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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
All human life is sacred: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans: Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Congress shall protect life beginning with fertilization: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Permanently protect life and conscience: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Report on Medicaid payments to abortion providers: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Committed to values & principles of traditional marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Rated Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism: Strongly Favors topic 3
Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: Opposes topic 3
Neutral on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Insure all Americans with private health insurance: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business: Opposes topic 5
Remove all funding from the 2010 national healthcare law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
More choices and lower costs, without ObamaCare: Neutral on topic 5
Keep pre-existing conditions & 26-year-olds on parents plans: Favors topic 5
YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Opposes topic 5
NO on regulating tobacco as a drug: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Make retirement saving options voluntary, portable, & secure: Strongly Favors topic 6
Rated 0% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Federal government shouldn’t be in public education business: Strongly Favors topic 7
Denounce the Common Core State Standards: Favors topic 7
A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind: Favors topic 7
Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Favors topic 7
NO on $40B for green public schools: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Sell millions of acres of unneeded federal land: Strongly Favors topic 8
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: Opposes topic 8
NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros: Favors topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
Blue Lives Matter: prosecute hate crimes against police: Strongly Favors topic 9
Rated 46% by the NAPO, indicating a police-the-police stance: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support Second Amendment rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
Sponsored bill allowing reloading spent military ammunition: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Signed the taxpayer protection pledge: no increases: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal the Death Tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No European-style VAT (value-added tax): Opposes topic 11
Permanently repeal the estate tax: Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Simplicity & fairness: 3 tax brackets with lower top rate: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Reject amnesty & secure the border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rated A by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Stop foreign internet piracy of copyrighted materials: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Rated 50% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade: Neutral on topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific: Strongly Favors topic 14
Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners: Opposes topic 14
Restore American influence instead of "leading from behind": Strongly Favors topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Allow travel between the United States and Cuba: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Ensure that our troops have the best equipment & training: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Run campaigns %& budgets as fiscal conservative: Strongly Favors topic 16
Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
YES on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
No EPA regulation of greenhouse gases: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Let states lease energy rights on federal lands: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Treat energy as source of prosperity, not pollution source: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Sponsored bill to list GHG emissions cost on electric bills: Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: Opposes topic 18
NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Develop counterdrug strategy for federal open lands: Favors topic 19
Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Annual appropriations instead of omnibus bills: Opposes topic 20
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding: Opposes topic 20
Apply all remaining stimulus funds to budget deficit: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge: Opposes topic 20
Disapprove of increasing the debt limit: Opposes topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
End executive overreach; impose limits on spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20
NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Jason Chaffetz is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative
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