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Joe Manchin III

Joe Manchin III's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Joe Manchin III
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 86%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 14%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 45%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 54%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 20%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 20%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 70%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 81%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 71%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 15%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 23%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 23%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 82%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 37%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 53%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 6%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 23%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 23%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 91%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 15%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 66%
2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Tax Rate Score 63%
2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Revenue Score 75%
2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Spending Score 58%
2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Spending Score 73%
2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Tax Rate Score 56%
2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Revenue Score 72%

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