Ben or Jerry - Side by Side

Ben or Jerry - Side by Side

 

  Ben Cardin: Liberal Jerome "Jerry" Segal: Socialist
Age 74 74
Religion Jewish (Orthodox) Jewish (Reconstructionist)
Highest Degrees J.D. (Law) Ph.D. (Philosophy), MA (Public Affairs)
Parent's Birth Place Father - U.S., Mother - U.S. Father - Jewish village in Poland, Mother - U.S.
Father's Work Lawyer, Politician (Democrat), Judge Garment Worker, Political Activist (Socialist)
Place of Birth Baltimore The Bronx
College University of Pittsburgh City College of New York (free public college)
Work Experience Politician - 50 Years Philosophy Professor, Aide - US Mission to United Nations, Legislative Aide - U.S. Congress, Staff Member - House Budget Committee, Coordinator for Near East - USAID, Director - Jewish Peace Lobby, Research Scholar - UMD - School of Public Affairs, Conflict Resolution Consultant
Writings Sponsored many bills Six books on diverse fields/subjects: Philosophy, The Bible (Genesis-Joshua), Simple Living, Economics, Israel-Palestine
Candidate Supported in 2016 Presidential Race Hillary Bernie
Medicare for All No Yes
Free Public Colleges No Yes
Guaranteed Job No Yes
Reducing Crime in Baltimore 50 years of ineffective leadership Marshall Plan for a New Baltimore
Re-distribution of Wealth No position taken Must be a critical component of the new national agenda
Hero/Closest in Approach to Policy Bibi Netanyahu Bernie
View of AIPAC Very positive, jointly draft his legislation Strong opponent, started Jewish Peace Lobby in 1989 as an alternative
Willingness to Compromise Americans' Protected Freedom of Speech Yes, if it helps protect Israeli right-wing settlement activity in the West Bank No way, supports ACLU position opposed to Cardin's legislation
More Aid to Israel Fine There has to be a limit
Type of Aid to Israel Wire transfer the money Use it for specific programs that promote peace and a democratic Israel
Iran Nuclear Deal Voted against it along with all 54 Republican Senators Strong supporter of the deal, views it as major accomplishment that helped us avoid a war with Iran
Attack on Iran If Israeli government wants it, ready to assist with Congress Very strongly opposed
View of the American Dream Unclear, espouses traditional liberal positions Refocus on life outside the economy: modest consumption, secure jobs, and enough leisure time to do those things that really matter in life
Conceptualization of Underlying Ideals Liberal "Bread and Roses" - decency, simplicity, and beauty; a society that is "user friendly" for those with an Alternative American Dream
Policy Creativity Low Very High

 

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