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Vice Presidential debate, Oct. 5, 2000


 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Bill Weld: Supported abortion rights; moderate stance on social issues.
    Mike Pence: We embrace life because we're better for it.
    Mike Pence: Partial-birth abortion is just anathema to me.
    Tim Kaine: Not role of public servants to implement religious beliefs.
    Dick Cheney: Reach across the divide on adoptions & notification.
    Dick Cheney: Let FDA�s RU-486 decision stand; it�s only based on safety.
    Joseph Lieberman: FDA�s RU-486 decision stands; it�s made properly by experts.
    Joseph Lieberman: Leave abortion decision to a woman, her doctor, and her god.
    Joseph Lieberman: Rejected partial-birth ban since it ignored maternal health.
Budget & Economy
    Mike Pence: We've almost doubled the national debt; but not Indiana.
    Mike Pence: Change of leadership will lead to America's comeback.
    Tim Kaine: Invest in infrastructure & invest in our workforce.
    Tim Kaine: We tried Trump tax plan in 2000s: it caused Great Recession.
    Dick Cheney: After 8 years inaction, must act based on rosy forecast.
    Dick Cheney: Give responsible tax relief by returning 5% of surplus.
    Joseph Lieberman: $300 billion reserve fund to be insurance policy for surplus.
    Joseph Lieberman: Expensive tax cut for rich will lead to high interest rates.
    Joseph Lieberman: Now: tap Strategic Reserve; long-term: develop 80 mpg cars.
Civil Rights
    Dick Cheney: Equalize pay for stay-at-home moms vs. working women.
    Joseph Lieberman: Support Equal Pay Act for women; plus loans & lawsuits.
    Joseph Lieberman: Equalize pay for women; it�s unfair and unacceptable.
Crime
    Mike Pence: Law enforcement is not a force for racism or division.
    Mike Pence: Bringing up "implicit bias" demeans police officers.
    Mike Pence: Inner-city families should want stop-and-frisk.
    Mike Pence: Police officer are the best of us; restore law & order.
    Tim Kaine: I opposed death penalty but upheld the law.
    Tim Kaine: Racial biases do exist in the criminal justice system.
    Tim Kaine: Community policing makes community safer AND police safer.
    Tim Scott: I have felt the humiliation from being targeted by police.
Education
    Dick Cheney: Demand accountability so no child is left behind.
    Joseph Lieberman: We must commit money to improve education.
Energy & Oil
    Dick Cheney: Increase domestic energy production without damage to land.
    Joseph Lieberman: Destroying pristine ANWR not worth 6 months of oil.
    Joseph Lieberman: Save 3 mpg and we conserve same as drilling Alaska.
Environment
    Dick Cheney: Don�t drill off California coast; but do drill ANWR.
Foreign Policy
    Ajamu Baraka: International coordinator of Black Left Unity Network.
    Bill Weld: No alliances for intelligence: We have to do it ourselves!
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: Japan should defend itself, including with nukes.
    Mike Pence: America's place in the world is weakened.
    Mike Pence: Fight Russia with strength and allies.
    Mike Pence: Trump for extreme vetting of immigrants and no Syrians.
    Tim Kaine: Create a humanitarian zone in northern Syria, with UN aid.
    Tim Kaine: On Putin: See difference between leadership & dictatorship.
    Tim Kaine: The "reset with Russia" failed because Putin is a dictator.
    Tim Kaine: Create a humanitarian zone in northern Syria, with UN aid.
    Tim Kaine: On Putin: See difference between leadership & dictatorship.
    Tim Kaine: The "reset with Russia" failed because Putin is a dictator.
    Joseph Lieberman: Gore will continue critical role in peace process.
Gun Control
    Tim Kaine: I'm a gun owner but I'm scarred from scourge of gun violence.
Homeland Security
    Mike Pence: Bar Syrian refugees so ISIS cannot infiltrate America.
    Mike Pence: Rebuild military and project American strength in the world.
    Mike Pence: Bar Syrian refugees so ISIS cannot infiltrate America.
    Mike Pence: Rebuild military and project American strength in the world.
    Tim Kaine: Clinton has an actual plan to beat terrorism; Trump doesn't.
    Tim Kaine: Reagan warned about fools & maniacs with nuclear weapons.
    Tim Kaine: Terrorism threat is down due to killing Osama and Iran deal.
    Dick Cheney: Military reductions are too much for post-Cold War.
    Dick Cheney: We must not send unprepared, demoralized troops to war.
    Dick Cheney: American military is worse off today than in 1992.
    Dick Cheney: We cannot allow Saddam to have nuclear weapons.
    Joseph Lieberman: American military is best in the world; and has proven it.
    Joseph Lieberman: Skipping generation of equipment will destroy readiness.
    Joseph Lieberman: Don�t alarm America - the military is ready.
    Joseph Lieberman: Work with Iraqi opposition to overthrow Saddam.
Immigration
    Mike Pence: Focus on border security and removing criminal aliens.
    Mike Pence: End sanctuary cities; those policies drive wages down.
    Tim Kaine: No "deportation force" going door-to-door to deport 16M.
    Tim Kaine: Barring Syrian refugees is antithetical to democracy.
    Tim Kaine: Barring Syrian refugees is antithetical to democracy.
Jobs
    Mike Pence: Indiana's unemployment rate was cut in half since 2013.
    Tim Kaine: Trump is "You're fired"; Hillary is "You're hired".
Principles & Values
    Bill Weld: Trump's agenda is hurtful to America & the world.
    Donald Trump: A businessman, not a lifelong politician.
    Hillary Clinton: Led Methodist youth group as child.
    Mike Pence: Serve based on a lifetime of experience from small towns.
    Mike Pence: Clinton Foundation is platform for Clintons' world travel.
    Tim Kaine: I bring experience of service at all levels of government.
    Tim Kaine: Faith in personal life, but First Amendment for nation.
    Tim Kaine: Clinton Foundation helps millions as Trump lines his pockets.
    Tim Kaine: Run partisan, but after election, work with everyone.
    Tim Kaine: Hillary apologized for "deplorables"; Trump never does.
    Dick Cheney: The Joe who attends Hollywood fundraisers isn�t the old Joe.
    Joseph Lieberman: I requested report, and I said �stop it� to Hollywood.
Social Security
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: Yes, "privatization would be good for all of us".
    Mike Pence: We're going to meet our obligations to our seniors.
    Mike Pence: We will keep promises to seniors.
    Tim Kaine: Never, ever risk Social Security with privatization.
    Dick Cheney: Social Security will go bust without individual investment.
    Joseph Lieberman: Social Security Plus from Gore, cuts from Bush.
Tax Reform
    Donald Trump: OpEd: Can't release tax returns while under audit? Nixon did.
    Mike Pence: Lower taxes across the board, and we'll get growth.
    Dick Cheney: Don�t let Gore�s tax credits determine how to live your life.
    Dick Cheney: They like tax credits; we like tax reform and tax cuts.
    Dick Cheney: You have to be a CPA to understand Gore�s plan.
    Joseph Lieberman: Gore�s tax credits acknowledge existing needs.
    Joseph Lieberman: Exciting tax credits for health, elder care, & retirement.
Technology
    Mike Pence: Cyber-warfare is new tool of US enemies.
    Tim Kaine: Initiate "intelligence surge" for cyber-security with allies.
War & Peace
    Mike Pence: Back at war in Iraq because we didn't leave enough forces.
    Mike Pence: Protect civilians in Aleppo by enforcing Safe Zones.
    Mike Pence: Protect civilians in Aleppo by enforcing Safe Zones.
    Mike Pence: Iran deal delivered $400M as ransom to terrorist sponsor.
    Mike Pence: Peace with North Korea through US strength.
    Tim Kaine: We now have fewer troops abroad &reduced Iranian threat.
    Tim Kaine: Senate and UN agreed on sanctions against North Korea.
    Tim Kaine: Iran deal stopped nuclear program without firing a shot.
    Dick Cheney: Need leadership and trust to make progress in Mideast.
    Dick Cheney: Serbs deserve credit - Russia and US should support them.
    Joseph Lieberman: US helped depose Milosevic and should continue to help Serbs.


The above quotations are from Vice Presidential debate, Oct. 5, 2000.

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