Monday, April 25 at 7pm EDT Rep. David Jolly (R) and Rep. Alan Grayson (D) went head-to-head and answered YOUR questions in a groundbreaking Open Debate moderated by The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur and Independent Journal Review's Benny Johnson.

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Ask Congressman David Jolly (R-FL) and Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) about the issues that are most important to you -- then vote and tell others! Watch the Florida Open Debate for U.S. Senate right here on Monday, April 25, at 7:00 pm EDT. All questions will be chosen from among those that receive the most votes online.
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Will you raise disability benefits to a livable amount and make?

An average of 12,000 dollars a year is not enough to live on. Not just for seniors but for young people who rely on benefits as well.

Submitted by: Shawn from FL
April 24, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

What incentives seek parity of incomes between high-paid and low-paid employees?

Wide disparity of incomes degrades our society. Businesses respond to business incentives and disincentives. To assure parity of incomes between the CEO and the staff, what incentives do you propose?

Submitted by: Daniel Brockman from CA
April 22, 2016, 2:02 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Exactly how does repealing the estate tax result in more income for the poor?

Please provide a specific example of an estate tax reduction that resulted in iincreased economic activity resulting in a higher standard of living for lower income Americans.

Submitted by: Economist from ME
April 22, 2016, 9:05 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Should the government be profiting off of student loan debt?

Currently 45% of the Federal financial assets are held as student loan debts. Should the government profit or continue to risk 17% default rate on these loans?
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Submitted by: Joe Brown from FL
April 19, 2016, 12:18 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

What are you going to do to help unions regain their strength in America?

Unions help EVERYONE and everyone ESPECIALLY the middle class benefits from their strength. What will you do to help them fight against corporate greed and corruption?

Submitted by: levi from FL
April 21, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Do we need to save democracy from capitalism?

Hillary said, sometimes we need to save capitalism from itself. Is this one of those times? Is the problem systemic or bad actors?

Submitted by: Arthur L. from WA
April 22, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

What will you do to promote private financing programs such as PACE?

PACE stands for Property Assessed Clean Energy. It allows for property owners, commercial and residential, to improve their energy cost and gain a revenue stream simultaneously while repaying the loan

Submitted by: rafaelmelendez from NJ
April 21, 2016, 9:15 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Do you think our Current System is fine ?

Bernie Sanders - Massive System Overhaul Needed. (Current System is Broken.) Hillary Clinton - Current System Working Fine. (Only Small changes needed

Submitted by: Peter Hans Frohwein from FL
April 20, 2016, 2:45 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Why are foreclosures still happening hundreds throughout the nation daily.

After all the white papers,and all the fines and settlements are Big Banks/Servicers being allowed to foreclose on fraudulent,deceptive,and misleading loans and courts and judges help them?Why?

Submitted by: DonDadda from CA
April 21, 2016, 1:54 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Will you vote to repeal the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000?

The Commodity Futures Modernization Act allowed investment banks/hedge funds unprecedented participation in the commodities markets (oil, grains) resulting in a massive price increases for consumers.

Submitted by: John P. from FL
April 23, 2016, 10:48 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

What should be done to curb greed and profit-at-the-cost-of-others?

As it stands profit is everything, at the expense of everyone. If we instead create a culture of helping others, we ultimately help ourselves. Maximization if overrated, except for those at the top.

Submitted by: takinggivesyounothing from CA
April 21, 2016, 9:09 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Would you be willing to stop the production of all US coins below the Quarter?

In 1857 the US ended the production of the half-penny when it had more value then today's dime. Getting rid of the penny would save the US $59 million annually. Even more with the nickel and dime.

Submitted by: Richard Diaz from TX
April 21, 2016, 11:32 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Are you for a minimum wage increase on the federal level?

If so, would you bring it up to the poverty level of $15 per hour, even if you believe it should be incremental? If instead you believe it should be incremental, how long until you would make it $15?

Submitted by: Delores P from FL
April 18, 2016, 8:10 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Support making corp execs who export jobs personally liable for ex-employees?

We have seen corp exec ship mfg offshore, primarily to China, "in the interest of competitiveness." They have paid themselves richly for creating competitors, leaving ex-empl in ruins. Claw back.

Submitted by: IntlGuy from FL
April 22, 2016, 5:07 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Why don't you call out bribery for what it is instead of saying "donors"?

"Donors", Campaign contributions, and "Citizens United" are coded ways of saying bribes and bribery. Just because it got legalized doesn't UNMAKE it BRIBERY. It's a conflict of interest.

Submitted by: Kandice K Zimbleman from MA
April 19, 2016, 6:46 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

How will you work to reduce the National debt if elected to the Senate?

Do you wish to decrease the debt or fight to decrease government spending if elected to the Senate?

Submitted by: Nikki from TN
April 23, 2016, 3:50 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

When the stock market crashes next, will you vote to again bail out the banks?

Despite constituents calls being 99% against, our "divisive" Congress rapidly united to bail out Goldman Sachs and other banks on their failed trades. Are you willing to promise: no more bailouts?

Submitted by: Matt from AR
April 22, 2016, 12:37 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
Submitted by: Brandon Mitchell from MD
April 24, 2016, 4:29 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

would you consider a slow growth economy including cutting the work week ?

the GNP is always assumed as the only measure to determine quality of life. Would you consider adopting the gross national happiness model or a slow growth economy including decreasing the work week?

Submitted by: Polly in Nebraska from NE
April 21, 2016, 10:46 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

What will you do to help small businesses?

Small business (VERY small business) is being taxed at 33+%. Many major corps pay less in $ and %. What will you do to fix that?

Submitted by: ml123 from FL
April 20, 2016, 8:38 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
Submitted by: Ghost from VA
April 21, 2016, 3:40 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

What would you do about those who can't work (health, etc.) and the jobless?

There's no aid for those who are unable to work, in the process of applying for disability aid, and there simply aren't jobs for all. What should we do about them?

Submitted by: DHFabian from WI
April 20, 2016, 10:51 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

What is your opinion on the Port of Miami vs Port of Mariel, and competitive shipping with Latin America?

The port of Miami has been the hub of shipping and trade to latin America for half a century. With the new Cuban port opening up soon, how can we modernize for competiveness and MIAMI infrastructure
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Submitted by: TomBirmingham from FL
April 21, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Would you vote for tax credits for companies that hire recent college graduates?

It does decrease needed government revenue, but it would increase private sector interest in creating good high jobs for those newly out of school.

Submitted by: Conor D. from FL
April 25, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

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