William (Bud) Pierce: We need large investments in transportation infrastructure to improve our mobility. In addition to a gradual increase in fees/gas tax for those who use the roads, we should consider the use of bonds and private capital as potential sources of capital. While public transportation is important, I believe that our future lies with autonomous drive vehicles, which will be especially useful for seniors in terms of maintaining the ability to travel freely. Programs which directly assist disabled seniors with transportation remain important. Subsidies to assist poor seniors must be in place
Kate Brown: Oregon faces tremendous challenges with aging transportation infrastructure and mind-numbing traffic. I am committed to passing a transportation package in 2017 that addresses Portland-area congestion; expands transit; and makes seismic upgrades.
Kate Brown: Communities in every region of Oregon are facing tremendous challenges with aging transportation infrastructure and mind-numbing traffic. I am committed to passing a transportation package in 2017 that:
Wyden voted against the Wall Street bailout and said he favors the federal government ending tax breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas. He also supports limiting taxes on Internet-based companies.
Huffman argued that these proposals are too small when the country faces double-digit unemployment and a terribly slow recovery. He said Wyden's great mistake was voting for the stimulus bill because those funds will never be returned to taxpayers.
At one point, Wyden was shown a television ad he supported that claimed Huffman defended the Wall Street bailout and believes in privatizing Social Security. When asked to comment on the negative ad, Wyden said it was the exception and not the rule of his campaign to run such an ad.
Huffman said the ad was full of lies and half-truths.
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