Susan Collins

Republican Party- Maine

pros and cons of developing the Keystone Pipeline from Canada to Louisiana

CONS

1. Building the Keystone pipeline and opening up the Tar Sands will negatively impact national and local economies

2. The same fossil fuel interests pushing the Keystone pipeline have been cutting, not creating, jobs

3. Unemployment will rise

4. Poor and working people will be disproportionately affected

5. Building the sustainable economy, not the Keystone pipeline, will create far more job

6. Without it the United States will be forced to increase the amount of oil it imports at a time of increasing global turmoil

PROS

1.The Keystone XL project will utilize world-class technology with an industry-leading data collection and monitoring system

2.the president has an opportunity to greatly enhance our nation’s economic and energy security


Susan Collins

To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to promote investment and job growth in United States manufacturing, oil and gas production, and refining sectors through the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.


pros and cons of a minimum wage increase of $2.95 an hour, to $10.10 an hour

PROS


It would bring it in line with inflation

2. It would boost the economy

3. It would lift millions out of poverty

4. It would be a big help for women and people of color

5. Americans support it (unskilled workers)



CONS


  • 1. People that make double minimum wage won’t get another increase
  • 2. If your restaurant is not doing so well, another increase will hurt you very bad
  • 3. Will my business survinve
  • 4. People might loose jobs due to the lack of money they are getting now


  • Susan
  • I think it’s been four or five years since we’ve raised the minimum wage that a good case can be made for a raise; but to say $10.10 is a substantial jump from $7.25
  • I understand first hand, having worked through high school and college waiting tables and worked retail at a local lobster pound and as a Subway sandwich artist, what it means to raise the minimum wage.
  • Biography

    First elected in 1996, Maine Senator Susan Collins is serving her third term in the United States Senate. Known for her work in facilitating bipartisan compromise, Senator Collins is a key leader in the U.S. Congress. Her record demonstrates legislative accomplishments in such critical areas as homeland security, national defense, disaster response, education, business development, and health care. Senator Collins' accomplishments range from the repeal of a $50 billion tax break for the tobacco industry to a major overhaul of our nation’s intelligence community to make us safer from terrorism.

    Senators general platform

    She wants defense and national security to our country.

    Too many people in Maine, and around the country, have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. Susan wants the economic development to get better. She cares a lot about the people in her state.

    Senator Collins has consistently supported efforts to help make post-secondary education more accessible and affordable for all families

    More clean air and water for the environment.

    Health care needs to be improved in her eyes.