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Cynthia Dill on Homeland Security

 


Cut military spending such as weapons systems

Dill called for fair tax policies that require the wealthy to pay their fair share, and cuts in military spending such as for weapons systems.

All four candidates said they oppose unlimited detention of terror suspects, including by the Obama administration.

Source: Portland Press Herald on 2012 Maine Senate debates , Jun 6, 2012

Opposes unlimited detention of terror suspects

All four candidates said they oppose unlimited detention of terror suspects, including by the Obama administration. Dill said Congress authorized detentions with too little public debate. "I believe we have to make choices and cast votes based on constitutional liberties and civil rights. There's been a total lessening of liberties" since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Dill said.
Source: Portland Press Herald on 2012 Maine Senate debates , Jun 6, 2012

56% of discretionary budget: too high for Pentagon spending

The FY 2012 budget request for Pentagon spending will consume 56% of the discretionary budget, including the Department of Defense ($553 billion), funding for nuclear weapons ($18 billion) and the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan ($118 billion). That leaves a smaller amount for often unmet domestic human, environmental and public safety needs, as well as nonmilitary international engagement. This percentage of discretionary spending is too high in light of our dire domestic needs, particularly in the areas of job retraining and infrastructure reinvestment, and I would vote our military spending priorities accordingly. We must begin to beat swords into ploughshares while buying a leaner, nimble, smarter military that can protect our national interests against asymmetric threats from entities such as al-Qaida. Defense spending must also restore spending Congress has proposed to cut on international diplomacy and non-military engagement.
Source: 2012 Senate campaign website, cynthiadill.com , May 31, 2012

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