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
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.
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