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Dennis Kucinich on Technology

Democratic Representative (OH-10); Democratic Candidate for President


Technologies will create jobs

Q: What priority would you give to the space program under your presidency?

A: our work has to be done here on earth. But we also must keep in mind that there's tremendous spin-off technology. I have the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Glenn Research Center in my district. And they create a great number of jobs and spin-off technologies and propulsion and environmental technologies, in medicine and communications, in metallurgy. And this is where the jobs of the future will be.

Source: Iowa Brown and Black Presidential Forum Jan 11, 2004

Rebuild cities to prevent urban sprawl

Q: What are your thoughts on urban sprawl?

A: We must create sustainable, livable communities. This means city planning becomes a matter of urgent concern. Urban sprawl has created duplication of infrastructure and services. Cities have such great potential for economic and social growth. As a former mayor, I intend to lead the resurgence of cities through rebuilding America's schools, bridges, sewer & water systems and through building new transportation and energy systems. I will lead the discussion on sustainability through working to preserve our farm lands and through protecting the interests of family farmers. I want to see great resources focused on rebuilding our cities and our neighborhoods and thereby creating a new sense of community in America.

Source: Concord Monitor / WashingtonPost.com on-line Q&A Nov 4, 2003

Stimulate economy with massive new WPA-type program

Q: Your economic strategy?

KUCINICH: My economic strategy would be working to rebuild cities with a massive new WPA-type program. My economic policies will work toward universal health care, which will inspire further growth in the economy; universal pre-kindergarten, which will enable parents to be able to have their children ages 3, 4 and 5 for a five-day-a-week child-care program, saving families between $5,000 and $7,000 per child.

Source: Democratic Presidential 2004 Primary Debate in Detroit Oct 27, 2003

Americans need more info about genetic alterations in food

The public interest is a transcendent, irreducible imperative in matters of peace, life, health, safety, and the environment. As the public becomes better informed of the effects and risks of genetic alteration of food, an enlightened public can pursue choices which will truly be in their best interest. Food choice is a very personal act. Partaking of food expresses cultural and ethnic affirmation, religious affiliation, ethical choices, political, economic, and social orientation.
Source: Campaign website, www.Kucinich.us, "On The Issues" Aug 1, 2003

Subsidize farmer losses due to genetic modifications

The Kucinich Administration will advocate for only responsible farm sector biotechnology, creating an indemnity fund-financed by the corporations responsible for the technology-for farmers who incur losses caused by genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Source: Campaign website, www.Kucinich.us, "On The Issues" Aug 1, 2003

Voted NO on banning Internet gambling by credit card.

Internet Gambling Bill: Vote to pass a bill that would prohibit credit card companies and other financial institutions from processing Internet gambling transactions. Exempt from the ban would be state regulated or licensed transactions.
Reference: Bill sponsored by Spencer, R-AL; Bill HR 2143 ; vote number 2003-255 on Jun 10, 2003

Voted NO on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access.

Internet Freedom and Broadband Deployment Act of 2001: Vote to pass a bill that would allow the four regional Bell telephone companies to enter the high-speed Internet access market via their long-distance connections whether or not they have allowed competitors into their local markets as required under the 1996 Telecommunications Act. The bill would allow the Bells to increase the fees they charge competitors for lines upgraded for broadband services from "wholesale rates" to "just and reasonable rates." It also would also allow the Bells to charge for giving competitors access to certain rights-of-way for broadband access. Certain FCC regulatory oversight would be maintained although the phone companies' high speed services would be exempted from regulation by the states.
Reference: Bill sponsored by Tauzin, R-LA; Bill HR 1542 ; vote number 2002-45 on Feb 27, 2002

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Adv: Avi Green for State Rep Middlesex 26, Somerville & Cambridge Massachusetts