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Senate Debate, between candidates Barack Obama (D) and Alan Keyes (R), on Illinois Radio Network, Oct. 12, 2004, and Oct. 26, 2004

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Mark Kirk: No bailout for irresponsible decisions by state of Illinois.
    Mark Kirk: Proudly voted for TARP; but against stimulus funds.
    Mark Kirk: Obama has brought $43,000 debt to every American.
Civil Rights
    Alan Keyes: Marriage canít be understood apart from procreation.
    Barack Obama: Marriage not a human right; non-discrimination is.
    Alexi Giannoulias: TARP needs more oversight & bank accountability.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Main Street needs increased access to capital lending.
    Mark Kirk: Small business Bill of Rights: 10-point pro-growth agenda.
Energy & Oil
    Alexi Giannoulias: Clean energy future for national security & job creation.
    Alan Keyes: Need to develop proper alternative fuels.
    Barack Obama: Conserve, develop alternative fuels, increase efficiencies.
    Mark Kirk: Stimulus should've funded Mississippi dams & O'Hare projects.
Foreign Policy
    Alan Keyes: Work with indigenous elements in Iran.
Government Reform
    Alexi Giannoulias: I streamlined & cut Treasurer's Office staff by 17%.
    Mark Kirk: Support a line item veto; cut spending across the board.
Health Care
    Alexi Giannoulias: Reform it and fix it: negotiate drug rates for Medicare.
    Mark Kirk: Repeal Obamacare, then offer a better alternative.
    Alan Keyes: Give people generic drugs information to save their money.
    Alan Keyes: People should take care of their own health.
    Barack Obama: Allowing seniors to bulk purchase will save taxpayersí money.
    Barack Obama: Crises happen in our lives and healthcare is necessary.
Homeland Security
    Mark Kirk: No F-25 engine; no joint forces command.
    Alan Keyes: Develop a plan that will get us away from our oil dependence.
    Barack Obama: We are currently inspecting 3% of all incoming cargo.
    Alan Keyes: Send a clear message to the entire terror network.
    Alan Keyes: Take preemptive action only if a probable threat exists.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Losing job is more than just a paycheck; it affects morale.
Principles & Values
    Alexi Giannoulias: Accuses Kirk of economic treason for fundraising in China.
    Mark Kirk: Raised $6,000 from 12 U.S. citizen businessmen in China.
    Alexi Giannoulias: I told the truth about my mistakes; my opponent has not.
    Mark Kirk: I've owned up to my mistakes; my opponent has not.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Aware his Broadway Bank lent to criminals, but not extent.
    Mark Kirk: Takes responsibility for carelessness about military record.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Fallout from the April failure of his family's Broadway Bank.
    Mark Kirk: Forced to apologize for exaggerating his biography.
Social Security
    Alexi Giannoulias: Increase taxable wage base instead of raising retirement age.
Tax Reform
    Mark Kirk: Ending Bush tax cuts may cause double-dip recession.
    Alan Keyes: Transportation projects are top priorities in Illinois.
    Barack Obama: Invest on transportation and clean coal technology projects.
War & Peace
    Alan Keyes: Needed greater effort to bring in others to Iraq.
    Alan Keyes: War on Terror requires both intelligence and discretion.
    Barack Obama: Saddam did not own and was not providing WMD to terrorists.
    Barack Obama: Initial military was extraordinarily successful in Iraq.
    Alan Keyes: Troops should stay in Iraq until they get the job done.
    Alan Keyes: Preemptive strike in Iraq is a right decision.
    Alan Keyes: There is no distinction between Afghanistan and Iraq.
    Alan Keyes: Bush didnít have the wisdom of hindsight in the Iraqi War.
    Barack Obama: Terrorists are in Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Iran.
    Barack Obama: Invading Iraq was a bad strategic blunder.
    Barack Obama: We must make sure that Iraq is stable having gone in there.
    Barack Obama: Advance the training speed and get the reconstruction moving.
    Barack Obama: Democratizing Iraq will be more difficult than Afghanistan.

The above quotations are from Senate Debate, between candidates Barack Obama (D) and Alan Keyes (R), on Illinois Radio Network, Oct. 12, 2004, and Oct. 26, 2004.

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