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E.G. 'Bud' Shuster

E.G. 'Bud' Shuster's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: E.G. 'Bud' Shuster

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 77.5%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 33%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 80%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 91%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 68%
1999 Concord Coalition - Positions 30%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 22%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 77%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 31
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 67%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
1998 Concord Coalition - Positions 21%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 52%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 52%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 21%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 60%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 64%
1997 Concord Coalition - Positions 34%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 40%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 53%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 53%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 28%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 17%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 74%
1996 Concord Coalition - Positions 40%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 94%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 94%
1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 27%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 100%
1995 Concord Coalition - Positions 57%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 82%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 82%

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