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Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT) Jon Tester (D) & Stan Jones (Libertarian) debate at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. Sponsored by Montana PBS, Oct. 9, 2006.

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    from Montana 2006 3-way Senate Debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Conrad Burns (9)
  • Jon Tester (11)
  • Stan Jones (9)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
Budget & Economy
   Conrad Burns: Grow economy & control spending to reduce deficit.
   Jon Tester: Montana suffered from Burns' cuts in discretionary funding.
   Stan Jones: Eliminate numerous unconstitutional federal departments.
Civil Rights
   Stan Jones: Patriot Act cost us our Fourth Amendment rights.
   Conrad Burns: Marketplace will force us into conservation and renewables.
   Jon Tester: Energy plan was written by oil companies, so no renewables.
   Conrad Burns: Repealing Patriot Act would cost us the Meth Control Act.
   Jon Tester: More tuition tax credits, low-interest loans, & Pell grants.
Energy & Oil
   Conrad Burns: Agricultural oil sources reduce foreign energy dependence.
   Conrad Burns: Global warming has occurred since the Ice Age.
   Conrad Burns: Kyoto Accord hurts economy; focus on alternative fuels.
   Jon Tester: Agricultural oil sources are profitable and renewable.
   Jon Tester: Kyoto Accord needs worldwide communication & US leadership.
   Jon Tester: Global warming is much more rapid now than historically.
   Stan Jones: More nuclear plants and more liquefied coal.
   Stan Jones: Global warming is a natural occurrence since 1000AD.
Free Trade
   Stan Jones: NAFTA leads to American Union as part of one-world Communism.
Government Reform
   Conrad Burns: Earmarks let me bring Montana a share of federal money.
   Jon Tester: Earmarks without transparency are wrong for democracy.
   Jon Tester: K-Street cronies control Congressional spending decisions.
   Stan Jones: Earmarks are unconstitutional incumbency protection.
Health Care
   Jon Tester: Families can't afford to get sick; that's not health care.
Homeland Security
   Conrad Burns: Patriot Act only affects your freedoms if you're a terrorist.
   Jon Tester: Build forces to fight terror cells; not take away our rights.
   Stan Jones: Patriot Act is terrorism of the worst kind.
   Stan Jones: Nobody read the Patriot Act before it was corruptly passed.
Principles & Values
   Jon Tester: Premature to call for impeachment proceedings against Bush.
   Stan Jones: Bush has committed many impeachable offenses.
Tax Reform
   Conrad Burns: Bush tax cuts actually more progressive Clinton tax hikes.

The above quotations are from Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT) Jon Tester (D) & Stan Jones (Libertarian) debate at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. Sponsored by Montana PBS, Oct. 9, 2006..

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