Steve Bullock in The New York Times 2019 "Meet the Candidates" series


On Corporations: Tech giants make billions and pay no taxes

Q: Should tech giants like Facebook, Amazon and Google be broken up?

A: "The fact that Amazon made $10 billion of profits and didn't pay any taxes last year, shows structural issues all together."

Q: Does anyone deserve to have a billion dollars?

A: "Somebody may well deserve if they've earned $1 billion, but I'm more concerned about the person that deserves to be able to take care of their family.

Source: 2019 "Meet the Candidates" (NY Times.com) Jun 18, 2019

On Crime: Keep death penalty for circumstances like terrorism

Bullock said he supported the death penalty "in limited circumstances."

Q: Do you support or oppose the death penalty?

A: "I wouldn't take it off the table for the most extreme circumstances, like terrorism."

Source: 2019 "Meet the Candidates" (NY Times.com) Jun 18, 2019

On Energy & Oil: President's role is to set direction on climate change

Q: Do you think it's possible for the next president to stop climate change?

A: "One president can't do it alone, but one president can set the direction for the country."

Source: 2019 "Meet the Candidates" (NY Times.com) Jun 18, 2019

On Foreign Policy: Israel is a trusted partner & trusted friend

Q: Do you think Israel meets international standards of human rights?

A: "I think that Israel's a trusted partner, a trusted friend to our country."

Q: Where would you go on your first international trip as president?

A: "That could be as close as Canada, it could be down to Mexico."

Source: 2019 "Meet the Candidates" (NY Times.com) Jun 18, 2019

On Government Reform: Elevate the issue of campaign finance

Mr. Bullock has vowed to elevate the issue of campaign finance and make Democrats competitive in the country's interior. He railed against "dark money" in politics.

Q: Are you open to expanding the size of the Supreme Court?

A: "I'm open to trying to say, how can we actually make sure that that court isn't reflective of politics?"

Source: 2019 "Meet the Candidates" (NY Times.com) Jun 18, 2019

On Gun Control: Firearm owners just want to keep their family safe

Q: In an ideal world, would anyone own handguns?

A: "Every legal firearm owner that I know wants to keep themselves and their family safe."

Source: 2019 "Meet the Candidates" (NY Times.com) Jun 18, 2019

On Gun Control: Firearm owners just want to keep their families safe

Democrats have largely converged on a moderate, consensus view of gun control; we wanted to get at a deeper question of values--so we asked "In an ideal world, would anyone own handguns?" Some answers:
Source: 2019 "Meet the Candidates" (NY Times.com) Jun 18, 2019

On Health Care: Build on ObamaCare but don't replace with single-payer

Q: Would your focus be improving the Affordable Care Act or replacing it with single payer?

A: "My focus would be building off of the Affordable Care Act and improving it."

Source: 2019 "Meet the Candidates" (NY Times.com) Jun 18, 2019

On Immigration: There are bigger problems than illegal immigration

Q: Do you think illegal immigration is a major problem in the United States?

A: "I wouldn't classify it as bigger than if I'm going to have healthcare tomorrow."

Q: When did your family first arrive in the United States, and how?

A: "I should know that, and I don't know."

Source: 2019 "Meet the Candidates" (NY Times.com) Jun 18, 2019

On War & Peace: We've been in Afghanistan for entire life of young recruits

Q: Would there be American troops in Afghanistan at the end of your first term?

A: "Think about somebody joining the military right now--Afghanistan and the conflict has been going on for their entire life."

Source: 2019 "Meet the Candidates" (NY Times.com) Jun 18, 2019

The above quotations are from 2019 "Meet the Candidates" presidential series on NYTimes.com.
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