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Richard C. Green on Jobs


End federal agricultural subsidies

Q: Should federal agricultural subsidies be ended?

A: Yes, most subsidies are now counter-productive and simply intensify federal control of all of our food production.

Source: Issues2000.org candidate questionnaire Jul 2, 2000

Voted YES on killing an increase in the minimum wage.

The Kennedy (D-MA) Amdt would have increased the minimum wage by $1 an hour over two years, to $5.65 an hour beginning Jan. 1, 2001. The Kennedy Amdt would have also provided $9.5 billion in tax cuts over five years.

Green says, "A motion to table an"

Status: Motion to Table Agreed to Y)50; N)48; NV)2

Reference: Motion to table Kennedy Amdt #2751; Bill S. 625 ; vote number 1999-356 on Nov 9, 1999

Voted NO on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time.

This bill would have allowed workers to choose between overtime and compensatory time.

Green says, "Stop interfering in the business affairs of private industry, or public not-for-profit foundations: federa"

Status: Cloture Motion Rejected Y)53; N)47

Reference: Motion to invoke cloture on a Committee amdt to S. 4; Bill S. 4 ; vote number 1997-68 on May 15, 1997

UNDECIDED on replacing farm price supports.

Replaces farm price supports with seven years of annual fixed payments.

Green says, "It seems that the more the federal government tries to "fix" agriculture,"

Status: Bill Passed Y)64; N)32; NV)4

Reference: Agriculture Market Transition Act of 1996; Bill S. 1541 ; vote number 1996-19 on Feb 7, 1996

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