Ohio State Government March 7, 2000 Election
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Daniel I. Radakovich Answers Questions

Candidate for
United States Senate

Candidate Answers Questions on the Issues

The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Ohio and asked of all candidates for this office.

Read the answers from all candidates.

Questions & Answers

1. Should the United States pay all its dues to the United Nations as was originally agreed upon in its charter?

Yes. I have many objections to current UN policies but being a world's greatest "deadbeat" nation is not how to encourage change.

2. What specific measures, if any, would you support to reform health care?

I would promote the establishment of a "safety-net" incorporating preventive care, amelioration of treatment costs (prescription and equipment costs including vision-glasses/contacts- and hearing-aide needs) passage of the Patient's Bill of Rights* access to catastrophic care for all possibly along the lines of assigned-risk auto insurance. (*In 1998 I gathered more signatures for this program in the Fisher/Coleman campaign's effort than I personally got this year running for the Senate.)

3. What measures, if any, would you support to reform our campaign finance system?

Any measure to alter the current system must be "playtested" to assure it does not wind up as futile as the last several attempts at "reform" which have complicated the political process in a discouraging way for the average citizen. I've no objections to PACs per se, but people should be aware of the ability they give individuals and interest groups/causes to get their voices heard. If the monopoly of a class or clique, their positive aspects will chiefly benefit such a class or clique rather than the citizenry at large... so citizens must educate themselves about them.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League, but formatted for Web display. Ohio Supreme Court Justice: Total words for th answer to the question may not exceed 50 words. The word limit must be observed. Words over the limit will bee cut off in published information.

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