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Mike Pence

Mike Pence's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Mike Pence
Current Office: Governor, Republican
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2016

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 3%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 8%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 63%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 81%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 81%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 7%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 86%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 5%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 87%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 82%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 82%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 6%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 89%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 98%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 89%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 0%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 93%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 4%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 100%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 94%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 92%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 92%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 88%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 6
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 99%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 11%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 4%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 2
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 94%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 98%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 30
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 94%
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 13%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 92%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 98%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 0
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 61%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 95%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action F
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 5%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 100%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 83%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 83%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 22%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 97%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 14%
2006 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 94%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 90%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 94%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 93%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 96%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 0
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 94%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 82%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 75%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 75%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 73%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 45%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 11%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 95%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 78%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 78%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 73%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 38%
2004 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 82%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 22%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 33%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 76%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 76%
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 14%
2003 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 50%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2002 American Benefits Council - Positions 40%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 83%
2002 Emergency Committee for American Trade - Positions 75%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 83
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 83
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 83
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 17%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 33%
2001-2002 Concord Coalition - Positions 58%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 90%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 23%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 100%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 100%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 97%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 76%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 76%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 78%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 16%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 36%

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