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Wednesday night WGVU-TV airs U.S. Senate Candidate Forums


Debbie Stabenow/Pete Hoekstra

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Patrick Center
October 24, 2012 | WGVU  

Democrat Debbie Stabenow and Republican Pete Hoekstra were asked questions about the economy, education, health care reform, immigration, trade and foreign policy.

When it comes to reigning in federal government spending each said that during the mid 1990’s they were involved in balancing the budget through bipartisan support. How would Senator Stabenow reduce today’s budget deficit?

“We have got to tackle it. Both with spending, both by asking those who have received a big tax cuts in the last decade, multimillionaires to pay a little bit more, and let me also say, we’re never going to get out of debt with 12 million people out of work. So we better be focused on jobs as well. So that’s the approach I would take.”

During challenger Pete Hoekstra’s session, he talked about his days in Congress while serving on the Budget Committee in 1995. It’s that approach he’d take to reduce today’s federal deficit.

“We cut taxes, we restrained spending and we reformed welfare. Was it hard? Yes, but Republicans in the House under the leadership of Newt Gingrich worked with the President, Bill Clinton, to get it done and America prospered.”

Watch Decision 2012, The U.S. Senate Candidate Forums tonight at 8 o’clock on WGVU-TV.



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