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Republican Senate Challenger:
Stephen Laffey on the Issues

Stephen Laffey on Abortion

  • Very few scientists believe in embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2006)
  • Don't have any litmus tests for judges. (Aug 2006)
  • Roe v Wade is settled law; but restrictions ok. (Apr 2006)
  • Undecided on stem cell research. (Apr 2006)
  • Pro-life. (Feb 2006)

Stephen Laffey on Budget & Economy

  • Pork barrel spending does not benefit Rhode Island. (Aug 2006)
  • Pay for entitlement programs by keeping taxes low. (Aug 2006)
  • Cut corporate welfare and sink the 600 page tax code. (Aug 2006)
  • Five Step Diet to Stop Wasting Our Tax Dollars. (Sep 2005)

Stephen Laffey on Civil Rights

  • Find a way to wiretap al-Qaeda members calling into the US. (Aug 2006)
  • Supports civil unions and opposes Constitutional amendment. (Apr 2006)

Stephen Laffey on Corporations

No stance on record.

Stephen Laffey on Crime

No stance on record.

Stephen Laffey on Drugs

No stance on record.

Stephen Laffey on Education

  • Chafee failed on funding the IDEA program and the NCLB Act. (Aug 2006)

Stephen Laffey on Energy & Oil

  • Need a new national energy policy to fight the War on Terror. (Aug 2006)
  • Drives an SUV & considers expanding mass transit unrealistic. (Apr 2006)
  • Economic incentives to reduce oil-funded Islamofacism. (Apr 2006)
  • Significant national commitment to renewable energy. (Dec 2005)
  • Raise CAFE and offer tax credits for hybrids. (Dec 2005)

Stephen Laffey on Environment

No stance on record.

Stephen Laffey on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Stephen Laffey on Foreign Policy

  • Reporting Iran on nukes is a good start; UN should do more. (Feb 2006)

Stephen Laffey on Free Trade

  • Supports the Central American Free Trade Agreement. (May 2005)

Stephen Laffey on Government Reform

  • Supported Sam Alito nomination to Supreme Court. (Aug 2006)
  • Endorses the Pork-Barrel Reduction Act. (Feb 2006)

Stephen Laffey on Gun Control

No stance on record.

Stephen Laffey on Health Care

  • Medicare has to be able to negotiate. (Aug 2006)
  • Embryonic stem cell research has produced no benefit. (Aug 2006)
  • Let Medicare negotiate Rx prices with drug companies. (Sep 2005)
  • Let seniors buy cheaper medicine in Canada. (Sep 2005)

Stephen Laffey on Homeland Security

  • We need to expand weapons programs. (Aug 2006)

Stephen Laffey on Immigration

  • Opposes the McCain-Kennedy bill?a vote for illegal aliens. (Aug 2006)
  • Opposes granting illegal immigrants citizenship. (Apr 2006)

Stephen Laffey on Jobs

No stance on record.

Stephen Laffey on Principles & Values

  • Confront real problems directly with people. (Aug 2006)
  • Fight big pharma, big oil, and special interests. (Sep 2005)
  • As Cranston Mayor, converted worst credit rating in America. (Sep 2005)
  • The strongest voice for the smallest state. (Sep 2005)
  • The strongest voice for the smallest state. (Sep 2005)

Stephen Laffey on Social Security

  • Criticizes Bush's Social Security proposals. (May 2005)

Stephen Laffey on Tax Reform

  • Tax cuts are good for America. (Aug 2006)
  • Eliminate estate taxes, capital gains taxes, and more. (May 2006)
  • Lower highest tax rate from 35% to 30% to help middle-class. (May 2006)
  • Keep taxes low and simple. (Sep 2005)

Stephen Laffey on War & Peace

  • Take the Iraqi troops to Europe to train them. (Aug 2006)
  • Calls for the resignation of Rumsfeld. (Aug 2006)
  • Zero aid to Palestine until Hamas renounces violence. (Apr 2006)
  • Sanction Iran; denounce Hamas; stand up to Cuba. (Feb 2006)
  • End foreign aid to Palestinians due to Hamas. (Feb 2006)

Stephen Laffey on Welfare & Poverty

No stance on record.