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Paul Ryan MyOcracy topics and responses

    Criminal Justice

    Support for the construction of prisons or detention centers

  • 2007-11-13: Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society
  • 2000-06-22: Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons.

    Legal age for prosecution as an adult: Decrease

  • 1999-06-17: Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime

    Civil Rights

    Ban abortions except in limited cases

  • 2013-01-04: No family planning assistance that includes abortion
  • 2012-02-19: Church-provided contraception is about rights & conscience
  • 2011-05-05: Prohibit federal funding for abortion
  • 2011-01-07: Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood
  • 2010-07-29: Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans
  • 2005-04-27: Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions
  • 2004-02-26: Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime
  • 2003-10-02: Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother`s life

    Support marriage rights between a man and a woman only

  • 2009-04-02: Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes
  • 2006-12-31: by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance
  • 2006-07-18: Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman
  • 2004-09-30: Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage
  • 2004-07-22: Let each state separately define DOMA and marriage
  • 1999-07-29: Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC

    Support for gun rights

  • 2012-04-24: Avid bow hunter who skins his own prey
  • 2011-01-25: Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad
  • 2009-04-30: Allow reloading spent military small arms ammunition
  • 2005-10-20: Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers
  • 2003-04-09: Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse
  • 1999-06-18: Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1

    Abortion rights: Ban all abortions

  • 2013-01-03: Life and human rights begin at fertilization or cloning
  • 2012-08-12: Life begins at conception, so protect unborn children
  • 2011-05-04: Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion
  • 2011-01-07: Congress shall protect life beginning with fertilization
  • 2000-04-05: Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions
  • 1999-06-30: Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion

    Prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation

  • 2012-04-24: Ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • 2007-11-13: Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation

    Abortion rights: Women should choose

  • 2012-10-11: Private & public life inseparable on faith & life issues

    Economic Issues

    Taxes for wealthier tax payers: Less

  • 2013-01-27: Are we for more revenues? No, we're not.
  • 2012-08-11: Eliminate double taxes like the death tax and AMT
  • 2012-04-24: Reduce deficit by $6.2T over 10 years with no tax increase
  • 2006-12-31: by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation
  • 2005-12-08: Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends
  • 2001-04-04: Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax (death tax)
  • 2001-03-14: Phaseout the death tax

    Taxes for large corporations: Decrease

  • 2012-08-11: Lower corporate tax rate to improve global competitiveness
  • 2012-04-02: 25% top individual rate and top corporate tax rate
  • 2000-03-09: Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business

    Implement a flat tax

  • 2004-09-23: Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification
  • 2002-04-18: Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent
  • 2001-05-16: Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years

    Reduce taxes for all tax payers

  • 2012-01-01: Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
  • 2010-08-12: Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes

    Reduce taxes for small businesses

  • 2003-12-31: by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record

    Support a balanced federal budget by constitutional amendment

  • 2009-01-06: Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override

    Reduce taxes for middle class tax payers

  • 2000-07-12: Voted YES on eliminating the marriage penalty

    Education Issues

    Support school vouchers

  • 2011-03-30: Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program

    Support privatization of mass education

  • 2003-12-31: by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes

    Reduce federal government involvement with public education

  • 2012-08-11: A-PLUS: Local decisions, not one-size-fits-all mandates

    Environmental Issues

    Support off-shore drilling to tap new oil sources

  • 2011-05-12: Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling
  • 2011-03-03: Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants
  • 2007-01-18: Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies
  • 2006-06-29: Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore

    Oppose cap-and-trade programs to address industrial emissions

  • 2012-04-05: Cap-and-trade bureaucratically rations conventional energy
  • 2009-06-26: Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution
  • 2009-01-09: Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules
  • 2000-06-26: Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol

    Reduce or remove environmental regulations that address oil refinement

  • 2008-09-18: Voted NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences
  • 2005-09-29: Voted YES on deauthorizing critical habitat for endangered species

    Support domestic continental drilling to tap new oil sources

  • 2001-08-01: Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR

    Eliminate tax incentives and/or subsidies to the fossil fuel industry

  • 2008-02-12: Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy

    Healthcare Issues

    Reduce government involvement in the provision of health insurance for taxpayers

  • 2012-08-11: Choice of Medicare or certified plan, starting in 2022
  • 2012-04-24: Under age 54, provided with subsidy for private insurance
  • 2012-04-05: Younger workers choose from subsidized coverage options
  • 2011-04-15: Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts
  • 2011-01-25: Open-ended healthcare entitlement moves US toward bankruptcy
  • 2010-09-14: For tax credits; high-risk pools; & regulatory reform
  • 2010-09-14: Washington Way: closed-door deals & one-party votes
  • 2009-07-04: Road Map: buy health insurance from any state in the country
  • 2009-07-04: Replace Medicare with $9500/year private insurance payment
  • 2008-01-23: Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids
  • 2007-10-25: Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility
  • 2003-12-31: by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record
  • 1999-10-06: Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts

    Eliminate financial penalty from Obamacare for taxpayers that do not have health insurance

  • 2012-09-14: Regulators don't want your opinion on ObamaCare mandates
  • 2012-08-29: ObamaCare's mandates & fines have no place in a free country
  • 2012-08-11: Replace ObamaCare with patient-centered reforms
  • 2012-04-24: ObamaCare is government takeover of healthcare
  • 2011-01-05: Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law
  • 2010-09-14: ObamaCare passed with no GOP support & split Democrats

    Lower eligibility age for Medicare to increase coverage of older taxpayers

  • 2008-07-15: Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare


    Increase border security between U.S. and Mexico

  • 2006-09-14: Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border
  • 2006-06-06: Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project

    Provide amnesty for undocumented individuals

  • 2013-02-17: Earned legalization while respecting the rule of law

    Oppose amnesty for undocumented individuals

  • 2012-08-11: Make border fence construction a top priority

    Improve enforcement of existing immigration laws

  • 2012-08-11: Demand enforcement of immigration laws, without amnesty

    Allow in-state tuition at public universities and colleges for undocumented students

  • 2004-05-20: Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment


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