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Sir Mohamed
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« on: October 19, 2016, 08:52:59 am »

Social: Liberal and progressive; somewhat between center-left and left
Economic: I believe in free markets and capitalism, but regulations are necessary, government must protect the poor and the middle-class
Foreign: Favor diplomacy, military action only for self-defense and anti-terrorism operations. Decrease military spending
Political Registration: Proud Democrat

Social Policy
Abortion: 100% pro-choice
Same Sex Marriage: Support
Drug policy: Decriminalize, but tax and regulate
Death Penalty: Oppose
Gun Control: Strongly support/demilitarize cops
Prostitution: Legalize it with strong regulations
Right to Die: Assisted suicide should be permitted in cases of illness like cancer
PATRIOT Act/NSA Spying: mainly oppose, but in favor of surveillance of terrorist suspects
Immigration: Reform the current system, offer a pathway to citizenship for illegals who did not commit crimes
Guantanamo: Unconstitutional, close it.

Economic Policy
Minimum Wage: Raise it to $15 nationally and automatic raises with inflation
Welfare: Generally support
Social Security:  strengthen the system, expand benefits
Right-to-Work: Oppose
Taxation: Raise taxes on wealthy, close loopholes for big corporations. Cut taxes for middle-class and working poor
Obamacare: Support, though I prefer single-payer
Trade: Support, though agreements should be held to higher standards
Climate Change: Move to 100% renewable energy within the next decades. Regulate pollution. Ban fracking.
Keystone pipeline: oppose
Fiscal policy: Oppose balanced-budget amendment. Deficit spending when necessary, but minimalize and pay back depth in econmoic sound times. Cut defense spending to lower deficit.
Equal pay for equal work: strongly support
Wall Street: Support strong regulations. Never again should taxpayers rescue big banks.

Other stances:
Citizens United: Must be overturned
Gerrymandering: Establish non-partisan redistricting commission
Term limits: Oppose
Primaries: Only open primaries; delegates awarded only proportionally
Common core: Support
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