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Table: Dean vs Kucinich on The Issues

by Brad Carlton

IssuesDeanKucinich
Universal healthcarefavors, through Medicaid to children & subsidies to business for workers. Cost $88 billionfavors single-payer national plan. Cost $2.2 trillion
Rollback of Bush tax cutsfavorsfavors
Tradefavors free tradefavors bi-lateral trade
NAFTA, FTAA, WTO, GATTfavors, with modificationopposes
Kyoto Accordswould modifyfavors
balanced budget amendmentmaybeopposes, though favors debt reduction
military spendingfavors stabilizationfavors reduction
land-for-peace Mid-East dealambiguous: favors two-state solution, but has connection with rightist AIPACfavors
war in Iraqopposed, but advocated issuing 60-day ultimatum before the waropposed
war in afghanistanfavoredopposed
Patriot Actfavors modificationopposes
corporate subsidiesfavors reductionfavors elimination
public-financed electionsambiguous, says he favors but tried to eliminate public financing in VTfavors
retirement agewants to raise to 68wants to reduce to 65
media deregulationopposesopposes
renewable energy investmentsfavorsfavors
new public works programfavorsfavors
abortionpro-choicepro-choice now, but had solid pro-life voting record until recently
death penaltyfavors in certain casesopposes
gun controlopposes new federal gun control, thinks it's a state issuefavors
affirmative actionfavorsfavors
gay rightsfavors equal rights except marriage, favors civil unionsfavors equal rights incl. marriage
decriminalizing drug usefavors in theory, but killed a medical marijuana bill in Vermontfavors
Plan Colombiafavorsopposes


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