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Hamilton, Butler County, OH November 5, 2002 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
US Representative; District 1

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

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1. How would you implement your top priority?

Answer from Greg P. Harris:

Our country has regressed to the failed economics of the 1980's. Raiding the social security trust fund to support major tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans is irresponsible and unfair. To help working families and reduce poverty, we need affordable healthcare, universal childcare, and a guaranteed living wage. To encourage reinvestment in Cincinnati and its older suburbs, we need smart growth policies. To protect seniors, we need a prescription drug benefit included in Medicare.

Answer from Steve Chabot:

The slow economy and high taxes are hurting families. I have helped enact tax relief legislation that cuts income taxes for all Americans, reduces the marriage tax penalty and increases the child tax credit. We need additional tax relief and economic stimulus legislation that will return money to individuals and small businesses - spurring economic growth and job creation. We must also eliminate wasteful federal spending, balance the budget and pay down the national debt).

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' statements are presented as submitted. Word limits for answers are 75 words for each question. Direct references to opponents are not permitted.

The order of the candidates is random and changes daily.

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