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Robert 'Bob' W. Schaffer

Robert 'Bob' W. Schaffer's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Robert 'Bob' W. Schaffer

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2002 Emergency Committee for American Trade - Positions 50%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 23%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 81%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 69%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 85%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 85%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 18%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 41%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 97.5%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 87%
2000 Concord Coalition - Positions 50%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 22%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 88%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 28%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 58%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 42%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 88%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 90%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 91%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 92%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 80%
1999 Concord Coalition - Positions 92%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 84%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 77%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 77%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 57
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 67%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 86%
1998 Concord Coalition - Positions 38%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 82%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 82%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 44%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 40%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
1997 Concord Coalition - Positions 68%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 30%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 69%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 69%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 33%

Business and Consumers

2002 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100%
2002 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 5%
2001-2002 American Association of University Women - Positions 0%
2001-2002 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 57%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 23%
2001 American Association of University Women - Positions 0%
2001 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2001 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2001 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2001 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 67%
2001 Population Connection - Positions 10%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 18%
2001 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2001 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 73%
2001 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 10%
2000 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 100%
2000 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 92%
2000 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 44%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 22%
2000 National Education Association - Positions 50%
2000 National Education Association - Positions 50%
2000 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 28%
2000 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 93%
2000 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 84%
1999-2000 American Association of University Women - Positions 0%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 42%
1999-2000 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1999-2000 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 13%
1999-2000 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 5%
1999 American Association of University Women - Positions 0%
1999 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 100%
1999 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 85%
1999 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 0%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1999 National Education Association - Positions 30%
1999 National Education Association - Positions 30%
1999 Population Connection - Positions 0%
1999 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 80%
1999 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 0%
1998 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 91%
1998 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 10%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1998 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 95%
1998 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 78%
1997-1998 American Association of University Women - Positions 0%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 40%
1997-1998 National Education Association - Positions 21%
1997-1998 National Education Association - Positions 21%
1997-1998 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1997-1998 Population Connection - Positions 0%
1997-1998 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 32%
1997-1998 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 0%
1997 American Association of University Women - Positions 0%
1997 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 100%
1997 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 91%
1997 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 50%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 30%
1997 National Education Association - Positions 29%
1997 National Education Association - Positions 29%
1997 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1997 Population Connection - Positions 0%
1997 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 36%
1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 15%
1997 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 90%

Conservative

2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 93%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 93%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 100%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 66%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 69%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 85%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 100%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 100%
2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 97.5%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 33%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 33%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 74%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 71%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 51%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 88%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 88%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 80%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 80%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 93%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 88%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 44%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 80%
1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 92%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 80%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 80%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 84%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 86%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 84%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 77%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 82%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 82%
1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 88%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 93%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 82%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97%
1997-1998 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 33%
1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 78%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 80%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 80%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 69%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 67%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 67%

Federal, State and Local Relations

2000 National Association of Counties - Positions 42%

Government Operations

2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 23%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 81%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 81%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 69%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 85%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 85%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 18%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 41%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 97.5%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 87%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 87%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 22%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 88%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 28%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 58%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 42%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 88%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 90%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 91%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 92%
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 20%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 77%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 77%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 57
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 67%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 86%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 86%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 82%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 82%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 44%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 40%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 30%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 69%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 69%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 33%

Health and Health Care

2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 23%
2001 AIDS United - Positions 0%
2001 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 0%
2001 American Medical Association - Positions 0%
2001 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
2001 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 0%
2001 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 18%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2000 American Medical Association - Positions 0%
2000 American Public Health Association - Positions 38%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 22%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 28%
1999-2000 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 0%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 42%
1999 American Medical Association - Positions 66%
1999 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
1998 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1997-1998 AIDS United - Positions 10%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 40%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 30%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 15%
1995-1998 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%

Impartial/Nonpartisan

1999-2000 Common Cause - Lifetime Score 0%

Labor Unions

2001 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 7%
2001 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 8%
2001 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 11%
2001 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 18%
2001 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 14%
2001 United Auto Workers - Positions 15%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2000 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 10%
2000 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 38%
2000 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 14%
2000 Communications Workers of America - Positions 33%
2000 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 40%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 28%
2000 United Auto Workers - Positions 25%
1999-2000 National Farmers Union - Positions 33%
1999 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 10%
1999 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
1999 Communications Workers of America - Positions 17%
1999 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 20%
1999 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 29%
1999 United Auto Workers - Positions 8%
1998 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 0%
1998 Communications Workers of America - Positions 0%
1998 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 17%
1998 National Farmers Union - Positions 56%
1998 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 20%
1998 United Auto Workers - Positions 17%
1997-1998 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 0%
1997 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 21%
1997 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 0%
1997 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
1997 Communications Workers of America - Positions 13%
1997 National Farmers Union - Positions 71%
1997 United Auto Workers - Positions 7%
1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 15%

Liberal

2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 6%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 6%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 29%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 47%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 23%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 28%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 0%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 15%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 0%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 0%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 21%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%

Social

2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 93%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2001 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2001 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 9%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 100%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 100%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 6%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 100%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 100%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2000 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 50%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 33%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 23%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 74%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 88%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 80%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 80%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 93%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 93%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 33%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 80%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 15%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 84%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 82%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 82%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 67%
1998 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 50%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 21%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
1997 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 44%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 78%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 78%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 80%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 67%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 67%

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