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Joseph Heath Shuler

Joseph Heath Shuler's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Joseph Heath Shuler

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 70%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 76%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 62%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 16%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 34%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 34%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 71%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 70%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 25%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 67%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 18%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 28%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 28%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 83%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 9%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 24%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 44%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 44%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 80%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 38%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 34%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 51%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 80%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 79%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 8%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 24%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 26%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 25%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 25%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 55%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 26%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 83
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 63%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 27%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 79%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 89%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 11%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 16%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 90
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 33%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score D
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score D
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 87%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 22%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 16%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 70%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 20%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 100
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 46%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 6%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action A
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 84%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%

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