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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 04:45 PM
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Not for nothing, but 360,000 people voted for Alvin Greene
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Meatball Donating Member (34 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 04:49 PM
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1. what were his policies again?
selling action figures of himself? sheesh..
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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 04:50 PM
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2. I'd vote for him over DeMint any day of the week! eom
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 04:50 PM
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3. As one who voted to make Lieberman VP, I must say I've voted for worse
During his campaign, Greene described himself as a moderate
Democrat. His campaign slogan was "Let's get South
Carolina back to work."[18] Greene favored measures to
lower the price of gas and supports offshore drilling. He
supported a united Korea under a democratic system of
government.[22] He supported allowing the Bush tax cuts to
expire and supported reform of the financial industry. Greene
supported job creation, increased highway construction
projects and pursuit of alternative energy sources. He also
called for better school facilities and pay raises for
teachers. On the subject of firearms, Greene said he
supported the Constitution.[17] Greene favored winding down
the wars in the Middle East and "using that money for
domestic programs, such as job creation, education, and
Social Security."[17]

In his first speech after winning the nomination, Greene
proposed to spend more money on education, building highways
and tourism infrastructure.[45] He proposed to build new
evacuation routes from the coast. He also wanted to expand
water and sewer systems into rural communities, use renewable
energy where it is possible. He strongly promoted idea of the
reforms in judicial system to make sure that punishment fits
the crime, i.e. that the severity of penalty for a misdeed or
wrongdoing should be reasonable and proportionate to the
severity of the infraction.[46] He said that first-time
non-violent offenders should have a chance to go into
pre-trial intervention programs, instead of going to
jail.[45] Fairness saves us money, he said in an interview.
There are innocent people incarcerated. We spend more than
two times of our taxpayer dollars on inmates than on
students.[47]

In an editorial published in The Guardian as "The Alvin
Greene manifesto for a fairer America", Greene explained
his political views in more detail and attacked the political
establishment. Greene advocated free universal health care,
saying that the United States should model its system on
Austria, Britain, or Canada. He also stated that the United
States should adopt a free college education policy modeled
after the system that had been in place in Britain. Greene
stated that the government should break up large banks, shut
down payday lenders, and reform the debt collection industry.
He also pledged to work to end free trade by enacting tariffs
or banning the importation of foreign goods to the United
States. Greene cited the example of mismanagement at the
Pentagon as proof that greater accountability in government
is needed. He criticized corporate influence on politics,
saying that "Half the members of the US senate work for
BP. The other half work for Halliburton."[48][49]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_Greene
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 04:57 PM
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4. If people vote a straight ticket, he would be included
Edited on Fri Nov-05-10 04:57 PM by SoCalDem
If there was a choice for "none of the above", he might not have gotten that many votes
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 05:00 PM
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5. he's still better than DeMint.
At least Greene wouldn't do any damage to the country; he would've just done what Harry Reid told him to do. On the other hand, DeMint actively hates America and is doing his damnedest to cause its destruction and replace it with a revival of the Confederate States of America.
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gort Donating Member (567 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 05:03 PM
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6. Nice to know there are still Yellow Dog Democrats in SC! :)
Nt
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 05:06 PM
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7. I voted for a disc jockey named "Bubba the Love Sponge"
rather than break my vow to never vote for a Repuke for anything after the 2000 Election fiasco.
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