2008 Oregon Senate Debate between Gordon Smith and Jeff Merkley
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from 2008 OR Senate Debate (number of quotes indicated):
- Gordon Harold Smith (9)
- Jeff Merkley (11)
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
Budget & Economy|
Gordon Harold Smith: Supports bailout as BETTER regulation, not MORE regulation.
Jeff Merkley: Oppose bailout bill; more oversight needed.
Gordon Harold Smith: Stabilize the monster that is devouring Wall Street.
Jeff Merkley: Bailout bill is a $700-million blank check.
Gordon Harold Smith: Supports government help for people facing foreclosure.
Jeff Merkley: Our children have to repay debt from deregulated Wall Street.
Gordon Harold Smith: Stiffer laws against gang crimes, rapists & child sex.
Jeff Merkley: Worked hard to get better laws to deal with criminals.
Gordon Harold Smith: Inserted Oregon timber payments into $70 bailout bill.
Gordon Harold Smith: Create more jobs in timber industry.
Jeff Merkley: Son of a timber family; will fight for timber payments.
Jeff Merkley: Sustainable forest harvest important for economy.
Jeff Merkley: Be slow to go to war and be fast to take care of veterans.
Principles & Values|
Gordon Harold Smith: Works often with Sen. Wyden (D-OR) & Sen. Obama (D-IL).
Jeff Merkley: Endorsed by Sen. Wyden; Iíll be his partner.
Gordon Harold Smith: People should prepare for retirement in addition to Soc.Sec.
Jeff Merkley: Privatization would melt away retirement in stock crash.
Gordon Harold Smith: I believe in pro-growth tax cuts.
Jeff Merkley: Supports raising taxes on earnings over $250,000 per year.
War & Peace|
Jeff Merkley: Opposed Iraq war from the very beginning, against Party.
The above quotations are from 2008 Oregon Senate Debate between Gordon Smith and Jeff Merkley.
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- Business Industry Political Action Committee (Senate questionnaire on business topics)
- Political Courage Test (Senate questionnaire on general topics)
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