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    • Mother of five fights back: Wake Up Sarah Palin By Bobbi Miller-Moro Not only is this a strait forward open letter to Sarah Palin, but included at the end is the facts on WHERE THE CANDIDATES STAND ON THE ISSUES. No one can claim ignorance. This is about facts, truth and lies. I am a 35 year old working, middle class mother of five living in So. California. I have been a Republican since my great ancestor Richard Stockton, signed the Declaration of Independence. I am an ex-police officer, and now I own my own business. This is the first time I changed my party. I am voting for Obama and Biden. I saw Sarah Palin’s speech last night. I have watched both conventions closely. I have studied on the issues. I have read articles on major news networks, and blogs. I have listened to NPR, radio talk shows, and television shows. This election, I am making the right choice. My family got hit with the economy’s upward spiral of surging gas prices, and we have no health care. We have felt it at the grocery store. We now shop at the 99 cents store. We have lost one of our vehicles, on the verge of losing our home and are three months behind an astonishing amount of debt that we once was able to afford.
    • This election, I am taking my life back, I am taking my country back. I have heard the arguments on both sides. I know Obama’s back story, I know McCain’s back story, and I got to know Biden’s. Now it was Sarah Palin’s turn. As I watched last night, I was waiting just like the rest of us to see what she was going to say. Now I was going to get to know her. The fact that she has five children (weather or not the fifth baby is hers or not), and she has this unbelievably fortunate position of running for Vice President, I cannot help but to root for her. I know how hard it is to raise five children. I have a 16 year old, 15 year old, 12 year old, 4 year old, and 2 year old. I know how hard it is to juggle between working and raising my children. I have tried the stay at home route, especially when the children were months old-but always had to go back to work to have the extra income. I chose to own my own business, because that was the only way I can make enough to meet the high cost of a family of seven. I want to see a woman in office. I want to see a mother of five showing America, “it can be done”. Of course I have concerns about how the children will manage without their mother. I know that a baby with Down Syndrome will take a lot of time, love and patience that as Vice President there will be no way it will be physically possible for her to be there the amount of time needed. So essentially, her husband will take on that role, or her family. As any mother, you cannot help to have your attention focused on your kids, your family-even while you work. It doesn’t mean you cannot perform excellently. It does not mean that a mother cannot make powerful decisions, and be completely reliable and competent. I was a single mother with three children and a police officer. It can be done. I created a blog, Thank God For Mommy (http://www.ThankGodForMommy.com) where I dispel the notion that just because you are a mom you can’t reach for your dreams. That you can’t have it all. I talk about everything from paintings to filming two movies pregnant as a co producer one here in the states and another in Cuba. I talk about how I continue to make films, and I continue to pursue my
    • physical fitness, continue to educate myself and live a life for myself and my children. My four daughters and one son see that I make it happen. So, when I saw Sarah Palin on the ticket, I thought ‘wow, this is validating’. I loved the fact she was a mother of five, and worried at the same time. This is a huge country. This is not Alaska, population 9,000. I cannot, we cannot, afford another four years and I am scared to death to let a Republican in the White House, but Sarah-she might be the one to make a difference. So she gets on stage, and she looks great. Then she starts to talk. I waited for her to talk about her family. But, all she did was talk about how many kids she has, and the fact she has a special needs baby. She talked about her husband, and what a normal guy he was. She talked about being a pit bull hockey mom. But, I was still waiting. I remember listening Michelle Obama’s speech. Talk about her family, her roots, her beliefs, her parents, and grandparents. I got to know Michelle Obama that night. Half way thru Sarah’s speech, she starts to lie, blatantly. Like really aggressive lying about Obama. The way she spoke about him, making fun of community service (wow), and that he has ‘devoted followers’, the stage he stood on, him trying to save the planet (like a world leader), how she twisted the words of things he said about running his campaign, etc and on and on. She said we have no idea where Obama stands on anything, um…anyone who has a computer can just Google it for Godssakes. My jaw dropped. I thought she would take the higher road. I thought I was going to hear about who she is, but she talked about Obama, Obama, Obama. On and on she went, it got uglier and uglier and she got uglier and uglier. Oh, no. I thought. This is more of the same. She fed the hate mongers in the crowd raw hate. They gobbled it up. Where was the speech about what type of person she was, her belief system, her values her promises to our country? She seemed completely inauthentic, and smug. ‘Shrill’ is how one person put it. I want to rally on the side of a working mother of five. I want to have compassion for her teen daughter’s pregnancy. I do. But, the Right wing conservatives have been such a proponent against that. Wasn’t also Sarah’s stance also against it? Now, what? They are covering for one of their own? Due to the fact that there is rarely any specific information on where the candidates stand, I put this together referencing from a non biased site. I did not put all of it here, due to reading time and space. But, the major topics I did put. I was surprised to find how little information on where Sarah Palin stands on issues, and on some (like immigration) there was just nothing. Obama’s in comparison was very lengthy. There is no excuses as to
    • where the candidates stand on the issues. Here it is in black and white. The Issues. A List of all four tickets stance on the issues. Barack Obama Expand access to contraception; reduce unintended pregnancy: Ensure access to and funding for Favors topic 1 contraception: Favors topic 1 Rated 100% by NARAL on pro- NO on prohibiting minors crossing choice votes in 2005, 2006 & 2007: state lines for abortion: Strongly Favors Strongly Favors topic 1 topic 1 Voted against banning partial birth NO on defining unborn child as abortion: Favors topic 1 eligible for SCHIP: Favors topic 1 Stem cells hold promise to cure 70 YES on $100M to reduce teen major diseases: Favors topic 1 pregnancy by education & contraceptives: Favors topic 1 Trust women to make own decisions on partial-birth abortion: Strongly NO on notifying parents of minors Favors topic 1 who get out-of-state abortions: Favors topic 1 Extend presumption of good faith to abortion protesters: Favors topic 1 YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Favors topic Pass the Stem Cell Research Bill: 1 Favors topic 1 Racial equality good for America as Protect a woman's right to choose: a whole: Favors topic 2 Strongly Favors topic 1 Fight job discrimination to give Supports Roe v. Wade: Strongly Favors women equal footing at jobs: Strongly topic 1 Favors topic 2 Sponsored bill providing Include class-based affirmative contraceptives for low-income action with race-based: Favors topic 2 women: Favors topic 1 Better enforce women's pay equity Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a via Equal Pay Act: Strongly Favors topic pro-choice stance: Strongly Favors topic 2 1
    • Marriage not a human right; non- Supports affirmative action in discrimination is: Favors topic 3 colleges and government: Strongly Favors topic 2 Include sexual orientation in anti- discrimination laws: Favors topic 3 Opposes CA Prop. 8, one-man-one- woman marriage: Strongly Favors topic Increase funding for AIDS treatment 2 & prevention: Favors topic 3 America's race and class problems are intertwined: Favors topic 2 Rated 89% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance: Strongly Favors Get minorities into home ownership topic 3 & global marketplace: Favors topic 2 Provide benefits to domestic Ending racial profiling is part of fight partners of Federal employees: for justice: Favors topic 2 Strongly Favors topic 3 Sponsored bill for a Rosa Parks NO on constitutional ban of same- commemorative postage stamp: sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3 Favors topic 2 Reduce recidivism by providing ex- Rated 100% by the NAACP, offender supports: Opposes topic 9 indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance: Strongly Favors topic 2 No extra penalty for gang association: Opposes topic 9 Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2 Passed 150 laws to toughen penalties for violent crime: Favors topic Reinforce anti-discrimination and 9 equal-pay requirements: Favors topic 2 Supports alternative sentencing and Gays should not face discrimination rehabilitation: Strongly Opposes topic 9 but should not marry: Opposes topic 3 Rated 75% by the NCJA, indicating a Decisions about marriage should be mixed record on criminal justice: left to the states: Opposes topic 3 Neutral on topic 9 Homosexuality no more immoral YES on reinstating $1.15 billion than heterosexuality: Favors topic 3 funding for the COPS Program: Opposes topic 9 We need strong civil unions, not just Respect 2nd Amendment, but local weak civil unions: Favors topic 3 gun bans ok: Opposes topic 10 Opposes gay marriage; supports civil Provide some common-sense union & gay equality: Favors topic 3 enforcement on gun licensing: Opposes topic 10
    • allow meds to be re-imported: Favors topic 5 2000: cosponsored bill to limit purchases to 1 gun per month: Ensure access to basic care: Favors Strongly Opposes topic 10 topic 5 Concealed carry OK for retired More funding for Rx benefits, police officers: Favors topic 10 community health, CHIPs: Favors topic 5 Keep guns out of inner cities--but also problem of morality: Strongly Preserve access to Medicaid & Opposes topic 10 SCHIP during economic downturn: Strongly Favors topic 5 Bush erred in failing to renew assault weapons ban: Strongly Favors topic 10 NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium: Favors topic Ban semi-automatics, and more 5 possession restrictions: Strongly YES on increasing Medicaid rebate Opposes topic 10 for producing generics: Favors topic 5 NO on prohibiting lawsuits against YES on negotiating bulk purchases gun manufacturers: Strongly Opposes for Medicare prescription drug: topic 10 Strongly Favors topic 5 Added 20,000 children to Illinois YES on expanding enrollment period healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5 for Medicare Part D: Favors topic 5 Increase competition in the YES on requiring negotiated Rx insurance and drug markets: Opposes prices for Medicare part D: Favors topic 5 topic 5 National Health Insurance Exchange Stop any efforts to privatize Social for private coverage: Opposes topic 5 Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6 National insurance pool & Privatization puts retirement at whim catastrophic insurance: Strongly Favors of stock market: Strongly Opposes topic topic 5 6 The market alone can't solve our Stop any efforts to privatize Social health-care woes: Favors topic 5 Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6 Crises happen in our lives and No privatization; but consider healthcare is necessary: Strongly earning cap over $97,500: Strongly Favors topic 5 Opposes topic 6 Believes health care is a right, not a Stock market risk is ok, but not for privilege for the few: Favors topic 5 Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6 Will expand health coverage &
    • $2000 tax credit for Working Families Sponsored bill raising CAFE by a 4% Savings Accounts: Opposes topic 6 per year until 2018: Strongly Favors topic 18 NO on establishing reserve funds & Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating pre-funding for Social Security: support for energy independence: Opposes topic 6 Favors topic 18 GovWatch: $150B for electric car Designate sensitive ANWR area as batteries & new technology: Strongly protected wilderness: Favors topic 18 Favors topic 18 GovWatch: Supports nuclear power Set goal of 25% renewable energy if it's clean & safe: Opposes topic 18 by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18 Reduce carbon emissions by 80% by Let states define stricter-than-federal 2050: Strongly Favors topic 18 emission standards: Strongly Favors topic 18 Aggressively address accelerating YES on reducing oil usage by 40% climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18 by 2025 (instead of 5%): Strongly Favors topic 18 3-way win: economy, environment, & stop funding terror: Strongly Favors topic YES on disallowing an oil leasing 18 program in Alaska's ANWR: Strongly Favors topic 18 Cap-and-trade is more specific on reducing greenhouse gases: Strongly YES on banning drilling in the Arctic Favors topic 18 National Wildlife Refuge: Favors topic 18 20% renewable energy by 2020: Strongly Favors topic 18 YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning: Favors topic Invest in alternative energy sources: 18 Favors topic 18 YES on removing oil & gas Increase CAFE to 40 mpg: Strongly exploration subsidies: Strongly Favors Favors topic 18 topic 18 Renewable Fuels Standard: require I will raise CEO taxes, no doubt ethanol in fuel supply: Strongly Favors about it: Strongly Favors topic 11 topic 18 Sponsored legislations that improve Trillion dollar giveaway: the Paris energy efficiency: Favors topic 18 Hilton Tax Break: Strongly Favors topic 11 Sponsored bill for tax credit for Bush tax cuts help corporations but providing 85% ethanol gas: Favors topic 18
    • not middle class: Strongly Favors topic 11 Support granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants: Favors topic 12 Tax cuts for the rich do not create jobs: Favors topic 11 Reform must include more border security, and border wall: Opposes Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating topic 12 support of progressive taxation: Strongly Favors topic 11 Pathway to citizenship, but people have to earn it: Favors topic 12 NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M: Strongly Give immigrants who are here a Favors topic 11 rigorous path to citizenship: Favors topic 12 YES on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million: Extend welfare and Medicaid to Strongly Favors topic 11 immigrants: Favors topic 12 NO on allowing AMT reduction Comprehensive immigration reform without budget offset: Favors topic 11 without amnesty: Strongly Favors topic 12 NO on extending the tax cuts on Provide funding for social services capital gains and dividends: Strongly for noncitizens: Favors topic 12 Favors topic 11 Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an YES on $47B for military by open-border stance: Strongly Favors repealing capital gains tax cut: Favors topic 12 topic 11 YES on continuing federal funds for NO on retaining reduced taxes on declared quot;sanctuary citiesquot;: Strongly capital gains & dividends: Strongly Favors topic 12 Favors topic 11 YES on allowing illegal aliens to NO on permanently repealing the participate in Social Security: Strongly `death tax`: Strongly Favors topic 11 Favors topic 12 NO on supporting permanence of YES on giving Guest Workers a path estate tax cuts: Strongly Favors topic 11 to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12 NO on raising estate tax exemption YES on establishing a Guest Worker to $5 million: Strongly Favors topic 11 program: Favors topic 12 NO on repealing the Alternative YES on building a fence along the Minimum Tax: Strongly Favors topic 11 Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 12 Immigrants are scapegoats for high unemployment rates: Strongly Favors NO on declaring English as the topic 12
    • official language of the US democracy and human rights: Favors topic 17 government: Strongly Favors topic 12 $2.7 billion each week of Iraq YES on comprehensive immigration spending is unsustainable: Favors reform: Strongly Favors topic 12 topic 17 Grow size of military to maintain War in Iraq is quot;dumbquot; but troops still rotation schedules: Favors topic 15 need equipment: Strongly Favors topic 17 Give our soldiers the best equipment and training available: We are playing to Osama's plan for Favors topic 15 winning a war from a cave: Strongly Favors topic 17 Sponsored bill for Iraq budget to be part of defense budget: Opposes topic NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq 15 by July 2007: Strongly Opposes topic 17 YES on limiting soldiers' YES on redeploying US troops out of deployment to 12 months: Opposes Iraq by March 2008: Strongly Favors topic 15 topic 17 Can't do anything at home with This is an excerpt of much more. $12 billion a month on Iraq: Favors topic 17 Refrence: http://www.ontheissues.org/Barack_Oba US policy should promote ma.htm Joe Biden conserve energy: Strongly Favors topic 18 Make every automobile sold be a flex-fuel automobile: Strongly Favors Establish greenhouse gas tradeable topic 18 allowances: Strongly Favors topic 18 Rated 95% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes: Strongly Favors Sponsored bill raising CAFE by a 4% topic 18 per year until 2018: Strongly Favors topic 18 Keep efficient air conditioner rule to Rated 83% by the CAF, indicating
    • support for energy independence: federal project planning: Favors topic Favors topic 18 18 Designate sensitive ANWR area as YES on removing oil & gas protected wilderness: Favors topic 18 exploration subsidies: Strongly Favors topic 18 NO on do not require ethanol in YES on addressing CO2 emissions gasoline: Favors topic 18 without considering India & China: Favors topic 18 YES on reducing funds for road- building in National Forests: Favors YES on tax incentives for energy topic 18 production and conservation: Strongly Favors topic 18 NO on defunding renewable and solar energy: Strongly Favors topic 18 Take away $85B in annual tax cuts for 1% of top earners: Strongly Favors NO on ending discussion of CAFE topic 11 fuel efficiency standards: Favors topic 18 Rated 15% by NTU, indicating a quot;Big Spenderquot; on tax votes: Strongly Favors NO on preserving budget for ANWR topic 11 oil drilling: Favors topic 18 Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating NO on terminating CAFE standards support of progressive taxation: within 15 months: Strongly Favors topic Strongly Favors topic 11 18 NO on raising the Death Tax YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen- exemption to $5M from $1M: Strongly powered vehicles by 2010: Strongly Favors topic 11 Favors topic 18 YES on increasing tax rate for YES on removing consideration of people earning over $1 million: drilling ANWR from budget bill: Favors Strongly Favors topic 11 topic 18 NO on allowing AMT reduction YES on reducing oil usage by 40% without budget offset: Favors topic 11 by 2025 (instead of 5%): Strongly Favors topic 18 YES on Internet sales tax moratorium: Opposes topic 11 YES on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR: Strongly NO on requiring super-majority for Favors topic 18 raising taxes: Favors topic 11 YES on banning drilling in the Arctic YES on eliminating the 'marriage National Wildlife Refuge: Favors topic penalty': Opposes topic 11 18 YES on factoring global warming into NO on prioritizing national debt
    • reduction below tax cuts: Favors topic 11 YES on continuing federal funds for declared quot;sanctuary citiesquot;: Strongly YES on reducing marriage penalty Favors topic 12 instead of cutting top tax rates: Favors topic 11 NO on limit welfare for immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12 YES on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction: Favors NO on visas for skilled workers: topic 11 Opposes topic 12 NO on $350 billion in tax breaks over YES on allowing more foreign 11 years: Strongly Favors topic 11 workers into the US for farm work: Favors topic 12 NO on extending the tax cuts on YES on allowing illegal aliens to capital gains and dividends: Strongly participate in Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 11 Favors topic 12 YES on $47B for military by YES on giving Guest Workers a path repealing capital gains tax cut: Favors to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12 topic 11 NO on retaining reduced taxes on YES on establishing a Guest Worker capital gains & dividends: Strongly program: Favors topic 12 Favors topic 11 YES on building a fence along the NO on permanently repealing the Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic `death tax`: Strongly Favors topic 11 12 NO on supporting permanence of YES on eliminating the quot;Yquot; estate tax cuts: Strongly Favors topic 11 nonimmigrant guestworker program: Neutral topic 12 NO on raising estate tax exemption NO on declaring English as the to $5 million: Strongly Favors topic 11 official language of the US government: Strongly Favors topic 12 NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax: Strongly Favors topic 11 YES on comprehensive immigration reform: Strongly Favors topic 12 Oppose granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants: Opposes topic 12 Rated 80% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record: Strongly It's impractical to deport 14 million Opposes topic 15 illegal immigrants: Favors topic 12 NO on 1996 Defense Appropriations: Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an Opposes topic 15 open-border stance: Strongly Favors topic 12 NO on considering deploying NMD,
    • and amending ABM Treaty: Opposes topic 15 NO on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress: Strongly Favors YES on favoring 36 vetoed military topic 16 projects: Strongly Favors topic 15 Worth losing election to protect our YES on allowing another round of troops: Strongly Opposes topic 17 military base closures: Opposes topic Never de-fund a single soldier in 15 Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17 YES on military pay raise of 4.8%: Fund the safety of the troops till 67 Strongly Favors topic 15 anti-war votes reached: Opposes topic 17 YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP: Strongly Favors topic 15 Change the fundamental premise of Iraq engagement: Strongly Favors topic YES on limiting soldiers' 17 deployment to 12 months: Opposes topic 15 Voted for Iraq war in 2002, but now a war critic: Strongly Favors topic 17 YES on favoring 1997 McCain- Feingold overhaul of campaign Multi-year commitment to Africa for finance: Favors topic 16 food & medicine: Strongly Favors topic 17 YES on banning campaign donations from unions & NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq corporations: Favors topic 16 by July 2007: Strongly Opposes topic 17 YES on banning quot;soft moneyquot; YES on redeploying US troops out of contributions and restricting issue Iraq by March 2008: Strongly Favors topic 17 ads: Favors topic 16 This is an excerpt. YES on establishing the Senate Reference: Office of Public Integrity: Favors topic http://www.ontheissues.org/Joe_Bide 16 n.htm John Mc Cain Don't hold gun manufacturers liable for crimes: Favors topic 10 Voted NO on $100M to reduce Opposes restrictions on assault teen pregnancy by education & weapons and ammunition types: contraceptives. (Mar 2005) Strongly Favors topic 10
    • Ban cheap guns; require safety Include a health savings account in locks; for gun show checks: Opposes healthcare reform: Opposes topic 5 topic 10 1989: No mandatory catastrophic Voted against Brady Bill & assault Medicare coverage: Opposes topic 5 weapon ban: Strongly Favors topic 10 1993: To socialize healthcare would Punish criminals who abuse 2nd be to ruin it: Strongly Opposes topic 5 Amendment rights: Favors topic 10 Matching funds for seniors citizens’ Repeal existing gun restrictions; prescription drugs: Favors topic 5 penalize criminal use: Strongly Favors topic 10 Expand health insurance to 11 million uninsured children: Strongly Ban gun registration & trigger Favors topic 5 lock law in Washington DC: Strongly Favors topic 10 Allow paying extra for choice of doctors & care: Favors topic 5 Allow firearms in National Parks: Strongly Favors topic 10 More tax-deductible health costs; limits on malpractice: Favors topic 5 YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks: Tax credits for those without Strongly Favors topic 10 McCain co- employee health insurance: Strongly sponsored banning gun Favors topic 5 registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC $350 billion for prescriptions for poor seniors: Favors topic 5 YES on loosening license & Rated 25% by APHA, indicating a background checks at gun shows: anti-public health voting record: Favors topic 10 Strongly Opposes topic 5 NO on background checks at gun NO on blocking medical savings shows: Strongly Favors topic 10 acounts: Opposes topic 5 YES on banning lawsuits against NO on Medicare means-testing: gun manufacturers for gun violence: Favors topic 5 Strongly Favors topic 10 YES on limiting self-employment health deduction: Opposes topic 5 YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers: Strongly Favors NO on including prescription drugs topic 10 under Medicare: Opposes topic 5 Harness market competition for YES on funding GOP version of comprehensive reform: Strongly Opposes topic 5
    • Medicare prescription drug benefit: Opposes topic 5 Rated 17% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence: NO on $40 billion per year for limited Opposes topic 18 Medicare prescription drug benefit: Opposes topic 5 Gas tax holiday for the summer: Opposes topic 18 YES on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics: Favors topic 5 Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases: Strongly Favors topic 18 YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug: NO on do not require ethanol in Strongly Favors topic 5 gasoline: Favors topic 18 NO on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D: Opposes topic 5 NO on reducing funds for road- building in National Forests: Opposes topic 18 GovWatch: Build 45 new nuclear power plants by 2030: Strongly YES on defunding renewable and Opposes topic 18 solar energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18 Climate change is real and must be addressed: Favors topic 18 YES on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling: Opposes topic 18 2000: Criticized Bush's withdrawal from the Kyoto Treaty: Strongly Favors NO on terminating CAFE standards topic 18 within 15 months: Strongly Favors topic 18 Strength Clean Air & Water Acts; but not Kyoto: Strongly Opposes topic 18 YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen- powered vehicles by 2010: Strongly Favors topic 18 Ethanol bad for environment & bad for consumers: Opposes topic 18 YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill: Supports alternative fuels, emission Favors topic 18 controls, & CWA: Favors topic 18 NO on reducing oil usage by 40% by Make EPA into a Cabinet 2025 (instead of 5%): Strongly Opposes department: Strongly Favors topic 18 topic 18 Rated 53% by the LCV, indicating a YES on disallowing an oil leasing mixed record on environment: Neutral program in Alaska's ANWR: on topic 18 Strongly Favors topic 18 Sponsored bill for greenhouse gas YES on banning drilling in the Arctic tradeable allowances: Strongly Favors National Wildlife Refuge: Favors topic topic 18 18
    • Require a 3/5 majority vote in YES on Internet sales tax Congress to raise taxes: Strongly moratorium: Opposes topic 11 Opposes topic 11 YES on requiring super-majority for Tax system is fair; wealthy pay bulk raising taxes: Opposes topic 11 of taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11 YES on phasing out the estate tax Remove charitable deduction; it only (quot;death taxquot;): Opposes topic 11 benefits rich: Favors topic 11 Middle-class tax cut: expand 15% YES on eliminating the 'marriage tax bracket: Favors topic 11 penalty': Opposes topic 11 Tax cuts should go to middle- & NO on prioritizing national debt lower-income people: Favors topic 11 reduction below tax cuts: Favors topic 11 Cut marriage tax, inheritance tax, & earnings test: Strongly Opposes topic 11 YES on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates: Favors topic 11 Taxes should be flatter, lower, and simpler: Strongly Opposes topic 11 NO on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction: Opposes GovWatch: 2001: against tax cut that topic 11 went to rich: Strongly Favors topic 11 NO on $350 billion in tax breaks over Voted against Bush tax cuts for not 11 years: Strongly Favors topic 11 reining in spending: Opposes topic 11 YES on extending the tax cuts on Rated 72% by NTU, indicating capital gains and dividends: Strongly quot;Satisfactoryquot; on tax votes: Neutral on Opposes topic 11 topic 11 NO on $47B for military by repealing Rated 50% by CTJ, indicating a capital gains tax cut: Opposes topic 11 mixed record on progressive taxation: Neutral on topic 11 YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: Strongly Implement socially fair, broad-based Opposes topic 11 tax cuts: Favors topic 11 YES on permanently repealing the YES on raising the Death Tax `death tax`: Strongly Opposes topic 11 exemption to $5M from $1M: Strongly Opposes topic 11 YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts: Strongly Opposes topic YES on allowing AMT reduction 11 without budget offset: Opposes topic 11
    • YES on raising estate tax exemption YES on allowing illegal aliens to to $5 million: Strongly Opposes topic 11 participate in Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 12 YES on giving Guest Workers a path YES on repealing the Alternative to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12 Minimum Tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11 YES on establishing a Guest Worker program: Favors topic 12 Certify border is secure; only then allow guest workers: Opposes topic 12 YES on building a fence along the Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 12 million illegals in country now is 12 de facto amnesty: Favors topic 12 YES on declaring English as the Immigration reform needed for official language of the US national security: Strongly Favors topic government: Strongly Opposes topic 12 12 Give everyone in the world an YES on comprehensive immigration opportunity to come to America: reform: Strongly Favors topic 12 Favors topic 12 1988: Honored by La Raza for opposing official English: Favors topic Clean up waste in defense 12 acquisition: Opposes topic 15 More help for legal immigrants when Eliminate defense pork, but increase immigrating & once here: Strongly most other defense: Strongly Favors Favors topic 12 topic 15 No more ballot initiatives against immigration: Strongly Favors topic 12 Terminate C-130, B-2, and Seawolf; use funds to modernize: Opposes topic English immersion over bilingual 15 education: Opposes topic 12 Sponsored comprehensive Politicians keep unneeded bases immigration reform, without amnesty: open for political purposes: Opposes Strongly Favors topic 12 topic 15 Rated 18% by USBC, indicating an Raise military pay to avoid military open-border stance: Strongly Favors draft: Favors topic 15 topic 12 YES on limit welfare for immigrants: Supports $48 billion in new spending Strongly Opposes topic 12 for anti-terrorism: Favors topic 15 YES on visas for skilled workers: Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro- Favors topic 12 military voting record: Strongly Favors topic 15 YES on allowing more foreign workers into the US for farm work: Sponsored bill for Iraq budget to be Favors topic 12 part of defense budget: Opposes topic 15
    • Timetable for withdrawal is a white Reduce federal government size & flag of surrender: Strongly Opposes topic 17 scope, including military: Opposes topic 15 Staying for 100 years OK, if US NO on 1996 Defense Appropriations: casualties are low: Strongly Opposes Opposes topic 15 topic 17 YES on considering deploying NMD, The Iraq war was worth the price in and amending ABM Treaty: Favors blood and treasure: Strongly Opposes topic 15 topic 17 NO on favoring 36 vetoed military Support the surge even if projects: Strongly Opposes topic 15 benchmarks are not met: Strongly Opposes topic 17 YES on allowing another round of Willing to be last man standing for military base closures: Opposes topic US involvement in Iraq: Strongly 15 Opposes topic 17 YES on military pay raise of 4.8%: Send in a heavy wave of troops to Strongly Favors topic 15 Iraq to establish order: Strongly Opposes topic 17 YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP: Strongly Favors topic 15 Support the completion of the US mission in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic YES on requiring on-budget funding 17 for Iraq, not emergency funding: Opposes topic 15 NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007: Strongly Opposes topic 17 NO on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months: Favors topic 15 NO on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months: I support the Bush doctrine of pre- Opposes topic 17 emptive war: Strongly Opposes topic 17 Russia: Sanctions until Putin exits Chechnya: Opposes topic 17 IMF’s Russia policies bad, but Excerpt. agency is OK: Favors topic 17 Reference: http://www.ontheissues.org/John_Mc Costs will be far greater should we Cain.htm fail in Iraq: Opposes topic 17 Sarah Palin: Hunts as much as she can; freezer- full of wild game: Strongly Favors topic Supports ending D.C.'s 32-year- 10
    • old ban on handguns: Strongly Elected mayor based on tax cut Favors topic 10 promise: Strongly Opposes topic 11 Lifelong NRA member & champion As mayor, cut property taxes & of right to bear arms: Strongly Favors increased sales tax: Favors topic 11 topic 10 Windfall oil profits tax prevents investment: Opposes topic 11 Supports Constitutional right to bear $60M annually for municipal revenue arms: Strongly Favors topic 10 sharing: Opposes topic 11 Global warming affects Alaska, but is Eliminate taxes that inhibit business: not man-made: Strongly Opposes topic Strongly Opposes topic 11 18 Repeal quot;nuisance taxesquot; including Resource rebate: suspend AK 8-cent the tire tax: Favors topic 11 fuel tax for one year: Opposes topic 18 Encourage small business growth by Commercialize Alaska's North Slope reducing business taxes: Strongly natural gas: Strongly Opposes topic 18 Opposes topic 11 Agrees with Obama on more We don't know what the plan is to Alaska oil & gas production: ever end the war: Favors topic 17 Strongly Opposes topic 18 Armed forces, including my son, Lift moratorium on offshore drilling: give us security and freedom: Strongly Opposes topic 18 Opposes topic 17 Unlock ANWR; we're ready, willing Wants exit plan; also assurances and able to contribute: Strongly to keep our troops safe: Favors topic Opposes topic 18 17 $250M for proven alternative energy, Rejected sympathy for Down's including wind & hydro: Strongly Favors Syndrome son, as gift from God: topic 18 Opposes topic 1 Fund cellulosic biofuel research in Opposes stem cell research: Opposes Farm Bill: Strongly Favors topic 18 topic 1 Convince the rest of the nation to Every baby is created with a future open ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18 and potential: Strongly Opposes topic 1 Stranded Gas Development Act no Praised by pro-life groups for longer applies: Opposes topic 18 keeping Down syndrome baby: Opposes topic 1 Get ANWR open: Strongly Opposes topic 18 Pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
    • Pro-contraception, pro-woman, pro- Excerpt. life: Opposes topic 1 Reference: http://www.ontheissues.org/Sarah_P Only exception for abortion is if alin.htm mother's life would end: Opposes topic 1 Obama says: “PALIN FAMILY OFF-LIMITS” Sarah Palin says: ‘Attack Obama!!!” Sept 04, 2008