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Candidate positions: David Dillon

The following positions reflect those used for David Dillon in the Select A Candidate survey. They come from the candidate's public statements, Web sites, and responses to Minnesota Public Radio questionnaires. In some cases, candidiates have failed to respond to inquiries, and their position is noted as "No known opinion."


Issue Question Candidate Position
No Child Left Behind Do you favor or oppose the education program known as "No Child Left Behind?" ANSWER OPTION
Oppose, the cost for the Federal education bureaucracy is more than $1.6 billion per year. No students are taught with this money, nor classrooms built.

CANDIDATE'S POSITION
The cost for the Federal education bureaucracy is more than $1.6 billion per year. (Not the Department of Education's total budget which I propose to increase, just the cost of running the bureaucracy that is the Federal Department of Education.) No students are taught with this money, nor classrooms built. Rather, it is a shining example of the way the Federal government can throw thousands of Washington area residents into the initiation, maintenance and monitoring of programs like No Child Left Behind. (More Info)
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Universal health care Do you favor or oppose universal health care? ANSWER OPTION
I support reduced healthcare costs and universal healthcare coverage.

CANDIDATE'S POSITION
According to his Web site Dillon supports reduced healthcare costs and universal coverage. (More Info)
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Stem cell research Should federal funding be used to expand embryonic stem cell research? ANSWER OPTION
I support all forms of stem cell research.

CANDIDATE'S POSITION
Dillon says he supports gay marriage and all forms of stem cell research. (More Info)
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Social Security Do you favor privatizing Social Security to any degree? ANSWER OPTION
You're going to have to put a little more money in or take a little less money out, or both. I do not support privatized Social Security.

CANDIDATE'S POSITION
You're going to have to put a little more money in or take a little less money out, or both. So if it's the third rail of politics, bring it to me. I'd like to put my tongue on it. It's not that complicated. (More Info)
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Same-sex marriage Do you favor or oppose a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman? ANSWER OPTION
I support gay marriage.

CANDIDATE'S POSITION
Dillon says he supports gay marriage. (More Info)
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Iraq War Do you favor or oppose a set date (timeline) for the removal of U.S. troops from Iraq? ANSWER OPTION
It is time for us to declare victory and begin our withdrawal, measured in months, not years.

CANDIDATE'S POSITION
The continued American presence contributes to the widely held belief that we came to Iraq as conquerors, not liberators; time for us to declare victory and begin our withdrawal, measured in months, not years. (More Info)
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Energy policy What is your plan for meeting future energy needs? ANSWER OPTION
A policy of investing in solar and wind energy through tax incentives and production credits will help these renewable sources compete in a marketplace massively distorted by subsidies.

CANDIDATE'S POSITION
Short-term next election focused thinking is preventing a coordinated US energy policy that will reduce costs for consumers while protecting the environment. A policy of BOTH encouraging conservation of oil (through tax incentives and regulation) and allowing for greater production will bring both lower costs and environmental benefits. A policy of investing in solar and wind energy through tax incentives and production credits will help these renewable sources compete in a marketplace massively distorted by subsidies. Incentives for corn ethanol should be scaled back and focused on Research and Development. A massive federal program such as the former Manhattan project should be created to bring Fusion power to the marketplace. (More Info)
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