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Paul Farmer, American physician

So I can't show you how, exactly, health care is a basic human right. But what I can argue is that no one should have to die of a disease that is treatable.
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Rand Paul, American politician, ophtalmologist, and united states senator from kentucky

disagrees Vaccines
I have heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking, normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines.
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Dylan Lauren, American entrepreneur

agrees Surrogacy
We chose to use a surrogate as the way we wanted to start our family, particularly as I was traveling across the globe on a stressful schedule to get stores open.
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Rand Paul, American politician, ophtalmologist, and united states senator from kentucky

With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to health care, you have to realize what that implies. It's not an abstraction. I'm a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery... You’re saying you believe in taking and extracting from another person. Our founding documents were very clear about this. You have a right to pur... See More
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Bill Gross, American investor, co-Founder of PIMCO

agrees Basic Income
If more and more workers are going to be displaced by robots, then they will need money to live on, will they not? And if that strikes you as a form of socialism, I would suggest we get used to it
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Robert M. McDowell, Repubblican, former FCC Commissioner

disagrees Net neutrality
the restoration of the Clinton-era rules will have produced more abundance in the entire Internet ecosphere, more consumer choices, lower prices per bit per second and innovations we can’t even imagine today. The Internet will remain robust, vibrant, open and freedom-enhancing
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Tim Cook, CEO at Apple

We are indebted to all who serve. Discrimination against anyone holds everyone back
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Ellen Clayton, MD, JD, Professor of Pediatrics and Law at Vanderbilt Law School

agrees Vaccines
The MMR vaccine does not cause autism… The MMR and DTaP do not cause Type 1 diabetes. And the killed flu vaccine does not cause Bell’s palsy, and it does not trigger episodes of asthma.
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Bob Inglis, Former Congressman

agrees Carbon Tax
You then offset that [carbon tax] with a reduction in payroll taxes, dollar for dollar. And that's why I was so flexible. It's a tax swap, that's what I was talking about. It wouldn't grow the government, and it would approximate the attachment of these negative externalities to combustion fossil fuels.
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Ted Gayer, Vice President and Director of the Economic Studies program and Joseph A. Pechman Senior Fellow

agrees Carbon Tax
A carbon tax, in which the revenues are used to off set economically harmful taxes or to pay down our deficit, would substantially low er the cost of climate policy compared to a cap-and-trade program that gives away allowances for free.
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Bill Gross, Billionaire investor, Janus Capital

agrees Basic Income
Instead we should spend money where it’s needed most – our collapsing infrastructure for instance, health care for an aging generation and perhaps on a revolutionary new idea called UBI – Universal Basic Income. If more and more workers are going to be displaced by robots, then they will need money to live on, will they not?
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Ted Gayer, Vice President and Director of the Economic Studies program and Joseph A. Pechman Senior Fellow

agrees Carbon Tax
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Rand Paul, American politician, ophtalmologist, and united states senator from kentucky

agrees Brexit
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Adam Silver, American businessman and nba commissioner

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Retta, American comedian

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Omid Safi, American academic

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Diana Butler Bass, American writer and scholar

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Tim Cook, CEO at Apple

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John J. Mack, American businessman

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Maria Cardona, Consultant and political strategist

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Eleanor Smeal, American activist

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William Barber II, Civil rights leader from north carolina

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Gordon Giffin, American diplomat

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Scott Wiener, American politician

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Laura Boyd, American politician

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Eric Bolling, American television personality

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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Bradley Byrne, American politician

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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Rand Paul, American politician, ophtalmologist, and united states senator from kentucky

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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Shelley Moore Capito, American politician

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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Daniel T. Blue, Jr., American politician

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Raj Goyle, American politician

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Nick Rahall, West virginia politician

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Bob Krueger, American politician

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