Thursday, December 13, 2007

Dems Debate

Question about balancing the budget

Obama--said we can't dig out of deficit hole in a few years.

Richardson--said balancing budget would be major priority. eliminate corporate welfare. get rid of congressional earmarks.

Biden--shouldn't have to make a choice of balancing budget and accomplishing priorities. cutting $20 billion out of certain military programs will wars.

Dodd--federal govt is different than state govt. end war in iraq.

Edwards--corporate power literally taken over the govt. need a prez who will take these powers on.

Clinton--just have to go back to the 1990s. results will take a while.

Question: When are tax increases necessary and appropriate?

Richardson--wants constitutional amendment to balance budget. can't do it in war and recession. would exclude social security.

Edwards--get rid of tax breaks for wealthiest americans and for companies that take jobs overseas.

Clinton--people feel like they're standing on a trap door. should raise taxes on wealthy.

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