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Jim Martin on Corporations

Democratic Senate Challenger


Too many corporations use employee pensions to balance books

Individual accounts for retirees are very popular. However, laws need to be strengthened to make sure that workers' retirement savings are protected from bankruptcy and substandard investment practices. Too many corporations are using their employees' pensions to keep their balance sheets in the black and to provide bigger returns for their investors.
Source: Senior Citizens League Guide to the 2008 US Senate Campaigns Oct 10, 2008

Strong consumer protection laws against special interests

We need strong consumer protection laws to protect hard-working Americans from politically powerful special interests like credit card companies, insurance companies, banks, and oil companies.
Source: Campaign website, www.martinforsenate.com, "Issues" Jul 18, 2008

Work with Delta Air but also respond to middle class needs

I believe it's important for a Senator from Georgia to work closely with Delta and other corporations to make sure the federal government is responsive to their needs but middle class America is also struggling. We need to do something about the cost of gasoline and the lost home equity that's occurring because of the foreclosure crisis. So sure the government needs to do something about Delta but also protect the needs of middle class Americans.
Source: Georgia 2008 Democratic Senate Primary Debate Jun 30, 2008

Other candidates on Corporations: Jim Martin on other issues:
GA Gubernatorial:
Sonny Perdue
GA Senatorial:
Dale Cardwell
Johnny Isakson
Josh Lanier
Rand Knight
Saxby Chambliss
Vernon Jones


2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

Incoming Obama Administration:

Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner
Winners of 2008 Senate Races:
( * if new to the Senate)
AK:*Begich over Stevens
AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
CO:*Udall
DE:Biden and Kaufman
GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
IA:Harkin
ID:*Risch
IL:Durbin
KS:Roberts
KY:McConnell
LA:Landrieu
MA:Kerry
ME:Collins
MI:Levin
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
MS4:Wicker
MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NE:*Johanns
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
RI:Reed
SC:Graham
SD:Johnson
TN:Alexander
TX:Cornyn
VA:*Warner
WV:Rockefeller
WY4:Barrasso
WY6:Enzi
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