The 2004 Democratic Presidential Candidates

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General Wesley Clark (Ret.)

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Equality, Civil Liberties and Minorities:

Clark is in favor of affirmative action.(*)

He feels Congress should review the Patriot Act and repeal parts of it that are too extreme.(*)

He supports banning discrimination of sexual orientation and strengthening hate crime laws. He feels same-sex couples should have the same rights to family medical leave, pensions, and other benefits heterosexual couples enjoy.(*)


Economy:

Clark wants to repeal President Bush's tax cut and use the money to create new jobs.
He is favors making taxes more progressive.
He is calling for a review of all current trade agreements to make sure conditions are being met. He also proposes reserving $2.35 trillion to decrease the nation's deficit and invest in education and health care.(*)

He wants to create a homeland and economic security fund of $20 billion per year for two years in order to cause new jobs as well as increase security. Clark's proposed state and local tax rebate fund of $20 billion a year for two years will ease states in fiscal crises.(*)


Education:

Clark believes in school accountability. However, he feels accountability systems should not punish poorly perfoming schools, but instead focus on creating improvement.
Clark is against school vouchers and favors giving teachers opportunities for advancement and extra training.(*)

Clark has proposed a $70 billion plan to provide universal preschool.(*)


Iraq:

Clark wants to make the presence in Iraq a more cooperative one by including America's allies. He proposes dropping the current American-controlled interim government in Iraq and adopting a structure with representatives from America, the European Union and other countries.
He wants to improve military intelligence by recruiting more intelligence specialists and other native Arabic speakers.
He also proposes training an Iraqi force to perform routine security tasks so American soldiers may attend to more urgent tasks.


Women:

Clark supports reproductive freedom for women.


For more on these and other issues, visit Clark's campaign site.

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