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Bob Kerrey discusses hot issues
Democratic nominee Bob Kerrey stopped in Minden Sunday afternoon to speak to a small crowd. He commented on hot issues ranging from healthcare to immigration.
With ethanol plants closing due to the rising price of corn, Kerrey says ethanol is still a success and beneficial to our environment.
He says that ethanol is one of the reasons the United States has under 50 percent imported oil and gasoline.
As far as immigration, Kerrey says it's an extremely contentious issue that is difficult to resolve.
"We've got a 1986 law that is way beyond its usefulness and so states are taking action on their own," said Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Bob Kerrey. "Arizona, Alabama, and cities like Fremont are taking action. It's way past due that we change this law."
Kerrey adds that there are serious problems with our healthcare system. However, he does think changes should be made to the new law.
"There's a business mandate in there that I think is counter-productive," Kerrey said. "I think there's some changes that can be made in the Medicaid system to not only make it more equitable, but make it more likely that Nebraska can make it work."
Opponent Deb Fischer thinks the healthcare law should be thrown out entirely, saying, "I support the full repeal of Obamacare."
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