The 2004 Democratic Presidential Candidates
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.(*)
Clark wants to repeal President Bush's tax cut and use the money to create new jobs.
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.(*)
Clark believes in school accountability. However, he feels accountability systems should not punish poorly perfoming schools, but instead focus on creating improvement.
Clark has proposed a $70 billion plan to provide universal preschool.(*)
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.
Clark supports reproductive freedom for women.
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