Elizabeth Dole on Infrastructure

Remove NASA's monopoly on space

[As Secretary of DOT in the 1980s] I argued loudly against NASA's space monopoly and its 40% subsidy to users of the space shuttle, an incentive which effectively crippled the development of a private industry. I argued for three years that America could not afford to put all her eggs in one basket by relying on the shuttle alone. Instead of launching satellites for private businesses, NASA should be free to perform more exotic missions like a space station, the Strategic Defense Initiative, and planetary exploration. I emphasized that private industry, eager to tap a growing market, was far better equipped than government to build and launch satellites at competitive prices.

In the aftermath of the Challenger disaster in 1986, officials saw with new eyes the wisdom of space diversification. In 1987, I witnessed the initial signing of contracts and gave preliminary government approval for the first private-sector launch in the nation's history.

Source: The Doles: Unlimited Partners, p. 262-63 Jan 1, 1987

Require porn filters on library computers for adults, too

[The proposal requiring libraries to use filtering software] does not go far enough. This bill contains a loophole: computers used by adults don’t have to use blocking software. In other words, pornography is off limits to children, but it’s readily accessible to adults. That’s wrong. That’s not what libraries are for. I propose denying federal funds to any library or school that doesn’t filter out pornographic information on all its computers.whether they’re used by children, or adults.
Source: www.edole2000.org/ “Campaign News” Jul 26, 1999

Protect Children from Sexual Material on the Internet

In today’s world where the Internet and chat rooms have become second nature to second graders, parents need help. When a child visits a library they should not be able to pull up pornographic information on the web. It simply should not be an option. It’s comforting for parents and teachers to know that children can surf the web without running into pornographic waters. That’s the way it should be. The technology exists for filters to be installed on computers to block easy access to pornography.
Source: www.edole2000.org/ “Campaign News” Jul 26, 1999

Protect taxpayers from tax-funded free Internet porn

Libraries shouldn’t put pornography on their shelves [nor] on their laptops! This isn’t about 1st amendment protections. It’s about protecting our children and the taxpayers! Adults should have access to whatever they wish in the privacy of their homes. But federal tax dollars should never provide free pornography for adults! The ACLU called my proposal “Big Brother in the Classroom.” Big brother? I say that while we’re putting computers in every classroom, let’s put parents back in those classrooms too
Source: www.edole2000.org/ “Campaign News” Jul 26, 1999

5-point tech plan: R&D credit; encryption; more immigrants

    Dole announced a five-point high-technology initiative that includes:
  1. Legislation to protect the use of encryption technology;
  2. Support for the just-enacted Y2K liability legislation;
  3. Making permanent the Research and Development Tax Credit which expired on June 30th;
  4. Support for an increase in the number of immigrants to ensure that the high-tech industry has a skilled workforce;
  5. Opposition to any new taxes on the Internet.
Source: www.edole2000.org/ “Campaign News” Jul 23, 1999

Dole Calls for No New Taxes on the Internet

Declaring that “Washington’s biggest technology challenge is to stay out of your way,” Elizabeth Dole today announced there will be no new Internet taxes in a Dole Administration and she proposed a permanent R&D tax credit to help foster technological breakthroughs and innovations. “I took a pledge not to raise taxes and that includes new taxes on the Internet,” Dole said. “Raising taxes on the Internet would violate my pledge. I won’t do it.”
Source: www.edole2000.org/ “Campaign News” Jul 23, 1999

Voted YES on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates.

Vote to pass a joint resolution expressing congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission. The rule would therefore have no force or effect. The rule in question deals with broadcast media ownership and would allow media conglomerates to own more television stations and newspapers.
Reference: FCC Media Ownership bill; Bill S J Res 17/H.J.RES.72 ; vote number 2003-348 on Sep 16, 2003

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