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Bob Kerrey elaborates on his proposed agenda
The November election is 26 days away. News 5's Katie Gauthier caught up with Democratic Candidate Bob Kerrey. The clock is ticking for Kerrey to garner votes.
In just a few weeks Nebraskans will decide between Democratic Candidate Bob Kerrey and Republican Deb Fischer.
As the clock ticks, what does Bob Kerrey think will be the biggest issue going to the polls.
"I would say the most important thing is that people don't trust that Congress is listening to them because Congress is doing the things that they ought to be doing. So changing the rules of Congress to me, you don't change those rules of Congress. Congress is just going to continue to behave the way that they're doing," said Kerrey.
In fact, Kerrey has bigger ideas on how to change Congress.
"If I get elected I'm going to champion amending the constitution. It would say Congress has to organize itself in a non-partisan fashion, sets limitation of terms to 12 consecutive years, gives Congress permission to ban outside money and impose limitations on what can be spent on campaigns," Kerrey said.
It's already been a divisive topic across the nation and even in the presidential debate: healthcare.
But would Bob Kerrey repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act?
"I think repealing it would make things worse. I think your much better off listening to doctors, listening to hospitals, listen to businesses and try to make improvements in this rather than starting from scratch," said Kerrey.
Which is a stark contrast to Fischer who believes it should be repealed.
And how does Kerrey feel about Medicare?
"Well, Medicare and Social Security together are the two most important programs in Nebraska. We have to change the program so we can look at people under the age of 40 and say when you become eligible the program's gonna be there for you 'cause right now under the current law you're looking at a 25 per cut in benefits and that isn't fair," Kerrey said.
Kerrey was also at Hastings College Thursday. It was a town hall meeting where the public and students were able to ask Kerrey a variety of questions.
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