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1. Should the Healthcare law be repealed?
OPPOSES - He offered his support for the healthcare law in a speech to the N.A.A.C.P.’s convention in July 2012. Source: http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/12/biden-defends-health-care-reform-and-decries-voter-id-laws/
2. Should the definition of marriage be broadened beyond one man and one woman by state or federal government?
SUPPORTS - In his interview with Meet the Press in May of 2012, he stated, “ I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly, I don't see much of a distinction -- beyond that." Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/06/vice-president-biden-gay-marriage_n_1489235.html
3. What is your position on expanding gun control?
UNCLEAR - In an interview with CBS “Meet the Press” after the Trayvon Martin shooting, he said, “It's important that people be put in a position where their Second Amendment rights are protected, but that they also don't, as a consequence of the laws, unintendedly put themselves in harm's way … The idea that there's this overwhelming additional security in the ownership and carrying concealed and deadly weapons... I think it's the premise, not the constitutional right, but the premise that it makes people safer is one that I'm not so sure of.” Source: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/04/01/Biden-Gun-Control-Trayvon
4. What is your position on abortion?
SUPPORTS - Based on his support to maintain government subsidies for Planned Parenthood in the final negotiations of the 2011 funding bill, it can be concluded that he is pro-choice. Source: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/16/19-senators-support-bidens-efforts-on-planned-parenthood/
5. What is your position on tax increases?
SUPPORTS - According to an April 24th, 2012 post to www.ontheissues.org, “during debt ceiling talks, Biden made it clear that Obama would only sign on to a deal that included revenue increases.” Source: http://www.ontheissues.org/2012/Joe_Biden_Tax_Reform.htm