Ronald 'Ron' Ernest Paul's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Ronald 'Ron' Ernest Paul
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Carol Wells; 5 Children
Birth Date: 08/20/1935
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA
Home City: Lake Jackson, TX
Religion: Protestant
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2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 50% 2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 26% 2012 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions (Presidential) 67% 2012 Bread for the World - Positions 0% 2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 92% 2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 92% 2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Taxpayer Funding of Religion 67% 2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 38% 2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 25% 2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 98% 2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 98% 2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 92% 2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 92% 2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 14% 2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 94% 2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 98% 2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 98% 2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 95% 2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 13% 2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 90% 2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 0% 2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 16% 2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 29% 2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 22% 2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 86% 2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 86% 2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 100% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 82% 2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 96% 2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 96% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 96% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 100% 2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 0 2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0% 2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 97% 2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20% 2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 29% 2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88% 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 81% 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88% 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 81% 2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 89% 2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A 2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A 2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 0% 2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25% 2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 88% 2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 93% 2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0% 2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 29% 2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85% 2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 61% 2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 61% 2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 92% 2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 0% 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 84% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 93% 2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 15% 2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 29% 2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 38% 2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0% 2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 82% 2006 Church World Service - Positions 33 2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 75% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 84% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 84% 2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 33% 2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 83% 2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 57% 2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 69% 2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 69% 2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0% 2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 72% 2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 50% 2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 63% 2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 67% 2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 42% 2005 Church World Service - Positions 50 2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 69% 2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 69% 2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 59% 2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 11% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 84% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 84% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 83% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 80% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 82% 2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 56% 2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 85% 2005 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 29% 2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 43% 2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 65% 2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 87% 2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 87% 2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 90% 2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 90% 2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 88% 2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 14% 2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 62% 2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 25% 2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 73% 2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 92% 2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 0% 2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 30% 2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 65% 2003 Bread for the World - Positions 0% 2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79% 2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79% 2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 89% 2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 89% 2003 Population Action International - Positions 0% 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90 2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 50% 2003 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 38% 2003 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 55% 2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 13% 2002 American Benefits Council - Positions 60% 2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50% 2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85% 2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 70% 2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 70% 2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 88% 2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 88% 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90 2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 33% 2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 67% 2001-2002 American Bar Association - Positions 50% 2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 33% 2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 80% 2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 55% 2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 89% 2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10% 2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 100% 2001 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50% 2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 70% 2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 84% 2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 84% 2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 26% 2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 88% 2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 88% 2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 86% 2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 30% 2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 73% 2000 American Benefits Council - Positions 100% 2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75% 2000 Bread for the World - Positions 0% 2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 83% 2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 83% 2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 30% 2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 93% 2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 85% 2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 83% 1999-2000 American Bar Association - Positions 0% 1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 100% 1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 33% 1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 91% 1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 89% 1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 55% 1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 80% 1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0% 1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 80% 1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 80% 1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 0% 1999 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 17% 1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 89% 1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 89% 1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 75 1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 100% 1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 65% 1998 Bread for the World - Positions 0% 1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88% 1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88% 1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 11% 1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 88% 1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 88% 1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 68% 1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 90% 1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 90% 1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 25% 1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 71% 1997 Bread for the World - Positions 75% 1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89% 1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89% 1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 40% 1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 78% 1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 78% 1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 94% 1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 70%

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