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Rick Perry MyOcracy topics and responses

    Criminal Justice

    Use of treatment centers for violators of criminal laws targeting drug-use

  • 2010-11-15: Medical marijuana OK for California, but not Texas

    Civil Rights

    Abortion rights: Ban all abortions

  • 2012-01-01: Supports the Pro-life Presidential Leadership Pledge
  • 2011-02-08: Protect the unborn via sonogram requirement
  • 2010-11-15: The right to privacy is fictitious
  • 2002-06-25: Abortion only for rape, incest, or maternal health

    Support marriage rights between a man and a woman only

  • 2010-11-15: Gay marriage is not protected, but judges will declare it so
  • 2010-08-11: Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage

    Support for gun rights

  • 2010-11-15: Individual right to keep and bear arms
  • 2010-08-11: Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms

    Ban abortions except in limited cases

  • 2013-07-14: More restrictions on abortion clinics; 5-month limit

    Economic Issues

    Invest money in more public projects to improve infrastructure

  • 2011-02-08: Balance our budget without raising taxes

    Taxes for wealthier tax payers: Less

  • 2007-02-06: Tax rebates & tax relief instead of government spending

    Support a balanced federal budget by constitutional amendment

  • 2012-01-01: Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge

    Reduce taxes for all tax payers

  • 2012-01-01: Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge

    Education Issues

    Support school vouchers

  • 2011-09-22: Promote school choice all across this country
  • 2010-11-15: Turned down $700M in federal aid due to strings attached
  • 2010-01-13: No Race to the Top funding; too many strings attached
  • 2002-06-28: Start a pilot voucher program in Texas
  • 1999-05-28: Supports vouchers, but didn't push proposal through

    Support privatization of mass education

  • 2010-11-15: Choose from mix of public, charter & private schools

    Increase per pupil funding

  • 2001-01-16: $305 million for public schools and colleges

    Environmental Issues

    Support off-shore drilling to tap new oil sources

  • 2001-09-09: Share offshore oil development revenue with states

    Oppose cap-and-trade programs to address industrial emissions

  • 2010-11-02: Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP

    Consumer tax credits for the purchase of hybrid or electric vehicles

  • 2009-01-27: $5,000 incentive for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

    Healthcare Issues

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

  • 2011-12-10: ObamaCare is an abomination for this country
  • 2011-09-07: Wipe out ObamaCare; block grant healthcare back to states
  • 2011-02-11: ObamaCare is a trainwreck of a plan
  • 2011-02-08: Repeal ObamaCare; simple message to Washington: Enough
  • 2010-11-15: Total repeal and dismantling of ObamaCare
  • 2010-11-15: The future of America depends on repealing ObamaCare

    Reduce government involvement in the provision of health insurance for taxpayers

  • 2010-08-11: Opposes government-run healthcare
  • 2007-02-06: Medical liability reforms have reduced frivolous lawsuits

    Immigration

    Oppose amnesty for undocumented individuals

  • 2013-07-14: Why isn't D.C. talking with border states about the border?
  • 2011-10-11: Mexican border beset with vicious murders & tortures
  • 2010-11-15: Illegal immigration cost TX $928M in one year
  • 2009-01-27: End the notion of sanctuary cities

    Provide amnesty for undocumented individuals

  • 2011-09-12: Let illegals contribute to society & pursue citizenship

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

  • 2011-09-12: Discounted in-state tuition regardless of immigration status

    Increase the number of work visas granted to foreign workers each year

  • 2001-09-09: Import farm workers from Mexico


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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