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News Dan Forest Economy Health Care Racial Equality Tuesday, Sep 29 2020

Since Dan Forest Didn’t Want To Answer WRAL’s Voter Guide Questions, We Answered On His Behalf

Sep 29, 2020

In case you missed it, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest refused to answer questions for WRAL’s voters guide, so we answered for him.

If elected, what are your top 3 priorities?

  1. If elected Governor, my top priority would be to keep North Carolinians from accessing the health care they need. I’m opposed to Medicaid expansion despite evidence it would save lives. 
  2. Spreading Covid-19 conspiracy theories is very near and dear to my heart. As Governor, I’d make sure to listen to conspiracy theorists more and public health experts less.
  3. I’d also be sure to continue to push for my extremist social agenda, even when it comes at the cost of North Carolina jobs

Should all pandemic-related restrictions in North Carolina be lifted before a coronavirus vaccine is widely available? What would be the tipping point to scale them back or rescind them?

Restrictions? What restrictions? Do you mean I wasn’t supposed to be hosting crowded indoor rallys without masks or social distancing?

How would you handle the economic issues caused by the pandemic?

Let me be clear, I don’t have a plan. I just wanted to file a nuisance lawsuit against Cooper to bring attention to my campaign. 

The pandemic has resulted in added expenses for public schools. Do you support a significant increase in K-12 spending to help districts, and if so, how would you pay for it?

I’ll tell you what we’re going to do: We are going to sell a whole bunch of license plates to fund education. I know that was a flop last time I tried it, but I’ve got a good feeling about it this time.

Do you support expanding Medicaid to provide more North Carolinians with health coverage during the pandemic? If not, how do you propose caring for these people?

Absolutely not. I’ve never supported Medicaid expansion. And besides, expanding access to health care is not one of my top priorities

Do you believe there’s systemic racism in North Carolina? If so, what reforms are needed?

I know all about systemic racism! After all, I supported a voting law with “discriminatory intent” targeting African Americans “with almost surgical precision.” 

But hey, it’s like I always say: “No other nation, my friends, has ever survived the diversity and multiculturalism that America faces today.”

Published: Sep 29, 2020

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