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State of New York November 2, 2010 Election
Smart Voter

Jay Townsend
Answers Questions

Candidate for
United States Senator; 6 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?

I would support an immigration reform bill that prohibits amnesty, enhances border security, requires that immigration laws be enforced at the border and in the workplace, and creates a workable guest worker program.

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

Building more nuclear power plants.

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

I will answer that question after hearing testimony from the head of our forces in Iraq and General Petraeus.

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

No. Bureaucrats do not know how to create jobs. I would instead vote to repeal the health care bill, extend the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 and encourage Albany legislators to cap property taxes. The private sector will respond by creating jobs.

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