On August 5th, the Barefoot Accountant interviewed Susan Bysiewicz, who is seeking the Connecticut Democratic candidacy for the United States Senate. Part I of the interview, How to Create Jobs, is available on the Barefoot Accountant's website, where a video and a complete transcript has been published.
Part II of the interview, involving her views on free trade agreements, corporate taxation, and campaign finance reform, is included herein. A complete transcript of this portion of the interview is also available at Barefoot Accountant’s interview of Susan Bysiewicz, Connecticut candidate for U.S. Senate. Part II: Fair Trade Agreements; Corporate Taxes; Corporate Control of Government.
Running as a Progressive, Susan Bysiewicz argues that free trade has to be fair trade: that is, the playing field has to be leveled for all of its participants by requiring the enforcement of environmental, safety, and labor regulations.
Regarding corporate taxation, Bysiewicz is for eliminating the tax loopholes in the present Internal Revenue Code.
Finally, Susan advocates for the passage of a Clean Elections Law, requiring candidates wishing to run for office to demonstrate broad public support by raising a large number of small contributions.
Six more portions of the interview are forthcoming. Stay tuned.