1. Should the Healthcare law be repealed?
SUPPORTS - Based on an interview on Fox News on June 29, 2012, he says the only chance to repeal the Healthcare law is the November election. Source: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/06/29/paul_ryan_obamacare_will_blow_a_hole_through_the_deficit_even_more_than_thought.html
2. Should the definition of marriage be broadened beyond one man and one woman by state or federal government?
OPPOSES - Based on his vote in favor of the Marriage Protection Amendment on September 30th and his statement regarding his vote, it can be concluded that he believes marriage should be between only one man and one woman. “I believe that marriage should remain between a man and a woman, and I have heard from many of the people I represent who are concerned about activist judges abusing their power and rewriting our society’s definition of marriage,” Ryan said. “I had hoped that this amendment wouldn’t be necessary, but increasingly it appears that laws such as the Defense of Marriage Act will not be sufficient to protect marriage from certain courts that distort state and federal constitutional law.” Source: http://paulryan.house.gov/news/documentprint.aspx?DocumentID=288260
3. What is your position on expanding gun control?
OPPOSES - In an August 13th NY Times article, he is described as “an avid hunter, Mr. Ryan supports gun owners’ rights and voted for legislation that would generally bar people from suing gun manufacturers for damages caused by misuse of their products.” Appearing on C-Span shortly after he was first elected to Congress in 1998, Mr. Ryan said, “I do not think that more gun control laws are going to solve our crime problems.” He added, “Gun control is not crime control.” Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/13/us/politics/paul-ryans-views-on-abortion-guns-and-same-sex-marriage-come-to-forefront.html?_r=1
4. What is your position on abortion?
OPPOSES - A 2010 quote is sited in an August 12, 2012, New York Times article: “I’m as pro-life as a person gets,” Mr. Ryan said then. “You’re not going to have a truce. Judges are going to come up. Issues come up, they’re unavoidable, and I’m never going to not vote pro-life.” Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/13/us/politics/paul-ryans-views-on-abortion-guns-and-same-sex-marriage-come-to-forefront.html
5. What is your position on tax increases?
OPPOSES - He signed Americans for Tax Reform “Federal Taxpayer Protection Pledge.” http://www.scribd.com/doc/96830655/Taxpayer-Protection-Pledge-Signers