strongly Opposes topic 9
End the prison industry: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Social scale)
Gun rights apply only to states, not individuals: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
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Keep progressive income tax; drop marriage penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 11
More progressive taxation; especially on runaway industry: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(10 points on Economic scale)
More federal & state aid to immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Amnesty for immigrants; grant them full rights: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Opposes NAFTA, GATT, WTO, Fast Track: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Oppose IMF, World Bank, and WTO: Strongly Opposes topic 13
WTO is an instrument of oppression: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(0 points on Social scale)
No China in WTO; but don’t link human rights to trade: Strongly Favors topic 14
Treat China and others with “radical humanism”: Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(10 points on Economic scale)
Withdraw from Iraq; cut the military: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Cut Pentagon budget by 50%: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Take aim at the sacred cow of the military budget: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(2 points on Economic scale)
End nuclear testing; strive for zero nuclear weapons: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(2 points on Economic scale)
International democracy over transnational corporations: Favors topic 17
Eliminate most foreign aid; it’s only for disasters: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Create non-US-based international peacekeepers: Favors topic 17
Stop bombing Yugoslavia; it breaches UN Charter: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
Expand mass transit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Rebuild rail network & move away from fossil fuels: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(10 points on Social scale)
Re-examine and repeal drug laws: Strongly Opposes topic 19
War on drugs is a failure; decriminalize: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Decriminalization instead of prisons: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(10 points on Social scale)
Housing, food, & health benefits for welfare recipients: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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