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State of New York November 2, 2010 Election
Smart Voter

Joseph J. DioGuardi
Answers Questions

Candidate for
United States Senator; Unexpired 2 Year Term


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

1. What changes to our current immigration policy do you support?

The real issue is legal immigration. I'd like to think we can reform the legal immigration system to allow people to come here from every corner of the globe who are good citizens and hard workers, who want a better education and to build a better life for their children.

2. What legislation do you support to reduce CO2 emissions?

I believe we should be good stewards of our environment, and that making a profit and protecting the environment are not mutually exclusive. We need to pursue further reductions in fossil fuel usage and build solar, wind, and nuclear alternatives.

3. What timetable would you support for the removal of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan?

Our troops are withdrawing from Iraq, per President Obama's announcement. In Afghanistan, I'm willing to support General Petraeus' efforts to accomplish his mission by next summer, but unwilling to extend it at the risk of losing more Americans, spending billions of dollars, and failing to meet our national security needs.

4. Do you support substantial additional federal funding for economic recovery?

Absolutely not. Washington is spending money we don't have and borrowing from countries we don't trust. If we are to emerge from the Great Recession, spending must be cut, taxes must be lowered and regulations must be effective but limited. The government's growth is not the answer for economic recovery.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' responses are not edited or corrected by the League.

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