The Kerry-Weld Debates:
A series of debates between the Senate candidates John Kerry and William Weld, April-October 1996
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from Kerry-Weld debates of 1996 (number of quotes indicated):
- Bill Weld (15)
- John Kerry (11)
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| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Bill Weld: Pro-choice point of view is shared by the GOP majority.
Bill Weld: Pro-choice despite the Republican pro-life party platform.
Bill Weld: Support a womanís right to choose as an individual freedom.
Budget & Economy|
John Kerry: An economic record Iím proud to run on.
Bill Weld: Abolish wasteful programs and support balanced budgets.
Bill Weld: 1995: reaffirmed commitment to affirmative action.
Bill Weld: We shouldnít have discrimination in housing and employment.
John Kerry: Provide gays and lesbians with full coverage of civil rights.
Bill Weld: Opposes weekend furloughs for convicted murderers & rapists.
Bill Weld: When we catch the bad guys, we've got to hammer them.
John Kerry: A state doesnít honor life by sanctioning killing.
Bill Weld: Support death penalty for cop killers.
Bill Weld: Less welfare for drug users; tougher sentences for offenders.
John Kerry: Providing student loans for college kids is an ethical issue.
Bill Weld: Supports term limits; they bring in fresh blood.
John Kerry: Providing health care for kids is an ethical issue.
John Kerry: Tax cut of $550 billion would cut Medicare.
John Kerry: Created catastrophic health insurance and withdrew it.
John Kerry: Supported a federal crime bill that funded 100,000 cops.
Principles & Values|
Bill Weld: I've worked with both parties to get the job done.
John Kerry: Iím a good person to be in the foxhole with.
John Kerry: Never thought about pulling money out of Social Security.
Bill Weld: Cut taxes 15 times as governor.
Bill Weld: My across-the-board tax cuts exceeded $1 billion.
John Kerry: Trade a tax cut for the huge cuts in student loans.
Welfare & Poverty|
Bill Weld: Wage all-out war on culture of welfare dependency.
The above quotations are from The Kerry-Weld Debates:
A series of debates between the Senate candidates John Kerry and William Weld, April-October 1996.
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