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Senator Joe Lieberman

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Equality, Civil Liberties and Minorities:

Lieberman supports affirmative action and opposes racial profiling.(*)

He wants to mandate that all detained, undocumented immigrants have access to a lawyer and a bond hearing. He also favors increasing availability to English classes for immigrants by creating a program called the American Dream Fund. It would be created by Congress, given federal money to start it off, and then continued by asking successful immigrants for donations so other immigrants may thrive.(*)


Economy:

To help small business prosper and therefore create jobs, Lieberman proposes encouraging these businesses to make long-term investments by offering them a zero capital gains rate. To help the technology businesses, he proposes a 20 percent tax credit to companies that buy information technology. He also wants to make the tax credit for research and development permanent.
Lieberman wishes to eliminate piracy of Americans' intellectual property overseas.(*)


Education:

Lieberman wants to increase the maximum amount of Pell grants from $4,050 to $7,760 by 2008-2009, help states organize affirmative action programs in higher education that are suitable according to the Constitution and better fund the No Child Left Behind law. He also wishes to make states create K-16 standards of basic skills so K-12 educators can better prepare students for college schoolwork.(*)


Iraq:

Lieberman was in favor of removing Saddam Hussein from power, but he is critical of President Bush's unilateral approach. Lieberman wants to involve America's allies in post-war Iraq, send more troops and supplies and release a timetable for transferring power to a new Iraqi government.(*)


Women:

Lieberman supports a woman's right to choose and equal coverage of contraceptives by health insurance providers.(*)


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

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