Books by and about 2016 presidential candidates|
| Hard Choices,|
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
| Crippled America ,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
| American Dreams,|
by Marco Rubio (2015)
| Taking a Stand,|
by Rand Paul (2015)
by Scott Walker (2013)
| A Time for Truth,|
by Ted Cruz (2015)
| One Nation,|
by Ben Carson (2014)
| Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Living History ,|
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
| Between Hope and History ,|
by Bill Clinton (1996)
| In Harm’s Way ,|
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
| Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,|
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
Books by and about 2012 presidential candidates|
| Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
| Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Lou Correa: Rated 71% by Planned Parenthood; moderately pro-choice.
Ro Khanna: All women should have access to birth control and abortion.
Tom Del Beccaro: Criticized raids earlier against anti-abortion activists.
Duf Sundheim: Right to abortion is a gating issues.
Ted Lieu: 100% ratings from pro-choice groups.
Steve Knight: Human life begins at conception.
Neel Kashkari: Supports abortion rights.
Neel Kashkari: Government out of our lives on abortion.
Jerry Brown: Allow nurses to perform non-surgical abortions.
Rocky Chavez: Voted NO on nurses performing non-surgical abortions.
Mark DeSaulnier: Allow nurses to perform non-surgical abortions.
Mimi Walters: Voted NO on nurses performing non-surgical abortions.
Norma Torres: Allow nurses to perform non-surgical abortions.
Steve Knight: Voted NO on nurses performing non-surgical abortions.
Ted Lieu: Allow nurses to perform non-surgical abortions.
Antonio Villaraigosa: GOP rejects abortion in case of rape & incest.
Gloria La Riva: Right to abortion regardless of ability to pay.
Gloria La Riva: Supports embryonic stem cell research.
Julia Brownley: Supports embryonic stem cell research.
Bill Jones: Pro-life except in cases of rape, incest, or maternal health.
Bill Jones: Oppose partial birth; support parental notification.
Budget & Economy|
Jimmy Panetta: Grow economy in a way that creates jobs & raises wages.
Ro Khanna: Entrepreneurial Nation: programs to grow businesses.
Jerry Brown: Investment in infrastructure makes long term economic sense.
Pete Aguilar: Build economy that's fair to middle-class & small business.
Mimi Walters: $17T debt is unsustainable; scale back government.
Norma Torres: $2 billion in federal funds: Keep Your Home California.
Steve Knight: Free enterprise instead of assuring livable income.
Jerry Brown: Ping-pong budgeting makes no sense.
Jerry Brown: Follow advice from Book of Genesis: out away some surplus.
Neel Kashkari: Ran program to bail out the nation's largest banks.
Jerry Brown: $27B budget gap then; multibillion-dollar surplus now.
Jerry Brown: Proposes balanced budget and $12.5 billion in cuts.
Sam Granato: Balanced Budget Amendment leads to irresponsible tax policy.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Painful spending cuts & temporary tax increases were needed.
Bill Jones: Concerned about higher federal spending.
Bill Jones: Stop subsidizing the rest of the country.
Ro Khanna: Ensure full equality for LGBTQ Americans.
Duf Sundheim: Supports same-sex marriage.
Loretta Sanchez: Met with Indian American group leaders upon entering race.
Rocky Chavez: Moderate who supports gay marriage.
Ted Lieu: Overturn the federal ban on same-sex marriage.
Ted Lieu: Strengthen equal pay laws & diversity.
Steve Knight: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman.
Norma Torres: Recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages.
Jerry Brown: Eliminate "gay panic" tactic for criminal defendants.
Kamala Harris: Eliminate "gay panic" tactic for criminal defendants.
Lou Correa: Eliminate "gay panic" tactic for criminal defendants.
Neel Kashkari: Supports gay marriage.
Antonio Villaraigosa: LA's diversity program is "absolutely insufficient".
Tom Del Beccaro: Keep Proposition 8; but open to debate on gay marriage.
Jerry Brown: Prohibit sexual orientation conversion therapy.
Mark DeSaulnier: Prohibit sexual orientation conversion therapy.
Mimi Walters: Voted NO on prohibiting sexual orientation repair therapy.
Norma Torres: Prohibit sexual orientation conversion therapy.
Ted Lieu: Prohibit sexual orientation conversion therapy.
Steve Knight: Voted NO on prohibiting sexual orientation repair therapy.
Julia Brownley: Supports affirmative action.
Julia Brownley: Supports same-sex domestic partnerships & marriage.
Carly Fiorina: Proud conservative vote for Proposition 8.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Keep gambling commission independent of tribes.
Ro Khanna: Flexibility on R&D taxes & startup businesses.
Ro Khanna: Close loopholes that allow companies to avoid paying taxes.
Neel Kashkari: Corporate rate complexity encourages investment abroad.
Carly Fiorina: Focus on supporting small family-owned businesses.
Jimmy Panetta: Supports alternatives but accepts mandatory minimums.
Ro Khanna: Support alternatives to prison; oppose capital punishment.
Kamala Harris: Don't require cops to wear body cameras.
Kamala Harris: Acknowledge that certain communities distrust police.
Norma Torres: Work with the community to combat crime.
Jerry Brown: Major reductions in our prison population.
Neel Kashkari: Don't release dangerous people onto the streets.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Reduced violent crime by 50%; increased size of LAPD.
Jerry Brown: Curb prison spending through an historic realignment.
Jared Huffman: Life-without-parole instead of capital punishment.
Gloria La Riva: Opposes capital punishment; shut down most prisons.
Julia Brownley: Opposes capital punishment.
Julia Brownley: Alternative sentencing and separate juvenile courts.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Allow private prisons to compete, to spend less on prisons.
Dick Mountjoy: No visitation for sex offenders with kids or grandkids.
Bill Jones: Three Strikes is a worthy criminal justice reform.
Kamala Harris: Personally opposed to death penalty; as DA, never pursued it.
Gavin Newsom: Pushed Proposition 64, legalizing adult use of marijuana.
Gavin Newsom: I'm not pro-pot, but anti-prohibition; opposed 2010 Prop 19.
Kamala Harris: Recognize the war on drugs was a failure.
Norma Torres: Food stamps for drug felons; immunity for reporting overdose.
Jerry Brown: How many people can get stoned and still have a great state?
Rob Astorino: War on drugs has disproportionately hurt minorities.
Neel Kashkari: When you legalize something, you send a signal you approve.
Jerry Brown: Vetoed prosecutor discretion on drugs; keep it a felony.
Jerry Brown: Vetoed reducing drug possession from felony to misdemeanor.
Mark DeSaulnier: Reduce drug possession from felony to misdemeanor.
Mimi Walters: Voted NO on reducing possession from felony to misdemeanor.
Norma Torres: Reduce drug possession from felony to misdemeanor.
Steve Knight: Voted NO on reducing possession from felony to misdemeanor.
Ted Lieu: Reduce drug possession from felony to misdemeanor.
Rocky Chavez: Reduce drug possession from felony to misdemeanor.
Julia Brownley: Decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Interstate commerce laws do not apply to personal marijuana.
Sandra Day O`Connor: Interstate commerce laws do not apply to personal marijuana.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Stop making excuses for lack of success in schools.
Ro Khanna: More funding for K-12, pre-K, STEM & STEAM.
Ro Khanna: More federal grants & more local students for UC.
Ro Khanna: Make college affordable; prepare students for 21st century.
Salud Carbajal: Lower interest rates for government-backed student loans.
Kamala Harris: Ensure access to a high quality public education.
Jerry Brown: Increase funding for schools and target tough students.
Jerry Brown: Reduce centralized control of local education.
Rocky Chavez: Supports charter schools, and founded one in Oceanside.
Pete Aguilar: Improve public education at all levels.
Jerry Brown: Allow bilingual education in public schools.
Neel Kashkari: Side with poor kids, not union bosses.
Mark DeSaulnier: Allow bilingual education in public schools.
Mimi Walters: Voted NO on bilingual education in public schools.
Norma Torres: Allow bilingual education in public schools.
Steve Knight: Voted NO on bilingual education in public schools.
Ted Lieu: Allow bilingual education in public schools.
Rocky Chavez: Voted NO on bilingual education in public schools.
Jerry Brown: No government-imposed standards for public schools.
Jerry Brown: Replace school achievement testing with progress testing.
Rocky Chavez: Replace school achievement testing with progress testing.
Mark DeSaulnier: Replace school achievement testing with progress testing.
Norma Torres: Replace school achievement testing with progress testing.
Ted Lieu: Replace school achievement testing with progress testing.
Mimi Walters: NO on replacing achievement testing with progress testing.
Jerry Brown: Allow student sports choice based on gender identity.
Mark DeSaulnier: Allow student sports choice based on gender identity.
Mimi Walters: Voted NO on student sports choice based on gender identity.
Steve Knight: Voted NO on student sports choice based on gender identity.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Mayoral control of 22 poorly performing schools.
Rocky Chavez: Voted NO on student sports choice based on gender identity.
Jerry Brown: Consider subsidiarity: central authority only if local fails.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Police in the schools, every day, but not all day.
Jerry Brown: Vetoed considering demographics in college admissions.
Jerry Brown: Let people vote to avoid cutting schools & colleges.
Gloria La Riva: Guaranteed free education from pre-K through college.
Julia Brownley: Supports charter schools.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Until now, children were trapped in low-performing schools.
Dan Quayle: “Students’ rights” wrongly undermines school discipline.
Dan Quayle: Mentioning God in classrooms should not be illegal.
Energy & Oil|
Jerry Brown: No climate deniers: the science is clear; the danger is real.
Jimmy Panetta: Regulate fracking; address climate change.
Ro Khanna: Environmental threat means opportunities for green energy.
Ro Khanna: Expand tax credits for solar power & plug-in hybrids.
Salud Carbajal: Tackle carbon pollution as strategy to combat climate change.
Kamala Harris: Innovate smart solutions to climate change.
Pete Aguilar: Encourage green building and climate-friendly purchasing.
Mimi Walters: Support new domestic oil and natural gas, including Keystone.
Ted Lieu: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions; end fracking.
Steve Knight: No opinion on federally subsidizing wind & solar.
Jerry Brown: Charge Ahead: 1,000,000 zero-emission vehicles by 2023.
Lou Correa: Charge Ahead: 1,000,000 zero-emission vehicles by 2023.
Rob Astorino: Open the Monterey Shale to fracking for shale oil.
Neel Kashkari: Climate change compelling, but do fracking & Monterey shale.
Jerry Brown: Slow down fracking until scientific study is completed.
Mark DeSaulnier: Slow down fracking until scientific study is completed.
Mimi Walters: Voted NO on scientific study on fracking.
Norma Torres: Slow down fracking until scientific study is completed.
Rocky Chavez: Voted NO on scientific study on fracking.
Steve Knight: Voted NO on scientific study on fracking.
Ted Lieu: Slow down fracking until scientific study is completed.
Jerry Brown: CO2 emissions could warm planet by 7 degrees.
Alan Lowenthal: Restrict offshore drilling; regulate greenhouse gases.
Gloria La Riva: International and domestic rules to reduce climate change.
Julia Brownley: Switch from traditional energy to alternatives.
Carly Fiorina: Use every source, including nuclear and clean coal.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Modernize CEQA to allow new construction projects.
Ro Khanna: Promote open space and sustainable agriculture.
Salud Carbajal: Preserve huge open spaces for future generations to enjoy.
Jerry Brown: CA out front in addressing climate change.
Tom Del Beccaro: Farmers bear the brunt of a plethora of regulations.
Pete Aguilar: Fight for more sustainable development.
Ted Lieu: Expand resources for water recycling.
Jerry Brown: Establish new regional groundwater sustainability agency.
Lou Correa: Establish new regional groundwater sustainability agency.
Tom Del Beccaro: Increase water supplies rather than fining citizens.
Jerry Brown: $25B for water-shortage farmland.
Rob Astorino: I love our natural beauty, but we need to find balance.
Jerry Brown: $48M for funding hybrid and zero-emission vehicles.
Mark DeSaulnier: $48M for funding hybrid and zero-emission vehicles.
Mimi Walters: Voted NO on $48M for hybrid and zero-emission vehicles.
Norma Torres: $48M for funding hybrid and zero-emission vehicles.
Rocky Chavez: Voted NO on $48M for hybrid and zero-emission vehicles.
Steve Knight: Voted NO on $48M for hybrid and zero-emission vehicles.
Ted Lieu: $48M for funding hybrid and zero-emission vehicles.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Added 669 acres of open space & 1,549 miles of bikeways.
Jerry Brown: $14B to build tunnels and restore San Joaquin Delta habitat.
Jerry Brown: Banned shark fin harvesting to protect sharks and ocean.
Gloria La Riva: Increase fuel efficiency standards; and don't build nukes.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: $11B for water bonds to invest in future water flow.
Bill Jones: Supports the ban on drilling oil off the California coast.
Families & Children|
Dan Quayle: “Children’s rights” wrongly undermines parental authority.
Kamala Harris: The way to keep us safe is NOT to keep outsiders out.
Kamala Harris: Distinguish Islamic religion from terrorism.
Mimi Walters: US directly benefits from military aid to Israel.
Gloria La Riva: Close all US bases abroad; and exit all war zones.
Bill Jones: UN has not acted decisively during major conflicts.
Ro Khanna: Trade agreements fair to U.S. workers & environment.
Kamala Harris: TPP doesn't offer sufficient worker protections.
Loretta Sanchez: Opposes TPP; joined union protests against it.
Duf Sundheim: Inclined to support Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.
Jerry Brown: Open CA trade and investment office in Shanghai.
Carly Fiorina: Change rules about outsourcing; current climate forces it.
Bill Jones: Fair trade with level playing field.
Jimmy Panetta: Regulate "dark money" indirect campaign contributions.
Lou Correa: Use double postage to ensure absentee vote is counted.
Ro Khanna: Push back on Citizens United with online campaign disclosure.
Ro Khanna: I never accept contributions from lobbyists or PACs.
Steve Knight: Require photo ID for voting.
Jerry Brown: Pilot program for all-mail-in ballots.
Mark DeSaulnier: Voted NO on pilot program for all-mail-in ballots.
Mimi Walters: Voted NO on pilot program for all-mail-in ballots.
Norma Torres: Pilot program for all-mail-in ballots.
Rocky Chavez: Voted NO on pilot program for all-mail-in ballots.
Steve Knight: Voted NO on pilot program for all-mail-in ballots.
Ted Lieu: Pilot program for all-mail-in ballots.
Mark DeSaulnier: Voted YES to amend Constitution to overturn Citizens United.
Mimi Walters: Voted NO on overturning Citizens United.
Norma Torres: Voted YES to amend Constitution to overturn Citizens United.
Steve Knight: Voted NO on overturning Citizens United.
Ted Lieu: Voted YES to amend Constitution to overturn Citizens United.
Rocky Chavez: Voted NO on overturning Citizens United.
Alan Lowenthal: Regulate corporate & union campaign contributions.
Jared Huffman: Ban "independent expenditures"; they're out of control.
Gloria La Riva: Eliminate corporate campaign contributions.
Julia Brownley: Limit campaign contributions and campaign spending.
Julia Brownley: Lengthen term limits for state legislators.
Bill Jones: Make government more open and responsive.
Dan Quayle: Appoint judges who won’t push a political agenda.
Salud Carbajal: Keep guns away from those who pose a danger.
Kamala Harris: No gun ownership for dangerous convicts or mentally ill.
Steve Knight: Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded.
Jerry Brown: Include semiautomatic pistols in unsafe handgun law.
Neel Kashkari: Require background checks before all firearms sales.
Jerry Brown: Ban hunting with lead bullets; but detachable magazines OK.
Jerry Brown: Ban large-capacity kits, but veto other gun restrictions.
Mark DeSaulnier: Voted YES on wider definition of assault rifles.
Mimi Walters: Voted NO on wider definition of assault rifles.
Norma Torres: Voted YES on wider definition of assault rifles.
Steve Knight: Voted NO on wider definition of assault rifles.
Ted Lieu: Voted YES on wider definition of assault rifles.
Rocky Chavez: Voted NO on wider definition of assault rifles.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Supports Life Act: restrict ammunition, licenses, & weapons.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Ban sales of assault weapons and Saturday night specials.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
Jared Huffman: 2nd amendment right is not absolute.
Gloria La Riva: Second Amendment guarantees individual gun ownership.
Dan Quayle: Instant gun checks OK, but real issue is self-control.
Ro Khanna: ACA is a good start; improve ObamaCare.
Jerry Brown: ACA wholeheartedly embraced in CA.
Duf Sundheim: Some aspects of ObamaCare ok, but rest is a boondoggle.
Mimi Walters: ObamaCare is a takeover of our health care system.
Ted Lieu: No vouchers for Medicare; healthcare is a right.
Steve Knight: Repeal ObamaCare.
Neel Kashkari: Fix ObamaCare's fundamental flaws, or replace it completely.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Healthcare.gov problems caused loss of confidence in Feds.
Kamala Harris: Companies should provide contraception under ObamaCare.
Jerry Brown: Expand Medi-Cal eligibility for ObamaCare.
Mark DeSaulnier: Expand Medi-Cal eligibility for ObamaCare.
Mimi Walters: Voted NO on expanding Medi-Cal eligibility for ObamaCare.
Norma Torres: Expand Medi-Cal eligibility for ObamaCare.
Steve Knight: Voted NO on expanding Medi-Cal eligibility for ObamaCare.
Ted Lieu: Expand Medi-Cal eligibility for ObamaCare.
Jerry Brown: Get started on ObamaCare, then expand Medi-Cal.
Tom Del Beccaro: More taxes & regulations loom with ObamaCare.
Alan Lowenthal: KeepObamaCare; require purchasing insurance.
Jerry Brown: Insurance companies must cover maternity leave & services.
Gloria La Riva: Healthcare is a right; create single-payer system.
Carly Fiorina: Start with medical malpractice reform & more competition.
Bill Jones: Lawsuit abuse is responsible for health care costs.
Jimmy Panetta: Defense spending on the table to balance the budget.
Ro Khanna: Right to be free from warrantless metadata collection.
Ro Khanna: Expand support for service members & their family members.
Ro Khanna: Control the ballooning of the Defense budget.
Salud Carbajal: Make sure veterans receive the support they need.
Kamala Harris: Champion a robust VA for our Veterans.
Rocky Chavez: Block Syrian refugees until we upgrade our intel and vetting.
Jerry Brown: Ban drone use for photography on private property.
Rocky Chavez: Ban drone use for photography on private property.
Rocky Chavez: Focus on national security: prepared to deal with ISIS.
Tom Del Beccaro: Terrorists believe in terrorism; we can't persuade them.
Pete Aguilar: Increase job training for returning veterans.
Mimi Walters: Fight to ensure veterans receive benefits.
Ted Lieu: Condemn the NSA's unconstitutional phone spying.
Ted Lieu: Active duty Air Force for 4 years & reserves for 14 years.
Steve Knight: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal.
Jerry Brown: Governor's Military Council: avoid DOD budget cuts.
Jared Huffman: Reduce defense spending to balance the budget.
Jared Huffman: Diplomacy and due process, instead of military action.
Gloria La Riva: Eliminate military hardware &missile defense programs.
Dick Mountjoy: Extend election time limit for overseas military voting.
Bill Jones: Stop developing weapons for yesterday’s battles.
Bill Jones: No more base closure in California.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Latino heritage is part of our American heritage.
John Chiang: Muslim immigration ban forsakes American values.
John Chiang: Chinese Exclusion Act wrong then; Muslim exclusion wrong now.
Ro Khanna: Give DREAMers a pathway to citizenship.
Loretta Sanchez: Refugees are not the enemy, today nor in our history.
Rocky Chavez: We are home for the tired and oppressed, even Syrians.
Duf Sundheim: Path to legal status without executive action.
Kamala Harris: An undocumented immigrant is not a criminal.
Tom Del Beccaro: Expose crime and danger at the US-Mexico border.
Pete Aguilar: We need comprehensive immigration reform.
Mimi Walters: Border security is broken; but we need guest workers.
Steve Knight: Protect the border and prevent illegal entry.
Neel Kashkari: Sensible immigration reform needed, but not open borders.
Hilda Solis: Supports "Fast for Families" in favor of immigration reform.
Jerry Brown: Allow driver's license for undocumented immigrants.
Mimi Walters: Voted NO on driver's license for undocumented immigrants.
Norma Torres: Voted YES on driver's license for undocumented immigrants.
Rocky Chavez: Voted NO on driver's license for undocumented immigrants.
Steve Knight: Voted NO on driver's license for undocumented immigrants.
Ted Lieu: Voted YES on driver's license for undocumented immigrants.
Mark DeSaulnier: Voted YES on driver's license for undocumented immigrants.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Immigration reform is an economic and moral imperative.
Neel Kashkari: Expand visa programs for highly skilled workers.
Jerry Brown: Supports state aid to illegals' children and DREAM Act.
Julia Brownley: In-state tuition OK for illegal immigrants.
Bill Jones: Support temporary work visas, but no shortcut to immigration.
Bill Jones: Not even a suggestion of amnesty.
Bill Jones: Oppose amnesty for undocumented immigrants.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Union organizer but disagrees with teachers unions.
Jerry Brown: Raised minimum wage and reduced unemployment.
Ro Khanna: Make it easier to file equal-pay lawsuits.
Ro Khanna: Raise the minimum wage to $15.
Salud Carbajal: Raise minimum wage, so full time work is not poverty.
Tom Del Beccaro: $15 mandated wages results in lower employment.
Ted Lieu: Focus on job creation & raising the minimum wage.
Jerry Brown: Extend unemployment benefits federally.
Jerry Brown: Recover from Great Recession: GoBiz and Jobs Hiring Credit.
Jerry Brown: Strip away regulations that prevent job creation.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: $500M jobs package, plus $10K homebuyer tax credits.
Jerry Brown: Local Control Funding Formula: breakthrough in subsidiarity.
Principles & Values|
Xavier Becerra: Appointed as California's first Latino attorney general.
Kamala Harris: First Indian-American to serve in the U.S. Senate.
Norma Torres: Elected to City Council, State Assembly, and State Senator.
Steve Knight: Judeo-Christian framework is moral; Shariah is a threat.
Jerry Brown: Proclaim May 2 as California "Day of Prayer".
Arnold Schwarzenegger: It is time to return California to the people.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Safeguard the hard-earned pensions of employees.
Ro Khanna: Protect the retirement age; apply COLA increases.
Ro Khanna: Scrap the cap: same rate for earnings over $250K.
Salud Carbajal: Strongly oppose privatizing Social Security or Medicare.
Kamala Harris: Oppose entitlement cuts; strengthen these safety nets.
Jerry Brown: Moral obligation to fund pension obligations.
Tom Del Beccaro: Eliminate cap on the payroll tax.
Pete Aguilar: Fight tooth and nail to protect instead of privatize.
John Chiang: Require disclosure from CalPERS & state pension systems.
Mimi Walters: Keep our promise to America's seniors.
Ted Lieu: No privatization; no chained CPI; raise payroll cap.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Entitlement reform must be part of reining in debt.
Jerry Brown: Cap benefits & increase retirement age.
Neel Kashkari: Index for inflation; increase retirement age; means-testing.
Neel Kashkari: We must cut entitlements, to avoid national insolvency.
Ro Khanna: Rewrite antiquated tax code that stacks the deck.
Ro Khanna: Our tax policy benefits the top 1% of Americans.
Kamala Harris: Expand EITC, Child Tax Credit, and R&D Tax Credit.
Jerry Brown: California needs a larger Rainy Day Fund.
Tom Del Beccaro: Personal & corporate flat tax: 15.5% federal and 6% state.
Mimi Walters: Fight to reduce taxes & reckless spending.
Jerry Brown: Only choice is raise taxes to deal with extreme difficulty.
Gloria La Riva: Increase tax rate for high incomes; no tax below $50,000.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Our economy is 21st century & our tax system is 20th century.
Carly Fiorina: Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new or increased taxes.
Bill Jones: Extend the Bush tax cuts.
Bill Jones: Move beyond tax cuts to tax simplification.
Ro Khanna: $900M to extend BART to Silicon Valley.
Ted Lieu: Expand investment in R&D plus transportation infrastructure.
Neel Kashkari: Day one, high-speed rail train is dead.
Jerry Brown: 32-year quest to build nation's first high-speed rail line.
Jerry Brown: Pay for high-speed rail project with cap-and-trade revenue.
Jerry Brown: I signed high speed rail in 1982; finally done in 2013.
Jerry Brown: Supports high speed rail in CA to create jobs, ease traffic.
Jerry Brown: CA entrepreneurialism reaps benefit from Pacific Rim trade.
Carly Fiorina: Post federal budgets on Internet for public comment.
Bill Jones: Championed updating water supply systems.
War & Peace|
Tom Del Beccaro: Nuke deal solidifies Iran conventional military gains.
Tom Del Beccaro: Mideast was more stable with U.S. troops in Iraq.
Mimi Walters: Thwart Iran's support of terrorism, and nuclear enrichment.
Ted Lieu: Diplomacy with Iran ok, but it must never be based on trust.
Jared Huffman: Timetable for Afghan withdrawal should be immediately!
Antonio Villaraigosa: End wars & spend in US in stead of Baghdad and Kandahar.
Jerry Brown: World assured of America's resolve in combating terrorism.
Bill Jones: We are committed in Iraq and can’t leave the job half done.
Bill Jones: Would have voted for the $87 billion spending on Iraq.
Colin Powell: US need not choose between Israel & Arabs.
Colin Powell: US has always stood with Israel; and will continue to do so.
Welfare & Poverty|
Duf Sundheim: Address the 8.9 million Californians living in poverty.
Jerry Brown: 1977: Visited tenement & prison to see 1st-hand.
Neel Kashkari: With $40 & no job, economy hasn't improved since 2011.