Friday, October 03, 2008

Inhofe on the Issues

Here are the political positions of the candidate trying to keep his Senate seat in Oklahoma:

Civil Rights
Supports a Constitutional ban on flag desecation.
Supports a Constitutional ban of same-sex marriage.
Opposes adding sexual orientation to hate crime definition.
Supports loosening restrictions on wiretapping.

Corporations
Opposes repealing subsidies for corporations that move US jobs overseas.

Crime
Supports limiting death penalty appeals.
Supports restrictions on class-action lawsuits.
Supports repealing federal speed limits.

Drug Control
Supports higher penalties for drug offenders.
Supports spending international development funds on drug control.

Education
Opposes funding smaller classes instead of private tutors.
Supports Educational savings accounts.
Supports school vouchers.
Supports giving federal aid ONLY to schools allowing prayer.

Energy & Oil
Opposes tax incentives for energy productions and conservation.
Opposes factoring global warming into federal project planning.
Supports drilling ANWR.
Opposes reduction in oil usage by 40% by 2025.
Opposes the funding of renewable and solar energy.

Foreign Policy
Opposes enlgaring NATO to include Eastern Europe.
Supports limiting the President's power to impose economic sanctions.
Supports trade embargo against Cuba.

Government Reform
Opposes Democratic ethics reform bill. No big surprise there
Supports allowing lobbyist gifts to Congress.
Opposes ban on soft money in campaign contributions.
Opposes ban on campaign donations from unions and corporations.
Supports presidential line-item veto.

Gun Control
Supports prohibtion of lawsuits against gun manufacturers.
Opposes background checks at gun shows.

Homeland Security
Supports reauthorization of the Patriot Act.
Opposes preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees.
Opposes limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months.
Opposes more military base closures.
Opposes ban on chemical weapons.

Tax Reform
Opposes increase in tax rate for people earning $1 million and up.
Supports tax cuts on capital gains and dividends.
Supports repealing the death tax.


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