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Andrew Yang on VoteMatch



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Exposing stereotypes helps dispel them: Favors topic 1
Male legislators shouldn't decide female reproductive rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
Support a woman's right to choose, including contraception: Strongly Favors topic 1
Abortion should be regulated by doctors, not legislators: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fix racial disparity with MLK's idea of a guaranteed income: Favors topic 2
Against federal preclearance of state abortion laws: Opposes topic 2
Empower women entrepreneurs with my $1000 per month plan: Strongly Favors topic 2
Treatment of indigenous people has been immoral & criminal: Strongly Favors topic 2
Fight for equal pay for women, and women of color: Strongly Favors topic 2
Pay equity for women and minorities: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Who you love and how you love are up to you: Strongly Favors topic 3
Increase funding for LGBTQ issues and education: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports LGBTQ rights: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Create culture of lifting up the least among us: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Invest in the Mental Health Emergency Response Unit: Favors topic 5
Would expand Medicare but not offer a public option: Strongly Favors topic 5
Invest in "telehealth" allowing internet access to doctors: Favors topic 5
Provide comprehensive mental health coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports forced licensing of drug patents to control costs: Strongly Favors topic 5
Medicare-for-All but with private insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Support negotiating drug prices for Medicare outpatients: Favors topic 5
Public option would cost less than present system: Strongly Favors topic 5
Advocates for a single-payer health care system: Strongly Favors topic 5
Single-payer system solves biggest problem of over-billing: Strongly Favors topic 5
Medicare-for-All establishes a basic right: Strongly Favors topic 5
ObamaCare is only a good first step: Strongly Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Universal Basic Income recipients might lose other benefits: Favors topic 6
Freedom Dividend of $1000/month for every adult American: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Disability creates a permanent shadow class of beneficiaries: Favors topic 6
Disability creates a permanent shadow class of beneficiaries: Favors topic 6
Optional automatic tax-free retirement investment vehicle: Favors topic 6
Fund Freedom Dividend payments with 10% VAT: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Extend Universal Pre-K to three-year-olds: Strongly Opposes topic 7
I am pro-good-school; pay teachers more; use tests less: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Offered high pay for teachers in earlier business: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Pay teachers enough to attract and retain the best: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Improving teacher salaries improves student success: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Appoint small business czar to help in recovery efforts: Favors topic 8
Reformulate GDP to account for clean air & clean water: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Clean water is a fundamental human right: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Constitutional amendment to safeguard environment: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Help farmers modernize in sustainable way: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Thorium-based nuclear plants are safe and reliable: Strongly Favors topic 8
Create department to regulate social media: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Nuclear isn't perfect, but it's a solid solution for now: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Appoint Police Commissioner with resume beyond NYPD: Opposes topic 9
Overhaul oversight of the NYPD: Opposes topic 9
Repeal 1994 crime bill, decriminalize truancy: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Makes more sense to pay people to keep out of jail: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Reform or reduce cash bail: Opposes topic 9
Eliminate private prisons: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Death penalty has led to tragic errors: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Replace mass incarceration with social programs: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Body cameras for every police officer: Opposes topic 9
Police unfairly target minorities: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Break stranglehold of NRA on Congress: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Would push for "personalized" guns, subsidize upgrading: Opposes topic 10
Help gun owners "personalize" guns free of charge: Opposes topic 10
Voluntary buyback, plus high-capacity magazine ban: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Future without handguns is not reality: Favors topic 10
In the future, people will still own handguns: Favors topic 10
Treat guns the way we treat motor vehicles: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Three-tier gun licensing for common-sense safety: Opposes topic 10
Make gun manufacturers liable for mass shootings: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Push NYS for a Vacancy Tax on empty storefronts: Favors topic 11
End Social Security cap, favorable capital gains treatment: Favors topic 11
Wealth tax didn't work where it was tried: Opposes topic 11
0.1% tax on the sale of stocks, bonds and derivatives: Strongly Favors topic 11
Value-added tax would generate $800B taxes & $700B GDP: Favors topic 11
Fund programs from tech companies now paying no tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Value Added Tax would generate $800 billion: Favors topic 11
Same tax rate on capital gains as on earned income: Strongly Favors topic 11
Revenue Day: make paying taxes a celebration: Favors topic 11
Value-Added Tax as part of new capitalist philosophy: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
All agencies must make language access a top priority: Strongly Favors topic 12
America has been magnet for human capital for generations: Strongly Favors topic 12
Immigrants are being scapegoated; blame the machines: Favors topic 12
12M illegal immigrants is a major problem: Opposes topic 12
Immigrants make US stronger and more dynamic: Strongly Favors topic 12
Need more case workers & judges at southern border: Strongly Favors topic 12
Come out of shadows with long-term permanent residency: Strongly Favors topic 12
Deporting 11 million is impossible and inhumane: Favors topic 12
Boost funding for U.S. ports of entry: Opposes topic 12
Supports the DREAM Act: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Would not stand in way of fossil fuel exports from US: Favors topic 13
Create a path forward on China that works for both sides: Favors topic 13
Partner to help African nations & expand markets: Strongly Favors topic 13
We need to crack down, but tariffs & trade wars are wrong: Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
International consensus and coalitions on data: Opposes topic 14
US should lead the way on climate change: Opposes topic 14
Provide model for democratic capitalism, not authoritarians: Favors topic 14
Let our values lead us: no aid to Saudi Arabia against Yemen: Opposes topic 14
Two-state solution is only end to Israel/Palestine conflict: Opposes topic 14
Some Israeli actions are problematic on human rights: Opposes topic 14
Strengthen alliances such as NATO; reinvest in diplomacy: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Puerto Rican statehood is overdue step toward equality: Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Military dumps oil at end of year, to avoid losing budget: Opposes topic 15
I signed a pledge to end the Forever Wars: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Military spending on modern threats, not decades-old ones: Favors topic 15
Invest in equipment for technical superiority: Favors topic 15
Rechannel $60B per year from defense to infrastructure: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Too much military spending focuses in decades-old threats: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Allow people to cast ballots through mobile apps: Strongly Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration & lower voting age to 16: Strongly Favors topic 16
Felons should be allowed after release from prison: Favors topic 16
Electoral College should not be eliminated: Opposes topic 16
Change Electoral College by proportional allocation of votes: Favors topic 16
Congress should lower Federal voting age to 16: Strongly Favors topic 16
Electoral College: allocate state votes proportionally: Strongly Favors topic 16
Lower voting age to 16 in federal elections: Strongly Favors topic 16
Supports statehood for DC & Puerto Rico: Strongly Favors topic 16
Adopt ranked-choice voting model for all primaries: Strongly Favors topic 16
Make Puerto Rico a state: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Require Congress to declare war: Favors topic 17
Declaring war is an act of Congress: Favors topic 17
Russian hacking of our elections is a hostile act: Opposes topic 17
We've been in continuous armed conflict for 18 years: Strongly Favors topic 17
Helping Ukraine defend itself against Russia helps US: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Leaving Iran deal was a massive strategic mistake: Strongly Favors topic 17
No quick answers on Israel, but supports two state solution: Opposes topic 17
Russia has been hacking our democracy for years: Opposes topic 17
May need more troops in Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Limited foreign intervention; restore Congress's role in war: Favors topic 17
Be very judicious about projecting force: Strongly Favors topic 17
Repeal post-9/11 Authorization for Use of Military Force: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Bring a Green New Deal to NYCHA: Strongly Favors topic 18
Decarbonize US economy by 2035: Strongly Favors topic 18
Move subsidies from fossil fuel to wind and solar: Strongly Favors topic 18
Get incentives right to subsidize renewable energy: Favors topic 18
Set environmental standards for companies: Favors topic 18
Stop subsidizing fossil fuel industries; support carbon tax: Strongly Favors topic 18
Energy companies only operate on the bottom line: Strongly Favors topic 18
Convert to all-electric cars, via "Clunker" buy-backs: Favors topic 18
Nuclear needs to be on table; new reactors use thorium: Opposes topic 18
Apply geoengineering fixes, but ALSO reduce carbon emissions: Favors topic 18
Provide developing countries alternatives to fossil fuels: Favors topic 18
10 years too late on climate change, move to higher ground: Favors topic 18
US only accounts for 15% of global emissions, but take steps: Opposes topic 18
Rejoin rest of world in Paris Climate Agreement: Strongly Favors topic 18
Invest heavily in carbon capture and geoengineering: Strongly Favors topic 18
Carbon tax: internalize the cost of carbon emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Mixed score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test": Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Would override resistance to overdose prevention centers: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Take opioid profits and funnel them into treatment: Opposes topic 19
Safe injection centers & safe treatment centers for opioids: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Jail for dealers; treatment for addicts: Opposes topic 19
Explore allowing therapeutic use of psilocybin mushrooms: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Create safe opioid injection sites to prevent overdoses: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Fines and judgements to fund treatment of opioid crisis: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Decriminalize small opiate possession, safe injection sites: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Decriminalize opiates & marijuana, but not cocaine: Opposes topic 19
Legalize marijuana; pardon marijuana-related offenses: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Pardon non-violent drug offenders, focusing on marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Drug companies and medical system produces opioid addicts: Favors topic 19
Drug companies and medical system produces opioid addicts: Favors topic 19
War on Drugs has not worked: treatment instead of punishment: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Full legalization of marijuana; expunge federal convictions: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Decriminalize small quantities of opioid use and possession: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Subsidize rent for resident artists in buildings: Strongly Favors topic 20
Create the People's Bank of New York City: Strongly Favors topic 20
Launch largest basic income program in the country: Strongly Favors topic 20
OpEd: Yang wrong that automation causing massive job loss: Favors topic 20
We need to take best parts of both capitalism & socialism: Favors topic 20
Trickle up: create jobs by giving people buying power: Strongly Favors topic 20
Federal job programs are not the answer to changing economy: Opposes topic 20
Relaxing zoning laws would boost affordable housing: Favors topic 20
Redefine GDP to account for health & wellbeing: Strongly Favors topic 20
Automation of our jobs the central challenge we face: Strongly Favors topic 20
American Mall Act to transition closed malls to other uses: Strongly Favors topic 20
We're terrible at retraining; give people resources directly: Favors topic 20
Monthly stipend would help us through technological changes: Strongly Favors topic 20
Universal payments to all adults would have no stigma: Strongly Favors topic 20
2008 quantitative easing benefited institutions, not people: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Freedom Dividend: create a universal basic income: Strongly Favors topic 20
Subsidize journalists to do local reporting: Strongly Favors topic 20

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