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August 02, 1974 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1974-08-02

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Friday, August 2, 1974-13

Joseph Levin

tells you where he stands.


The best answer to inflation is greater productivity
which increases the supply of goods and lowers prices.

Congress should stimulate productivity by
stimulating investment in buildings, machinery and
other capital goods (through adequate depreciation
schedules and investment tax credits) and by
encouraging investment in education throtigh tuition
tax credits.

Tuition Tax Credits

Hard-working middle-income families cannot afford
skyrocketing college and technical school tuitions. At
the same time, many independent colleges are being
financially suffocated.

Congress should encourage higher education and
reduce inflationary pressure by providing a reasonable
tax credit or tax deduction for a significant portion of
the tuition paid to colleges and technical schools.


I support the enactment of federal legislation to assure
greater financial security for retirees.

Such federal legislation should ensure early vesting of
retirement rights, transferability of employees'
retirement rights from one job to another, the financial
stability of the plan itself, a fair rate of return on the
pensions ultimately paid and rules barring discrimination
against women who temporarily leave the labor force.

National Health Insurance
I will work for early enactment of a national health plan

which will protect the savings and financial security of
middle-income families and assure high-quality
medical care.


A clear incentive to work must be inserted into our
welfare system if it is to earn the support of a majority
of the American people.

be-cause it would provide such a clear incentive and
eliminate some of the more demeaning elements of
our present costly and inefficient welfare system.

Campaign Financing Reform

We have learned very little from the exposure of the
1972 Nixon campaign abuses if we think that campaign
abuses are confined to any one group of men or are
solved by getting rid of those men.

It is imperative that Congress enact a campaign
financing law that requires full disclosure of every
contributor and every contribution and that imposes
enforceable limitations on both the amounts of
campaign contributions and total campaign


Congress should continue to provide material support
to our local police, establish special F.B.I. task forces
to root out local corruption that impedes law enforce - .
meet, require federal courts to imprison professional
sellers of hard drugs and require comprehensive treat-.
ment of all addicted criminals before they are released.

National Security

All other issues will pale into insignificance if we fail to
avert a worldwide nuclear war.

While maintaining a strong national defense, we must
actively explore every opportunity for mutual
reductions of arms and secure arms controls.
The United States should continue its uniquely
constructive role in assisting Israel and her neighbors
to move together toward a more stable peace.
We must also accelerate our efforts to alleviate the
problems of malnutrition, starvation and related
hopelessness that historically have so often been the
cause of war.

I support the proposed Family Assistance Plan concept

About the Candidate
Joseph Levin was born and raised in Detroit. He is 36
years old. He is the youngest of four children of the late
Federal Judge Theodore Levin and Rhoda K. Levin.
His oldest brother is Michigan Supreme Court Justice
Charles L. Levin. He is a first-cousin of Democratic
Gubernatorial Candidate Sander M. Levin and Detroit
Common Council President Carl M. Levin.
He was the Finance Director of
the 1970 Michigan Democratic Party
Gubernatorial Campaign, the Treasurer of the 1968

Democratic Presidential Campaign in Michigan and, in
1971 and 1972, the Co-Chairman of the Michigan
Democratic Party Century Fund. He has been a
Democratic campaign worker in every election year
since 1952.
He graduated from Oberlin College in 1959 and
Columbia Law School in 1962. He has practiced law for
12 years in the Detroit law firm of Dice, Sweeney and
Sullivan. He is married to Raina M. Levin, M.D., a 1970
graduate of Wayne University Medical School.


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