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Bill Foster

Bill Foster's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Bill Foster
Current Office: U.S. House - District 11, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 11
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 18, 2014

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 90%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 80%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 15%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 14%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 60%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 39%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 13%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 13%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 11%
2010 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 10%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 2%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 8%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 86%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 90%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 25%
2009 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 88%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 11%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 13%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 94
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 20%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 90%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 10%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 10%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 88
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 12%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 87%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 1%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 14%

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