Stance on Abortion
According to his campaign website Duffy said on abortion, “I believe in the value and the potential of everyhuman life. I will vigorously defend the right to life of the unborn and our elderly, and I will activelysupport policies that offer women non-violent choices and opportunities when faced with a crisis pregnancy.As the father of six, I understand first hand the responsibilities and joys of parenthood and the gift that everychild is to our world.”
Called Presidential Actions “Corporate Cronyism”
In November 2011, at an Ashland town hall event, Duffy criticized the stimulus package and claimed it misdirected fundsaccusing the President and administration of cronyism.Duffy said specifically of Solyndra, “stimulus measures failures because they misdirected funds to entities, such as the bankrupt solar panel maker, Solyndra, instead of toward long-term infrastructure improvements…I think it's cronyism. I think when you see people with good political connections, they're the ones that get the money.” [Ashland Current,11/07/11]
Wall Street Journal: Debt Debate Puts GOP Freshmen in Fix
Would Not Commit to Spending Cuts or a Position on the Debt Ceiling Vote
In June 2011, after being confronted as to what spending cuts or budget-rule changed he would support, Duffy said, “When Isee something that’s good enough, I’ll know it.” [Wall Street Journal, 6/29/11]
Would Only Vote to Raise Debt Ceiling If Significant Spending Cuts Are Also Incurred
In June 2011, the Wall Street Journal noted that Duffy’s stance on the debt ceiling was that he would vote to raise it only if significant spending cuts were attached. [Wall Street Journal, 6/29/11]
Impact of the Republican Budget on Medicare
According to the Energy and Commerce Committee, Ryan’s budget affected Congressman Duffy’s district in the followingways:
Increase prescription drug costs for
6,200 Medicare beneficiaries
in the district who enter the Part Ddonut hole, forcing them to pay an extra
for drugs over the next decade.
Eliminate new preventive care benefits for
125,000 Medicare beneficiaries
in the district.
480,000 individuals age 54 and younger
in the district access to Medicare’s guaranteed benefits.
Increase the out-of-pocket costs of health coverage by
over $6,000 per year in 2022
and by almost
$12,000 per year in 2032
120,000 individuals in the district who are between the ages of 44and 54.
Require the 120,000 individuals in the district between the ages of 44 and 54 to save an additional
for their retirement – an average of
$182,000 to $287,000 per individual
– to pay for the