McCaskill Talks Money in Fulton

7 years 8 months 1 week ago Friday, September 10 2010 Sep 10, 2010 Friday, September 10, 2010 9:29:40 AM CDT September 10, 2010 in News
Senator Claire McCaskill spoke to a room full of taxpayers in Fulton on Thursday, about curbing spending in Washington.

She talked about the legislation she is trying to balance out the budget. McCaskill plans to reinstate the "Pay-As-You-Go" legislation that she says helped balance the budget in the 90's, and a bipartisan amendment she co-introduced to cap spending.

She then turned the floor over to the taxpayers who asked questions about lack of jobs in Missouri, among others.

Some people KOMU talked to were disappointed in the outcome of the forum.

"She didn't really address the economy, she didn't address higher taxes which are looming for everyone, she didn't address taxes that have been raised already," said Columbia resident Norma Clark.

Robin Acree, of GRO, Grass Roots Organizing, was a little more pleased with the meeting.

"It sounded like to me, she was really gonna follow up on the Local Jobs For America Act, so she must be getting the message that it is about jobs and economy."

Fulton was the last of eight stops McCaskill made around the state.

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