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LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, Santa Clara Counties, CA June 5, 2012 Election
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Art Dunn
Answers Questions

Candidate for
United States Representative; District 20

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The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. In this time of high unemployment, what are the most important steps that should be taken to improve our nationís economy?

Return to the credit system of national banking that prevailed before the Federal Reserve system was put into effect. Under this system which was used in the 1930's we were able to build the Tennesse Valley Authority which then gave us the electrical grid necessary to win World War II.

2. How should the federal budget deficit be addressed, now and into the future? How should budget priorities for defense and domestic programs be adjusted?

By returning to the Glass Steagel legislation separating the Wall Street Banks from the local Commercial Banks the Wall Street gamblers would have to pay for their own losses. This would save the taxpaying public trillions. This is what we did in the 1930's.

3. What are your priorities with respect to our nationís energy policy? Should there be an emphasis on clean energy and reducing carbon emissions, and/or on reducing our dependence on foreign sources?

We need clean energy and carbon reduction but we also need safe atomic energy and improved technology. Atomic submarines have been a part of our defense system for over fifty years with no accidents. Our atomic subs still prowl the seas today.

4. What, if any, changes should be made to federal health care policies or programs?

I believe in single payer.

5. What, if any, changes should be made to federal rules on campaign financing?

Corporations are not people and only people should be able to contibute to political campaigns and no more than $150.00 (one hundred fifty dollars) per person.


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