Mark Kennedy on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (MN-6)
Q: But you voted for both those proposals.
KENNEDY: I voted for every single amendment to take out these crazy line items.
Q: But in final passage, those proposals were legislation you voted for.
KENNEDY: They were, because I support roads and key programs. But you ought not to hold a whole bill hostage because there's silly stuff in it. We ought to have a line-item veto for the president to cut that junk out of there, hold Congress accountable, keep spending under control.
Q: But you have a Republican president, a Republican House, a Republican Senate, and you have an $8 trillion debt.
KENNEDY: I would like the president to take a little bit more leadership on spending. We do need to push forward and make sure that we have strong fiscal measures to keep spending under control.
A: 80% of that was because of 9/11 and the recession that followed, and the need to rebuild the military. As well, w had things like Katrina. We need to step up as a country and meet those challenges. That's where the largest percent came from.
|Other candidates on Budget & Economy:||Mark Kennedy on other issues:|
Pres.George W. Bush
2006 Senate retirements:
2006 Senate Races:
(CT)Lieberman v.Lamont v.Schlesinger
(MD)Cardin v.Steele v.Zeese
(MS)Lott v.Fleming v.Bowlin
(WA)Cantwell v.McGavick v.Guthrie
(WI)Kohl v.Vogeler v.Redick
House of Representatives
SenateMatch (matching quiz)
Senate Votes (analysis)