“Fundamentally, I’m against abortion on the basis that one should deal with the consequences of one’s action & that all life is beautiful regardless of how it happened. With that said, though, I’m for abortion, particularly here in the US, in the current economic climate. Let me explain why…”
“If commercial banks & investment banks are within the same corporate structure, investment banks are able to use some of the deposits to make their riskier bets. So they use cheap, guaranteed money to make bets on the market. When their bets collapse, as they did in the Great Recession, the depositors from the commercial side of the bank are exposed to that loss, which puts the government on the hook to pay out those deposits.”Read more "Should we put a wall up between retail & investment banks? (S1709)"
“So, I’m for labeling, but think voluntary labeling works better, because it asks companies whether they want to disclose it or not. Because I don’t believe GMOs are inherently more dangerous than their non-GMO counterparts, I don’t think it should be mandatory. So make it voluntary for both sides, so they can either tout that they’re “GMO-free” or that they use “GMOs”. Than, consumers can decide with their dollars which industry they want to support.”Read more "Should GMOs be labeled? (HR1599)"
‘I don’t particularly like when they say things like “would you want to eat in the bathroom?’ No, I don’t want to do that. It is a valid point, though. Public breast-feeding is legally allowed, but not everyone is comfortable doing so in public. This brings about a valid privacy concern.”Read more "Should airports be required to provide private rooms for nursing mothers? (HR2530)"
“If someone has stolen your trade secrets, because they’re trade secrets, there’s a certainty immediacy to it. Once it’s public – well – it’s not a secret anymore.”Read more "Should businesses have stronger trade secret protections? (HR3326)"
“The Fed just scares me. It has so much influence over our economy, but we don’t really know how it works. Further, there’s just factual items that casts doubt on the legitimacy of the Fed: bill signed on Christmas Eve when many representatives weren’t in DC; income tax instituted the same year; the supposed men who drafted the bill (titans in Finance creating the entity that regulates Finance…); the unusual concentration of bank runs right before the Fed was suggested. If it walks & talks like a bear, is it a bear?”Read more "Should the Federal Reserve be audited? (S264)"
“One of the sadder stats to me around guns is the data around suicides. In 2013, we had 11,208 murders using guns. We also had 21,175 suicides using guns. In a 2001 Harvard study, there were 353,613 suicide attempts recorded, of which only 19,849 were from firearms (5.6%). Yet, 55% of suicide deaths were due to firearms (17k out of 31k total deaths).”Read more "Should DC residents have easier access to guns? (S874)"