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Karin Housley on Abortion
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  • I've fought hard for our unborn. (Nov 2018)
  • Pro-choice advocates don't represent state's everyday values. (Jan 2018)
  • CC:De-fund Planned Parenthood. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:Parental notification for abortions by minors. (Jul 2018)
Karin Housley on Budget & Economy
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  • CC:Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment. (Jul 2018)
Karin Housley on Civil Rights
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  • Pitched for gay rights but no specifics. (Apr 2018)
Karin Housley on Corporations
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  • De-regulation could be new stimulus to help small business. (Feb 2018)
  • Small business needs lower taxes, less government to survive. (Jan 2018)
Karin Housley on Crime
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  • Rehabilitative programs in prisons cut down on recidivism. (Jul 2018)
  • Fight to end criminal elderly abuse in senior care homes. (Nov 2017)
Karin Housley on Drugs
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  • Legalize limited forms of medical marijuana. (Nov 2018)
  • Focus opioid resources on prevention, treatment, & education. (Jul 2018)
Karin Housley on Education
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  • More students should opt for two-year colleges. (Nov 2018)
  • I'm a school choice person. (Nov 2018)
  • Work together to improve the public school system. (May 2018)
Karin Housley on Energy & Oil
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  • Paris Climate Accord would cost trillions & kill jobs. (Nov 2018)
  • Diverse portfolio of energy: wind, solar, fossil fuels. (Jul 2018)
  • Increase Minnesota's Renewable Energy Standard to 50%. (Feb 2017)
Karin Housley on Environment
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  • Opposes too much regulation & bureaucracy. (Nov 2018)
  • Unequivocal support for PolyMet copper-nickel mine. (Jun 2018)
Karin Housley on Families & Children
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  • If women are empowered and independent they don't need laws. (Apr 2018)
Karin Housley on Foreign Policy
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  • CC:Keep alliance with Israel. (Jul 2018)
Karin Housley on Free Trade
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Karin Housley on Government Reform
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  • Supports free market for campaigns, and Citizen United. (Nov 2018)
  • Supports Citizens United: let corporations participate. (Jul 2018)
  • Switch from partisan way of governing back to compromise. (Feb 2018)
  • CC:Appoint strict Constitutionalist judges. (Jul 2018)
Karin Housley on Gun Control
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  • Reasonable ban on bump stocks. (Nov 2018)
  • No background checks nor buyers' waiting periods. (Jul 2018)
  • Convicted felons can get firearm license reinstated. (Apr 2015)
  • Unrestricted right to bear arms, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
Karin Housley on Health Care
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  • Buy health insurance like we do our car insurance. (Jul 2018)
  • Examine and revamp failed health investigations. (Jan 2018)
  • Repeal healthcare mandate, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
Karin Housley on Homeland Security
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  • Put veteran programs in place for active and retired. (Feb 2018)
Karin Housley on Immigration
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  • Supports path to legal status for DREAMers. (Apr 2018)
  • Backs pathway to citizenship for DREAMers. (Jan 2018)
  • Supports border infrastructure, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
Karin Housley on Jobs
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  • Prohibit cities from raising local minimum wage. (Nov 2018)
Karin Housley on Principles & Values
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  • Traditional homespun values keep her honest and guilt free. (Feb 2018)
Karin Housley on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Karin Housley on Tax Reform
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  • Supporter of Trump tax reform bill; jobs are being created. (Feb 2018)
  • Economy will boom with more tax reform and deregulations. (Jan 2018)
  • CC:Make federal income tax cuts permanent. (Jul 2018)
Karin Housley on Technology
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  • CC:Secure the grid against terrorism. (Jul 2018)
Karin Housley on War & Peace
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  • Pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal. (Nov 2018)
  • Supports Trump's prioritizing of American interests abroad. (Jul 2018)
Karin Housley on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
I've fought hard for our unborn: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Pro-choice advocates don't represent state's everyday values: Opposes topic 1
CC:Appoint strict Constitutionalist judges: Opposes topic 1
CC:De-fund Planned Parenthood: Opposes topic 1
CC:Parental notification for abortions by minors: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
If women are empowered and independent they don't need laws: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Pitched for gay rights but no specifics: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Buy health insurance like we do our car insurance: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Examine and revamp failed health investigations: Favors topic 5
Repeal healthcare mandate, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
I'm a school choice person: Strongly Favors topic 7
Work together to improve the public school system: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposes too much regulation & bureaucracy: Strongly Favors topic 8
Unequivocal support for PolyMet copper-nickel mine: Strongly Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Rehabilitative programs in prisons cut down on recidivism: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Fight to end criminal elderly abuse in senior care homes: Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reasonable ban on bump stocks: Opposes topic 10
No background checks nor buyers' waiting periods: Strongly Favors topic 10
Convicted felons can get firearm license reinstated: Favors topic 10
Unrestricted right to bear arms, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supporter of Trump tax reform bill; jobs are being created: Opposes topic 11
Economy will boom with more tax reform and deregulations: Strongly Opposes topic 11
CC:Make federal income tax cuts permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports path to legal status for DREAMers: Favors topic 12
Backs pathway to citizenship for DREAMers: Strongly Favors topic 12
Supports border infrastructure, according to CC survey: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Put veteran programs in place for active and retired: Favors topic 15
CC:Secure the grid against terrorism: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports Citizens United: let corporations participate: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Switch from partisan way of governing back to compromise: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal: Favors topic 17
Supports Trump's prioritizing of American interests abroad: Opposes topic 17
CC:Keep alliance with Israel: Opposes topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Paris Climate Accord would cost trillions & kill jobs: Strongly Favors topic 18
Diverse portfolio of energy: wind, solar, fossil fuels: Opposes topic 18
Increase Minnesota's Renewable Energy Standard to 50%: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Legalize limited forms of medical marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Focus opioid resources on prevention, treatment, & education: Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
Small business needs lower taxes, less government to survive: Favors topic 20
CC:Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment: Opposes topic 20

Karin Housley is a Moderate Libertarian Conservative
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