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Westchester, Rockland County, NY November 7, 2006 Election
Smart Voter

Richard A. Hoffman
Answers Questions

Candidate for
United States Representative; District 18


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of New York State and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. The American occupation in Iraq continues to be enormously costly in dollars and in lives. What is your position on how our government should proceed?

It is important that the US continues to work with the Iraqi's towards creating a stable and democratic government. It is also time for the military to begin turning the heavy lifting over to Iraqi security forces so that we can begin bringing our troops home.

2. What is your impression of the roll-out of the Medicare Prescription Drug program so far, and what changes would you propose to make it better?

Medicare part D is a good first step. While not perfect, the program does cover millions of seniors who did not have prescription coverage. The program should be adjusted to address the needs of those who fall into the coverage gap or the "doughnut hole" as it is called.

3. Where do you stand on the current balance between security and civil rights?

We as a nation must do everything possible within the limits of the constitution to protect our nation from future terrorist attacks. I believe that the programs passed since September 11, 2001 balance security and civil rights. Partisan bickering has clouded this debate unnecessarily putting our communities at risk.

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