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John Delaney on Corporations

Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6

 


Capitalism with regulation, but not socialism

If we embrace socialism in its pure form that's a mistake. I'm a capitalist by nature. The genius of our country is that we embrace capitalism. We embraced its power to create jobs and innovate. But we also invested in social programs. We did things to moderate capitalism. We had regulation, we had tax policy, workers' rights. We built great societal infrastructure to make sure people have a chance. We are a capitalist country that has strong social programs. And that's our model going forward.
Source: CNN Town Hall on 2020 Democratic presidential primary , Mar 10, 2019

Raise corporate taxes to pay for infrastructure

Source: PBS News hour on 2020 Presidential hopefuls , Feb 4, 2019

Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners.

Congressional Summary: Opponent's Argument for voting No:
    National League of Cities op-ed, "H.R. 803 fails because it would:"
  1. Undermine the local delivery system that has been the cornerstone of job training programs
  2. Establish a program that is based on political boundaries (states) rather than on economic regions and local labor markets, or the naturally evolving areas in which workers find paying work
  3. Eliminate a strong role for local elected officials but require that they continue to be fiscally liable for funds spent in their local areas
  4. Change what was once a program targeted to those most in need--economically disadvantaged adults and youth and special population groups like veterans, migrant farm workers, and low income seniors--into a block grant to governors
  5. Contribute to the emerging division between those American's who have the requisite skills to find employment and those who do not.
Reference: SKILLS Act; Bill H.R. 803 ; vote number 13-HV075 on Mar 15, 2013

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