Senator Paul Kirk

DETAILS: Senator Paul Kirk
(1938 - )
    • MA Senate
      (2009- 2010)
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    ISSUES: Senator Paul Kirk

    FOR

    China

    China’s cheaper counterfeit products and infringement on intellectual property is a national security issue. There s a call to crack down on China’s policies to protect troops from faulty machines and security breaches. TRADE: China is a focal issue when it comes to currency manipulations, poor trade policies, counterfeit goods, and theft of intellectual property. Both sides want to put pressure on China to conform to more universal and competitive trade standards.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republicans want to crack down on China and other foreign trade countries for unlawful practices. source Republicans want to crack down on China and other foreign trade countries for unlawful practices and currency manipulation. They oppose deals that would not strengthen American jobs. source

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats want to crack down on China and other foreign trade countries for unlawful practices. source Democrats want to crack down on China and other foreign trade countries for unlawful practices and currency manipulation. They oppose deals that would not strengthen American jobs. source


    FOR

    Law Enforcement

    Different approaches to dealing with crime.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republican favor a more strict approach to crime and criminals.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats favor a more lenient approach to crime and criminals to make sure their rights and the chance to reform and improve are always possible.


    AGAINST

    Border Wall

    Building a wall along the Mexico border is an ongoing controversy. While both sides support border security, they focus on different aspects of the issue.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republicans generally favor the border wall for national security. Limiting access through the borders is believed to be an effective way to combat drug and human trafficking, terrorist movements, and illegal entry. source

    AGAINST Democrats

    Democrats support border security but oppose the wall as an ineffective means of regulating issues along the border. They also oppose the wall due to concerns over eminent domain, funding, and damage to local ecosystems. source


    AGAINST

    Immigration

    The laws regarding how our country works with people who want to enter, both temporarily and for citizenship.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republicans support immigrants entering the country, but they feel it is government responsibility to first look out for American families and workers. Then those who enter the country legally. Then those who enter the country illegally. They feel current immigration laws should be upheld and ‘sanctuary cities’ should be denied federal aid. source

    AGAINST Democrats

    Feel the immigration system is broken and needs reform. They focus on ending the 3-10-and permanent bars that prevent immigrants from attaining legal permits and citizenship. Also, they support looser restrictions to aid refugees fleeing violent or unlivable living conditions in their own country, and to have government assistance programs like the affordable care act available to non-citizens. source


    FOR

    China

    China’s cheaper counterfeit products and infringement on intellectual property is a national security issue. There s a call to crack down on China’s policies to protect troops from faulty machines and security breaches. TRADE: China is a focal issue when it comes to currency manipulations, poor trade policies, counterfeit goods, and theft of intellectual property. Both sides want to put pressure on China to conform to more universal and competitive trade standards.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republicans want to crack down on China and other foreign trade countries for unlawful practices. source Republicans want to crack down on China and other foreign trade countries for unlawful practices and currency manipulation. They oppose deals that would not strengthen American jobs. source

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats want to crack down on China and other foreign trade countries for unlawful practices. source Democrats want to crack down on China and other foreign trade countries for unlawful practices and currency manipulation. They oppose deals that would not strengthen American jobs. source


    FOR

    Law Enforcement

    Different approaches to dealing with crime.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republican favor a more strict approach to crime and criminals.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats favor a more lenient approach to crime and criminals to make sure their rights and the chance to reform and improve are always possible.


    AGAINST

    Border Wall

    Building a wall along the Mexico border is an ongoing controversy. While both sides support border security, they focus on different aspects of the issue.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republicans generally favor the border wall for national security. Limiting access through the borders is believed to be an effective way to combat drug and human trafficking, terrorist movements, and illegal entry. source

    AGAINST Democrats

    Democrats support border security but oppose the wall as an ineffective means of regulating issues along the border. They also oppose the wall due to concerns over eminent domain, funding, and damage to local ecosystems. source


    AGAINST

    Immigration

    The laws regarding how our country works with people who want to enter, both temporarily and for citizenship.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republicans support immigrants entering the country, but they feel it is government responsibility to first look out for American families and workers. Then those who enter the country legally. Then those who enter the country illegally. They feel current immigration laws should be upheld and ‘sanctuary cities’ should be denied federal aid. source

    AGAINST Democrats

    Feel the immigration system is broken and needs reform. They focus on ending the 3-10-and permanent bars that prevent immigrants from attaining legal permits and citizenship. Also, they support looser restrictions to aid refugees fleeing violent or unlivable living conditions in their own country, and to have government assistance programs like the affordable care act available to non-citizens. source


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