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Be An Informed Voter [and don’t vote for Clinton]

2016

Clinton Sanders Cruz Carson Trump Rubio Bush
Abortion is Woman’s Unrestricted Right
Y Y N N N N N
Legally Hiring Women and Minorites
Y Y N N N N N
Comfortable with Same Sex Marriage
Y Y N N N N N
Keep God in Public Sphere
N N Y Y Y Y Y
EPA Regulations Too Restrictive
N N Y Y Y Y N
Make Voter Registration Easier
Y Y Neutral Neutral Y Y N
Stricter Punishment Reduces Crime
N N Y N Y Y Y
Absolute Right To Gun Ownership
N Neutral Y Y Y Y Y
Expand ObamaCare
Y Y N N N N N
Vouchers for School Choice
N N Y Y Y Y Y
Prioritize Green Energy
Y Y N N N N N
Marijuana is a Gateway Drug
N N N Y N Y Y
Stimulus Better Than Market-Led Recovery
Y Y N N N N N
Higher Taxes on Wealthy
Y Y N N Y N N
Pathway to Citizenship for Illegal Aliens
Y Y N N N N Y
Privatize Social Security
N N Y Y Y N Y
Support and Expand Free Trade
N N Y N N Y Y
Expand the Military
N N Y Y Y Y Y
Support American Exceptionalism
N N Y Y Y Y N
Avoid Foreign Entanglements
N Y N N Y N N
 Clinton  Sanders  Cruz  Carson  Trump  Rubio  Bush

 


ABORTION

Clinton

  • It’s big government to intervene on woman’s right to choose. (Oct 2015)
  • Issues where Jeb Bush disagrees with Hillary. (Dec 2014)
  • Make abortion rare by supporting adoption & foster care. (Apr 2008)
  • Potential for life begins at conception, but don’t intrude. (Apr 2008)
  • Opposed China’s forced abortion & Romania’s forced pregnancy. (Apr 2008)
  • Long-held moderate stance focuses on reducing abortions. (Mar 2008)
  • Consistently uses Dem. Party line, “safe, legal, and rare”. (Mar 2008)
  • 1974: pro-choice fervency not based on any personal abortion. (Jul 2007)
  • 1999: keep abortion safe, legal & rare into next century. (Jul 2007)
  • Lift ban on stem cell research to cure devastating diseases. (Jun 2007)
  • 1993:Early action on abortion rights ended Right’s dominance. (Jun 2007)
  • Personally would never abort; but deeply values choice. (Jun 2007)
  • Abortion is a sad, tragic choice to many women. (May 2007)
  • Respect Roe v. Wade, but make adoptions easier too. (Nov 2006)
  • Partial birth exceptions for life-threatening abnormalities. (Apr 2006)
  • Government should have no role in abortion decision. (Oct 2005)
  • We can find common ground on abortion issue. (Sep 2005)
  • Alternatives to pro-choice like forced pregnancy in Romania. (Nov 2003)
  • Must safeguard constitutional rights, including choice. (Oct 2000)
  • Late term abortion only if life or health are at risk. (Oct 2000)
  • Remain vigilant on a woman’s right to chose. (Jan 2000)
  • Keep abortion safe, legal and rare. (Jan 1999)
  • Being pro-choice is not being pro-abortion. (Jan 1999)
  • Reach out to teens to reduce teen sex problems. (Jan 1999)
  • Voted liberal line on partial birth & harm to fetus. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003)
  • Endorsed Recommended by EMILY’s List of pro-choice women. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2004)
  • Sponsored bill providing contraceptives for low-income women. (May 2006)
  • Sponsored bill for emergency contraception for rape victims. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)

 

Sanders

  • Lifetime pro-choice record, plus funding for family planning. (Sep 2015)
  • Advocate for family planning and funding for contraceptives. (Sep 2015)
  • Women have the right to choose, regardless of income. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don’t provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
  • Require pharmacies to fulfill contraceptive prescriptions. (Jul 2011)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Jan 2015)
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)

 

Cruz

  • Planned Parenthood sells body parts of unborn human beings. (Sep 2015)
  • Allow vote to end Planned Parenthood’s funding. (Aug 2015)
  • Prosecute Planned Parenthood for criminal violations. (Aug 2015)
  • Ban taxpayer funding of abortion & partial birth abortion. (Mar 2015)
  • Companies can deny insuring birth control. (Apr 2012)
  • Protect innocent human life with partial-birth ban. (Jul 2011)
  • Opposes public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)

 

Carson

  • I would love to see Roe v. Wade overturned. (Oct 2015)
  • Maybe exceptions for life of mother, not for rape or incest. (Oct 2015)
  • Was personally against abortion; but what others do matters. (Aug 2015)
  • Drugs OK to prevent conception in instances of rape & incest. (Aug 2015)
  • I spent my career saving the lives of little babies. (Aug 2015)
  • Ban abortion more than 20 weeks after fertilization. (May 2015)
  • No abortion for convenience. (Jan 2014)
  • The thought of abortion for convenience is repugnant. (Jan 2014)
  • Persuaded mother of hydrocephalic baby to cancel abortion. (Jan 2012)

 

Trump

  • Defund Planned Parenthood. (Oct 2015)
  • Planned Parenthood is important, but abortions must stop. (Aug 2015)
  • I have evolved on abortion issue, like Reagan evolved. (Aug 2015)
  • Ban late abortions; exceptions for rape, incest or health. (Jun 2015)
  • I am now pro-life; after years of being pro-choice. (Apr 2011)
  • I changed my views to pro-life based on personal stories. (Apr 2011)
  • I am pro-life; fight ObamaCare abortion funding. (Feb 2011)
  • Pro-choice, but ban partial birth abortion. (Jul 2000)
  • Favors abortion rights but respects opposition. (Dec 1999)

 

Rubio

  • Abortion is complex issue; we must reduce the number of them. (Aug 2015)
  • Barbarians of our age have murdered millions of the unborn. (Aug 2015)
  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks. (Apr 2015)
  • Consensus that life begins at conception; so no abortion. (May 2014)
  • I believe in protecting life but I’m not a chauvinist. (Mar 2013)
  • Pro-life, but understands that woman’s right is the law. (Jun 2012)
  • Expand birth control exemption for faith-based organizations. (Jun 2012)
  • Opposed Sotomayor nomination based on her Roe support. (Jun 2012)
  • No right to privacy, that resulted in the Roe v. Wade. (Feb 2010)
  • Require ultrasounds before performing abortions. (Feb 2010)
  • Voted against funding stem cell research. (Apr 2006)
  • Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports giving legal protection to unborn children. (Sep 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)

 

Bush

  • Abortion ok when LIFE of mother at risk, not just her HEALTH. (Nov 2015)
  • Defund Planned Parenthood, but not with federal shutdown. (Sep 2015)
  • I defunded Planned Parenthood in Florida; do same federally. (Sep 2015)
  • Husband of Terri Schiavo blames Bush for harassment. (Jan 2015)
  • Terri Schiavo case: ordered feeding tube reinserted. (Feb 2014)
  • OpEd: Jeb avoids extremism on women’s issues. (Aug 2012)
  • Funded adoption counseling, but not abortion counseling. (Dec 2009)
  • Prevent use of public funds for stem cell research. (Dec 2009)
  • Created divisive “Choose Life” license plates. (Feb 2007)
  • Parental consent; clinic regulation; pro-life counseling. (Feb 2007)
  • Restrict abortions to incest, rape, & health. (Jul 1998)
  • No need to teach about abortion if we have moral absolutes. (Nov 1995)

 


SAME SEX MARRIAGE

Clinton

  • I re-evaluated & changed my mind on gay marriage. (Jun 2014)
  • We have all evolved on gay marriage since 1990s. (Jun 2014)
  • DOMA discrimination holds us back from a more perfect union. (Jun 2013)
  • I support gay marriage personally and as law. (Mar 2013)
  • Telling kids about gay couples is parental discretion. (Sep 2007)
  • Positive about civil unions, with full equality of benefits. (Aug 2007)
  • Let states decide gay marriage; they’re ahead of feds. (Aug 2007)
  • GLBT progress since 2000, when I marched in gay pride parade. (Aug 2007)
  • Supports DOMA, which Bill Clinton signed. (Jul 2007)
  • Don’t ask don’t tell was an important transition step. (Jun 2007)
  • 2004:defended traditional marriage; 2006:voted for same-sex. (May 2007)
  • Federal Marriage Amendment would be terrible step backwards. (Oct 2006)
  • Gay soldiers need to shoot straight, not be straight. (Nov 2003)
  • End hate crimes and other intolerance. (Sep 2000)
  • Gays deserve domestic partnership benefits. (Feb 2000)
  • Military service based on conduct, not sexual orientation. (Dec 1999)

 

Cruz

  • Pray against a court decision legalizing same-sex marriage
  • Zealotry on same-sex marriage leaves out religious liberty
  • Most states can ignore Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage
  • Opposes the unrelenting assault on traditional marriage
  • Overturn Supreme Court with anti-gay marriage Amendment
  • Opposes gay pride parades and opposes gay marriage
  • One-man-one-woman marriage is building block of society
  • Supports defining traditional marriage
  • Supports banning military gay marriage
  • Sponsored state definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage

 

Carson

  • Constitution protects gays equally, but not marriage
  • Homosexuality is a choice, but same-sex marriage is the law
  • Give gays rights, but not marriage, because it’s a choice
  • Marriage should not be extended to same-sex couples
  • Redefining marriage is slippery slope with disastrous ending
  • Legal binding relationship for gays to enjoy property rights

 

Trump

  • After Supreme Court vote, gay marriage is a reality
  • Same-sex marriage is a state issue
  • No gay marriage; no same-sex partner benefits
  • Tolerate diversity; prosecute hate crimes against gays

 

Rubio

  • Balance gay anti-discrimination with religious rights
  • Defining marriage does not demean a class of people
  • I believe in historical marriage, but ok if states redefine
  • Leave gay marriage to states, but keep DOMA
  • No gay couples as foster parents; no social experimentation
  • No evidence to change policy of don’t ask, don’t tell
  • Collect DNA of those convicted of sexually deviant behavior
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage
  • Supports banning homosexuals in the military
  • Opposes Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)

 

Bush

  • Let businesses express religious freedom against gays
  • Respect civil unions & same-sex lifetime commitments
  • 994: LGBT protections are tantamount to elevating sodomy
  • Don’t-ask-don’t-tell ok if it doesn’t affect policy
  • Insisted on more racial and gender diversity in trial judges
  • Don’t create gays as another category of victims:
  • No hate-crimes status for gays; no gay marriage

 


 GUN CONTROL

Clinton

  • Reverse gun manufacturer immunity; let them get sued. (Nov 2015)
  • Don’t shield gun manufacturers from lawsuits:I vote that way. (Oct 2015)
  • Gun control advocates see Clinton as an ally. (Jun 2015)
  • Rein in idea that anybody can have a gun anywhere, anytime. (May 2014)
  • 2000: advocate for national gun registry; 2008: backed off. (May 2014)
  • Balance lawful gun ownership & keeping guns from criminals. (Apr 2008)
  • Give local police access to federal gun tracking info. (Apr 2008)
  • Let states & cities determine local gun laws. (Apr 2008)
  • Against illegal guns, crack down on illegal gun dealers. (Jan 2008)
  • Backed off a national licensing registration plan on guns. (Jan 2008)
  • Get assault weapons & guns off the street. (Jul 2007)
  • Background check system could prevent Virginia Tech massacre. (Apr 2007)
  • FactCheck: VA Tech shooter not declared a danger to others. (Apr 2007)
  • Congress’ failure at Littleton response inspired Senate run. (Nov 2003)
  • Keep guns away from people who shouldn’t have them. (Sep 2000)
  • Limit access to weapons; look for early warning signs. (Sep 2000)
  • License and register all handgun sales. (Jun 2000)
  • Tough gun control keeps guns out of wrong hands. (Jul 1999)
  • Gun control protects our children. (Jul 1999)
  • Don’t water down sensible gun control legislation. (Jul 1999)
  • Lock up guns; store ammo separately. (Jun 1999)
  • Ban kids’ unsupervised access to guns. (Jun 1999)
  • Get weapons off the streets; zero tolerance for weapons. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
  • Prevent unauthorized firearm use with “smart gun” technology. (Aug 2000)

 

Sanders

  • I have shown courage against NRA on gun issues. (Dec 2015)
  • People have the right to buy guns, with sensible regulations. (Dec 2015)
  • Do more than reverse gun manufacturer immunity. (Nov 2015)
  • I want to shield gun shops from lawsuits, not manufacturers. (Oct 2015)
  • Deal federally with straw-man gun purchasers. (Oct 2015)
  • Bring together rural states & urban states with common sense. (Oct 2015)
  • Common sense, incremental gun control plan. (Oct 2015)
  • Ban semiautomatic guns & gun show loophole. (Aug 2015)
  • Instant background checks: no guns for criminals or unstable. (Jul 2015)
  • Guns in Vermont are for hunting; but in L.A. are for killing. (Jul 2015)
  • Gun legislation must work for both rural & urban Americans. (Jun 2015)
  • OpEd: pro-gun votes in line with VT’s political norms. (Jun 2015)
  • Mixed approach to gun control vs. gun rights. (Apr 2015)
  • I’m pro-hunting, but no one needs an AK-47 to hunt. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2003)

 

Cruz

  • Obama is coming for our guns. (Oct 2015)
  • 2nd Amendment is ultimate check against government tyranny. (Jun 2015)
  • Opposes unreasonable and burdensome gun restrictions. (Jul 2011)
  • Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Opposes restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
  • Oppose the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty. (Sep 2013)

 

Carson

  • No limits to gun ownership, except in cases of insanity. (Oct 2015)
  • 2nd amendment critical in guarding against tyranny. (Oct 2015)
  • Law-abiding citizens have right to guns without registration. (Mar 2014)
  • Extremely pro-2nd Amendment; never let anyone tamper with it. (Feb 2014)
  • Semi-automatic weapons ok in countryside, but not cities. (Mar 2013)

 

Trump

  • Mass shootings are due to a huge mental health problem. (Jan 2016)
  • No limits on guns; they save lives. (Jan 2016)
  • Keep enemies of the state away from guns. (Nov 2015)
  • Gun-free zones are target practice for sickos. (Oct 2015)
  • Gun ownership makes US safer, not more dangerous. (Oct 2015)
  • Mental health more important than gun control. (Oct 2015)
  • Laws are ineffective in preventing gun violence. (Oct 2015)
  • Gun violence is inevitable; regulations won’t help. (Oct 2015)
  • Protect the Second Amendment, but address mental health. (Sep 2015)
  • Take guns from good people & bad people have target practice. (Jul 2015)
  • A very strong person on the Second Amendment. (Jun 2015)
  • I am against gun control. (Feb 2011)
  • Dems and Reps are both wrong on guns. (Jul 2000)
  • For assault weapon ban, waiting period, & background check. (Jul 2000)

 

Rubio

  • Criminals will ignore gun laws because they’re criminals. (Sep 2015)
  • New gun laws are ineffective, so don’t pass them. (Apr 2013)
  • Has a concealed weapon permit, but does not carry a weapon. (Apr 2013)
  • Deal with gun violence, but do it constitutionally. (Feb 2013)
  • As Speaker, failed to push law allowing guns at work. (Jun 2012)
  • 2nd Amendment is a cornerstone of our democracy. (Feb 2010)
  • Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated B+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
  • Oppose the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty. (Sep 2013)

 

Bush

  • Issue isn’t law-abiding owners, but violence & mental health. (Jan 2016)
  • 99.999% of people should be able to keep their guns. (Sep 2015)
  • Reduce gun violence and protect 2nd Amendment. (Jun 2015)
  • Signed first-in-the-nation Stand-Your-Ground law. (Jun 2015)
  • Stand-your-ground bill: Deadly force OK when threatened. (Dec 2009)
  • Violent gun crime rate is down by more than 25%. (Jan 2002)
  • Use a Gun and You’re Done. (Nov 2001)
  • Concealed carry OK; supports instant background check. (Jul 1998)

 


GOD

Clinton

  • Teach Bible as history & literature; not science or religion
  • Partner with faith based community in empowerment zones
  • Tap into churches to avoid more Louima & Diallo cases
  • Community involvement helps, but only in short term
  • Link payments to good parenting behavior
  • Allow student prayer, but no religious instruction
  • Character education: teach empathy & self-discipline
  • Change what kids see in the media
  • Co-sponsored bill to criminalize flag-burning
  • Rated 0% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation
  • NO on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration

 

Sanders

  • Rated 7% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting recordRated 83% by the AU,
  • indicating support of church-state separation
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating support of separation of church & state
  • NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer
  • NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations
  • NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks
  • NO on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror
  • NO on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration
  • NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance
  • YES on allowing Courts to decide on “God” in Pledge of Allegiance

 

Cruz

  • Defend Judeo-Christian values against liberal fascism
  • Stop IRS from asking: ‘tell me the content of your prayers’
  • Government checks create dependency
  • Defend Ten Commandments and “under God” in the Pledge
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating opposition to separation of church & state

 

Carson

  • Islam is inconsistent with the Constitution
  • Charities better at providing for needy than the government
  • PC police make us afraid to say “Merry Christmas”
  • End the “war on God”
  • All religions provide beliefs that make us reasonable
  • National Day of Prayer is a suggestion, not a requirement

 

Trump

  • Teach citizenship; stop “dumbing down”
  • End “creative spelling,” “estimating,” & “empowerment”
  • Let “saints” help teen moms; restrict public assistance

 

Rubio

  • Silent on voluntary school prayer
  • We cannot keep God out of our lives, even in public realm
  • Acknowledge God in everything we do & everywhere we go
  • Communities & churches once took care of neighbors
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating opposition to separation of church & state

 

Bush

  • Social service benefits via private & faith-based companies
  • Proposed refusing federal money for welfare
  • Created Governor’s Faith-Based Advisory Board
  • Don’t restrict creationism discussion, but don’t require it
  • 1994: Get tough on recipients of public assistance
  • More government money to religious groups
  • Place Like Home initiative: find families for DCF kids
  • Welcome community and faith based organizations as partners
  • Replace AFDC with limited temporary assistance
  • School prayer OK if prayers are voluntary and student-led
  • Limit welfare benefits; supports welfare-to-work
  • Help welfare recipients into workforce
  • Focus on virtue & character, not value
  • Pass moral judgment & teach virtue to our children
  • Tking welfare should be more shameful than working
  • Focus on abstinence; end social promotion
  • Duty to protect religious minorities & Christian refugees

 


HEALTHCARE

Clinton

  • The science is clear: vaccines work. (Feb 2015)
  • Ebola won’t stay confined; put resources into Africa. (Oct 2014)
  • Don’t legitimize end-of-life decision, but ok to help decide. (Apr 2008)
  • Decrease generic drug costs for developing countries. (Apr 2008)
  • Taxpayers pay for drug R&D, not drug companies. (Jan 2008)
  • Need a health care system that manages chronic diseases. (Jan 2008)
  • Universal health care is a core Democratic principle. (Jan 2008)
  • Pledges to support $50B for AIDS relief in US and world. (Dec 2007)
  • Worked on education & welfare in Arkansas but not healthcare. (Oct 2007)
  • No parent should be told ‘no’ for healthcare for their kids. (Sep 2007)
  • Local smoking bans ok, but no national ban. (Sep 2007)
  • Outcry if AIDS were leading disease of young whites. (Jun 2007)
  • Electronic medical records save $120 billion in health care. (Jun 2007)
  • Insurers must fund prevention without preexisting conditions. (Mar 2007)
  • Require electronic medical record for all federal healthcare. (Mar 2007)
  • Increase America’s commitment against Global AIDS. (Nov 2006)
  • FDA should compare drug effectiveness–not just safety. (Oct 2006)
  • Supply more medical needs of families, & insure all children. (Jun 2006)
  • Healthcare system plagued with underuse, overuse, and abuse. (Oct 2005)
  • Fought for pediatric rule: new drugs tested for child safety. (Oct 2005)
  • Low-tech low-cost water treatment for developing world. (Nov 2003)
  • Millions uninsured is source of America’s healthcare crisis. (Nov 2003)
  • Recommended “managed competition”; not single-payer system. (Nov 2003)
  • Fund teaching hospitals federally because market fails. (Sep 2000)
  • Regulate tobacco; fine of $3000 for every underage smoker. (Apr 2000)
  • Be prepared with defenses against infectious disease. (Oct 1999)
  • Medicare should be strengthened today. (Sep 1999)
  • GOP overwhelmed by her health reform knowledge. (Jun 1995)
  • $100B to get started on healthcare reform. (Jun 1994)
  • Smaller steps to progress on health care. (Jan 2000)

1990s HillaryCare

  • Hillary appointed 8 days after inauguration to health cmte. (Oct 2007)
  • A plan is necessary; but consensus is more necessary. (Sep 2007)
  • 1993:Ambitious role plagued from start by secrecy complaints. (Jun 2007)
  • 1990s plan failed after big pharma & insurance worked on it. (Apr 2007)
  • 1990s healthcare reforms laid groundwork for today’s reforms. (Mar 2007)
  • Still scarred from 1990s reform, but now doing it better. (Feb 2007)
  • 1997: Helped found State Children’s Health Insurance Program. (Dec 2006)
  • More people read my health plan abroad than in the US. (Nov 2005)
  • 1993 health plan initially praised as moderate & workable. (Jun 2004)
  • 1990s reform called “secretive” but had 600 in working group. (Nov 2003)
  • When last Republican backed out, HillaryCare died. (Nov 2003)
  • Despite failure, glad she tried system-wide reform. (Nov 2003)
  • 1994 “Harry & Louise” ads exploited consumer fears. (Nov 2003)
  • 1990s plan based on employer mandate. (Feb 2003)
  • Learned lessons on health care; but hasn’t given up goal. (Aug 2000)
  • 1979: Developed program to deliver rural healthcare. (Aug 1999)
  • OpEd: 1993 debate was highest level ever reached. (Jun 1997)
  • 1994: can’t fix just part of problem; it’s all or nothing. (Jan 1997)

2008 HillaryCare

  • 2006: If I can’t do universal coverage, why run? (Aug 2009)
  • AdWatch: Got health insurance for six million kids. (Mar 2008)
  • Include everyone, to avoid cherry-picking and its hidden tax. (Feb 2008)
  • Healthcare without mandate is like voluntary Social Security. (Feb 2008)
  • Many uninsured are young & don’t think they need coverage. (Feb 2008)
  • Make it illegal to discriminate against sick people. (Feb 2008)
  • Tired of health insurance companies deciding who live or die. (Feb 2008)
  • Universal health care will not work if it is voluntary. (Feb 2008)
  • Mandate insurance AND make it affordable for all. (Jan 2008)
  • Health care tax credit ensures affordability. (Nov 2007)
  • Insurance companies cannot deny people coverage. (Oct 2007)
  • Condemns insurers as motivated by greed. (Oct 2007)
  • American Health Choices Plan: keep yours or pick Congress’. (Sep 2007)
  • Pay for health plan by $52B tax repeal & $77B efficiencies. (Sep 2007)
  • Mandated responsibility by individuals, industry & employers. (Sep 2007)
  • Since 1993, new consensus developed on need for healthcare. (Sep 2007)
  • Include insurance industry in discussions, but rein them in. (Sep 2007)
  • Universal health care coverage by the end of my second term. (Feb 2007)
  • I have the expertise to achieve universal healthcare for all. (Feb 2007)
  • We need a uniquely American solution to health care. (Oct 2006)

ObamaCare

  • Non-employer system better; but don’t turn back ObamaCare. (Mar 2014)
  • 2007: recast 1990s disaster as experience to make it happen. (Jan 2010)
  • We need a movement to get healthcare done this time. (Aug 2009)

Voting Record

  • Health care initiatives are her first priority in Senate. (Feb 2001)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001)
  • Establish “report cards” on HMO quality of care. (Aug 2000)
  • Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage. (Apr 2001)
  • Let states make bulk Rx purchases, and other innovations. (May 2003)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • End government propaganda on Medicare bill. (Mar 2004)
  • Sponsored bill for mental health service for older Americans. (May 2005)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn. (Apr 2008)

 

Sanders

  • The middle class will pay less with single payer health plan. (Dec 2015)
  • We spend more on care than countries with single-payer. (Dec 2015)
  • Mental health coverage would stop suicides AND homicides. (Oct 2015)
  • Healthcare is a fundamental right in a civilized society. (Sep 2015)
  • Medicare for all: healthcare is a human right. (Sep 2015)
  • Vaccinations work; electing not to vaccinate is dangerous. (Sep 2015)
  • Voted for ObamaCare; but prefers single-payer system. (Apr 2015)
  • U.S. is only major country without guaranteed healthcare. (Apr 2015)
  • Move toward a single-payer system. (Mar 2015)
  • 1972: Pushed for dental care for low-income children. (Jun 1997)
  • Civilized societies provide healthcare for the poor. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children’s Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • MEDS Plan: Cover senior Rx under Medicare. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn. (Apr 2008)
  • Provide for treatment of autism under TRICARE. (Jun 2009)
  • Sponsored bill expanding the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
  • Make health care a right, not a privilege. (Nov 1999)

 

Cruz

  • Don’t exempt Congress from ObamaCare, or any law. (Nov 2015)
  • I regret voting for John Roberts because of ObamaCare vote. (Sep 2015)
  • Washington wants ObamaCare, the people want liberty. (Feb 2015)
  • Support nuns’ battle for religious liberty against ObamaCare. (Jan 2015)
  • Government shutdown on ObamaCare worked: GOP won in 2014. (Nov 2014)
  • Suspend commercial air travel to Ebola-infected areas. (Oct 2014)
  • To repeal ObamaCare, show Dems they’d lose by supporting it. (Mar 2014)
  • Obama changed ObamaCare mandate deadline by a blog post. (Jan 2014)
  • Obama asked companies to disobey ObamaCare rules for a year. (Jan 2014)
  • 5 million had health insurance canceled because of ObamaCare. (Jan 2014)
  • Vow to repeal ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Save Medicare by raising eligibility age. (Aug 2012)
  • Throw my body in front of a train to stop ObamaCare. (Apr 2012)
  • Defeat ObamaCare; rein in the federal government. (Jul 2011)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports market-based health insurance. (Oct 2012)

 

Carson

  • Give people the option to opt out of Medicare. (Oct 2015)
  • Health savings accounts for families to buy health care. (Oct 2015)
  • Replace need for Medicare with HSAs & catastrophic insurance. (Oct 2015)
  • Health Savings Accounts make insurance companies irrelevant. (Oct 2015)
  • Health Savings Accounts make Medicaid less relevant. (Oct 2015)
  • Vaccines never caused autism; vaccination is important. (Sep 2015)
  • ObamaCare is analogous to slavery. (May 2015)
  • Obamacare is about restriction and control. (Feb 2015)
  • Vaccines are extremely important, despite individual rights. (Feb 2015)
  • Spokesperson for Mannatech nutrition supplement for 10 years. (Jan 2015)
  • ObamaCare robs you of your ability to control your own life. (May 2014)
  • ObamaCare is the worst thing since slavery. (Oct 2013)
  • Health savings account from birth; teach poor responsibility. (Feb 2013)
  • Fund HSAs for indigent from collected HSAs of the rest of us. (Feb 2013)
  • Two-tiered system ok as long as care is adequate. (Jan 2012)
  • Saudi Arabian solution: stiff penalties for medical fraud. (Jan 2012)
  • Regulate insurance companies as non-profit services. (Jan 2012)
  • Government responsibility for catastrophic coverage. (Jan 2012)
  • Let paralyzed quadriplegics choose to die if they wish it. (Jan 2012)
  • Suffered research cancer injection and prostate cancer. (Dec 2007)

 

Trump

  • Replace Obamacare with Health Savings Accounts. (Oct 2015)
  • I’m for vaccines, but in smaller quantities to avoid autism. (Sep 2015)
  • The insurance companies have total control over politicians. (Aug 2015)
  • We didn’t have a free market before ObamaCare. (Jun 2015)
  • ObamaCare is a catastrophe that must be repealed & replaced. (Jun 2015)
  • Don’t cut Medicare; grow the economy to keep benefits. (Jun 2015)
  • ObamaCare deductibles are so high that it’s useless. (Jun 2015)
  • Save Medicare & Medicaid without cutting them to the bone. (Jan 2015)
  • Kill ObamaCare before it becomes a trillion-ton weight. (Dec 2011)
  • Increase insurance competition across state lines. (Dec 2011)
  • 1988: Flew sick kids cross-country on his private jet. (Apr 2010)
  • We must have universal health care. (Jul 2000)

 

Rubio

  • All kids should get vaccinated, with medical exceptions. (Feb 2015)
  • ObamaCare stifles entrepreneurship with regulation. (Jan 2015)
  • World Health Organization can’t combat Ebola; only US can. (Oct 2014)
  • Ban visas from Ebola-stricken countries; target the source. (Oct 2014)
  • Medicaid expansion fails because funded only for a few years. (Jan 2014)
  • FactCheck: ObamaCare is not now forcing loss of insurance. (Feb 2013)
  • Expand mental health centers; address violence at its source. (Feb 2013)
  • Address mental illness with care, attention and compassion. (Feb 2013)
  • Backed out of Race for the Cure over abortion funding fight. (Sep 2012)
  • Medicare’s hospice care let my father die with dignity. (Jun 2012)
  • Expand prescription benefits to low-income seniors. (Jun 2012)
  • Provide alternatives to employer-based insurance system. (Mar 2010)
  • Launch a marketplace of affordable health insurance. (Nov 2006)
  • Capitated managed-care systems achieve better value. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)

 

Bush

  • Keep HSAs to encourage savings, as Medicare reform. (Oct 2015)
  • Fund good care providers for women, not Planned Parenthood. (Sep 2015)
  • You should vaccinate your children; over and out. (Feb 2015)
  • Clear & concise response stops unneeded fears about Ebola. (Oct 2014)
  • Handle Ebola like I handled anthrax in 2001. (Oct 2014)
  • ObamaCare is flawed to its core, and doesn’t work. (May 2014)
  • ObamaCare is flawed to its core. (Nov 2013)
  • Let ObamaCare fail due to its own dysfunction. (Oct 2013)
  • Move Medicaid from “defined benefit” to defined contribution. (Dec 2009)
  • Provide risk-adjusted premiums (insurance vouchers). (Dec 2009)
  • Slashed every request for adult mental health. (Dec 2009)
  • OpEd: Medicaid reforms won’t cover chronic conditions. (Dec 2009)
  • ObamaCare is focused on access; should be focused on quality. (Aug 2009)
  • Terri Schiavo: Did all possible to keep her hooked up. (Feb 2007)
  • Compromised on limiting medical malpractice awards. (Feb 2007)
  • KidCare and Medikids: expand to 1.6M kids and then even more. (Mar 2004)
  • Leave research funding to feds, not state. (Jun 2001)
  • No physician-assisted suicide. (Nov 1998)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)

 


IMMIGRATION

Clinton

  • Net immigration from Mexico has fallen to zero. (Nov 2015)
  • Immigrants keep America young and dynamic. (Jun 2014)
  • No official English, but keep common unifying language. (Feb 2008)
  • Consider halting certain raids on illegal immigrant families. (Feb 2008)
  • Border fence that cuts off a college campus is absurd. (Feb 2008)
  • Deploy technology & personnel, not a border fence. (Feb 2008)
  • Guest workers only for farms, to address labor shortage. (Feb 2008)
  • Exploitation of undocumented workers drives down wages. (Jan 2008)
  • English unifies us; teach ESL but support other languages. (Dec 2007)
  • Crack down on employers who exploit undocumented workers. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: Denied saying licensing illegals “made sense”. (Oct 2007)
  • More border patrolling on both Mexican AND Canadian borders. (Sep 2007)
  • Anti-immigrant bill would have criminalized Jesus Christ. (Sep 2007)
  • Sanctuary cities ok; local police can’t enforce immigration. (Sep 2007)
  • Making English official imperils crises needing translators. (Jun 2007)
  • Comprehensive reform to get 12 million out of shadows. (Apr 2007)
  • Keep New York-Ontario border passport-free for tourism. (Oct 2006)
  • Adamantly against illegal immigrants. (Sep 2005)

Comprehensive Reform

  • Include undocumented immigrant kids in state college tuition. (Oct 2015)
  • Include undocumented immigrant kids in healthcare coverage. (Oct 2015)
  • 2007: Focus on comprehensive reform, not driver’s licenses. (Jan 2010)
  • Allow driver’s licenses for illegals until we get reform. (Jan 2010)
  • NY licenses for illegals fills federal gap. (Aug 2009)
  • Introduce a path to earn citizenship in the first 100 days. (Feb 2008)
  • Don’t turn local police into immigration enforcers. (Feb 2008)
  • Deporting all illegal immigrants is unrealistic. (Jan 2008)
  • Illegal immigrants with driver’s licenses puts them at risk. (Jan 2008)
  • Co-sponsored comprehensive immigration reform in 2004. (Jan 2008)
  • Oppose granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. (Nov 2007)
  • Immigrant license issue needs federal action on reform. (Oct 2007)
  • Immigration reform needs family unification as one goal. (Sep 2007)

Voting Record

  • Opposes illegal immigration, but doesn’t vote to follow up. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared “sanctuary cities”. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the “Y” nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
  • Sponsored bill covering child resident aliens under Medicaid. (May 2005)
  • Sponsored bill funding social services for noncitizens. (May 2006)
  • Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)

 

Sanders

  • 2007: No comprehensive reform: guest workers are semi-slaves. (Oct 2015)
  • Comprehensive reform with no border fence & no guest workers. (Sep 2015)
  • Secure borders without building a fence. (Sep 2015)
  • Open borders for guest workers pushes down U.S. worker wages. (Jul 2015)
  • Offer path to citizenship; waive deportation for DREAMers. (Apr 2015)
  • Immigrant labor should be treated as valuable, but are not. (Oct 2012)
  • English-Only, based in xenophobia, hurts legal immigrants. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared “sanctuary cities”. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the “Y” nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)

 

Cruz

  • Illegals are an economic calamity for low-wage Americans. (Nov 2015)
  • Support Kate’s Law: oppose our leaders who won’t enforce. (Aug 2015)
  • Path to citizenship is profoundly unfair to legal immigrants. (Feb 2015)
  • End Obama’s illegal amnesty via Congress’ checks & balances. (Nov 2014)
  • Defund amnesty; and refuse any nominees until rescinded. (Nov 2014)
  • No path to citizenship for 1.65 million illegals in Texas. (Oct 2012)
  • Give police more power to ask about immigration status. (Jun 2012)
  • Boots on the ground, plus a wall. (Apr 2012)
  • Triple the size of the Border Patrol. (Mar 2012)
  • Strengthen border security and increase enforcement. (Jul 2011)

 

Carson

  • Guest worker program; no citizenship for illegals. (Oct 2015)
  • Many immigrants are criminals from Iraq, Somalia and Russia. (Sep 2015)
  • Turn off the spigots, then allow agricultural guest workers. (Sep 2015)
  • We have the ability to build a border wall, but not the will. (Sep 2015)
  • Use drones to destroy smuggler hide-outs on Mexican border. (Aug 2015)
  • Moral low road to use cheap labor if no path to citizenship. (Feb 2015)
  • Pathway to citizenship unfair to past & current immigrants. (Feb 2015)
  • Use Canadian model for guest worker program. (Jan 2015)
  • Common-sense solutions: guest workers plus harsher penalties. (Jan 2015)
  • Overwhelming majority want the southern border secured. (Jan 2012)
  • Deportation is moral low road; create guest worker program. (Jan 2012)

 

Trump

  • No apology for banning Muslims from entering America. (Jan 2016)
  • Need to keep database of Muslim refugees. (Nov 2015)
  • We must stop illegal immigration; it hurts us economically. (Nov 2015)
  • I don’t care how they come in, if they come in legally. (Oct 2015)
  • Syrian refugees are a Trojan Horse. (Oct 2015)
  • Syrian refugee crisis partly our fault; but don’t take any. (Oct 2015)
  • We’re only country dumb enough for birthright citizenship. (Sep 2015)
  • Illegal immigrants populate many criminal gangs. (Sep 2015)
  • This is a country where we speak English, not Spanish. (Sep 2015)
  • Half of the undocumented residents in America are criminals. (Jun 2015)
  • We need strong borders; we need a wall. (Feb 2015)
  • Citizenship for illegal immigrants is a GOP suicide mission. (Mar 2013)
  • 351,000 illegal aliens are in our prisons; costing $1.1B. (Dec 2011)
  • Anchor babies were NEVER the intent of the 14th Amendment. (Dec 2011)
  • Invite foreigners graduating from college to stay in US. (Dec 2011)
  • Control borders; even legal immigration should be difficult. (Jul 2000)
  • Limit new immigration; focus on people already here. (Dec 1999)

Mexico

  • Ship millions back to Mexico, like Eisenhower did. (Nov 2015)
  • Walls on borders work; just ask Israel. (Nov 2015)
  • Mexico will pay for wall, but not through tariffs. (Nov 2015)
  • I can get Mexico to pay for border wall; politicians can’t. (Oct 2015)
  • The border wall will be well-managed and built correctly. (Aug 2015)
  • We need wall on Mexican border, but ok to have a door in it. (Aug 2015)
  • Mexican government is sending criminals across the border. (Aug 2015)
  • Building a wall will save money because it stops bad dudes. (Jul 2015)
  • OpEd: businesses & Republicans condemn anti-Mexico terms. (Jul 2015)
  • Make Mexico pay for wall with severe economics. (Jun 2015)
  • Mexico & Latin America send us drugs, crime, and rapists. (Jun 2015)
  • Build great wall on southern border; have Mexico pay for it. (Jun 2015)
  • Triple-layered fence & Predator drones on Mexican border. (Dec 2011)

 

Rubio

  • Bar any company abusing H1 visas from future visas. (Oct 2015)
  • Change from family-based system to skills-based. (Oct 2015)
  • Replace family-based system with economic contribution. (Sep 2015)
  • Legal immigrants have been waiting in line for 15 years. (Aug 2015)
  • Human trafficking law & deferred action caused border crisis. (Aug 2014)
  • Give kids of illegal immigrants in-state tuition rates. (Jan 2014)
  • Border control: 90% apprehension and 100% surveillance. (Apr 2013)
  • Immigration is a human issue AND a law & order issue. (Mar 2013)
  • English is de facto official language; let’s recognize that. (Jun 2012)
  • AZ anti-immigrant law demands papers like “police state”. (Jun 2012)
  • OpEd: Claimed falsely that parents fled Castro in 1959. (Jun 2012)
  • Legal status, but not citizenship, to migrant’s children. (Jun 2012)
  • AZ law may unreasonably single out some citizens. (Apr 2010)
  • Don’t count illegal immigrants in the 2010 census. (Apr 2010)
  • Allow children of illegals to pay in-state college tuition. (Mar 2010)
  • No amnesty in any form, not even back-of-the-line. (Mar 2010)
  • Oppose amnesty in any reform. (Feb 2010)

Comprehensive Reform

  • In 2013, refugees were fleeing oppression; not like Syrians. (Dec 2015)
  • 2013 lessons: do necessities first; then get to citizenship. (Dec 2015)
  • My family are all immigrants; but no comprehensive solution. (Sep 2015)
  • No green card for 10 years for current illegal immigrants. (Jul 2015)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform is politically infeasible. (May 2015)
  • Joined “Gang of Eight” to push comprehensive reform. (Apr 2015)
  • Deal with border & future immigrants BEFORE any amnesty. (Feb 2015)
  • 2010: Earned path to citizenship is code for amnesty. (Feb 2015)
  • Modernize immigration to win global competition for talent. (Sep 2014)
  • FactCheck: No MarcoPhones, and no executive DREAMers either. (Apr 2014)
  • Not amnesty: 15-year wait, plus fee, minus federal benefits. (Apr 2013)
  • Green cards after 10 years; secure border; & e-Verify. (Apr 2013)
  • Compare reform to existing situation of 11 million illegals. (Apr 2013)
  • Leave immigration to feds; 50 sets of laws is worse. (Jun 2012)
  • GOP DREAM Act: visas for going to college or military. (Apr 2012)
  • Opposes granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. (Sep 2010)
  • Supports full implementation of current border security laws. (Sep 2010)

 

Bush

  • When students ask questions in Spanish, I answer in Spanish. (Sep 2015)
  • My wife is Mexican and she wants a wall on Mexican border. (Sep 2015)
  • OpEd: Vigorously booed as moderate, by deep conservatives. (Aug 2015)
  • Eliminate sanctuary cities, plus more enforcement. (Aug 2015)
  • Immigrants are an engine of economic vitality. (Jan 2015)
  • OpEd: Disagrees with Tea Party on immigration and education. (Dec 2014)
  • OpEd: Rational sympathy rather than economic logic. (Apr 2014)
  • Immigration is ‘not a felony’ but ‘an act of love’. (Apr 2014)
  • Immigrants are committed to family, even if illegally here. (Apr 2014)
  • FactCheck: Yes, immigrants are more fertile. (Jun 2013)
  • People come illegally because there’s no legal path to come. (Mar 2013)
  • Limit family reunification: no siblings nor parents. (Mar 2013)
  • Treat illegals with compassion but also rule of law. (Mar 2013)
  • To become citizen, pass exam in English and civic history. (Mar 2013)
  • Illegals can’t “wait in line”; there is no line to wait in. (Mar 2013)
  • Objections to more multiracial America are misplaced. (Mar 2013)
  • GOP wooed Hispanics in 2004; but alienated them by 2012. (Jun 2012)
  • 1980s: Voter registration for 88,000 naturalized Hispanics. (Feb 2007)
  • Speaks Spanish; husband and father of Hispanics. (Feb 2007)

 


JOBS

Clinton

  • $12 minimum wage, indexed for the future. (Nov 2015)
  • It hasn’t been this bad since the 1920s; so vote Democrat. (Oct 2015)
  • No salary increase for Congress until minimum wage increased. (Jul 2007)
  • Would accept minimum wage as president. (Jul 2007)
  • Stand up for unions; organize for fair wages. (Jun 2007)
  • Get tough with China and bring jobs back home. (Feb 2007)
  • Minimum wage increases haven’t kept up with Congress’ wages. (Dec 2006)
  • Passed 2 planks of 7-plank platform, “New Jobs for New York”. (Oct 2006)
  • Minimum wage should be tied to congressional salaries. (Jun 2006)
  • Pushed for extension of unemployment insurance. (Feb 2004)
  • The working poor deserve a living wage. (Oct 1999)
  • America can afford to raise the minimum wage. (Sep 1999)
  • Recently “we’re in it together” became “you’re on your own”. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on repealing Clinton’s ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Protect overtime pay protections. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 85% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller’s Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Sponsored bill linking minimum wage to Congress’ pay raises. (May 2006)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Sponsored bill enforcing against gender pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)

 

Sanders

  • $15 minimum wage might lose some jobs, but it helps many. (Nov 2015)
  • Obama rebuilt jobs; but middle class is disappearing. (Oct 2015)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. (Mar 2015)
  • Corporate opposition makes union organizing difficult. (Mar 2015)
  • Create worker-owned cooperatives & grow unions. (Jan 2015)
  • Real unemployment is 16%; official unemployment only 9%. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on limiting farm subsidies to people earning under $750,000. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA’s Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Rural Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Require full disclosure of outsourced employees. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller’s Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Jan 2014)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)

 

Cruz

  • Pass a flat tax and abolish the IRS, and jobs will follow. (Sep 2015)
  • Raising minimum wage by executive fiat opposes rule of law. (Jan 2014)
  • Lowest labor force participation in over three decades. (Jan 2014)
  • Extending unemployment benefits exacerbates joblessness. (Aug 2012)

 

Carson

  • Raising the minimum wage increases unemployment. (Nov 2015)
  • Minimum wage should probably be raised; then index it. (Sep 2015)
  • College job: supervised highway cleanup crews. (Jan 2012)
  • Unions bad when they focus on power & not future generations. (Jan 2012)

 

Trump

  • Don’t raise minimum wage; it makes us non-competitive. (Nov 2015)
  • I have relevant experience by creating jobs and assets. (Nov 2015)
  • Don’t raise minimum wage, but create more opportunities. (Aug 2015)
  • Take jobs back from foreign countries to lower unemployment. (Aug 2015)
  • Real unemployment rate is 20%; don’t believe 5.6%. (Jun 2015)
  • Raising business tax causes businesses to move jobs overseas. (Dec 2011)
  • Unions fight for pay; managers fight for less; consumers win. (Jul 2000)
  • Foreign companies are taking jobs from US. (Dec 1999)

 

Rubio

  • Raising minimum wage would replace people with machines. (Nov 2015)
  • Give wage subsidies rather than raise minimum wage. (Jan 2015)
  • Voted against Paycheck Fairness Act (equal pay for women). (Sep 2014)
  • Ok to extend unemployment if it’s paid for. (Jan 2014)
  • Grow the middle class; don’t grow the government. (Feb 2013)
  • 1984: Enthusiastic union activist during dad’s strike. (Jun 2012)
  • Oppose card check & Employee Free Choice Act. (Feb 2010)

 


 

TAXES

Clinton

  • Wealthy pay too little and middle class pay too much. (Oct 2015)
  • Absolutely no tax increase on people earning under $250K. (Apr 2008)
  • Perhaps raise capital gains tax, but at most to 20%. (Apr 2008)
  • Rescind tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 a year. (Feb 2008)
  • AdWatch: cut taxes for the middle class. (Feb 2008)
  • Wealthy should go back to paying pre-Bush tax rates. (Jan 2008)
  • Want to restore the tax rates we had in the ‘90s. (Dec 2007)
  • Freeze estate tax at 2009 level of $7 million per couple. (Oct 2007)
  • Why cut off payroll contribution at $95,000? (Jun 2007)
  • Cut alternative minimum tax, not billionaire tax cuts. (Mar 2007)
  • Expand child tax credit for child’s first year. (Dec 2006)
  • End Bush tax cuts;take things away from rich for common good. (Oct 2006)
  • To get America back on track, cut short tax cuts. (Sep 2005)
  • Social issues matter; wrong time for tax cuts. (Nov 2000)
  • NY share of federal taxes is too high. (Feb 2000)
  • GOP tax plan would hurt New York’s students. (Aug 1999)

 

Sanders

  • Wealthiest will pay more but not as much as under Eisenhower. (Nov 2015)
  • Tax increases may affect more than top 1%. (Oct 2015)
  • Increase tax on wealthy; close loopholes for corporations. (Sep 2015)
  • Raise top marginal income tax rate from 39% to over 50%. (Sep 2015)
  • Lower cutoff for estate tax from $5.4M to $3.5M. (Sep 2015)
  • Double the capital gains tax for the wealthiest 2%. (Apr 2015)
  • We need a progressive tax system based on ability to pay. (Mar 2015)
  • Real tax reform based on ability to pay. (Jan 2015)
  • Capital gains & dividend tax cuts are giveaways to the rich. (Jun 2006)
  • Cap the home mortgage interest deduction at $300,000. (Jun 1997)
  • Property taxes are highly regressive & hurt poor & seniors. (Jun 1997)
  • 1% room-and-meal tax instead of property tax. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted YES on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted NO on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the Estate Tax (“death tax”). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the “marriage penalty”. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • American People’s Dividend: Give $300 to every person. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 28% by NTU, indicating a “Big Spender” on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million. (Mar 2012)

 

Cruz

  • There are more words in the tax code than in the Bible. (Nov 2015)
  • Eliminate payroll tax, death tax, business tax, and IRS. (Oct 2015)
  • Abolish the IRS. (Feb 2015)
  • Permanent Washington elite protects the tax code. (Apr 2012)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)

Ted Cruz’s Income Tax Plan: How Much Would You Owe?   http://www.fool.com/retirement/general/2016/02/14/ted-cruzs-income-tax-plan-how-much-would-you-owe.aspx

 

Carson

  • Cancel mortgage deduction and charitable deduction. (Nov 2015)
  • Tithing at 15%, plus removing all loopholes & waste. (Oct 2015)
  • Progressive taxation on the rich–that’s socialism. (Sep 2015)
  • Flat tax of 10%-15% is fairest option, even for low-income. (Aug 2015)
  • Concentrate on incentivizing entrepreneurial risk taking. (Aug 2015)
  • Regulations increase the cost of living. (Aug 2015)
  • God’s a pretty fair guy, so tithing is better than FairTax. (Aug 2015)
  • Proposes a flat tax between 10 and 15 percent. (May 2015)
  • IRS unneeded with proportional flat tax system. (May 2015)
  • God says tithe at 10%; no triple tithe for bumper crops. (May 2014)
  • Bible endorses flat tax–10% tithing. (Feb 2013)
  • Nothing in Constitution supports redistributing wealth. (Jan 2012)
  • Not unpatriotic for rich to take advantage of loopholes. (Jan 2012)

 

Trump

  • Cut taxes by $10T but don’t increase deficit. (Oct 2015)
  • Repeal estate tax; it’s double taxation. (Oct 2015)
  • Estate tax is unfair double taxation. (Oct 2015)
  • Do away with carried interest; it’s unfair. (Oct 2015)
  • OpEd AdWatch: Trump more liberal on taxes than Democrats. (Sep 2015)
  • FactCheck: Proposed 14% tax on wealthy in 2000, but not now. (Sep 2015)
  • No net increase in taxes, but increases on wealthy. (Sep 2015)
  • Raise graduated taxes on hedge fund managers. (Sep 2015)
  • One-time 14% tax on wealthy to pay down national debt. (Jun 2015)
  • 4 brackets; 1-5-10-15%; kill death tax & corporate tax. (Dec 2011)
  • Cutting tax rates incentivizes a strong national work ethic. (Dec 2011)
  • Previously supported wealth tax; now supports Bush tax cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Repeal the inheritance tax to offset one-time wealth tax. (Jul 2000)
  • Simplify tax code; end marriage penalty & other hidden taxes. (Jul 2000)
  • Opposes flat tax; benefits wealthy too much. (Jul 2000)
  • Personally avoids sales tax, but knows many people like it. (Dec 1999)
  • One-time 14.25% tax on wealth, to erase national debt. (Nov 1999)
  • Tax assets over $10 million, paid over 10 years. (Nov 1999)

 

Rubio

  • My tax reform gives more to lower earners, percentage-wise. (Oct 2015)
  • Our outdated tax code encourages outsourcing jobs. (Jan 2015)
  • 2007: Replace all property taxes by adding 2.5% to sales tax. (Feb 2014)
  • Replace property taxes with a consumption tax. (Jun 2012)
  • OpEd: Proposed consumption tax called “largest tax increase”. (Jun 2012)
  • Eliminate Florida property tax; or cap it at 1.35%. (Jun 2012)
  • We need new taxpayers, not new taxes. (Apr 2012)
  • No one should pay higher taxes in recession, not even top 2%. (Oct 2010)
  • Extend Bush tax cuts, even for high earners. (Oct 2010)
  • Address market uncertainty by making Bush cuts permanent. (Aug 2010)
  • 2000: $4 surcharge to cruise tickets to fund Marlins stadium. (Jul 2010)
  • Proposed to replace property taxes with state sales tax. (Mar 2010)
  • Pledged to never raise taxes as state rep. (Mar 2010)
  • Capital gains tax is double taxation. (Feb 2010)
  • Simplify our tax code; reduce the tax burden. (Feb 2010)
  • Supermajority vote for any tax increases. (Nov 2006)
  • Supports flat-rate federal tax; opposes increased tax rates. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)

Rubio’s Tax Plan Would Be a Budget-Buster      https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/rubios-tax-plan-budget-buster-200500083.html

 

Bush

  • Obama term resulted in $2,300 less in middle class pockets. (Oct 2015)
  • Reduce corporate tax rate to stimulate growth. (Sep 2015)
  • Tax plan disproportionately benefits middle class, not rich. (Sep 2015)
  • Cutting taxes decreases the deficit dynamically. (Sep 2015)
  • I am a real conservative. (Sep 2015)
  • 1994: Require voter approval of any new taxes. (Jan 2015)
  • No pledge on taxes; trade-offs on taxes means leadership. (Mar 2014)
  • Compromise on taxes ok, as part of a spending cut package. (Mar 2013)
  • Remove Intangibles Tax on stocks, bonds & dividends. (Dec 2009)
  • 1987: supported sales service tax; 1998: opposed it. (Feb 2007)
  • Cutting “intangibles tax” helps “seniors and savers”. (Feb 2007)
  • Supports estate tax repeal, but not at states’ expense. (Jun 2001)
  • Don’t broaden county & city taxing authority. (Jun 2001)
  • Voter approval of tax increases; cut taxes by $1B. (Jan 2000)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)

 


ECONOMY

Clinton

  • Go after shadow banking industry, like Lehman Brothers. (Nov 2015)
  • We need bankruptcy reform, but we need the right kind. (Aug 2014)
  • 1998: Personally lobbied Congress against bankruptcy bill. (Apr 2014)
  • The economy is not working for middle class families. (Jan 2008)
  • Look back to 1990s to see how I’d be fiscally responsible. (Dec 2007)
  • Balanced budget replaced with rising costs & falling wages. (Jun 2007)
  • 2000: Eight years of a great economy is not enough. (Jan 2007)
  • Co-sponsored bills totaling $502B in spending thru 2005. (Oct 2006)
  • Use tax dollars to upgrade infrastructure, not for stadium. (Oct 2000)
  • Pay down debt & cut taxes within balanced budget. (Sep 2000)
  • Protect next generation by paying off national debt. (Aug 2000)
  • We have outlived the usefulness of Bretton Woods. (Jun 1999)
  • The economy creates consumers but cannot create citizens. (Jun 1999)
  • Invest in people instead of “smokestack chasing”. (Feb 1997)
  • Voted to limit credit card interest to 30%. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Consistently against making bankruptcy stricter. (Jan 2008)
  • 2005 bankruptcy bill was by big credit cards & lenders. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying down federal debt by rating programs’ effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Require full disclosure about subprime mortgages. (Dec 2007)

 

Sanders

  • The greed of the billionaire class is destroying our economy. (Dec 2015)
  • Almost all new wealth goes to the top 1%. (Oct 2015)
  • Economic justice: Address root causes of economic inequality. (Sep 2015)
  • Economic issues take a larger toll on minority groups. (Jun 2015)
  • Break up large banks; add fees for high-risk investments. (Apr 2015)
  • We’ve transferred trillions from middle class to the top 1%. (Apr 2015)
  • Comprehensive 12-step agenda for moving America forward. (Jan 2015)
  • Dairy price fluctuations help no one but speculators. (Oct 2012)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying down federal debt by rating programs’ effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)

 

Cruz

  • Would I bail out the banks again? Absolutely not!. (Nov 2015)
  • I would not bail out Bank of America. (Nov 2015)
  • 1.2% annual growth over last 8 years is a disaster. (Nov 2015)
  • Audit the Fed; then end quantitative easing. (Oct 2015)
  • Use debt limit as leverage for policy change. (Oct 2015)
  • Top 1% under Obama got fat & happy while workers are hurting. (Feb 2015)
  • Lost Generation: Obama agenda hammers young people. (Mar 2014)
  • Balanced budget amendment to stop bankrupting our country. (Mar 2014)
  • Choice is more federal spending, or free markets & liberty. (Aug 2012)
  • FactCheck: Yes, gross federal debt now exceeds GDP. (Aug 2012)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Endorsed by the Club for Growth, for pro-growth stances. (Aug 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)

 

Carson

  • Stop tinkering around the edges & address the problem. (Nov 2015)
  • Raise debt limit on condition of making cuts. (Oct 2015)
  • Raise debt ceiling, but ensure you won’t have to do it again. (Oct 2015)
  • Let the economy work the way it’s supposed to. (Jan 2014)
  • The free market works. (Jan 2014)
  • 1990s deregulation paved way for 2008 economic meltdown. (Jan 2012)
  • Cut every agency spending by 10%, with no exceptions. (Jan 2012)

 

Trump

  • Keep mortgage interest deduction; knock out carried interest. (Nov 2015)
  • Make economy dynamic; bring back jobs from China & Mexico. (Oct 2015)
  • Use increasing debt ceiling as bargaining chip. (Oct 2015)
  • Strong on debt limit; ask for a pound of flesh. (Oct 2015)
  • Grow the economy at 6% annually by ending inversions. (Oct 2015)
  • Cut defense budget, & entire EPA & Dept. of Education. (Oct 2015)
  • We owe $19T and we need a businessman to bring us back. (Sep 2015)
  • If debt reaches $24T, that’s the point of no return. (Jun 2015)
  • We prospered after 9/11; we’ll prosper after Great Recession. (Apr 2010)
  • 2006: Warned about impending implosion of financial sector. (Apr 2010)
  • Prepare for upcoming crash, bigger than 1929. (Jul 2000)
  • Optimistic about future of Atlantic City. (Jul 1990)
  • Rent control only benefits a privileged minority. (Jul 1987)
  • One-time 14.25% tax on wealth, to erase national debt. (Nov 1999)
  • Predicts 35% boost to economy from eliminating national debt. (Nov 1999)

 

Rubio

  • Raising the minimum wage is an economic disaster. (Nov 2015)
  • We borrow from countries that dislike us. (Oct 2015)
  • Repeal and replace Dodd-Frank: it eviscerates banks. (Aug 2015)
  • Freeze spending for everything but defense at 2008 levels. (Apr 2015)
  • Tax, borrow, & spend is not the way out of the recession. (Feb 2013)
  • Real problem is $1T deficit each year since 2009. (Feb 2013)
  • Oppose Obama stimulus package; it’s bad for America. (Mar 2010)
  • Support balanced budget amendment and line-item veto. (Feb 2010)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)

 


CIVIL RIGHTS

Clinton

  • Women in Public Service Project: 50% of officials by 2050. (Nov 2013)
  • 1998: Hillary predicted female President in near future. (Oct 2007)
  • 1962: met MLK Jr. preaching a sermon in Chicago. (Jul 2007)
  • 1995: Politely criticized China’s human rights. (Jun 2007)
  • Developmental thread: tragedy of race must be made right. (Jun 2007)
  • Pushing for privacy bill of rights. (Jun 2006)
  • Professional woman AND hostess; feminist AND traditionalist. (Nov 2003)
  • Crack down on sex trafficking of women and girls. (Jan 2000)
  • Human rights are women’s rights. (Jan 2000)
  • Women’s rights are human rights. (Dec 1999)
  • Support National Endowment for the Arts. (Feb 1997)
  • Sex selection, prostitution & war rape: human rights issues. (Sep 1995)
  • Women’s suffrage was 72-year struggle, but not a shot fired. (Sep 1993)
  • I re-evaluated & changed my mind on gay marriage. (Jun 2014)
  • We have all evolved on gay marriage since 1990s. (Jun 2014)
  • DOMA discrimination holds us back from a more perfect union. (Jun 2013)
  • I support gay marriage personally and as law. (Mar 2013)
  • Telling kids about gay couples is parental discretion. (Sep 2007)
  • Positive about civil unions, with full equality of benefits. (Aug 2007)
  • Let states decide gay marriage; they’re ahead of feds. (Aug 2007)
  • GLBT progress since 2000, when I marched in gay pride parade. (Aug 2007)
  • Supports DOMA, which Bill Clinton signed. (Jul 2007)
  • Don’t ask don’t tell was an important transition step. (Jun 2007)
  • 2004:defended traditional marriage; 2006:voted for same-sex. (May 2007)
  • Federal Marriage Amendment would be terrible step backwards. (Oct 2006)
  • Gay soldiers need to shoot straight, not be straight. (Nov 2003)
  • End hate crimes and other intolerance. (Sep 2000)
  • Gays deserve domestic partnership benefits. (Feb 2000)
  • Military service based on conduct, not sexual orientation. (Dec 1999)
  • Co-sponsored bill to criminalize flag-burning. (Jan 2010)
  • Op-ed: Sposnored flag-burning bill for centrist credential. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 60% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 89% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 96% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees. (Dec 2007)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Reinforce anti-discrimination and equal-pay requirements. (Jan 2008)

 

Sanders

  • Combat institutional racism and reform justice system. (Oct 2015)
  • Vermont implemented ENDA 22 years ago; so should feds. (Sep 2015)
  • Black Lives Matter: deal with institutional racism. (Jul 2015)
  • Right to love each other, regardless of sexual orientation. (Jul 2015)
  • Equal pay for equal work by women. (Mar 2015)
  • Bush’s tracking citizens’ phone call patterns is illegal. (Jun 2006)
  • 1964: civil rights activist in Congress on Racial Equality. (Jun 1997)
  • Never accept racism, sexism, nor homophobia. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 93% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 97% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Endorsed as “preferred” by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women’s rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)

 

Cruz

  • Don’t empower more lawsuits by demanding equal pay. (Oct 2015)
  • Supreme Court gay rights ruling undermines the Constitution. (Jul 2015)
  • Pray against a court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. (Apr 2015)
  • Liberals obsessed with mandatory gay marriage in 50 states. (Apr 2015)
  • Zealotry on same-sex marriage leaves out religious liberty. (Apr 2015)
  • Most states can ignore Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage. (Mar 2015)
  • Overturn Supreme Court with anti-gay marriage Amendment. (Oct 2014)
  • Opposes gay pride parades and opposes gay marriage. (Feb 2012)
  • One-man-one-woman marriage is building block of society. (Jul 2011)
  • Disallow Ku Klux Klan from participating in Adopt-A-Highway. (Jul 2011)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • Sponsored state definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage. (Feb 2014)

 

Carson

  • Constitution protects gays equally, but not marriage. (Oct 2015)
  • Political correctness undermines Black Lives Matter movement. (Aug 2015)
  • Homosexuality is a choice, but same-sex marriage is the law. (May 2015)
  • Give gays rights, but not marriage, because it’s a choice. (Mar 2015)
  • Don’t let the PC police label conservatives as extremists. (Feb 2015)
  • Underdog status is not determined any longer by race. (Feb 2014)
  • Underdog status is no longer determined by race. (Feb 2014)
  • Apologized for likening homosexuality to pedophilia. (Mar 2013)
  • Marriage should not be extended to same-sex couples. (Mar 2013)
  • 1960s: experienced racism in inner-city Boston and Detroit. (Jan 2012)
  • Reparations for WWII Japanese ok, but not for slavery. (Jan 2012)
  • Not all black candidates share Obama’s left-wing politics. (Jan 2012)
  • Redefining marriage is slippery slope with disastrous ending. (Jan 2012)
  • Legal binding relationship for gays to enjoy property rights. (Jan 2012)
  • Free speech is wonderful, but hate speech causes actual harm. (Jan 2012)

 

Trump

  • I’m “fine” with affirmative action, for now. (Oct 2015)
  • After Supreme Court vote, gay marriage is a reality. (Aug 2015)
  • I’m no misogynist; I put women in charge of construction. (Aug 2015)
  • Disinvited from RedState gathering for misogynistic comments. (Aug 2015)
  • Political correctness is country’s problem, not my problem. (Aug 2015)
  • Obama’s presidency has done nothing for African Americans. (Aug 2015)
  • Same-sex marriage is a state issue. (Jun 2015)
  • No gay marriage; no same-sex partner benefits. (Mar 2011)
  • Tolerate diversity; prosecute hate crimes against gays. (Jul 2000)

 

Rubio

  • One-man-one-woman marriage existed before our laws. (Apr 2015)
  • I oppose gay marriage, but it’s the law of the land. (Apr 2015)
  • Opposes Paycheck Fairness: don’t require equal pay for women. (Apr 2014)
  • Balance gay anti-discrimination with religious rights. (Mar 2014)
  • Defining marriage does not demean a class of people. (Jun 2013)
  • I believe in historical marriage, but ok if states redefine. (Jun 2013)
  • Leave gay marriage to states, but keep DOMA. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). (Sep 2010)

 


 

CRIME

Clinton

  • Get body cameras on police; tackle mass incarceration. (Oct 2015)
  • Black lives matter: inequality is not inevitable. (Apr 2015)
  • Where do Bill and Hillary disagree on social issues? (Jan 2015)
  • Longtime advocate of death penalty, with restrictions. (Jan 2008)
  • Address the unacceptable increase in incarceration. (Dec 2007)
  • Mandatory sentences have been too widely used. (Jun 2007)
  • Pushed to expand AMBER alerts & for stricter sex penalties. (Dec 2006)
  • Police & firemen refused to shake her hand at Ground Zero. (Feb 2004)
  • 2001: police & firemen refused her handshake at Ground Zero. (Feb 2004)
  • 2000: NYPD needs higher pay and better minority relations. (Nov 2003)
  • Tap into churches to avoid more Louima & Diallo cases. (Mar 2000)
  • Led early crusade for rape evidence and crisis centers. (Aug 1999)
  • Supports citizen patrols & 3-Strikes-You’re-Out. (Sep 1996)
  • Supports “Three Strikes” and more prison. (Aug 1994)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for “COPS ON THE BEAT” program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)

 

Sanders

  • Police officers should not be shooting unarmed people. (Dec 2015)
  • Jobs and education, not jails and incarceration. (Dec 2015)
  • America has more people in jail than any country on earth. (Oct 2015)
  • Blacks are disproportionately imprisoned & killed by police. (Sep 2015)
  • Reinstate voting rights to address school-to-prison pipeline. (Sep 2015)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 78% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for “COPS ON THE BEAT” program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Rated 73% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues. (Dec 2014)

 

Cruz

  • Convert regulatory crimes into civil offenses. (Apr 2015)
  • World Court should have no say in Texas executions. (Jul 2011)
  • Fully monitor sexual predators & bring them to justice. (Jul 2011)
  • Supports the death penalty. (Oct 2012)

 

Carson

  • Arrests for “Driving While Black” is common. (Nov 2014)
  • Equip police with body cameras to avoid abusiveness. (Nov 2014)
  • Develop inner city resources to build alternatives to crime. (Aug 2014)
  • On Trayvon: It’s not a perfect system, but is best we have. (Jul 2013)
  • On “Stand Your Ground”: Turn down the rhetoric. (Jul 2013)
  • Imagine the mayhem if all police protection were removed. (Jan 2012)
  • Motorcyclists not wearing helmets consume medical resources. (Jan 2012)
  • Excessive litigation would end with “loser pays” arrangement. (Jan 2012)
  • Stop politically-correct prejudice against blacks vs. whites. (Jan 2012)

 

Trump

  • The police are the most mistreated people in America. (Jan 2016)
  • Black lives matter, but we need strong police presence. (Aug 2015)
  • Capital punishment isn’t uncivilized; murderers living is. (Jul 2000)
  • Death penalty deters like violent TV leads kids astray. (Jul 2000)
  • Hold judges accountable; don’t reduce sentences. (Jul 2000)
  • For tough anti-crime policies; not criminals’ rights. (Jul 2000)

 

Rubio

  • False choice between rampant crime vs. overstretched prisons. (Apr 2015)
  • 2000: Established West Miami’s 1st bicycle patrol officers. (Jun 2012)
  • 25 years ago, sister’s husband made many mistakes. (Jun 2012)
  • Toughen laws against prostitution & sex trafficking. (Apr 2007)
  • Collect DNA of those convicted of sexually deviant behavior. (Nov 2006)
  • Mandatory life sentence for repeat sex offenders. (Nov 2006)
  • Endless death row appeals hinder justice. (Nov 2006)

 

Bush

  • Conflicted about death penalty; needs reform. (Nov 2015)
  • 1994: build more prisons; serve longer sentences. (Jan 2015)
  • 1990s: punishment over therapy; 2010s: that hardens people. (Jan 2015)
  • Symbol of crime needs a human face on it. (Dec 2009)
  • Passed Habitual Offender Accountability Act. (Dec 2009)
  • We are not safe; not in our homes, not anywhere. (Feb 2007)
  • 1994 TV ad: My opponent won’t push electric chair. (Feb 2007)
  • Called special legislative session for death penalty law. (Feb 2007)
  • Building private prisons would save 15%-20% of state costs. (Feb 2007)
  • Make sure criminals serve at least 85% of their jail time. (Oct 2006)
  • I’m a hang-’em-by-the-neck conservative. (Sep 2004)
  • Adopted Three-Strike Violent Felony Offender Act. (Nov 2001)
  • 10-20-Life: Increase mandatory minimum sentences. (Nov 2001)
  • Fewer death-row appeals; faster executions. (Jan 2000)
  • Longer prison terms for gun-toting criminals. (Jan 2000)
  • Build more prisons; private contracts OK. (Jul 1998)
  • Alternative sentencing & rehabiliation acceptable. (Jul 1998)
  • Supports death penalty. (Jul 1998)
  • Stricter penalties for drug, sex, & gun offenses. (Jul 1998)
  • Heinous crimes no longer news: exposure lowers norms. (Nov 1995)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)

 


FAMILY

Sanders

  • $1.61 a week for paid family & medical leave. (Dec 2015)
  • Increase payroll tax to guarantee paid family leave. (Oct 2015)
  • We’re the only major country without paid family leave. (Oct 2015)
  • LGBTQ values are family values. (Sep 2015)
  • Provide affordable childcare & early pre-K education. (Sep 2015)
  • Violence Against Women Act applies to men and gays, too. (Sep 2015)
  • 1972: wrote fictional “satire” about men oppressing women. (May 2015)
  • Voted NO on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Missing & Exploited Children’s Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 7% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Ban high lead levels in children’s toys. (Nov 2005)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)

 

Cruz

  • Defend Judeo-Christian values against liberal fascism. (Apr 2015)
  • Opposes the unrelenting assault on traditional marriage. (Mar 2015)

 

Trump

  • Stress importance of a strong family, & a culture of Life. (Jun 2015)

 

Rubio

  • Pro-family tax code: increase child-care tax credit. (Nov 2015)
  • Most important job is being a parent. (Nov 2015)
  • The “success sequence”–education and kids after marriage. (Jan 2015)
  • Answers lie with family and our faith, not politicians. (Feb 2013)
  • Better life means your kids accomplish what you never could. (Aug 2012)
  • Elian Gonzalez should stay in US & father should join him. (Jun 2012)
  • Even single mothers see their hopes & dreams in firstborn. (Jun 2012)
  • Improve state-provided services for kids with disabilities. (Jun 2012)
  • Hip-hop fan; “Ignore their politics & just enjoy the music”. (Jun 2012)
  • No gay couples as foster parents; no social experimentation. (Jun 2012)
  • We need a long-term commitment to Afghanistan. (Apr 2012)
  • Parental notification for social networking website use. (Nov 2006)
  • Halt illegal activities at strip clubs & porn websites. (Nov 2006)
  • Increase $20M in tax credits for G-rated and PG-rated films. (Nov 2006)

 


 

HOMELAND SECURITY

Clinton

  • PATRIOT Act was needed, but Bush chipped away at warrants. (Oct 2015)
  • Snowden should face the music; he broke the law. (Oct 2015)
  • OpEd: More aggressive than most Dems on foreign policy. (Aug 2014)
  • NATO essential for evolving threats of the 21st century. (Jun 2014)
  • Balance lower military & higher diplomacy budget. (Jun 2014)
  • Smart Power: blend of military power and soft power. (Jun 2012)
  • Long-held pro-defense spending stance; not a move to center. (Mar 2008)
  • Examine registering 18-year-old women for selective service. (Dec 2007)
  • National security is more important than human rights. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: Yes, in 2006 condoned exceptions on torture. (Oct 2007)
  • Wants to repeal don’t-ask-don’t-tell, but not until 2009. (Aug 2007)
  • Opposed to draft, but register women for draft. (Jul 2007)
  • Forgive student loans for universal national service. (Jul 2007)
  • 9/11: Got $20B to rebuild lower Manhattan. (Jun 2007)
  • Served on Armed Services Committee & was always prepared. (Jun 2007)
  • Fund first responders with extra $1.7 billion. (Mar 2007)
  • Marshal resources against proliferation of nuclear weapons. (Jan 2006)
  • Our troops are stretched; so increase size of military. (Sep 2005)
  • Muscle, not rhetoric, leads to strong homeland security. (Sep 2005)
  • Leadership role on Senate Armed Services Committee. (Feb 2004)
  • At age 27, tried and failed to enlist in Marines. (Feb 2004)
  • Send 70% of homeland security funding to cities & counties. (Feb 2004)
  • Supports funding research on missile defense. (Oct 2000)
  • Nixon should have been impeached for bombing Cambodia. (Dec 1999)
  • A safe world needs the nuclear test ban treaty. (Sep 1999)

Benghazi

  • More Benghazi hearings ok only to learn what to do better. (Jun 2014)
  • Dozens of Benghazi attackers had dozens of motives. (May 2014)
  • Benghazi security was simply inadequate in a dangerous city. (May 2014)
  • Benghazi talking points were written by CIA for Congress. (May 2014)
  • Benghazi: focused on rescue & prevention, not retrospection. (May 2014)
  • Benghazi: Figure out what happened to prevent repeating. (Sep 2013)
  • Congress’ tight security money partly caused Benghazi. (Jan 2013)
  • Benghazi was a tragedy, but we get it right 99% of the time. (Jan 2013)
  • Described Benghazi as “armed militants” in “act of terror”. (Jan 2013)
  • We responded to Benghazi immediately, and for the long run. (Jan 2013)
  • Worked with Libya before Benghazi, but they had no capacity. (Jan 2013)

Terrorism

  • Adversaries of the future: terrorists as well as drone subs. (Nov 2015)
  • 2001: Called for wrath on those who attacked America on 9/11. (Nov 2007)
  • Torture cannot be American policy, period. (Sep 2007)
  • There is no safe haven for the terrorists. (Jan 2006)
  • Consistently supported tough anti-terrorism measures. (Oct 2005)
  • I despise terrorism and the nihilism it represents. (Nov 2003)

Voting Record

  • Passed legislation to treat veterans’ traumatic brain injury. (Jan 2008)
  • Proposed Federal Interoperable Communication & Safety Act. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted NO on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on limiting soldiers’ deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act’s wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on restoring $565M for states’ and ports’ first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored bill maintaining role of women in armed forces. (May 2005)
  • Sponsored bill for increased security of radiation sources. (May 2005)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans. (Jun 2008)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
  • Establish global strategy to defeat al Qaeda. (Feb 2008)

 

Sanders

  • Rid our planet of this barbarous organization called ISIS. (Nov 2015)
  • We spend billions on nuclear weapons & only 10% on terrorism. (Nov 2015)
  • I opposed Vietnam as conscientious objector. (Oct 2015)
  • Shut down the NSA surveillance program. (Oct 2015)
  • Snowden showed us our civil rights are being undermined. (Oct 2015)
  • PATRIOT Act was 99-1, and I was the one. (Oct 2015)
  • I pushed bill for $15B for veterans’ healthcare services. (Oct 2015)
  • Continue using drones and special forces. (Oct 2015)
  • NSA is unconstitutionally out of control. (Sep 2015)
  • Reduce nuclear budget by $100B; end proliferation worldwide. (Sep 2015)
  • 2009: Voted against closing Gitmo; 2015: supports closing it. (Sep 2015)
  • Costs of endless war detract from citizens’ well-being. (Sep 2015)
  • Worried about invasion of privacy from NSA corporate America. (May 2015)
  • Cut defense by $18B to pay for 55% of all college tuition. (Apr 2015)
  • We need a strong military, but stop wasting tens of billions. (Apr 2015)
  • Don’t let released terrorists get back onto the battlefield. (Jun 2014)
  • V.A. doesn’t have resources to accommodate 2 million vets. (May 2014)
  • F-35 fighter planes OK at Burlington Airport. (Oct 2012)
  • End nuclear weapons and B-2 bomber production. (Jun 1997)
  • Oppose outrageous boost in military expenditures. (Jun 1997)
  • Pentagon lied about Iraq; expect same for future wars. (Jun 1997)
  • 1991: Billions should improve human life, not destroy it. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act’s roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on limiting soldiers’ deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted NO on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Repeal Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Non-proliferation includes disposing of nuclear materials. (Aug 2014)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)

 

Cruz

  • On day one, rip to shreds the Iranian nuclear deal. (Sep 2015)
  • Label the enemy that Obama won’t: radical Islamic terrorists. (Aug 2015)
  • Torture was rightly outlawed, but keep tactics classified. (Dec 2014)
  • Americans who join ISIS should be barred from coming home. (Sep 2014)
  • Vital role for deploying military force abroad. (Mar 2014)
  • Opposes TSA and National Defense Authorization Act. (Sep 2012)
  • Fierce advocate of recruiting and growing the military. (Jul 2011)
  • Supports banning military gay marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)

 

Carson

  • Goal of global jihadists is to destroy our way of life. (Nov 2015)
  • Religion not sufficient probable cause to track. (Sep 2015)
  • Use intellect instead of aggression in some circumstances. (Sep 2015)
  • Don’t tie military’s hands in terrorism fight, even torture. (Aug 2015)
  • Our armed forces are at smallest size in decades. (Aug 2015)
  • ISIL is clear threat; aggressively commit to its destruction. (Jun 2015)
  • Shia-led Iran is more dangerous than ISIL. (May 2015)
  • Give the military the tools they need to meet our needs. (Feb 2014)
  • Roman Empire fell because military was stretched too thin. (Jan 2012)
  • Ethical world leadership stops bullies with brutal force. (Jan 2012)
  • Confront radical violent elements of all religions. (Jan 2012)

 

Trump

  • Benghazi was a disaster; Gadhafi couldn’t have been worse. (Dec 2015)
  • New Jersey Muslims celebrated after 9/11. (Nov 2015)
  • Bring back waterboarding and other interrogation methods. (Nov 2015)
  • Surveil mosques but don’t close mosques. (Nov 2015)
  • New Jersey Muslims cheered on 9/11. (Nov 2015)
  • We worry about Iranian nukes but why not North Korean nukes? (Nov 2015)
  • We have a problem with radical Muslims. (Sep 2015)
  • Fix veteran’s hospitals, and pay private doctors for them. (Sep 2015)
  • Enhanced interrogation a non-issue, compared to terrorism. (Aug 2015)
  • Our nuclear arsenal doesn’t work; it’s 30 years old. (Jun 2015)
  • Increased Veterans Day parade audience from 100 to 1 million. (Jun 2015)
  • Defeat ISIS and stop Islamic terrorists. (Jan 2015)
  • American interests come first; no apologies. (Dec 2011)
  • All freedoms flow from national security. (Dec 2011)
  • Business students should read Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War”. (Apr 2010)
  • 3% of GNP for military is too low. (Jul 2000)
  • Missile defense is inappropriate; focus on terrorism. (Jul 2000)
  • Prepare for bio-terrorism attack. (Jul 2000)

 

Rubio

  • Modernize all three legs of the nuclear triad. (Dec 2015)
  • World is safer when America is the strongest military power. (Nov 2015)
  • Radical terrorism cannot be solved by intellect. (Sep 2015)
  • Don’t use military for pinpricks; only engage to win. (Sep 2015)
  • We’re eviscerating our military in dangerous times. (Sep 2015)
  • Empower V.A. to care more about vets than bureaucrats. (Aug 2015)
  • Defense spending is most important federal obligation. (Mar 2015)
  • Modernize military to be used 10 years in the future. (Mar 2015)
  • We need coherent interrogation policy, & keep it classified. (Dec 2014)
  • We need NSA intel to fight emerging terrorist threats. (Nov 2014)
  • Increased military investment demonstrates leadership. (Sep 2014)
  • ISIL’s goal is to drive us out of the region. (Sep 2014)
  • ISIL is a threat because many members have US passports. (Sep 2014)
  • ISIS is a more serious threat than al Qaeda. (Jun 2014)
  • No one has been held accountable for Benghazi. (May 2014)
  • World is a better place when America is the strongest nation. (Feb 2013)
  • 9/11 about people who hate what America stands for. (Sep 2012)
  • Safer place when America is strongest country in the world. (Aug 2010)
  • No greater risk than radical Islamic terrorists. (Aug 2010)
  • Islamic terrorists want to impose their view of the world. (Feb 2010)
  • No evidence to change policy of don’t ask, don’t tell. (Feb 2010)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act’s roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Supports banning homosexuals in the military. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)

 

Bush

  • Our force level is so low that we can’t even project force. (Jan 2016)
  • The Kurds are our best ally; and they’re Muslim; arm them!. (Dec 2015)
  • Syrian refugees already in US can stay. (Nov 2015)
  • Let military experts determine troop count. (Nov 2015)
  • We don’t need a divider-in-chief: rebuild the V.A. (Nov 2015)
  • My brother kept us safe after 9/11. (Sep 2015)
  • Stop the craziness of the sequester & rebuild the military. (Sep 2015)
  • Deal with bullies like Putin with strength, not nuance. (Jun 2015)
  • We need strategy against ISIS: advisory but not military. (Jun 2015)
  • Weakness invites war: our military should equal any threat. (Feb 2015)
  • Issues where Rand Paul disagrees with Jeb Bush. (Jan 2015)
  • OpEd: a multilateralist more than a neoconservative. (Dec 2014)
  • OpEd: Distancing himself from brother & neocons. (May 2014)
  • Conflicting accounts of Benghazi emboldens terrorists. (Oct 2012)
  • Benghazi attacks had warnings which were ignored. (Oct 2012)
  • 1985: Contra freedom fighters’ cause is noble and just. (Feb 2007)
  • Save Florida’s 21 military bases from closure or downsizing. (Feb 2005)
  • Make Florida the most military-friendly state in the nation. (Mar 2004)
  • Threat from 9/11 is unprecedented for our generation. (Jan 2002)
  • $17M for new programs for terrorism response. (Jan 2002)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
  • Increase defense spending to meet global responsibilities. (Jun 1997)

 


 

 FOREIGN POLICY

Clinton

  • Some world leaders are still misogynistic. (Jun 2014)
  • Idealistic realism: embody hybrid rather than categorizing. (Jun 2014)
  • Integrate with Latin America but focus on income inequality. (Jun 2014)
  • 2009: Chose Japan as first destination to emphasize alliance. (Jun 2014)
  • Smart power: combine civil society & traditional diplomacy. (May 2014)
  • Does US still have what it takes to lead? Yes!. (May 2014)
  • Distinguish inherited problems from new ones & opportunities. (May 2014)
  • “Smart power” combines diplomacy and development. (Sep 2013)
  • America is the “indispensable nation”. (Jun 2012)
  • Ceremonial role abroad as First Lady, but no NSC meetings. (Jun 2012)
  • New American Moment: new ways of global leadership. (Jun 2012)
  • 2009: Regrets US not part of International Criminal Court. (May 2010)
  • Commit to helping people abroad before committing troops. (Apr 2008)
  • Establish leadership & moral authority via multilateralism. (Dec 2007)
  • Operate from a position of strength, but not confrontation. (Dec 2007)
  • Supported strong funding for international development. (Oct 2007)
  • Should not telegraph our adversaries about preconditions. (Aug 2007)
  • Diplomacy yes; propaganda no; when meeting enemy leaders. (Jul 2007)
  • Support UN reform because US benefits. (Oct 2005)
  • Supports USAID projects in developing world. (Nov 2003)
  • Focus on women’s rights in international policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Engage in world affairs, including human rights. (Oct 2000)
  • Human rights are central to our objectives abroad. (Oct 2000)
  • Smartest strategic choice is peace. (Nov 1999)
  • Foreign aid spending is only 1%; lead by remaining engaged. (Feb 1997)
  • Supports micro-loans to third-world women. (Sep 1995)

China

  • China never fits neatly into category like friend or rival. (Jun 2014)
  • Get China involved with North Korea diplomacy. (Jun 2014)
  • China never fits neatly into category like friend or rival. (Jun 2014)
  • Embed China within broader Asia strategy. (Jun 2014)
  • Balance American interests between China & Korea. (Jun 2014)
  • Freedom of navigation & open access in South China Sea. (Jun 2012)
  • Boycott Olympic ceremony to pressure China on Tibet & Sudan. (Apr 2008)
  • Establish coherent diplomatic approach toward China. (Dec 2007)
  • China respects us if we call them on human rights breaches. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: Chinese did black out Hillary, but DID invite her. (Dec 2007)
  • Our fiscal responsibility undercuts Chinese power over us. (Aug 2007)
  • China: criticized authoritarianism with women & children. (Dec 1999)

Latin America

  • End the Cuban embargo; that will shift onus to Castros. (Jun 2014)
  • Focus on BRICs: Brazil, Russia, India, China, & South Africa. (Jun 2012)
  • Meet with Cuban leaders only after evidence of change. (Feb 2008)
  • Cuba deserves peaceful transition to freedom & democracy. (Sep 2007)
  • Keep Cuban embargo; pay UN bills. (Oct 2000)

Middle East

  • We should accept 65,000 Syrian refugees, vetted and screened. (Nov 2015)
  • Stand up to Putin’s bullying in Syria and elsewhere. (Oct 2015)
  • ISIL is more advanced and well-funded than al Qaeda. (Oct 2014)
  • Political restraint against Iran’s Ahmadinejad was a mistake. (Jun 2014)
  • 2011: we abandoned Egypt’s Mubarak too readily. (Jun 2014)
  • Arab Spring: Egyptian uprising had destabilizing impact. (Jun 2014)
  • Work toward Arab Spring not being hijacked by extremists. (Jan 2013)
  • Afghan women are better off, but we must prevent reversal. (Jan 2013)
  • 2007: Traveled to Iraq & Afghanistan before announcement. (Jan 2010)
  • 2001 speech to AIPAC pledges money for Israeli military. (Nov 2007)
  • Arabic and Muslim countries take women leaders seriously. (Jul 2007)
  • Allegedly pro-PLO in 1960; but pro-Israel by 1981. (Jul 2007)
  • Supported Palestine in 1998, before Bill officially did. (May 2007)
  • Obligation to support Israel with more than foreign aid. (Oct 2005)
  • Alienated Jewish voters by kissing Mrs. Arafat. (Oct 2001)

Political Hotspots

  • We spend a lot on development aid, even in war zones. (Nov 2015)
  • 2012: Take a harder line with Russia’s Putin. (Jun 2014)
  • 1998: organized women’s peace conference in Northern Ireland. (Jun 2014)
  • 2009: Northern Ireland shows any adversaries can make good. (Jun 2014)
  • Push Russia on press freedom; they’ve killed 20 journalists. (Jun 2014)
  • Putin’s annexing Crimea plays outdated zero-sum game. (Jun 2014)
  • Russian reset: Pushed Obama to keep Putin at a distance. (Jun 2014)
  • Eastern Europe in NATO keeps Putin from moving beyond Crimea. (Jun 2014)
  • 2007: Naive to meet with leaders of Iran & North Korea. (Aug 2009)
  • Committed to maintaining economic embargo against Cuba. (Dec 2008)
  • Diplomacy with Iran & Cuba, but no presidential meetings. (Feb 2008)

Voting Record

  • Would use very vigorous and bipartisan diplomacy. (Feb 2008)
  • Dems believe in fighting terror with cooperation. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence. (Aug 2000)
  • Increase aid to avert humanitarian crisis in Congo. (Dec 2005)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Urge Venezuela to re-open dissident radio & TV stations. (May 2007)
  • Call for Burma’s junta to release political prisoners. (Jun 2007)
  • Develop a strategy to protect civilians in Darfur. (Feb 2007)
  • Let Ukraine & Georgia enter NATO. (Jan 2008)
  • Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet. (Apr 2008)
  • Sanction Mugabe until Zimbabwe transitions to democracy. (Apr 2008)
  • Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)

 

Sanders

  • Think about what happens AFTER we get rid of dictators. (Dec 2015)
  • Not policeman of the world; focus on ISIS first. (Dec 2015)
  • I do not believe in unilateral action against terrorism. (Dec 2015)
  • Easy to overthrow a dictator but hard to control aftermath. (Dec 2015)
  • Moral responsibility to reach out to Syrian refugees. (Nov 2015)
  • Putin regrets invading Crimea & the Ukraine. (Oct 2015)
  • Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar should take charge in Syria. (Oct 2015)
  • Address humanitarian crisis in Syria with allies in region. (Sep 2015)
  • Normalize relations with Cuba; & respect their independence. (Sep 2015)
  • Two-state solution for Israel & Palestine. (Sep 2015)
  • Begrudgingly supports NATO, but no eastward expansion. (Sep 2015)
  • Promote democracy in China, but not at expense of US workers. (Sep 2015)
  • US should be more selective about using drone strikes. (Aug 2015)
  • We have to negotiate with others, even Iran. (Aug 2015)
  • Focus on domestic needs instead of international conflict. (Apr 2015)
  • War is a local issue because local youngsters fight and die. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted NO on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Allow Americans to travel to Cuba. (May 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
  • Urge China to respect religious freedom. (Mar 2001)
  • Impose sanctions and an import ban on Burma. (Oct 2007)
  • Remove African National Congress from terrorist list. (May 2008)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Seeds of Peace: promote coexistence in regions of conflict. (Apr 2008)
  • Rated +2 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet. (Apr 2008)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)

 

Cruz

  • Under Hillary’s leadership, every region of world is worse. (Nov 2015)
  • Fighting ISIS is more important than fighting Assad. (Oct 2015)
  • If Mideast strongmen still in power, better for US interests. (Oct 2015)
  • US should not engage in nation building in Afghanistan. (Oct 2015)
  • Don’t let world courts bind American sovereignty. (Sep 2015)
  • Move American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. (Sep 2015)
  • Cuba is oppressive but never misses chance to propagandize. (Oct 2014)
  • Vigorous sanctions against Putin; help eastern Ukraine. (Jul 2014)
  • America is indispensable; our allies need our leadership. (Jun 2014)
  • Sanctions on Putin for Ukraine: tyrants respond to weakness. (Mar 2014)
  • US has a responsibility to defend our values abroad. (Mar 2014)

 

Carson

  • Continue to confront China in South China Sea. (Nov 2015)
  • Corner Putin by arming Ukraine & reducing oil dependence. (Nov 2015)
  • Take a stronger stance against Chinese cyber-attacks. (Sep 2015)
  • Leave no doubt that we will stand with South Korea. (Aug 2015)
  • Obama has turned his back on Israel. (Aug 2015)
  • Military force is not off the table when it comes to Russia. (May 2015)
  • Would not go to war with Russia over Ukraine. (May 2015)
  • Back Israel and follow what Netanyahu wants on Iran. (May 2015)
  • Don’t just sit around waiting to see what other people do. (Feb 2015)
  • America on same bad path as ancient Rome, but we can fix it. (May 2014)
  • US is exceptional, with different values than rest of world. (May 2014)
  • Rome’s decline began with immoral lifestyle; like in America. (Jan 2012)
  • Freedom is why people come from Cuba to US, not vice versa. (Jan 2012)
  • US poverty pales compared to billions in India & Africa. (Jan 2012)

 

Trump

  • Diplomacy & respect crucial to our relationship with Russia. (Sep 2015)
  • Putin has no respect for America; I will get along with him. (Sep 2015)
  • We must deal with the maniac in North Korea with nukes. (Sep 2015)
  • China is our enemy; they’re bilking us for billions. (Dec 2011)
  • When you love America, you protect it with no apologies. (Dec 2011)
  • By 2027, tsunami as China overtakes US as largest economy. (Dec 2011)
  • Things change; empires come and go. (Apr 2010)
  • Criticized Buchanan’s view on Hitler as appeasement. (Jul 2000)
  • Post-Cold War: switch from chess player to dealmaker. (Jul 2000)
  • Support Russia, but with strings attached. (Jul 2000)
  • China: lack of human rights prevents consumer development. (Jul 2000)
  • Be tougher on China-we’re too eager to please. (Jul 2000)

Mideast

  • Too risky to take in Syrian refugees. (Nov 2015)
  • Let Russia bash ISIS; let Germany defend Ukraine. (Nov 2015)
  • Provide economic assistance to create a safe zone in Syria. (Oct 2015)
  • US should not train rebels it does not know or control. (Oct 2015)
  • Better to have Mideast strongmen than Mideast chaos. (Oct 2015)
  • Good that Russia is involved in Syria. (Oct 2015)
  • More sanctions on Iran; more support of Israel. (Jun 2015)

 

Rubio

  • North Korea is run by a maniac with nuclear weapons. (Sep 2015)
  • Putin trying to position Russia as a geopolitical force. (Sep 2015)
  • Pre-conditions for Iran: end enrichment & ballistic missiles. (Jul 2015)
  • I have a clear strategic vision of America’s role in world. (Feb 2015)
  • North Korea is a criminal syndicate, not a government. (Dec 2014)
  • Engagement with Vietnam & China has not led to freedom. (Dec 2014)
  • Tough sanctions against Russia for Ukraine aggression. (May 2014)
  • Only America can stand up to world totalitarianism. (Mar 2014)
  • Putin wants to reconstitute Russian power & Russian prestige. (Mar 2014)
  • The Russian government is a government of liars. (Mar 2014)
  • The China Dream is to surpass America as world leader. (Mar 2013)
  • America is exceptional: nation blessed by God with resources. (Jun 2012)
  • Prefer coalitions but don’t over-rely on global institutions. (Apr 2012)
  • America needs a foreign policy of engaging abroad. (Apr 2012)
  • Intervention to promote democracy abroad. (Nov 2011)
  • Promote democracy via engagement abroad. (Sep 2011)
  • Foreign aid spreads positive influence around the world. (Sep 2011)

Latin America

  • End relations with anti-American communist tyranny in Cuba. (Jul 2015)
  • We’ve neglected Latin American democracies & our alliances. (Apr 2015)
  • Our policy should lead to more liberty for the Cuban people. (Dec 2014)
  • Cuba must improve on human rights for engagement to continue. (Dec 2014)
  • Cuba embargo was designed to protect American companies. (Dec 2014)
  • Press freedom is a universal human right, especially in Cuba. (May 2014)
  • Build relations with Mexico for trade & oil, not just border. (Nov 2012)
  • Che Guevara reviled by Cuban exiles; I want no association. (Jun 2012)

Mideast

  • Void in the Middle East, so gangster Putin steps in. (Nov 2015)
  • Do not leave it to Russia to get rid of ISIS. (Nov 2015)
  • Opposes nuclear deal with Iran; but supported deal in 2012. (May 2015)
  • Obama has no ISIS policy to avoid upsetting Iran. (Feb 2015)
  • Provide more assistance to Jordan, to prepare against ISIS. (Jun 2014)
  • Stay involved against ISIS or Iran becomes regional hegemon. (Jun 2014)
  • Military action should be on the table in Iran & Syria. (Apr 2012)
  • Rated -2 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Vigorous support for State of Israel against Hamas in Gaza. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored funding and supplying the Syrian rebels. (Mar 2013)

 

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Ted Cruz’s Income Tax Plan: How Much Would You Owe?   http://www.fool.com/retirement/general/2016/02/14/ted-cruzs-income-tax-plan-how-much-would-you-owe.aspx

Rubio’s Tax Plan Would Be a Budget-Buster           https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/rubios-tax-plan-budget-buster-200500083.html

From Whitewater to Benghazi: A Clinton-Scandal Primer         http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/01/tracking-the-clinton-controversies-from-whitewater-to-benghazi/396182/

Here they are: Hillary’s 22 biggest scandals ever        http://www.wnd.com/2015/05/here-they-are-hillarys-22-biggest-scandals-ever/

List of 10 Verified Hillary Clinton Lies [2008]         https://byteboy.wordpress.com/2008/04/06/list-of-ten-hillary-clinton-lies/

A lie a minute: Here are Hillary’s top 13 LIES from last night… [Oct 2015]        http://www.allenbwest.com/2015/10/a-lie-a-minute-here-are-hillarys-top-13-lies-from-last-night/

Five lies Hillary Clinton told in Saturday’s debate [Dec 2015]      http://www.redstate.com/neil_stevens/2015/12/21/five-lies-hillary-clinton-told-saturdays-debate/

All False statements involving Hillary Clinton   http://www.politifact.com/personalities/hillary-clinton/statements/byruling/false/

The Hillary Clinton Scandals     http://hubpages.com/politics/The-Hillary-Clinton-Scandals

Hillary Clinton 2015- A Year Of 111 Scandals, Lies, And/Or Flip-Flops      http://lidblog.com/hillary-clinton-2015-a-year-of-111-scandals-lies-andor-flip-flops/

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