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Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Michele Bachmann
Current Office: U.S. House - District 6, Republican
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 11%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 20%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 94%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 80%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 79%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 21%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 11%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 90%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 92%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 13%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 88%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 85%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 85%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 0%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Taxpayer Funding of Religion 0%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 10%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 14%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 87%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 38%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 75%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 75%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 0%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 89%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 91%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 94%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 87%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 13%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 17%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 99%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 94%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 88%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 88%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 86%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 12
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 88%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 20%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 40%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 87%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 40
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
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 35%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 16%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 91%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 92%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 95%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 10
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 69%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 96%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action D
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 10%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 96%
2006 Taxpayers League of Minnesota - Positions 100%
2005 Taxpayers League of Minnesota - Positions 77%
2004 Taxpayers League of Minnesota - Positions 100%
2003 Taxpayers League of Minnesota - Positions 100%
2002 Taxpayers League of Minnesota - Positions 92%
2001 Taxpayers League of Minnesota - Positions 92%

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