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Al Gore on Labor & Farming
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  • $2.3B in tax credits for worker training. (Jun 2000)

    Farm Policy

  • Farmers are the first environmentalists. (Oct 2000)
  • Safety net for farmers & focused rural development. (Oct 2000)
  • Kill Freedom to Farm Act: keep price supports. (Sep 2000)
  • Preserve free-flows, pristine peaks, & salmon fisheries. (Jun 2000)
  • No timber sales in national forest roadless areas. Period. (May 2000)
  • Base farm policy, like hormones in livestock, on science. (Jan 2000)
  • Limit logging in National Forests but protect way of life. (Jan 2000)
  • Supports ethanol subsidies & “farm safety net”. (Nov 1999)
  • Triple use of biomass, ethanol, plant-based textiles, etc. (Nov 1999)

    Labor

  • Reduce poverty to 10% via welfare reform & minimum wage. (Sep 2000)
  • Support equal pay for equal work. (Sep 2000)
  • Promises labor prosperity, repeal of striker replacement law. (Jul 2000)
  • To union: we disagree on China; but agree elsewhere. (May 2000)
  • Supports Coal Miner and Widows Health Protection Act. (May 2000)
  • Add $1 to minimum wage; add earned-income credits. (Aug 1999)
  • Injuries can be reduced by workers self-identifying hazards. (May 1999)
Alan Keyes on Labor & Farming
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  • Family farms: Decollectivize banks; withdraw from WTO. (Jan 2000)
  • Family farms are nursery of moral character. (Dec 1999)
Bill Bradley on Labor & Farming
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  • Raise minimum wage now; index it for later. (Aug 2000)
  • Family farms have no safety net; need foreign markets. (Jan 2000)
  • Strengthen unionization laws & defend right-to-organize. (Dec 1999)
  • Ethanol makes sense for Midwest, but not for NJ. (Nov 1999)
  • Raise minimum wage; more unions; low-income tax cuts. (Aug 1999)
  • Supports unions for home-health & day-care workers. (Aug 1999)
  • Soil erosion causes more damage than floods. (Jan 1997)
  • Export unionism abroad. (Jan 1997)
Bill Clinton on Labor & Farming
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  • Increase minimum wage; allow more family leave. (Dec 2000)
  • 22M new jobs; lowest unemployment since 1960s. (Jul 2000)
  • $3.2B for farm conservation programs. (Apr 2000)
Colin Powell on Labor & Farming
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  • Kids need more exposure to work, like “Shadow Days”. (Jan 8)
  • Government assistance is a poor substitute for good jobs. (Aug 1996)
  • Jobs are the best answer to most of our social ills. (Jan 1995)
Dan Quayle on Labor & Farming
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  • End farm crisis by more exports & tax relief. (Aug 1999)
  • Flexible work rules support family needs. (Jun 1999)
  • Keep minimum wage under $6/hour. (Jun 1999)
Dick Cheney on Labor & Farming
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  • Limit labor actions & overtime; require layoff notification. (Jan 1986)
Donald Trump on Labor & Farming
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  • Unions fight for pay; managers fight for less; consumers win. (Jul 2000)
  • Foreign companies are taking jobs from US. (Dec 1999)
Elizabeth Dole on Labor & Farming
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  • Tax breaks & financial aid for farmers. (Aug 1999)
  • Farm program: more exports; more foreign markets. (Jul 1999)
  • Farm program: more ethanol; more conservation; less taxes. (Jul 1999)
  • Pay to stop farming environmentally sensitive cropland. (Jun 1999)
  • Stabilize farm economy by increasing farm exports. (Jun 1999)
  • Favors labor negotiations; against child labor violations. (Feb 1999)
Gary Bauer on Labor & Farming
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  • Family farms: Demand that Europe stop protecting theirs. (Jan 2000)
  • For grazing & ethanol; against Kyoto treaty. (Jan 2000)
  • Continue ethanol subsidy; find other uses for ag products. (Sep 1999)
  • For price reporting; tax-free farm accounts; livestock ins. (Sep 1999)
George W. Bush on Labor & Farming
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    Farm Policy

  • Don’t use food as a diplomatic weapon; it hurts farmers. (Oct 2000)
  • Keep Freedom to Farm Act: cut price supports. (Sep 2000)
  • Farm policy: emergency relief; insurance; antitrust. (Apr 2000)
  • Family farms: Food for Peace instead of food as a weapon. (Jan 2000)
  • Ethanol tax incentives good for farmers and good for air. (Nov 1999)

    Labor

  • Flex-time & family-oriented work rules via tax code. (Oct 2000)
  • Tax breaks, child care & bus fare for working recipients. (Jul 1998)
Hillary Clinton on Labor & Farming
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  • The working poor deserve a living wage. (Oct 1999)
  • America can afford to raise the minimum wage. (Sep 1999)
Jesse Ventura on Labor & Farming
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  • Improve the Competitive Position of Rural Minnesota. (Dec 2000)
  • Make Agriculture Competitive Anywhere in the World. (Dec 2000)
  • Training and retraining to resolve workforce shortage. (Dec 2000)
  • Subsidize ethanol like we subsidize oil. (Jul 2000)
  • Unions support Democrats even when interests are elsewhere. (Jul 2000)
  • Supports prevailing wages but not living wages. (Jan 1999)
  • Strongly pro-union; and a union member. (Jan 1999)
John Ashcroft on Labor & Farming
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  • More focus on agricultural trade abroad. (Nov 2000)
John McCain on Labor & Farming
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  • Family farms: Crop insurance; reduce inheritance tax. (Jan 2000)
  • Ethanol is not worth it, even in Iowa. (Dec 1999)
  • Ethanol bad for environment & bad for consumers. (Nov 1999)
  • End sugar subsidy; it hurts consumers & helps only tycoons. (Aug 1999)
  • Ethanol subsidy is outdated; use funds for education. (Jul 1999)
Noam Chomsky on Labor & Farming
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  • Free Trade Agreements move jobs to non-union areas. (May 1994)
Pat Buchanan on Labor & Farming
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  • Keeping US jobs benefits black middle class. (May 2000)
  • Agrees with union stance on trade. (Feb 2000)
  • No minimum-wage increase. (Jan 2000)
  • Supports ethanol subsidies for energy independence. (Nov 1999)
  • Offset minimum wage increase with small business tax cuts. (Nov 1999)
Ralph Nader on Labor & Farming
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  • Focus on family farms instead of large agribusiness. (Oct 2000)
  • U.S. farm policy should focus on family farmers. (Sep 2000)

    Labor

  • Living wage spreads economic expansion to reach all areas. (Oct 2000)
  • Repeal Taft-Hartley; strengthen unions. (Oct 2000)
  • Unions struggle even in heart of union country. (Sep 2000)
  • Vote for a union supporter, not against Republicans. (Aug 2000)
  • Message to Democrats: Don’t take labor for granted. (Jul 2000)
  • Raise the minimum wage immediately. (Jun 2000)
  • Functional wages are falling despite economic boom. (Jun 2000)
  • Top CEOs make 415 times entry wages. (Feb 2000)
  • Limit executive salaries & perks. (Feb 2000)
  • Student pressure can help oppressed textile workers abroad. (Aug 1999)
Ross Perot on Labor & Farming
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  • Train our workforce better to beat foreign competition. (Jul 1996)
  • Mexican unions are beholden to one-party government. (Jan 1993)
  • US farmers & ranchers will lose out to Mexico & Canada. (Jan 1993)
  • NAFTA’s beneficiaries: US companies that move to Mexico. (Jan 1993)
  • US is becoming a nation of hamburger flippers. (Jan 1993)
  • Jobs lost to NAFTA are not replaced at same pay. (Jan 1993)
Rudy Giuliani on Labor & Farming
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  • Work is a good thing. (Jan 2000)
  • 305,000 jobs created during Rudy’s tenure. (Dec 1999)
Rush Limbaugh on Labor & Farming
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  • 1980s tax cuts created jobs by “trickle down”. (Jul 1993)
Steve Forbes on Labor & Farming
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  • Family farms: Lower interest rates; enforce anti-trust. (Jan 2000)
  • Farmers need policy reform. (Jan 2000)
  • Ethanol should be self-sufficient by 2007. (Dec 1999)
  • Raise wages by allowing growth, not by fiat. (Dec 1999)
  • Farm crisis caused by federal policies. (Aug 1999)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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