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Mitt Romney

I side with Mitt Romney on 12% of political issues

Issues we side on...

Foreign Policy

More Important

Should the U.S. intervene in the affairs of other countries? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes, and use the military to preemptively strike any hostile nations perceived as a threat  Source

Your similar answer: Only in matters of national security, human rights violations, or specifically asked by the international community

Most Important

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes  Source

Your similar answer: We should give equal support to Israel and Palestine.

Somewhat Important

Should the military fly drones over foreign countries to gain intelligence and kill suspected terrorists? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes  Source

Your similar answer: Yes, but only with permission from the country in question

Social

Somewhat Important

Do you support the death penalty? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes  Source

Your similar answer: Yes, but only for horrific crimes with undeniable evidence

Less Important

Should the government support a separation of church and state by removing references to God on money, federal buildings, and national monuments? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

Your similar answer: No, as long as it does not reference a specific religion

Less Important

Should medical doctors and physicians be required to undergo regular drug testing? stats Discuss

Your answers: Yes  Source

Most Important

Should states be allowed to display the Confederate flag on government property? stats Discuss

Your answers: No  Source

the Environment

More Important

Should national parks be preserved and protected by the federal government? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes, but allow limited logging, drilling, and mining 

Your similar answer: Yes

More Important

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes, consumers have a right to know what is in their food  Source

Your similar answer: Yes

Somewhat Important

Should the government block all Great Lake waterways in an effort to prevent Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan? stats Discuss

Your answers: Yes  Source

2014 Ballot Propositions

Least Important

Should criminal defendants be able to waive their right to trial by jury? stats Discuss

Your answers: Yes  Source

Somewhat Important

Should the government be allowed to seize private property, with reasonable compensation, for public or civic use? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes  Source

Your similar answer: Yes, local governments should be allowed to seize land for pulic projects but not for private projects

Less Important

Should Indian casinos be allowed to operate on land outside their designated reservation? stats Discuss

Your answers: No  Source

Less Important

Should the state spend $600 million building affordable multi-family housing for veterans? stats Discuss

Your answers: Yes  Source

Somewhat Important

Should government records be open to public inspection at all times? stats Discuss

Your answers: Yes  Source

Less Important

Should bills be distributed to the New York legislature by electronic copy instead of by paper? stats Discuss

Your answers: Yes  Source

Domestic Policy

Somewhat Important

Should the federal government regulate the internet to deter online piracy? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No, the government should prosecute copyright violators but not regulate the internet  Source

Your similar answer: No

Less Important

Should taxpayer dollars be used to fund the construction of NFL stadiums? stats Discuss

Your answers: No, this is a waste of taxpayer dollars which should be spent on city services  Source

Less Important

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes  Source

Your similar answer: Yes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption

Somewhat Important

Should the redrawing of Congressional districts be controlled by an independent, non-partisan commission? stats Discuss

Your answers: Yes  Source

Less Important

Should courts be prohibited from recognizing Sharia law? stats Discuss

Your answers: Yes  Source

the Economy

Least Important

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No, end all government subsidies and let the free market run its course  Source

Your similar answer: No

Somewhat Important

Should physically and mentally capable adults on welfare be required to work? stats Discuss

Your answers: Yes  Source

Less Important

Should California set aside 3% of tax revenue into a “rainy day” fund? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes, increase our savings during years of surplus  Source

Your similar answer: Yes

Less Important

Do you oppose automatically increasing gas taxes with the rate of inflation? stats Discuss

Your answers: Yes  Source

Immigration

More Important

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes  Source

Your similar answer: Yes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

Healthcare

Somewhat Important

Should the federal government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes  Source

Your similar answer: Yes, they are essential to protecting other children who are too young to be vaccinated

Education

Somewhat Important

Should non-residents be allowed to serve as trustees of the University of Wyoming? stats Discuss

Your answers: No  Source

Issues we do not side on...

Social

Most Important

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes

Most Important

What is your stance on abortion? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Pro-life  Source

You: Pro-choice

Most Important

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes

Most Important

Should health insurance providers be required to offer free birth control? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes

Most Important

Should a business be able to deny service to a customer if the request conflicts with the owner’s religious beliefs? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes  Source

You: No

Healthcare

More Important

Should we expand or dismantle our Medicare program? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Dismantle  Source

You: Transform the system into a Canadian or European style single payer system that can negotiate pricing for medication and treatments

Most Important

Do you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes

More Important

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes

Most Important

Should the federal government increase funding of health care for low income individuals (Medicaid)? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes

the Economy

More Important

Should we expand or dismantle our Social Security program? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Reform and raise the retirement age to account for people living longer  Source

You: Expand and increase the payroll tax on individuals making more than $250K to make up for the budget shortfall

Most Important

Do you agree with President Obama's 2009 Stimulus Plan? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes, and enact legislation to inject the economy with a stimulus every time the GDP falls below a certain level

Most Important

Do you believe the 2001 and 2003 George W Bush tax cuts should be extended? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes  Source

You: Extend only for those making less than $250,000

Most Important

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes

Most Important

Should Congress raise the debt ceiling? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes

More Important

Should the U.S. have bailed out the major banks during the financial crisis of 2008? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No 

You: Yes, but with more restrictions

Most Important

Should the U.S. reduce corporate income tax rates? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes  Source

You: No

Most Important

Should pension plans for federal, state, and local government workers be transitioned into privately managed accounts? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes  Source

You: No

More Important

Should Wall Street executives be criminally charged for their roles in the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No, lawmakers are more to blame for creating an environment of irresponsible and reckless lending  Source

You: Yes

Somewhat Important

Do you support Obama's MyRA savings account initiative for workers who don't have access to a 401k?  stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No, the plan is redundant and inferior to Roth IRA plans  Source

You: Yes

More Important

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes  Source

You: No, increase taxes on large multinational corporations instead

Somewhat Important

Would you favor an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes, but dramatically reduce government spending instead of raising taxes  Source

You: No, but decrease tax rates for senior citizens

Most Important

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Hurt  Source

You: Help

More Important

Should all welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes  Source

You: No

More Important

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes

Somewhat Important

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes  Source

You: No

More Important

Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No, increasing the capital gains tax will limit investment in our economy  Source

You: Yes, and increase to the average U.S. tax rate (31.5%)

Immigration

More Important

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes

More Important

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes, and grant them citizenship

Most Important

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record

More Important

Should local law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes and transfer them to federal immigration authorities? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes  Source

You: No, only if they are convicted of a violent crime

More Important

Should illegal immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes

More Important

Should the U.S. increase restrictions on its current border security policy? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes  Source

You: No, just enforce the current border policy

Science

Most Important

Should the federal government fund stem cell research? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes

More Important

Should the United States increase our space exploration efforts and budget? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes  Source

You: Not during a recession

Somewhat Important

Should the government fund space travel? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No, not until we drastically decrease our federal deficit  Source

You: Yes

the Environment

Most Important

Is Global Warming a threat to the environment? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes

More Important

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes  Source

You: No

More Important

Should the government give tax credits and subsidies to the wind power industry? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No, wind power is an inferior alternative to oil, coal, and nuclear power  Source

You: Yes

More Important

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?  stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes  Source

You: No

Somewhat Important

Should the US provide incentives for heavy duty trucks to run on natural gas or alternative fuel? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes

More Important

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent global warming? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes

Education

More Important

Do you support Common Core national standards? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes, I support the concept but not the current implementation

More Important

Do you support increasing taxes for the rich in order to reduce interest rates for student loans? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes

Foreign Policy

Most Important

Should the U.S. withdraw troops from Afghanistan? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No, not until all U.S. military leaders are confident the mission has been accomplished  Source

You: Yes, bring a majority of the troops home but maintain a strong diplomatic presence

Most Important

How should the U.S. deal with Iran? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Strategically eliminate their nuclear bomb making capabilities  Source

You: Maintain diplomacy while discouraging use of nuclear weapons

Most Important

How should the U.S. handle the genocide in Sudan? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Overthrow the current government and instill a democracy  Source

You: Support a NATO effort to contain the Sudanese military

Somewhat Important

Should the United States end its trade embargo and travel ban on Cuba? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes

More Important

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes, and use the U.N. peacekeeping forces to protect our interests

More Important

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes

Somewhat Important

Should the government decrease military spending? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes

Somewhat Important

Should the U.S. back the Egyptian military's crackdown against the muslim brotherhood? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes 

You: No

Most Important

Should the U.S. use military force against the Syrian government in response to their use of chemical weapons? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes, the U.S. must send a message to the rest of the world that chemical weapons will not be tolerated  Source

You: Yes, but only with cooperation from the United Nations

Less Important

Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes, surveillance of all foreign countries is essential to tracking potential terrorist threats  Source

You: No, spying on our allies severely damages our reputation abroad

Somewhat Important

Should the U.S. formally declare war on ISIS? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes  Source

You: No, not until they attack us on U.S. soil

Most Important

Do you support President Obama’s move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes

Most Important

Should the U.S. conduct targeted airstrikes on Iran’s nuclear weapons facilities? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes  Source

You: No, only after all diplomatic options have been exhausted

Somewhat Important

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No, we should eliminate any opportunity for terrorists to enter the country  Source

You: Yes, we should accept 10,000 refugees

Domestic Policy

More Important

Do you support the Patriot Act? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes  Source

You: No

Somewhat Important

Should federal government limit funds to public schools that do not meet performance standards? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes  Source

You: The federal government should take over control of schools from the states

Somewhat Important

Do you support affirmative action programs? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Regardless, we should create more social programs to address poverty

Most Important

Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No, and the government should pass a national “stand your ground” law  Source

You: Yes, require strict background checks, psychological testing, and training

Somewhat Important

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes, most but not all drugs

Somewhat Important

Should corporations and unions (Super PACs) be allowed to donate to political candidates? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes  Source

You: No, corporations are not people and should not be allowed to finance political campaigns

Somewhat Important

Should internet service providers be allowed to speed up access to popular websites (that pay higher rates) at the expense of slowing down access to less popular websites (that pay lower rates)? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes 

You: No

More Important

Should cases of sexual assault in the military be handled by a panel of independent prosecutors? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No, it should be prosecuted using the court-martial powers under the UCMJ 

You: Yes, the military courts have demonstrated they are unfit to handle these cases

Less Important

Should the U.S. Government grant immunity to Edward Snowden? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No, he should be returned to the U.S. to stand trial and face the consequences of his actions 

You: Yes

Most Important

Should every person purchasing a gun be required to pass a criminal and public safety background check? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No, background checks are an ineffective waste of government resources  Source

You: Yes

Less Important

Should the NSA (National Security Agency) be allowed to collect basic metadata of citizen’s phone calls such as numbers, timestamps, and call durations? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: No  Source

You: Yes

Somewhat Important

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes  Source

You: No

Elections

Somewhat Important

Should a photo ID be required to vote? stats Discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes  Source

You: No

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