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Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

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State of Vermont Politicians: Archives

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  • Bernie Sanders (4) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Greg Parke (2) Republican challenger (2006) Vermont
  • Howard Dean (2) Democrat
  • John MacGovern (6) Republican challenger Vermont
  • Larry Drown (7) Democratic challenger (2006) Vermont
  • Matt Dunne (11) Vermont Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Patrick Leahy (1) Democratic Sr Senator Vermont
  • Peter Shumlin (16) Vermont Democratic Governor (retiring 2016)
  • Phil Scott (9) Vermont Republican challenger for Governor
  • Richard Tarrant (7) Republican Challenger (2006) Vermont
  • Shap Smith (4) Vermont Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
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    Peter Shumlin: Assist companies doing stem cell research in Vermont.
    John MacGovern: Opposes abortion in most cases.
    Phil Scott: Abortion isn't a black-and-white issue, but I'm pro-choice.
    Phil Scott: No taxpayer funding for abortion; but ok for family planning.
    Richard Tarrant: No litmus tests; majority don’t want Roe overturned.
    Matt Dunne: Abortions should always be legally available.
Budget & Economy
    Phil Scott: We're spending beyond our means; but cuts instead of taxes.
    Peter Shumlin: Get back to fiscal responsibility, post-stimulus.
Civil Rights
    Greg Parke: Constitutional gay marriage ban is democracy in action.
    Richard Tarrant: Don’t use Constitution on special interest like gay marriage.
    Bernie Sanders: Bush’s tracking citizens’ phone call patterns is illegal.
    Matt Dunne: Equal benefits for same sex couples.
    Peter Shumlin: Getting credit to entrepreneurs when they need it grows jobs.
    Peter Shumlin: Help keep non-violent offenders out of jail.
    Matt Dunne: More prisons, but more rehab programs too.
    Peter Shumlin: Address drug addiction as a public health crisis.
    Phil Scott: Supports growing industrial hemp in Vermont.
    Peter Shumlin: War on recidivism: $300,000 for methadone treatment.
    Shap Smith: Larger school districts improve quality & control costs.
    Peter Shumlin: Dual enrollment for high school students to state college.
    Phil Scott: Age-appropriate sex education in schools.
    Larry Drown: Strong Public Education.
    Matt Dunne: More funding for public schools & teachers.
Energy & Oil
    Shap Smith: More programs for LIHEAP and home weatherization.
    Larry Drown: Don’t drill for oil in our national parks.
    Matt Dunne: Promote alternative fuels and renewable energy.
    Shap Smith: Our waterways are under threat from decades of pollution.
    Phil Scott: Support local agriculture; they're stewards of our land.
    Phil Scott: Reduce chemicals in consumer goods, when evidence warrants.
    Peter Shumlin: Clean up Lake Champlain: federal waivers & local flexibility.
    Matt Dunne: Supports open space preservation & brownfield cleanup.
Government Reform
    Larry Drown: Bring back honesty and openness into government.
Gun Control
    Matt Dunne: Strengthen restrictions on the purchase & possession of guns.
    Matt Dunne: Strengthen enforcement of existing state gun restrictions.
Health Care
    Phil Scott: Affordable health care? Yes; single-payer? No.
    John MacGovern: Dislikes President Obama's health care act.
    Larry Drown: Healthcare that works for everyone.
    Matt Dunne: State should provide universal access to health care.
    Howard Dean: Universal access for all Vermonters; insure the last 6%.
    Howard Dean: Keep “community rating”: insure older people at same rates.
Homeland Security
    Patrick Leahy: End the NSA's bulk collection program.
    Bernie Sanders: F-35 fighter planes OK at Burlington Airport.
    John MacGovern: No noisy F-35 fighter planes at Burlington Airport.
    Larry Drown: Maintain strong Armed Forces.
    Richard Tarrant: We must sacrifice some rights & privacy in times of war.
    Peter Shumlin: Create Innovation Zones targeted to regional job needs.
    Peter Shumlin: Vermont unemployment rate, 5.3%, is among lowest in America.
    Larry Drown: Jobs in America based on alternative energy industry.
Local Issues
    Peter Shumlin: Tropical Storm Irene recovery: we rebuilt faster & smarter.
Principles & Values
    Peter Shumlin: Retiring after three terms to return to the business world.
    Bernie Sanders: Lost campaigns in 1972, 1974 & 1988 before winning in 1990.
    John MacGovern: Runs the Hanover Institute, a Dartmouth alumni group.
    John MacGovern: Served four terms in the Massachusetts legislature.
    Larry Drown: America needs a change in culture as well as politics.
Tax Reform
    Phil Scott: Property taxes shouldn't grow faster than property values.
    Peter Shumlin: Avoid raising taxes; balance budget by cuts & efficiencies.
    Shap Smith: Avoid raising taxes; balance budget by cuts & efficiencies.
    Peter Shumlin: Raise state budget reserve from 5% to 8%, for tough times.
    Greg Parke: Completely eliminate federal estate tax.
    Richard Tarrant: Raise the estate tax exemption but don’t eliminate it.
    Bernie Sanders: Capital gains & dividend tax cuts are giveaways to the rich.
    Richard Tarrant: Extend capital gains and dividend tax cuts.
    Matt Dunne: Increase taxes on high earners; decrease property taxes.
    Peter Shumlin: Connect VT: $53M for rural broadband & cell service.
    Peter Shumlin: $106M to improve 65 bridges; plus high speed rail.
War & Peace
    John MacGovern: No nation-building in Afghanistan or Iraq.
    Richard Tarrant: No specific deadline, but out of Iraq as soon as possible.
    Richard Tarrant: Iraq war is over extending the country’s financial resources.
Welfare & Poverty
    Matt Dunne: Guide corporate partnerships with nonprofit & public sectors.

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