Quigley’s Quiz #2
Professor Bill Quigley of Loyola University New Orleans, adds this to his February 1st quiz (Vol. XXX, Art. 14): “Neither candidate is campaigning on many critical issues. Here are fifteen –
– Neither candidate is interested in stopping the use of the death penalty for federal or state crimes.
– Neither candidate is interested in eliminating or reducing the 5,113 US nuclear warheads.
– Neither candidate is campaigning to close Guantanamo prison.
– Neither candidate has called for arresting and prosecuting high ranking people on Wall Street for the subprime mortgage catastrophe.
– Neither candidate is interested in holding anyone in the Bush administration accountable for the torture committed by US personnel against prisoners in Guantanamo or in Iraq or Afghanistan.
– Neither candidate is interested in stopping the use of drones to assassinate people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen or Somalia.
– Neither candidate is against warrantless surveillance, indefinite detention, or racial profiling in fighting ‘terrorism.’
– Neither candidate is interested in fighting for a living wage. In fact neither are really committed beyond lip service to raising the minimum wage of $ 7.25 an hour – which, if it kept pace with inflation since the 1960s should be about $ 10 an hour.
– Neither candidate was interested in arresting Osama bin Laden and having him tried in court.
– Neither candidate will declare they refuse to bomb Iran.
– Neither candidate is refusing to take huge campaign contributions from people and organizations.
– Neither candidate proposes any significant specific steps to reverse global warming.
– Neither candidate is talking about the over 2 million people in jails and prisons in the US.
– Neither candidate proposes to create public jobs so everyone who wants to work can.
– Neither candidate opposes the nuclear power industry. In fact both support expansion.” –