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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How would you end the monopolistic influence of Comcast and FPL in Florida?

Comcast and FPL have so much influence in Florida that they're creating an environment that stifles competition and causes Floridians to pay more for services, like electricity and broadband.

Submitted by: Flavio from FL
April 21, 2016, 2:36 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

How will you handle the pending Central States Pension Fund insolvency?

Over $3 trillion annually in pensions will be lost in the U.S. due to illegal Wall Street investments. With an economic multiplier of 7, this will be devastating to the U.S. economy for decades.

Submitted by: gailtoo from FL
April 21, 2016, 12:35 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

What would be your strategy to help those in the lower and middle classes?

Do you think it is more important to raise minimum wage or create higher paying jobs? What kind of jobs can you create? Are they feasible? Are they jobs people want?

Submitted by: Rick James from FL
April 21, 2016, 4:03 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

How would you solve economic risks imposed on the Millennial Generation?

Student Loans, low interest rates, failing social security, and out of control Gov. debt all threaten the stability of the rising generations economy.
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Submitted by: Joe Brown from FL
April 19, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Would you fix the problem of minimum wage by indexing it to a factor?

Would you be willing to fix the problem by making a new apprentice wage with tax credits, as part of a higher indexed minimum wage?

Submitted by: Doug F from FL
April 18, 2016, 8:15 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Do you support a more expansive welfare program like AFDC?

In 1996 Bill Clinton signed a welfare reform bill that replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children with a more restrictive program. Proponents of welfare say that this has deepened poverty.
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Submitted by: Evan O. from CA
April 20, 2016, 11:48 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Exactly how much do you have to make a year to be considered middle class?

This effects tax policy and whom it would benefit

Submitted by: deone from CA
April 19, 2016, 6:40 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

What is your opinion on the privatization of child welfare system?

Governor Jeb Bush privatized the child welfare system. Do you support returning the system to the state? CEOs are getting rich while workers remain overworked and exhausted.

Submitted by: anonymous from FL
April 21, 2016, 5:05 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Are poverty and wealth inequality the greatest problems that the US faces?

Poverty kills and hurts more people each year than anything else that can be addressed politically. Wealth inequality is to blame. How does this align with your priorities?
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Submitted by: Isaac K. from NJ
April 21, 2016, 6:40 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Florida is No.1 in the most home foreclosures in the US. How would you fix this?

Florida also is second in the country to regressive taxes.

Submitted by: Philippe Hunt
April 21, 2016, 11:07 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Income inequality has increased for decades, with full employment. What is your plan?

The one word answer is not jobs. Taxes on corporations, individuals, including inheritance, need to be increased and Social Security benefits need to be raised.

Submitted by: Craig R. from CA
April 21, 2016, 11:30 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

What is your solution towards the broken immigration system?

New aspiring immigrants is what makes America thrive. We need positive reform for immigrants to gain citizenship, yet without 100% open borders. Where Safety meets Economic Growth and Stability.

Submitted by: sarah from IN
April 21, 2016, 1:47 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

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

Are you concerned about the housing crisis that persists in pockets across FL?

1.1 million Florida homeowners still have negative equity in their homes, many unable to refinance or move.

Submitted by: pmarron from FL
April 18, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

How would you reform immigration policy to deal with persons entering legally?

Over 40% of the illegal aliens in the US entered the country with valid non-immigrant visas, then became illegal by overstaying or by accepting unauthorized employment. Border walls will not do.

Submitted by: Bill from WA
April 20, 2016, 10 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Do you believe in privatizing Jobs in public sector like prisons or S.S?

Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump, has recently said that prisons should be privatized more, and Former Candidate Marco Rubio argued the same for Social Security. What is your stance and why?

Submitted by: FanOfSanders from MN
April 21, 2016, 2:48 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
Submitted by: Brandon Mitchell from MD
April 24, 2016, 4:29 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
Submitted by: Hayden Cutt from GA
April 21, 2016, 11:17 a.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

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

How long is it going to take to educate and train the unemployed?

Since the collapse of the national economy, well educated and trained individuals were left unemployed. There is untapped talent in the job market. Are companies willing to put money in their pockets?

Submitted by: Bruno C from FL
April 18, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

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