League of Women Voters Congressional Questionnaire 2nd District
8) Would you vote to adopt a cap and trade system or a carbon tax? Please explain your answer.
Answer: Absolutely not! My opponent would have. I
say, "would have" although now, he wouldn't have- if he could do it all
over, which is O.K., flip flop that is, if you represent the 2nd
district. He's belatedly against it - he's back on the Republican reservation. For more details, see web site #2; theessentialsteinforcongress2010.com. Basically, it's a compilation of all the questionnaires I've filled out to date- which are many! See where he stood on the troop surge in 2007. Same foolish pandering, like on Cap and Trade.
I'm for new nuclear electric generation. No green house gasses, and no dependence on foreign oil. Ask the French how nuclear is working out, and ask the Chinese if Cap and Trade makes sense.
4) What should the U.S. short-term and long-term goals be in Iraq and Afghanistan and how should these be achieved?
term goals have gone by the boards; we're there almost 10 years to the
day. Long term goals have to honor the thousands of military who've
given their lives or been injured, by us finishing the mission. I'd
support extending the deadline to be out of Afghanistan and make sure
that the Taliban doesn't wait us out. Pakistan, India and Iran is a
cauldron our enemies would love to stir up worse than it already is.
Frank LoBiondo for whatever reason in 2007, (I’ve a good guess) did not
support George Bush's courageous troop surge. Without resorting to
name calling, which would be so easy, I'll just remind voters who don't
know the all the LoBiondo facts, how wrong he got it.
League of Women Voters Congressional Questionnaire 2nd District 2008
7. What should be our short term and long term strategic goals in Iraq and the Middle East?
Peter Boyce- No Response Received
Jason M. Grover- No Response Received
David Kurkowski- No Response Received
In the short term, ensuring and strengthening the stability of the Iraqi government and the overall stability of the Middle East should be our primary goal. In Iraq, the American military presence should
be reduced according to General Petraeus’ (note: Frank was AGAINST "troop surge) recommendations in consultation with the elected leaders of Iraq. In the long term, our goal for Iraq should be a strong, stable democracy governed by and for the Iraqi people. For the rest of the Middle East, we should strive for reduced tensions along ethnic and religious lines to stabilize and democratize the region, including securing Israel’s continued right to exist. Toward that end, preventing Iran from attaining nuclear weapons with which it can threaten its neighbors is also key.
End the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Eliminate the CIA < Pentagon, and Homeland Security.
Creat a Department of Peace and Diplomacy.
Security for Israel and a new Palestinian homeland on the West Bank.
Slow but steady troop withdrawal from Iraq as conditions permit. Long
term stability in the region to protect our oil supplies, with careful attention to Iran.