|League of Women Voters of Ohio
Richard L. "Rich" Stevenson
The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Ohio and asked of all candidates for this office.
Read the answers from all candidates.
1. What specific measures would you support to increase equal access to health care?
I am one of the 47,000,000 who are uninsured. I see this question from a personal and a civic point of view. I know many people who brag about the benefits of one-payer systems in Europe. We have the highest costs in the world. We need to lower costs by an increase in preventative health care and a decrease in our reliance on our crisis oriented "disease care system". We need a "health care system".
2. What measures would you support to reform our campaign finance system?
I image a time in our future when "Can't Vote, Can't Contribute will be the law of our land. All Campaign money will come from registered voters who are legally entitled to cast a vote for the candidate they support. No outsider would be allowed to buy anyone's representative. Even the, we should set contributions low enough to involve everyone. Like Mart Luther King, I have a dream of democracy for America.
3. Should the US pay its dues to the UN in full?
Yes. World peace is a vital U.S. citizen interest. However, I would seriously reconsider the question of what is our fair share among the nations of the world. The benefit in open discourse to settle national differences is priceless to our human community.
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