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Matt Gaetz on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Ban taxpayer-funded abortions under ObamaCare. (Nov 2016)
  • Roe v. Wade was a terrible decision. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports human life begins at conception. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports defunding Planned Parenthood federally & locally. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports pro-life legislation. (Nov 2016)
Matt Gaetz on Budget & Economy
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  • Balance budget by cutting spending & reforming entitlements. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes federal spending to promote economic growth. (Nov 2016)
Matt Gaetz on Civil Rights
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  • Supports defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Nov 2016)
Matt Gaetz on Corporations
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  • Supports letting businesses disagree with same-sex marriage. (Nov 2016)
Matt Gaetz on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Matt Gaetz on Drugs
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Matt Gaetz on Education
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  • Allow opt-out of Common Core; abolish Dept. of Education. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes Common Core as a nationwide academic standard. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes states adopting federal education standards. (Nov 2016)
Matt Gaetz on Energy & Oil
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  • Supports deregulating domestic oil exploration and drilling. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes government developing wind and solar energy. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes regulation of greenhouse gas emission. (Nov 2016)
Matt Gaetz on Environment
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  • Environmental regulations are job-killing overreach. (Nov 2016)
Matt Gaetz on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Matt Gaetz on Foreign Policy
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Matt Gaetz on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Matt Gaetz on Government Reform
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Matt Gaetz on Gun Control
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  • One of the most pro-gun members of the Florida Legislature. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports open carry and Stand-Your-Ground. (Nov 2016)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2017)
  • Strongly opposes restrictive gun laws. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes gun-control legislation. (Nov 2016)
Matt Gaetz on Health Care
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  • Replace ObamaCare with a fiscally responsible system. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports Congressionally repealing Affordable Care Act. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports repealing the 2010 affordable care act. (Nov 2016)
Matt Gaetz on Homeland Security
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  • $3 million to fund "Building Homes for Heroes. (Nov 2016)
  • Oppose any automatic cuts to defense spending. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports maintaining a numerically superior nuclear arsenal. (Nov 2016)
Matt Gaetz on Immigration
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  • Secure the border and enforce our laws. (Nov 2016)
  • Deport foreign criminals;punish nations denying repatriation. (Jan 2017)
  • Supports constructing a wall to control our border. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports ban on resettlement of Syrian refugees. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports illegals returning to country of origin. (Nov 2016)
Matt Gaetz on Jobs
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  • Opposes federal wage controls & healthcare role. (Nov 2016)
Matt Gaetz on Principles & Values
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  • America is unique because we know our rights come from God. (Nov 2016)
  • Bible is instructions from God; we are to follow faithfully. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports Judeo-Christian framework of morality. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports religious liberty and sees it at risk. (Nov 2016)
Matt Gaetz on Social Security
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  • Keep our promises but pass reforms for long-term solvency. (Nov 2016)
Matt Gaetz on Tax Reform
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  • Voted to repeal 4,000 regulations and to cut taxes 50 times. (Nov 2016)
  • Replace income tax & estate tax with 23% sales tax. (Jan 2017)
  • Replace income tax and IRS with FairTax. (Jan 2017)
  • Opposes tax increases, even to balance the budget. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports lowering taxes to promote economic growth. (Nov 2016)
Matt Gaetz on Technology
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Matt Gaetz on War & Peace
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  • Meet force with force against ISIS. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes waiting; go after militant Islam abroad. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports American intervention in Mideast beyond air support. (Nov 2016)
Matt Gaetz on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Ban taxpayer-funded abortions under ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Roe v. Wade was a terrible decision: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports human life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports defunding Planned Parenthood federally & locally: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports pro-life legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports letting businesses disagree with same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports defining marriage as one-man-one-woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Bible is instructions from God; we are to follow faithfully: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports Judeo-Christian framework of morality: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports religious liberty and sees it at risk: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Replace ObamaCare with a fiscally responsible system: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports Congressionally repealing Affordable Care Act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing the 2010 affordable care act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Keep our promises but pass reforms for long-term solvency: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Allow opt-out of Common Core; abolish Dept. of Education: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes Common Core as a nationwide academic standard: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes states adopting federal education standards: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(-5 points on Social scale)
Environmental regulations are job-killing overreach: Strongly Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
One of the most pro-gun members of the Florida Legislature: Strongly Favors topic 10
Supports open carry and Stand-Your-Ground: Strongly Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly opposes restrictive gun laws: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes gun-control legislation: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Voted to repeal 4,000 regulations and to cut taxes 50 times: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Replace income tax & estate tax with 23% sales tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Replace income tax and IRS with FairTax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes tax increases, even to balance the budget: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports lowering taxes to promote economic growth: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Secure the border and enforce our laws: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Deport foreign criminals;punish nations denying repatriation: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports constructing a wall to control our border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports illegals returning to country of origin: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
America is unique because we know our rights come from God: Strongly Favors topic 14
Supports ban on resettlement of Syrian refugees: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
$3 million to fund "Building Homes for Heroes: Favors topic 15
Oppose any automatic cuts to defense spending: Strongly Favors topic 15
Supports maintaining a numerically superior nuclear arsenal: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Strongly opposes voting without photo id: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Meet force with force against ISIS: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly opposes Islamic Sharia as threat to the US: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes waiting; go after militant Islam abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Supports American intervention in Mideast beyond air support: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports deregulating domestic oil exploration and drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes government developing wind and solar energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes regulation of greenhouse gas emission: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Strongly opposes legalizing marijuana: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Balance budget by cutting spending & reforming entitlements: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Opposes federal spending to promote economic growth: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Matt Gaetz is a Hard-Core Conservative.
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