Kevin Rutledge on June 14, 2015
Senator Bernie Sanders Indianola Iowa 6-14-15 AFSC Governing Under the Influence
Senator Bernie Sanders addresses massive waste within the complicated military industrial complex when asked about what he'll do to make the public interest a priority over private interest. "So if you wanted to ask me ‘Well gee, how much money do we spend on this? How much money do we spend on that?’ The truth is, in many ways nobody really knows that.” Read More
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Katherine Thorndike on June 14, 2015
Event in Sandwich, NH. Gov. Lincoln Chafee, RI a possible Presidential Candidate was in attendance along with Carol Shea-Porter and representatives from the campaigns of Clinton, Sanders and O'Malley. Read More
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Linda Garrison on June 10, 2015
In Iowa, I asked Dr. Carson a question about governing under the influence of money. My lesson learned: be ready to be called on with a clear question that requires specificity in its answer. Be ready to record that answer. Get bird-dog training. Read More
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Amy on June 10, 2015
Corporate Lobbying
I asked Carly Fiorina what she would do to level the playing field so the voice of working class people could be heard over the voice of powerful corporations. Read More
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John on June 09, 2015
Carly Fiorina opposes any change to the Constitution and says reducing the size of government will end "crony capitalism." Read More
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Elizabeth on June 08, 2015
I asked Chris Christie about what he would do to prevent corporate lobbyists from dictating immigration policies like the immigrant detention quota, which guarantees profits for private prison corporations. He said we have to shine a light on lobbying for political influence. Ultimately the veto power of the President of the United States needs to be a backstop to this problem. If he were president, he'd say, "You know what, I’m simply not going to let policy be made that way.” Read More
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Olivia Zink on June 8, 2015
Ted Cruz and Olivia Zink on WMUR
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz responded readily to an AFSC question about ending crony capitalism at last week’s WMUR-ABC “Conversation with the Candidate.” "Taking on crony capitalism is critical," Cruz said. Read More
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Hector Salamanca Arroyo on June 6, 2015
Senator Marco Rubio was asked about the relationship between for-profit prisons and the influence they have on immigration policy at his town hall meeting in Ames, IA. Read More
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Kevin Rutledge on June 5, 2015
AFSC GUI Senator Lindsey Graham West Des Moines Iowa 6-5 Citizens United Constitutional Amendment Pentagon
Sen. Lindsey Graham wants a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and end unlimited campaign contributions or else “it’s gonna ruin the political process”. Would this apply to Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and other top Pentagon contractors in the military industrial complex who use their corporate influence to drive public policy? Read More
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Jacqui Branch on June 05, 2015
I asked Senator Graham a question on police militarization at my first bird dog event in West Des Moines, IA. Read More
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