President Barack Hussein Obama II's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Barack Hussein Obama II
Current Office: President, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Michelle; 2 Children: Malia, Sasha
Birth Date: 08/04/1961
Birth Place: Honolulu, HI
Home City: Chicago, IL
Religion: United Church of Christ
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2012 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions (Presidential) 0% 2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Taxpayer Funding of Religion 33% 2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100% 2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax -1 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 18% 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 5% 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 18% 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 5% 2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 9% 2007-2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50% 2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 14% 2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5% 2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 10% 2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 10% 2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 17% 2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 100% 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 49% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 8% 2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75% 2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 33% 2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 88% 2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15% 2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 25% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 16% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 16% 2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 94% 2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 7% 2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 12% 2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13% 2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13% 2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 8% 2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100% 2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0% 2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13% 2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13% 2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 6% 2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 75% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 6% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 6% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 45% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 25% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 5% 2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 92% 2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 40%

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