2008 Iowa Senate Debate between Tom Harkin & Christopher Reed
Joint appearance at State Fair,
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from 2008 Iowa Senate Debate between Tom Harkin & Christopher Reed (number of quotes indicated):
- Christopher Reed (13)
- Tom Harkin (2)
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reported in Des Moines Globe Gazette,
Aug. 13, 2008
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Christopher Reed: Very pro-life; no abortion under any circumstances.
Christopher Reed: Define marriage as one man and one woman only.
Christopher Reed: Donít-ask-donít-tell caused disruption in military.
Energy & Oil|
Christopher Reed: Drill for more American oil to reduce gas prices.
Tom Harkin: Develop cellulosic ethanol, wind, and solar.
Christopher Reed: Washington is broken & canít be fixed by European socialism.
Christopher Reed: First cut waste, fraud, & abuse in Medicare/Medicaid.
Christopher Reed: Let younger workers opt out.
Tom Harkin: Privatization failed before we had Social Security.
Christopher Reed: Honor promises, but chance to opt out of Social Security.
Christopher Reed: Establishing Social Security was possibly a mistake.
Christopher Reed: Lower taxes means increased revenue, via the Laffer curve.
War & Peace|
Christopher Reed: Support the surge; wants more positive news coverage.
Christopher Reed: No timetable for exit; stay until Al Qaeda is quelled.
Christopher Reed: Saddam was a madman who had WMDs and used them.
The above quotations are from 2008 Iowa Senate Debate between Tom Harkin & Christopher Reed.
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