Senate Debate Heats Up

7 years 8 months 3 days ago Friday, October 15 2010 Oct 15, 2010 Friday, October 15, 2010 4:02:38 AM CDT October 15, 2010 in News
The debate started early in Kansas City and so did the criticisms. Roy Blunt said, "I'm not going to vote for tax increases, even though you voted for tax increases during the first sixteen months of this campaign. Robin Carnihan, "He's for corporate bailouts and i'm not. He's for wasteful ear-mark spenidng and i'm not. He's for privatizing social security and i'm not." Held at the kansas city public television station, the debate was the first of two this week. Carnahan, missouri's current secreatary of state, also criticized blunt for taking lobbyist money. Blunt has been under fire for reported connections to the tobacco company phillip morris. But carnahan's most scathing attack came while discussing health care. "I think if you want to repeal health care reform and let insurance companies go back to their worst abuses congressman, then you ought ot repeal your own first and man up, and do what you're asking other people to do." For most of the debate, blunt chose not to attack carnahan as much. Instead he went after president barack obama, calling his administration "extremist." "The marketplace works. It was heading in that direction, the obama administration has headed us in another direction with fewer directions and less support for programs like medicare." Now Jim and Angie both candidates will meet again tomorrow morning. That will be at Ozark Public Television Studios in Lake of the Ozarks.

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