Former Hewlet Packard CEO, Fiorina is a late emergent in the race for the Republican Presidential nomination. She is hoping that her business credentials will help her stand out among a wide range of other candidates, and so far, she’s right to hope for that.
Have a look at a few of the things she’s said since the commencement of her campaign and decide for yourself how she’s likely to do:
1. “Rest assured that human lives are being aborted, fully formed, in order to harvest body parts. Rest assured that this erodes at the character of our nation”
Like many of her conservative colleagues, Fiorina is anti-abortion, a position which she reinforced publicly during the Republican Presidential debate in September.
2. “I am comfortable with federal funding for adult stem cell research, which shows more promise according to many scientists. And I’ve also been very clear in saying if embryos were going to be destroyed in any event, that I have no trouble with research”
In stark contrast to her anti-abortion beliefs, Fiorina is also supportive of stem cell research, valuing the use of embryos that were otherwise going to be destroyed.
3. “The no-fly list has been, unfortunately, way too large, and I know people who have been on it who have been stopped and if we permit anyone who is on that no-fly list to have their 2nd Amendment rights taken away from them, that’s a terrible problem”
Fiorina is a strong advocate for the right to bear arms. She believes that banning assault weapons would be bad for America, and that presently, the “no-fly list” is too broad and infringes upon people’s 2nd Amendment rights.
4. “I think that the Republican House will pass the bill that repeals it. I think ultimately this bill does need to be repealed.”
Speaking to Chuck Todd on Meet the Press about President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, Fiorina came out strongly against the bill, arguing that Republicans would ultimately repeal it.
5. “I would support the DREAM Act because I don’t believe we can punish children who through no fault of their own are here trying to live the American dream”
The DREAM Act is a bill that aims to assist the children of illegal migrants in becoming citizens in America. Fiorina believes that this is an important part of immigration reform that would help those children and young adults in America illegally, to become permanent residents.
6. “This is how socialism starts. Government causes a problem, and then government steps in to solve a problem.”
A former business executive, it should come as no surprise that Fiorina is a big believer in the power of the free market. She believes that reducing regulation is the way to increase economic growth, and was unsupportive of President Obama’s stimulus package during the financial crisis of 2009.
7. “Our current tax system is in desperate need of reform. The complexity and lack of transparency only benefits the powerful and connected while crushing small businesses and innovation. The result is crony capitalism–because only big businesses can handle big government.”
Writing on her personal Facebook account, Fiorina called for a dramatic restructuring of the American tax code. She believes that it is too complex and inefficient, and hopes that fixing this will give Americans greater economic opportunity.
8. “We’re disabling our own economy and not having any impact at all on climate change”
Unlike the majority of her Republican colleagues, Fiorina believes in human induced climate change. Nevertheless, she has spoken actively against California’s environmental regulations, claiming that they will hinder economic growth without having a significant effect on the warming of the planet.