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Bill Weld on Jobs

Libertarian Party nominee for Vice President; former Republican Massachusetts Governor

 


In-state training for displaced workers, including on-line

What are we going to do about the fact that 25% of all the jobs in the United States today won't exist in 15 years? The old jobs will be replaced by new and different jobs, but the problem is that today's workers don't yet possess the skill sets that the replacement jobs will require. This truly is a national emergency.

The skills required by the new jobs correspond roughly to the skills now taught in the first two years of post-secondary education, or the community college level. We should adjust our budget priorities to cover the cost of in-state tuition for those displaced workers, as we did for our returning veterans under the G.I. Bill. To cut down on room and board expense, we should encourage and embrace on-line education. It has now been proved that distance learning is as effective as learning in a bricks and mortar classroom, so we should take advantage of that.

Source: Speech in New Hampshire by 2020 presidential hopefuls , Feb 15, 2019

Vetoed minimum wage increase

As governor of Massachusetts he cut taxes sixteen times, balanced the budget annually, pursued privatization, and vetoed minimum wage increases. Although he grew progressively slacker on spending as his tenure wore on, Weld's first budget actually reduced expenditures below the previous year's level. Hardly a Rockefeller Republican, he instituted work requirements for welfare recipients before the 1996 federal reform legislation and boasted that on taxes he was "a filthy supply-sider."
Source: American Spectator, "Understanding Bill Weld" , Aug 25, 2005

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