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Ted Stevens

Ted Stevens's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Ted Stevens

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 50%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 14%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax -1
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 51%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 51%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 50
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 29%
2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Fiscally Conservative Score A
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 50%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 44%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 62%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 80%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 37%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 40
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 42%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 71%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 69%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action D
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 13%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 50%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 63%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 63%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 38%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 47%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 6%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 63%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 80%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 89%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 63%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 69%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 68%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 68%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 95%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 70%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 82%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 0%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 56%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 14%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 67%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 67%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 73%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 10%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 79%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 88%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 33%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 56%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 67%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 71%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 71%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 50%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 30%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 56%
2002 Emergency Committee for American Trade - Positions 100%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 53%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 53%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 88
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 88
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 88
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 20%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Concord Coalition - Positions 14%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 31%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 77%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 71%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 80%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 68%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 54%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 73%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 73%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 75%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 7%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 20%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 74%
2000 Concord Coalition - Positions 20%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 0%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 78%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 18%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 23%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 91%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 89%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 80%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 52%
1999 Concord Coalition - Positions 8%
1999 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 23%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 0%
1999 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 17%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 65%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 72%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 72%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 20
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 33%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 55%
1998 Concord Coalition - Positions 51%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 54%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 54%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 28%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 60%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 60%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 15%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 71%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 63%
1997 Concord Coalition - Positions 62%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 69%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 69%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 22%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 14%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 48%
1996 Concord Coalition - Positions 41%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 40%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 83%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 83%
1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 14%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 86%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 60%
1995 Concord Coalition - Positions 52%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 84%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 84%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 38%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 100%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 19%

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Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

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