Joe on the Issues

I thought I would take some time to go over the positions of the two major party candidates for the office of Vice President. For this post, I will focus on Senator Joe Biden.

Abortion:

Supports women’s right to choose but opposes federal funding.
Supports expansion of embryonic stem cell research.
Opposes partial birth abortions.

Civil Rights:

Opposes Constitutional ban on flag desecration.
Supports adding sexual orientation to hate crimes.
Opposes Constitutional ban of same-sex marriage.

Crime:

Opposes limiting death penalty appeals.
Opposes repealing federal speed limits.

Education:

Opposes the No Child Left Behind Act.

Foreign Policy:

Support expanding NATO.
Supports trade embargo of Cuba.
Opposes trade embargo of Vietnam.

Government Reform:

Supports banning “soft” money contributions to campaigns.
Supports banning campaign donations from unions and corporations.
Supported presidential line-item veto.Opposes lobbyist gifts to Congress.

Gun Control:

Supports lawsuits against gun manufacturers.
Supports background checks at gun shows.

Health Care:

Supports increased federal funding for health coverage.

Homeland Security:

Supports limits on military deployments.
Supports preservation of habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees.
Supports re authorization of the Patriot Act.

Jobs:

Supports restrictions of employer interference in union organizing.
Supports increasing the minimum wage.

War in Iraq/Military:

Supports getting troops out of Iraq.
Supports more military base closures.
Supports limiting soldiers’ deployment to 12 months.

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