State of California secondary Archives: on Technology


David Hadley: Stop the wasteful high-speed rail project

A leader in the fight to stop the wasteful high-speed rail project, David Hadley authored legislation to halt funding for the proposed bullet train and use those funds for local transportation projects.

David Hadley also voted against legislation by irresponsible Sacramento politicians that drastically reduced public reporting requirements for the bullet train project--and, he strongly opposes stealing greenhouse gas clean up funds in order to build high speed rail.

Source: 2018 CA gubernatorial campaign website DavidHadley.com May 2, 2017

Gail Lightfoot: Not up to government to provide R&D for business & industry

Q: Many governments have set a goal to spend 3% of gross domestic product on R&D and some, including Japan and Korea, have already exceeded this goal. How important do you think it is for the U.S. to achieve this goal?

Lightfoot selected, "Not too important".

Lightfoot added, "It is not up to the government to provide R&D for business and industry. Business and industry does R&D in order to create new products and make money from those products. That is the natural order of things and must be preserved. Government investment in R&D or any other thing stifles private investment and places artificial control on innovative minds.

Q: Do you agree or disagree that, even if it brings no immediate benefits, basic scientific research that advances the frontiers of knowledge is necessary and should be supported by the federal government?

Lightfoot selected, "Disagree."

Lightfoot added, "Business and industry are the proper place for basic scientific research, not government."

Source: Your Candidates Your Health profile: 2012 CA Senate debates Jun 15, 2012

Jon Huntsman: For GOP to win, we can't run from science

Q: You have said the party is in danger of becoming anti- science. Who on this stage is anti-science?

A: Listen, when you make comments that fly in the face of what 98 out of 100 climate scientists have said, when you call into question the science of evolution, all I'm saying is that, in order for the Republican Party to win, we can't run from science. We can't run from mainstream conservative philosophy. We've got to win voters; to reach out and bring in independents.

Source: 2011 GOP debate in Simi Valley CA at the Reagan Library Sep 7, 2011

Carly Fiorina: Taxation on the internet would be disastrous

FIORINA: Tom Campbell, you have supported internet taxes...

CAMPBELL: So did you. Carly, uou were in favor of Internet taxes.

FIORINA: No, Tom, I've been leading the charge as a technology executive against internet taxes.

CAMPBELL: I've got the Sa Jose Mercury News article where you said the industry can no longer continue free from taxation. Furthermore, it's not internet taxes, it's allowing taxation to be equal between brick and mortar and between internet sales. Treat them equally, that's all I've ever said.

FIORINA: You know, one of the things that was going on, I've been a technology executive. I chaired the technology policy institute, and taxation on the internet would be disastrous. People like Tom Campbell were sitting in congress advocating for taxation on the internet. Even Barbara Boxer was right on this issue. The reality is that the only candidate in this primary who supports internet taxation is Tom Campbell.

Source: Hogue News 1380 KTKZ coverage of 2010 CA Senate debate Mar 7, 2010

Tom Campbell: Equalize internet sales taxes with bricks-and-mortar

FIORINA: Tom Campbell, you have supported internet taxes...

CAMPBELL: So did you. Carly, uou were in favor of Internet taxes.

FIORINA: No, Tom, I've been leading the charge as a technology executive against internet taxes.

CAMPBELL: I've got the Sa Jose Mercury News article where you said the industry can no longer continue free from taxation. Furthermore, it's not internet taxes, it's allowing taxation to be equal between brick and mortar and between internet sales. Treat them equally, that's all I've ever said.

FIORINA: You know, one of the things that was going on, I've been a technology executive. I chaired the technology policy institute, and taxation on the internet would be disastrous. People like Tom Campbell were sitting in congress advocating for taxation on the internet. Even Barbara Boxer was right on this issue. The reality is that the only candidate in this primary who supports internet taxation is Tom Campbell.

Source: Hogue News 1380 KTKZ coverage of 2010 CA Senate debate Mar 7, 2010

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