Today’s New York Times features a number of questions that readers would pose to the Democratic candidates in this evening’s debate.
Here are three I found intriguing:
Senator Obama, in a speech in Chicago you joined the call for negotiations toward the global abolition of nuclear weapons. Senator Clinton, you have called for maintaining United States nuclear forces in “enough strength to deter others from trying to match our arsenal,” which would seem to mean nuclear superiority. Senator Obama, why do you favor changing our nuclear policy? Senator Clinton, why do you believe nuclear superiority will keep others from building up their arsenals?
— DAVID KEPPEL
The personal savings rate in this country is lower than it has been at any time since the Great Depression. No wonder: the banks offer very low interest and the government then taxes the small yield, making it even smaller. Would either candidate support the idea of making the interest earned from passbook savings accounts tax-free, thereby encouraging people to save?
— JOHN PILLAR
Hamilton Township, N.J.
To be informed, voters need to know the advisers our future president may be listening to. Who do each of you think are the two or three best qualified people to hold the positions of attorney general, secretary of defense, secretary of commerce, secretary of labor, national security adviser and secretary of energy?
— LORRAINE WOOD
What other questions strike readers of dotCom? What would you ask?