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State of California (Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, Yolo Counties) March 2, 2004 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
United States Representative; District 1; Green Party

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

See below for questions on Federal Resources, Foreign Policy, Federal Budget

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1. What can be done to ensure that California gets its fair share of federal resources?

Answer from Bill Meyers:

This is a bad, piggish question. My priority is a fair economic deal for all, including the end of subsidies for corporations and excess military spending. Then individual Californians will be best served.

2. What are your foreign policy priorities for the United States?

Answer from Bill Meyers:

Peace, including withdrawing U.S. troops from the Middle East. If U.S. corporations stop trying to grab oil and other wealth, we won't need to fight so much. I would treat genuine terrorists as criminals and vigorously pursue them. I think that U.S. citizens who commit war crimes or crimes against humanity should be vigorously prosecuted. Do that and other peoples will have no reason to attack the U.S.

3. What are your priorities for the federal budget?

Answer from Bill Meyers:

We need to restore taxes the income of the rich, including capital gains, large inheritances, and dividends. We need to cut military spending and corporate subsidies. Then we need to focus on eduction, jobs, and the environment. But the federal government cannot solve all problems; individuals, local government, and states must take a larger role as we decentralize and democratize decision making.

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

The order of the candidates is random and changes daily.

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