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Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz Counties, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
United States Representative; District 17

The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of California and asked of all candidates for this office.     See below for questions on Climate Change, Health Coverage, Immigration

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? 1. What, if anything, do you believe the federal government should do to control global climate change?

Answer from Jeff Taylor:

Government should not control anything. They should encourage good stewardship and responsibility to leave as small a footprint as possible. Incentives are the best: tax credits and pollution tax to encourage clean technology.

? 2. What should the federal government do, if anything, to ensure that every American has health coverage?

Answer from Jeff Taylor:

It is the responsibility of each individual, those that can not take care of themselves need to be cared for properly in a private service way.

? 3. What, if anything, should the federal government do about immigration?

Answer from Jeff Taylor:

Reform the current H2A and H2B to set quotas and housing requirements. Create a website that will list all positions held by immigrant workers. Citizens and legal residents should be given preference for any job for which they qualify.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League. 

The order of the candidates is random and changes daily. Candidates who did not respond are not listed on this page.

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