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Joseph Lieberman on Abortion
Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for 11 headlines on from the Vice-Presidential debate OR click here for other candidates on Abortion.
  • FDA’s RU-486 decision stands; it’s made properly by experts. (Oct 5)
  • Leave abortion decision to a woman, her doctor, and her god. (Oct 5)
  • Rejected partial-birth ban since it ignored maternal health. (Oct 5)
  • Supports abortion rights within his faith, not despite it. (Sep 3)
  • Parental consent with judicial override; Gore agrees. (Aug 10)
  • Supported parental notification for minors; but pro-choice. (Aug 8)
Joseph Lieberman on Budget & Economy
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  • Prosperity won’t go on automatically; don’t change horses. (Nov 1)
  • Democratic administration balanced budget and created growth. (Oct 21)
  • $300 billion reserve fund to be insurance policy for surplus. (Oct 5)
  • Expensive tax cut for rich will lead to high interest rates. (Oct 5)
  • Now: tap Strategic Reserve; long-term: develop 80 mpg cars. (Oct 5)
  • New economy will thrive on investment and trained workers. (Aug 29)
  • Democrats will expand prosperity, GOP will “squander” it. (Aug 16)
  • Fund R&D; cut capital gains tax; ban Internet tax. (Aug 7)
  • Priorities are debt reduction and balanced budget. (Aug 7)
  • Private sector is the primary engine of economic growth. (Aug 7)
  • Booming economy from private sector plus government help. (May 2)
  • Biennial budget makes sense, allows better review. (Mar 1999)
Joseph Lieberman on China
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  • Create incentives for China’s fairness, including WTO. (Mar 1998)
  • Deal with human rights issues with carrot AND stick. (Mar 1998)
  • Commission on human rights to monitor each Chinese province. (Mar 1998)
  • Message to Beijing: We want WTO AND human rights. (Mar 1998)
Joseph Lieberman on Civil Rights
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  • Support Equal Pay Act for women; plus loans & lawsuits. (Oct 5)
  • Equalize pay for women; it’s unfair and unacceptable. (Oct 5)
  • I do support, and will support affirmative action. (Aug 16)
  • Never supported CA Prop. 209 banning affirmative action. (Aug 16)
  • Support affirmative action and end all discrimination. (Aug 16)
  • Supports affirmative action now; but phase it out by 2010. (Aug 11)
  • Affirmative action is “patently unfair”, in 1995. (Aug 11)
  • For gay equal employment; against gay marriage. (Aug 10)
  • Affirmative action divides us. (Aug 8)
  • Expand “Hate Crimes” to include women, gays, and disabled. (Jun 16)
  • Participated in MLK’s March On Washington. (May 2)
  • Express religious faith in schools, within Constitution. (May 2)
Joseph Lieberman on Crime
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  • Focus on victim’s rights & on expediting procedures. (May 2)
  • Approves $6.2M more for CT crime & drug enforcement. (Apr 26)
  • Build more jails to keep violent offendors for full sentence. (Sep 1999)
  • Favors death penalty, even for minors. (Apr 1996)
  • Mandatory prison for gun use; prevention for juveniles. (May 1994)
Joseph Lieberman on Defense
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  • American military is best in the world; and has proven it. (Oct 5)
  • Skipping generation of equipment will destroy readiness. (Oct 5)
  • Don’t alarm America - the military is ready. (Oct 5)
  • Work with Iraqi opposition to overthrow Saddam. (Oct 5)
  • More $ for weapons; including SDI recently. (Aug 8)
  • Supported use of force in Gulf War. (Aug 7)
  • Kuwait: Congressional authorization plus use of force. (May 2)
  • Transform military for post-Cold War. (May 2)
  • SDI is no longer science fiction. (Nov 1999)
  • More R&D & better development for future army. (Nov 1999)
  • Supported Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. (Oct 1999)
  • Deploy limited SDI to defend against rogue states. (Mar 1999)
  • Nuclear retaliation won’t stop rogue missile attacks. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted against military pay increase. (Feb 1999)
Joseph Lieberman on Drugs
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  • Increased penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
Joseph Lieberman on Education
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  • We must commit money to improve education. (Oct 5)
  • Non-sectarian moment of silence OK in public schools. (Sep 3)
  • Voted against school prayer; for condom distribution. (Mar 2)
  • More funding & more local responsibility for public schools. (Nov 1999)
  • More flexibility for more accountable results. (Nov 1999)
Joseph Lieberman on Environment
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  • Texas is last in social programs; but first in pollution. (Oct 31)
  • Religion is the foundation of environmentalism. (Oct 19)
  • Destroying pristine ANWR not worth 6 months of oil. (Oct 5)
  • Save 3 mpg and we conserve same as drilling Alaska. (Oct 5)
  • Continue strong commitment to clean air, water, land. (Aug 16)
  • Strengthen CAA; protect ANWR; create more national parks. (Aug 7)
  • Advocates for robust environmental protections. (Aug 7)
  • Incentives for business to reduce greenhouse emissions. (Aug 7)
  • Strengthen Clean Air Act & Clean Energy Act. (Aug 7)
  • Invest $2.5B in open space preservation. (Aug 7)
  • Kyoto Protocol should include China. (Jan 1)
  • Clean Energy: deregulate electricity & reduce pollutants. (Jul 1999)
  • $85M over 5 years for brownfield re-development. (May 1999)
  • Climate change is bilingual, for business & for enviros. (Mar 1999)
Joseph Lieberman on Families & Children
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  • Parents are losing children to culture’s violence. (Sep 13)
  • With Bill Bennett, “Silver Sewer Awards” for immoral videos. (Aug 8)
  • Asks retailers to limit violent video games to kids. (Jun 16)
  • Outraged at paternal irresponsibility-enforce child support. (May 2)
  • Lewinsky affair is part of anything-goes culture. (Sep 1998)
Joseph Lieberman on Foreign Policy
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  • Tighten Cuban trade embargo but help exiles. (Oct 24)
  • US must not withdraw troops and retreat into isolationism. (Oct 23)
  • Cuba Libre, Free Cuba!. (Oct 23)
  • Gore will continue critical role in peace process. (Oct 5)
  • US helped depose Milosevic and should continue to help Serbs. (Oct 5)
  • Iran: Enforce non-proliferation on Russia & others. (Feb 22)
  • Supported NATO expansion; arms to Israel & Saudis. (Jan 1)
Joseph Lieberman on Free Trade & Immigration
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  • For Fast Track & open trade, with labor safeguards. (Aug 7)
Joseph Lieberman on Government Reform
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  • Term limits result in weak government that governs poorly. (May 2)
  • Instead of “Is it legal?” pols should ask “Is it right?”. (May 2)
  • Using opponent’s personal details is wrong. (May 2)
  • Preserve the independent counsel law, with limits. (Mar 1999)
Joseph Lieberman on Gun Control
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  • Safe havens: Ban guns in schools and churches. (Apr 14)
  • Safety locks, background checks, & bans on sale to kids. (May 1999)
Joseph Lieberman on Health Care
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  • Texas slow to register kids in federal health insurance. (Sep 9)
  • Patient Bill of Rights: access; choice; privacy; appeals. (Aug 31)
  • Voted to cut Medicare & raise age; now would not. (Aug 31)
  • Health insurance for every American child. (Aug 16)
  • Supports health insurance industry (based in Hartford CT). (Aug 8)
  • Limited lawsuits against HMOs and automakers. (Jan 1)
Joseph Lieberman on Juvenile Crime
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  • Youth Violence Commission to investigate causes of violence. (Dec 1999)
  • Encourage media responsibility to stop juvenile violence. (May 1999)
  • Proposed commission to study sources of youth violence. (May 1999)
  • Media: self-enforce ratings & no marketing violence to kids. (May 1999)
Joseph Lieberman on Kosovo
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  • Co-sponsored breaking the UN embargo on Bosnia. (Aug 8)
  • In US vital interest to support NATO and use of force. (Apr 1999)
  • Send uncompromising message to Milosevic. (Mar 1999)
Joseph Lieberman on Principles & Values
Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for 5 older headlines OR click here for 16 headlines on from Lieberman's book In Praise of Public Life OR click here for other candidates on Principles & Values.
  • Bush lacks experience & isn’t ready; Gore has plenty & is. (Nov 1)
  • Will not drop out of Connecticut Senate race. (Oct 26)
  • Religion fills “vacuum of values” & provides common ground. (Oct 25)
  • I requested report, and I said “stop it” to Hollywood. (Oct 5)
  • Hollywood deserves reprimands at times, but not censorship. (Sep 19)
  • Advocates civil religion, not religiously based policy. (Sep 3)
  • Religion runs deep in US and is source of strength to people. (Aug 28)
  • Freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM religion. (Aug 28)
  • The next frontier is within us. (Aug 16)
  • Only in America. (Aug 16)
  • Christian right leaders call Lieberman an ally. (Aug 8)
  • With GOP on defense & social issues; with Dems on budget. (Aug 8)
  • Clinton’s affair was inappropriate, immoral, & harmful. (Aug 8)
  • Tries to strike balance between conservative and liberal. (Aug 8)
  • Accepts V.P. request; “walks the same path” as Gore. (Aug 7)
  • Personal faith is his basis for public service. (May 2)
  • Good laws protect us from private interests & profit. (May 2)
  • Legislating has become campaigning; wrong focus. (May 2)
  • Senate status: influential & non-partisan. (Jan 1)
  • Goal should be to protect nation, not punish Clinton. (Jan 1999)
  • President’s private conduct has public consequences. (Sep 1998)
Joseph Lieberman on School Choice
Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for 5 headlines on on Education OR click here for other candidates on School Choice.
  • Would advocate vouchers privately, but support Gore publicly. (Aug 16)
  • Supports charter schools, private education savings accounts. (Aug 10)
  • Choice won’t “ruin” schools; they’re already in ruins. (Aug 8)
  • Lieberman’s view on vouchers closer to Bush’s than Gore’s? (Aug 8)
  • Voted for vouchers; against block grants. (Mar 2)
Joseph Lieberman on Social Security
Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for 3 headlines on about Privatization OR click here for other candidates on Social Security.
  • Social Security Plus from Gore, cuts from Bush. (Oct 5)
  • OK to invest in private markets, a little. (Aug 8)
  • Lieberman commends Gore’s National Retirement Savings Plan. (Jun 20)
  • Eliminate Earnings Test; don’t punish work. (Mar 8)
Joseph Lieberman on Tax Reform
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  • Gore’s tax credits acknowledge existing needs. (Oct 5)
  • Exciting tax credits for health, elder care, & retirement. (Oct 5)
  • Tax cuts for working families, not the wealthy. (Aug 16)
  • Cut capital gains tax; it has helped economy. (May 2)
  • $792B tax cut is premature and unrealistic. (Jul 1999)
Joseph Lieberman on Technology
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  • Sponsored V-chip; TV ratings; and FCC reviews. (Aug 7)
  • Overcome organizational barriers to e-Government. (Jul 12)
  • Zoning, ratings, & code of conduct to keep Internet safe. (Jun 8)
  • Common-sense rules for limiting e-mail spam. (May 11)
  • Equip schools & police to reduce Internet risk to kids. (Dec 1999)
  • Silver Sewer Award: Fox leads the race to the bottom. (Sep 1999)
Joseph Lieberman on Welfare & Labor
Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for 5 headlines on about Labor Policy OR click here for other candidates on Welfare & Labor.
  • Commitment to labor & working families stressed. (Sep 4)
  • For minimum wage; against labor on free trade. (Aug 8)
  • Individual Development Accounts for low-income families. (Aug 7)
  • Small business drives job creation. (Aug 7)
  • Volunteerism is good but government needs professionals. (May 2)
  • Enterprise zones spread prosperity to poor cities. (May 2)
  • Train local workers to reduce dependence on foreign labor. (Feb 14)
  • Supported 1996 welfare reform. (Jan 1)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  



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