Monday, January 21, 2008

Olson gets another A: Talking Issues on AM 950

Listening on my way home from the U tonight, I thought Olson did very well.

Olson Talks Issues on The Mark Heaney Show

For Immediate Release
Contact: Christopher Truscott

ANOKA—Bob Olson, a DFL candidate in the 6th Congressional District, was a guest on The Mark Heaney Show, where he discussed critical issues facing our country.

(Note: Audio will be provided once it's available.)

On moving to renewable energy:

"(The best thing we can do) for our national security, our economy—which is very important right now—and our environment is break our dependence on foreign oil."

On reproductive rights:

"I'm pro-choice … My opponent says she's pro-family, but she votes against health care for children. … I think supporting health care for children and the poor is the real pro-life position."

On defeating Republican incumbents:

"Our Democratic candidates and representatives in Congress have not been strong enough in opposing (Karl Rove tactics)."

On the economic benefit of American-made energy vs. sending $1.3 billion abroad each day for oil:

"The solution is to keep that money here and build our economy from the grassroots up."

On economic stimulus proposals:

"If we do this, it needs to be going to the working class, the poor, the middle class—not the very, very wealthy."

"The wealthy aren't hurting. The wealthy aren't having their homes foreclosed. They're not worried about health care. We need to take care of the middle class."

"We need someone in Congress who understands these things and has the backbone to stand up to the Dick Cheneys and Karl Roves of the world."

On taxes:

"I understand the tax law and understand the middle class and working class are paying far more on the next dollar earned than someone living off capital gains and dividends. It wasn't like that (before President Bush took office)."

On health care:

"There are a lot of ways to get (to universal coverage), but every American needs health care. It is immoral that we're in this situation."

On Iraq:

"Our forces have done everything asked of them. They've done a good job and now they deserve an exit strategy."

"It made as much sense to go after Iraq and Saddam Hussein after 9/11 as it would have to attack China and India after Pearl Harbor."

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