LWVLeague of Women Voters of Ohio
Ohio State Government November 7, 2000 Election
Smart Voter

Patrick Allen Flower
Answers Questions

Candidate for
United States Senate


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Questions & Answers

1. Should the United States pay all its dues to the United Nations as was originally agreed upon in its charter?

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2. What specific measures, if any, would you support to reform health care?

The creation of a collaborative public forum will provide for citizens the time and the tools to study the health care industry. I am confident that consensus will be reached regarding the fiscal soundness of this industry. Where industry practice and principle has suffered over the years, for a variety of reasons, companies have been forced to operate under pure economic model restrictions. With prudent policy in place, enforced by a mobilized, informed, and insistent public, the health care industry will find it affordable to operate using socioeconomic principles where their first and bottom line is to monitor and maintain their clients health.

3. What measures, if any, would you support to reform our campaign finance system?

Campaign finance is a confusing topic for most Americans, which turns into a fear of " Being Excluded." A specific measure I will support for campaign finance is the creation of a nationwide, non-partisan public forum. "ALL CITIZENS" will join broadbased participation using a democratic process to generate essential dialog and critical collaboration. Diverse interests will find common ground as consensus on accountability, disclosure, and monitoring are attained. Democracy is a never-ending process. Immediate reform for the sake of reform may prove to be clumsy. I believe reform should be approached cautiously with our future in mind.

4. What is the role of the Federal Government in Ensuring that All Children receive the education they need to become productive Adults? Please be specific

When citizens are provided the time and tools necessary to study scholastic circumstances in society, concensus will likely be that we are already in very good shape. What we are missing are goals. Goals established by the people through collabroation. Lofty and noble goals that are challanging to achieve. I believe the federal government will learn to aid and assit a public policy concensus that will undoubtably be: "Any education less than a full college degree is incomplete and, therefore, unacceptable".

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