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Mike Bost on Abortion
Click here for 8 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Abortions should be illegal except for rape & incest. (Nov 2000)
  • Opposes public funding of abortions. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports parental notification. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports barring stem cell research. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes abortion rights, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes abortion rights, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare. (Jan 2015)
  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life. (May 2015)
Mike Bost on Budget & Economy
Click here for 4 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Focus on "what to cut" instead of "how much to spend". (Nov 2014)
  • Supports a Balanced Budget Amendment. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes stimulus spending, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes stimulus spending, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
Mike Bost on Civil Rights
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  • Apply affirmative action to all state hiring & colleges. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports barring same sex marriage(Christian Coalition rating). (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes homosexual civil rights. (Aug 2014)
  • Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism. (May 2016)
Mike Bost on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mike Bost on Crime
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  • Supports death penalty & more prisons. (Nov 2000)
  • Death penalty for killing police officers. (Feb 2015)
Mike Bost on Drugs
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  • Strengthen drug-related penalties, but consider alternatives. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Mike Bost on Education
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  • Supports charters, corporate investment, and merit pay. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports education vouchers. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports Common Core, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports Common Core, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency. (Jul 2015)
  • Oppose private and religious school voucher programs. (Oct 2015)
Mike Bost on Energy & Oil
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  • Focus on exploration, to become energy independent. (Nov 2014)
  • Develop and use of alternative fuels. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports energy independence. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports Keystone XL, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes regulating CO2, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports Keystone XL, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Opposes regulating CO2, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
Mike Bost on Environment
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  • Supports recycling but also cost/benefit analysis. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted YES to require GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Mike Bost on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mike Bost on Foreign Policy
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Mike Bost on Free Trade
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Mike Bost on Government Reform
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  • No political contributions from the gambling industry. (Nov 2000)
Mike Bost on Gun Control
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  • Right to bear arms must be preserved and defended. (Nov 2014)
  • More enforcement on laws on purchase and possession of guns. (Nov 2000)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2017)
  • Opposes restricting right to bear arms. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes restricting guns, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes restricting guns, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
Mike Bost on Health Care
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  • Increase insured without ObamaCare's government bureaucracy. (Nov 2014)
  • Guaranteed medical care is not a government responsibility. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports repealing Obamacare, according to Christian Coalition. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports repealing Obamacare, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports repealing Obamacare, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient. (Feb 2015)
Mike Bost on Homeland Security
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  • Any defense budget cuts directly impact strength of military. (Nov 2014)
Mike Bost on Immigration
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  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
Mike Bost on Jobs
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Mike Bost on Principles & Values
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  • Endorsed Young Gun candidate in national Republican "Drive to 245". (Oct 2014)
  • Member of the Republican Study Committee. (Jan 2016)
Mike Bost on Social Security
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  • Opposes efforts to privatize, or increase the payroll tax. (Nov 2014)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts, rated by Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
Mike Bost on Tax Reform
Click here for 7 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Overhaul tax code to be less complicated. (Nov 2014)
  • Flat tax structure for state income taxes. (Nov 2000)
  • Opposes increasing federal income taxes. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports barring IRS free speech rules. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes tax increases, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes tax increases, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Mike Bost on Technology
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mike Bost on War & Peace
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Mike Bost on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Welfare funding to faith-based & private organizations. (Nov 2000)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Abortions should be illegal except for rape & incest: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes public funding of abortions: Opposes topic 1
Supports parental notification: Opposes topic 1
Supports barring stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Opposes abortion rights, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 1
Opposes abortion rights, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Apply affirmative action to all state hiring & colleges: Strongly Favors topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports barring same sex marriage(Christian Coalition rating): Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes homosexual civil rights: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Rated Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports barring IRS free speech rules: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Increase insured without ObamaCare's government bureaucracy: Opposes topic 5
Guaranteed medical care is not a government responsibility: Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Obamacare, according to Christian Coalition: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Obamacare, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Obamacare, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes efforts to privatize, or increase the payroll tax: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts, rated by Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports charters, corporate investment, and merit pay: Favors topic 7
Supports education vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports Common Core, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 7
Supports Common Core, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 7
Rated No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency: Opposes topic 7
Rated Oppose private and religious school voucher programs: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports recycling but also cost/benefit analysis: Opposes topic 8
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports death penalty & more prisons: Strongly Favors topic 9
Death penalty for killing police officers: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Right to bear arms must be preserved and defended: Strongly Favors topic 10
More enforcement on laws on purchase and possession of guns: Opposes topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting guns, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting guns, according to PVS rating: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Overhaul tax code to be less complicated: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Flat tax structure for state income taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing federal income taxes: Opposes topic 11
Opposes tax increases, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 11
Opposes tax increases, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 11
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service: 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)
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Any defense budget cuts directly impact strength of military: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
No political contributions from the gambling industry: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Focus on exploration, to become energy independent: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Develop and use of alternative fuels: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports energy independence: Opposes topic 18
Supports Keystone XL, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes regulating CO2, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports Keystone XL, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes regulating CO2, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Strengthen drug-related penalties, but consider alternatives: Favors topic 19
Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Focus on "what to cut" instead of "how much to spend": Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports a Balanced Budget Amendment: Opposes topic 20
Opposes stimulus spending, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 20
Opposes stimulus spending, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 20

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