Georgia Congressional Candidates Clash on Stimulus

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Thomasville, GA (AP) - The candidates for Congress in southwest
Georgia are disputing the effectiveness of a federal stimulus
program intended to revive a tanking economy.
Republican Mike Keown said in a debate Tuesday that
the $787 billion stimulus program has not worked because
unemployment is still high. He blamed the program for creating more
government jobs.
Democratic incumbent Sanford Bishop said the federal spending
passed in 2009 helped revive an economy during a crisis. He said
lawmakers needed to focus on reviving the economy first, then worry
about costs later. Bishop said the economy is now on the mend.
The Democratic incumbent has held his seat since 1992.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Don Location: Thomasville on Oct 13, 2010 at 06:30 AM
    Sanford demonstrated that he is more out of touch with reality than we thought. He is so closely aligned behind Unkabama that should the Liar-in-Chief stoop to bow to the Saudi king again Bishop would never see the light of day. At times during the debate, Bishop simply read from his notebook, no doubt supplied by the party. He is Pelosi in an ill fitting suit, ready as she says to stimulate the economy by "handing out more food stamps and unemployment checks". I can't afford it any longer. Sanford also denies knowledge of what his family and staff are doing, so how can he POSSIBLY know what is going on in the 2nd? Time to SackSanford.
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