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Herman Cain on Government Reform

 


Yes, federal government should be doing food safety

Q: On food safety, you worked in the business.

CAIN: Yes.

Q: You see the E. coli scare that's going on in Europe right now. You're trying to cut money. The FDA, other agencies that get involved in that are in front of you. What do you do?

CAIN: You look inside the FDA and determine whether or not it needs to be streamlined, and maybe it does.

Q: But should the federal government be doing food safety inspections?

CAIN: The federal government should be doing food safety, yes.

Source: 2011 GOP primary debate in Manchester NH Jun 13, 2011

Government shouldn't pick winners & losers

Q: The federal government now assists many industries. What standards do you have for government assistance to private enterprise?

PAUL: There shouldn't be any government assistance to private enterprise. It's not morally correct; it's illegal; it's ba economics.

Q: Mr. Cain, you initially supported the TARP program?

CAIN: I studied the financial meltdown and concluded on my own that we needed to do something drastic, yes. When the concept of TARP was first presented to the public, I was willing to go along with it. But then when the administration started to implement it on a discretionary basis, picking winners and losers and also directing funds to General Motors and others that had nothing to do with the financial system, that's where I totally disagreed. The government should not be selecting winners and losers, and I don't believe in this concept of too big to fail. If they fail, the free market will figure out who's going to pick up the pieces.

Source: 2011 GOP primary debate in Manchester NH Jun 13, 2011

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Nominees:
GOP: Sen.John McCain
GOP V.P.: Gov.Sarah Palin
Democrat: Sen.Barack Obama
Dem.V.P.: Sen.Joe Biden

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Constitution: Chuck Baldwin
Libertarian: Rep.Bob Barr
Constitution: Amb.Alan Keyes
Liberation: Gloria La Riva
Green: Rep.Cynthia McKinney
Socialist: Brian Moore
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