Robin Carnahan on Budget & Economy
Carnahan took some positions to Blunt's right: Promising to ban spending earmarks, for example, and criticizing the financial bailout known as TARP. "Congressman, you were there to let these banks run wild," Carnahan said. "You were there to bail them out with $700 billion of our money."
Recent reports estimate the actual cost of the TARP program at much less than that, Blunt pointed out, adding the bipartisan program prevented financial calamity. "It was a plan that worked," he said. "Hopefully, we'll never get in that situation again."
A: While Missouri families have been tightening their belts, Washington continues to waste billions. I have laid out a plan to restore fiscal responsibility to Washington by banning earmarks, ending corporate giveaways and enacting tough rules like pay-as-you go and spending caps. For 14 years Missouri families have been paying the bill for Rep. Blunt's corporate giveaways, bailouts, and wasteful earmarks that have gone to help his campaign donors.
Robin Carnahan understands the urgency of restoring accountability and fiscal responsibility to government and has a proven record of working across the aisle to get things done for Missourians.
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