Lamb: Lamb says he wants to crack down on China’s
currency manipulation and reform unfair trade arrangements “so that we
export our products instead of our jobs.” He supports federal investment
in high-tech research to incubate new industries in solar energy and
other green technology. He opposes NAFTA, the North American Free Trade
Agreement, and says it cost the U.S. 700,000 jobs.
Hanna: Hanna blames “high taxes, excess regulation,
economic decay and an unaccountable government” for hurting Upstate New
York’s economy. He voted for free trade agreements with South Korea,
Colombia and Panama and says they will help open new markets for Upstate
agriculture and manufacturers.
Lamb: Supports extending the Bush-era federal tax
cuts for those earning less than $250,000 per year. He says the tax cuts
should be allowed to expire on Jan. 1 for individuals earning more than
$250,000. Lamb says the new revenue would reduce the deficit by $800
billion and prevent a tax increase on middle-class families.
Hanna: Supports extending the Bush-era tax cuts from
2001 and 2003 for those earning less than $500,000 per year. He says
the tax cuts should be allowed to expire on Jan. 1 for individuals
earning more than $500,000. He says the $250,000 limit favored by
President Obama would hurt small business owners in Central New York.
Lamb: He opposes the Republican plan to reform
Medicare for future recipients, saying it is wrong to issue government
vouchers or ask seniors to purchase their own private insurance. He says
the GOP plan would force seniors to pay an additional $6,000 per year
for their health care costs.
Hanna: Opposes Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan that encourages
seniors to buy private health insurance, but he voted for the overall
Ryan budget that included those Medicare changes. He says Medicare
reform should have been a priority over the Affordable Care Act. He
wants to reduce costs through actions such as medical liability reform
and negotiating prescription drug prices.