Compare the Candidates
Biographical Profiles and Positions on the Issues

November 2006 Maryland General Election

Candidates for U.S. Senate, Maryland

Michael S. Steele - R
Benjamin Cardin - D
►Websitewww.bencardin.com
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Lih Young - D
Kevin Zeese - G
►Websitewww.kevinzeese.com/
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Benjamin Cardin
Lih Young
Biographical
General Philosophy
Personal and Family
Professional Experience
Civic Involvement
Political Experience
Religious Affiliation
Accomplishments and Awards
Educational Background
Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public Office
Goals If Elected
Achievements If Elected
Areas to Concentrate On
On Entering Public Service
Endorsments, Voting, Elections, Politics & Government
Government & Democracy
Voting and Election Reform
Supreme Court Term Limits
Voting Rights for X-Felons
Government Shut Down
Earmarks
Government Efficiency
Government Corruption and Ethics
Money and Special Interests
US House and Senate Term Limits
Federal Bureaucracy & Regulations
527 Stealth & Super PACs
Campaign Finance Reform
Lobbying
Public Funding of Political Campaigns
Federalism and States' Rights
Government Accountability
Post Office & Postal Banking
Ballot Measures & Citizen Participation
Campaign Spending Limits
Eminent Domain
Faith-Based Programs
Government Transparency
Separation of Church & State
Federal Mandates
FEMA and Hurricane Katrina
Government Agencies
Privatization
Sexual Misconduct of Politicians
Single 6 Year Term for US President
State Block Grants
Sunset Clauses
Freedom of Information Act
Soft-money Political Contributions
Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy
Israel, Hamas and Palestinian Conflict
Israel
Gaza
China
Russia
Ukraine
Iran
Iran Nuclear Deal & Sanctions
Afghanistan
Nuclear Weapons & Non-Proliferation Treaty
North Korea
Iraq
Middle East
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Foreign Aid
Cuba
Islam and Muslims
Overseas Interventions
Pakistan
America's Image Abroad
Burma
Mexico
Promotion of Democracy Around World
Sanctions
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Third World Debt Relief
Africa
Balkans
CIA
Cluster Bombs
Europe
India
Lebanon
Other Arab Countries, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia
Recognition of a Palestinian State
Taliban & Radical Islamic Jihadists
Turkey and Kurds
Unilateralism
US Treaties
Worldwide HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
Jobs, Economy, Trade, Business, Industry & Agriculture
Economy
Jobs
Business
Small Businesses
Agriculture
Trade
Economic Stimulus
Infrastructure
Farm Subsidies & Supports
Guest Worker and H-1B Programs
Foreign Job Outsourcing
Tariffs & Trade with China
Paid Maternity, Family & Medical Leave
Trade Barriers to US Goods
Income Inequality
Farm Bill
$700 Billion Troubled Asset Relief Bailout
Trade Agreements
Employment Discrimination
Farm Corporation Subsidies
Company Job Creation Rewards
Manufacturing Decline
Mine Safety and Health
Government Subsidized Jobs
Bail Outs of Banks, Financial & Auto Corps
Globalism & Nationalism
Telecommuting
Minority & Women-Owned Businesses
Recession
Independent Workers
North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Capitalism
Auto Industry
Businesses Moving Offshore
Trade Deficit
Department of Agriculture
Free Market Vision
CEO Pay & Executive Compensation
Fast Track Authority
Antitrust Enforcement
Factory Farms
Patent System
Intellectual Property Protection
Space & Aerospace Industry
Insurance Industry
Crime, Police & Imprisonment
Crime & Prevention
Police Reform
Sex Crimes & Offenders
Death Penalty
Hate Crimes
Hate Crimes Legislation
Recidivism and Rehabilitation
Corporate Crime and Fraud
Parole and Probation
Human Rights
Non-Violent Crime
Youth and Gang Crime
Human Trafficking
Domestic Violence
Crimes Against Children
Rape
Victimless Crimes
Identity Theft
Videotaping Criminal Interrogations
Housing & Communities
Housing
Affordable Housing / Rentals & Supports
Homeownership
Homelessness
Community Development
Mortgages
Federal Mortgage Regulation
Foreclosures
Low Income and Public Housing & Assistance
Labor, Wages & Unions
Minimum Wage
Unions and Collective Bargaining
Paid Maternity, Family & Medical Leave
Income Inequality
Worker Rights and Benefits
Wages
Equal Pay
Working Class
Wage Discrimination
Labor
Women Workplace Violence
Right-To-Work
Child Labor
Employment Discrimination
Retired Workers
Unemployment Benefits & Insurance
Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)
Employment Non-Discrimination Act
Employee Free Choice Act
Health & Medical
Medicare
Universal Medical Care & Insurance
Health & Medical Reform
Prescription Drugs
Children's Health, Abuse And Neglect (32)
Rural Health Care
Health and Medical Insurance
Women's Health & Reproduction
Mental Health
Reducing Health Care Costs
Drug Addiction & Substance Abuse
Medicaid
Generic Drugs
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program
Lead Poisoning
Alzheimer's Disease
Chronic & Catastrophic Illnesses
HIV/AIDS
Medically Uninsured or Underinsured
Nurses and Public Health Workers
Uniform Billing and Claims
Vaccinations & Immunizations
Autism
Diabetes
Preventive Health Care
Elderly's Health & Abuse
Health Care Tax Credits
Market-Based Medical Insurance
Medical Errors
Obesity
Patient's Bill of Rights
Resistance to Antibiotics
Alternative Medicine
Asthma
Biomedical Superiority
Business Tax Credits for Employee Health Coverage
Cancer
Cigarettes Drug & Alcohol Advertising
Free Market Health Care
Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
Mad Cow
Medical Malpractice Reform
Medical Research
Mercury Pollution
Paperless Claims
Physicians
State Health Plans
Tax Credit / Deductible for Medical Insurance
TRICARE Health Insurance
Education & Schools
Education
Higher Education & College Costs
Private Schools Vouchers and Funding
Prayer & Pledge of Allegiance in Schools
School Safety
Pre-School and Early Childhood Education
Student Loans, Scholarships and Pell Grants
Teacher Pay
Public Schools K-12
No Child Left Behind
Local Control Over Education
Student Standards and Testing
Department of Education
Community Colleges
Classroom Size
Education Tax Credits
Teacher Standards
After-School, Sports, Art, Music Programs
Computers & Technology in Schools
High Schools
Education Gap with Other Countries
Drugs in Schools
Dropouts
Head Start
Adult Education
Environment & Climate Change
Environment
Climate Change & Global Warming
Clean Air and Water
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) & Regulation
Carbon Tax
National and State Parks
Offshore Drilling
Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits
Clean Energy
Land, Rivers and Lakes
Oceans
Clean Water Act of 1977
Global Environmental Standards
Oil Industry
Green Offices, Homes and Improvements
Oil and Gas Subsidies
Toxic Waste
Coal
Developing World Climate Change & Energy
Fuel & Energy Efficiency & Standards
Interior Department
Invasive Species
Polluter Superfund Fees
Recycling
Clean Air Act of 1963
Flexible Fuel Vehicles
Forests, Fish and Wildlife
National Forests and Healthy Forests Initiative
Biodiversity & Biotechnology
National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act
Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit (PTC)
Abortion, Pro-Life & Genetic Engineering
Stem Cell Research
Poverty, Welfare & Hunger
Welfare
Poverty
Poor Children
Low Income and Public Housing & Assistance
Rural Poverty
Hunger
Urban Poverty
Courts, Laws & Justice
Criminal Justice System, Reform & Disparity
Supreme Court
Activist Judges
Judicial Appointments & Confirmations
Justice Department
Death Penalty
Burning the Flag
Judicial Discretion & Mandatory Minimum Sentencing
Courts & Trials
Legal Reform
Parole and Probation
Race Sentencing Disparity
Constitution
Eminent Domain
Bankruptcy Reform
Tort Reform
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Class Action Reform
Obscenity Laws
Product Liability Reform
Banks & Finance
Banks
Federal Reserve
Financial Crisis
Financial Industry Regulation
Big Banks & Too Big to Fail
Wall Street
Dodd-Frank Act
Payday Loans & Predatory Lending
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Investment Banking
China Currency Manipulation
High-Frequency Trading
Mortgages
Sarbanes-Oxley Act
Federal Mortgage Regulation
Foreclosures
Truth In Lending
Civil, Religious, LGBTQ & Human Rights
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Tolerance
Racism & Race Relations
Civil Rights
LGBTQ+
Privacy Rights
Burning the Flag
Native Americans & Indigenous People
African Americans
Persons with Disabilities
Latino / Hispanic Americans
Affirmative Action
Same Sex Marriage
Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Anti-semitism
Gays Serving in the Military
Hate Crimes
Hate Crimes Legislation
Property Rights vs. Civil Rights
Equal Rights Amendment
Racial Profiling
Native American Rights
Employment Non-Discrimination Act
USA Patriot Act
Human Rights
The Military Don't Ask/Don't Tell Policy
Gender Equality
Torture & Waterboarding
Values, Religion, Family, Patriotism & Public Service
Values
Burning the Flag
Religion
Family
Public Service, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps
American Values
Family Values
National Service and AmeriCorps
Faith-Based Programs
Child Support
Tolerance & Political Correctness
Boy and Girl Scouts
Mandate Public Service
Marijuana, Illegal Drugs, Alcohol, Cigarettes, Gambling & Prostitution
Marijuana
Medical Marijuana
Illegal Drugs
Drug Prevention and Rehabilitation
Punishments for Drug Crimes
Gun & Property Rights
Gun Legislation and Control
Energy
Energy
Renewable Energy & Fossil Fuels
Fracking and Natural Gas
Nuclear Power
Carbon Tax
Offshore Drilling
Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits
Ethanol & Biofuels
Oil Drilling
Oil Industry
Green Offices, Homes and Improvements
Foreign Oil Energy Independence
Gas Prices & Gas Taxes
Oil and Gas Subsidies
Oil Company Profits
Coal
Developing World Climate Change & Energy
Fuel & Energy Efficiency & Standards
Auto Industry
Cap-and-Trade
Department of Energy
Electricity Transmission Grid
Energy Regulation
Energy Research and Development
Hybrid and Electric Cars
Hydrogen Cell Fuel Initiative
Shale Gas
Solar Energy
Strategic Energy Fund
Utility Regulation/Deregulation
Immigration, Border Security, Terrorism & Homeland Security
Immigrants, Refugees, & Asylum Seekers
The Wall, Border Security & Border Patrol
Immigration Policy & Reform
Airport, Air, Rail & Port Security
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
National Security
Illegal Immigration Enforcement
Homeland Securtiy
Undocumented Immigrants
Guest Worker and H-1B Programs
Illegal Immigration as a Crime or Felony
Illegal Immigrants Social Services
Deportation
Visa Enforcement
Illegal Immigration Amnesty
Naturalization Backlog for Immigrants
War on Terror
Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants
Criminalize Assistance to Illegal Immigrants
Driver's Licenses to Illegals
National Security Agency (NSA) & Citizen Surveillance
Arizona's Strict New Immigration Law
Immigration of Highly Skilled Workers
Real ID Act
Torture & Waterboarding
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Domestic Intelligence & Agencies
Terrorist & Enemy Combatant Rights
Water, Hazardous Materials & Bio Terrorism
Infrastructure & Transportation
Bikes, Scoters and Pedestrians
Transportation
Infrastructure
Train Travel and Amtrak
Highway Congestion
Highways
Air Travel
Public Transportation
Technology, Internet, Social Media, Science & Space
TikTok
Internet Neutrality
Rural Internet Access
Internet
Internet Privacy
Science
Digital Rights
Research and Development
Innovation
Internet Sales Tax
5G & High Speed Broadband Deployment
Internet Gambling
Spamming
E-Science & Computer Technology Research
Internet Crime
Internet Divide of Rich & Poor
Internet Pornography
Women and Minority Research Grants
Chinese Internet Censorship
Internet Freedom Preservation Act
Media Ownership Concentration
Nanotechnologies
Parental Blocking & Children Internet Protections
Private Company Space Travel
Space
Space & Aerospace Industry
Telecommuting
Wireless Spectrum
Media Fake & Bias News
Taxes
Taxes
Taxing the Wealthiest
Corporate & Business Taxes
Property Taxes
Income Taxes
Taxes on Interest, Dividends, and Capital Gains
Tax Reform
Corporate Tax Breaks & Loopholes
Education Tax Credits
Child Tax Credit
Business Tax Breaks and Incentives
Flat Tax
Extending the Bush Tax Cuts
Health Care Tax Credits
Offshore Tax Shelters
Value-Added Tax
Business Tax Credits
Business Tax Credits for Employee Health Coverage
Income Tax on Seniors
Marriage Penalty
National Sales Tax
R&D Tax Credit
Tax-Free Savings Accounts
Military, National Defense & Veterans
Veterans
Military
Defense and Military Budget
Gays Serving in the Military
Veterans' Health and Medical Care
Veterans Health Care
GI Bill & Veterans' Benefits
Department of Defense and Pentagon
Homeless Veterans
Military Families
Vetreran Job Retraining
Defense
National Guard & Reserves
Veterans Funding
Military Industrial Establishment
Missile Defense System
POWs and MIAs
Walter Reed Army Medical Center Scandal
Drone Strikes
Length of Deployments
Military Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
Persian Gulf War Illnesses
President Hamid Karzai
Private Security like Blackwater
Reducing Military Costs
Survivor Benefits
Seniors, Social Security, Medicare, Pensions
Social Security
Seniors & Aging of Population
Retired Workers
Pensions
Retirement Security
Social Security Long Term Viability
Individual Retirement Accounts and 401(k)s
Privatizing Social Security
Raising Retirement Age & Reducing Payment Levels
Social Security Means Testing
Social Security Trust Fund
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Tax on Social Security Benefits
Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Debt, Deficit Spending & Limits
Fiscal Policy
Federal Budget
Entitlements
Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment
Earmarks
Presidential Line-item Veto
Minorities
Racism & Race Relations
Racial Profiling
Race Sentencing Disparity
Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Tolerance
African Americans
Native Americans & Indigenous People
Latino / Hispanic Americans
Affirmative Action
Minority & Women-Owned Businesses
Native American Rights
Employment Discrimination
Wage Discrimination
Employment Non-Discrimination Act
Sex & Sexuality
LGBTQ+
Same Sex Marriage
Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Equal Rights Amendment
Sex Crimes & Offenders
The Military Don't Ask/Don't Tell Policy
Gender Equality
Internet Pornography
Boy and Girl Scouts
Obscenity Laws
Consumers & Food
Consumer Product Safety, Fraud and Protection
Food
Financial Consumer Protection
Consumers
Dodd-Frank Act
Credit Agencies
Credit Cards
Telemarketing
Food Safety
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