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LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
San Diego County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Smart Voter

Nick Leibham
Answers Questions

Candidate for
United States Representative; District 50


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

1. What, if anything, do you believe the federal government should do to control global climate change?

There must be a national effort to work toward energy indpendence. Congress must spearhead this effort by proposing and passing legislation that moves us toward this goal. Energy and the environment are intrinsically connected; we cannot work towards reducicng the effects of global warming without investing in clean, renewable energy like solar and wind power.

Stripping big oil companies of their ill-gotten subsidies and redirecing them into alternative enrgy development is the most productive way to invest in our future. Tax breaks for investment in alternative energy need to be renewed and extended to encourage innovation and to allow individuals in our community to participate in shaping a 21st Century energy policy.

2. What should the federal government do, if anything, to ensure that every American has health coverage?

This country is in a health care/insurance crisis. I believe it to be a moral imperative that our nation ensures that every American family can see a family doctor of their choosing. The federal government must work toward a long-term solution to the health care problem facing millions of Americans.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League. 

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