Amy Hanauer: We deserve real talk on debate stage
Posted August 05, 2015 in Op-Eds
Policy Matters Executive Director Amy Hanauer has a piece in The Huffington Post today challenging Republicans debating in Cleveland Thursday to have a real discussion of issues important to Northeast Ohio and beyond.
“In Cleveland, as LeBron says, “nothing is given, everything is earned,” so earning respect here will require something beyond defaming Mexican immigrants as “rapists” (Trump), claiming U.S. foreign policy would march Israelis “to the door of the oven” (Huckabee), or comparing Wisconsin labor protestors to ISIS terrorists (Walker).”
Amy goes on to pose three questions raised by Policy Matters research, and examine the candidates’ records for clues on answers. She asks: Will you help incomes and wages keep up with productivity? How will you reverse climate chaos and fix environmental disasters? What will you do to make sure Americans can meet basic needs?
“Clevelanders like to keep things real,” she says. “We’ll expect insults and antics Thursday night. But when it comes to questions that affect lives in Ohio and America, will we get answers?”
Original Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-hanauer/seeking-...