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Virgil H. Goode, Jr.

Virgil H. Goode, Jr.'s Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Virgil H. Goode, Jr.

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 18%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 50%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 2
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 66%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 75%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 40
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 79%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 66%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 69%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 84%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 51%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 30
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 74%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 66%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 71%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action D
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 21%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 11%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 58%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 53%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 53%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 22%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 43%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 79%
2006 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 11%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 59%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 23%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 74%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 79%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 25
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 59%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 13%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 59%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 56%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 56%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 45%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 54%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 63%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 21%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 11%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 25%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 80%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 70%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 65%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 65%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 55%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 29%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 25%
2004 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 64%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 86%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 50%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 64%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 64%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2002 American Benefits Council - Positions 40%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88%
2002 Emergency Committee for American Trade - Positions 0%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 65%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 65%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 20%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 17%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Concord Coalition - Positions 25%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 90%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 31%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 100%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 74%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 69%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 72%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 72%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 75%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 33%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 32%
2000 American Benefits Council - Positions 100%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
2000 Concord Coalition - Positions 39%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 76%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 28%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 50%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 33%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 15%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 91%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 78%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 73%
1999 Concord Coalition - Positions 87%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 30%
1999 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 0%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 60
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 71%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 33%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 74%
1998 Concord Coalition - Positions 23%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 44%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 53%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 53%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 35%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 80%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 80%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 60%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 81%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 54%
1997 Concord Coalition - Positions 47%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 50%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 53%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 53%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 39%

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