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Todd Russell Platts

Todd Russell Platts's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Todd Russell Platts

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 22%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 40%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 14%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 25%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 56%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 56%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 56%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 19%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 56%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 68%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 67%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 67%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 22%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 48%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 70%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 89%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 73%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 38%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 72%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 76%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 13%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 23%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 52%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 81%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 52%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 56%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 56
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 18%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 62%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 23%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 70%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 59%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 54%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 80
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 79%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 71%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 66%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 57%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 59%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 50%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 60%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 58%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 60
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 50%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 51%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 53%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action C
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 57%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 58%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 86%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 83%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 48%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 48%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 22%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 47%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 57%
2006 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 33%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 17%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 35%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 49%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 62%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 25
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 59%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 53%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 53%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 48%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 65%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 30%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 37%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 38%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 80%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 50%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 14%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 52%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 52%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 58%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 25%
2004 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 45%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 73%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 50%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 70%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 58%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 50%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 56%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 56%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 50%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 7%
2003 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 25%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2002 American Benefits Council - Positions 40%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
2002 Emergency Committee for American Trade - Positions 100%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 58%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 58%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 54
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 54
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 54
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 17%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 33%
2001-2002 Concord Coalition - Positions 25%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 75%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 31%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 75%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 100%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 80%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 64%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 60%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 73%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 41%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 90%

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