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Fischer and Kerrey hit debate floor for third round
Monday night was round three for Senate candidates Deb Fischer and Bob Kerrey. And it was the last chance for candidates to prove to the state they're the right choice as the next U.S. Senate candidate of Nebraska.
This was the second debate in four days and broadcast all across the state on NET-TV.
Issues ranged from the the Affordable Healthcare Act to Foreign Policy and even Campaign funding.
Former Governor Bob Kerrey tried to finds the flaws in the Fischer Budget Plan.
While, the Republican Fischer made sure to mention that nearly 70 percent of her funds for her campaign came from here in Nebraska. One topic that created plenty of discussion was trying to find a way to cut down America's debt.
"It's an important part to cut the spending, but you have to grow an economy if you're going to create jobs; if you're going to create that opportunity," said Fischer.
"But when you cut a trillion dollars because you don't want to raise taxes on people over a million, because you don't want tax simplification to produce additional revenue, when you do it with cuts alone it will increase unemployment in the state of Nebraska," Kerrey said.
The topic that has been brought in all three debates has been the Affordable Healthcare act. But Monday night, both candidates were asked: If Obamacare is repealed, would you keep the pre-existing condition clause, and if so, how would you pay for it?
"I support the Affordable Healthcare Act. Most importantly, there's 120,000 Nebraskans who in 2014 will be getting about $3,000 each. And you know who they are. They're making about ten bucks an hour. They're going to be able to buy health insurance, they'll be healthier. they'll be more likely to hold their family together," said Kerrey.
"Pre-existing conditions. In visiting with Nebraskans, that is very important, that we're able to address that. and I believe the United States Senate will address that. But what I will tell you is that we won't do it by stealing $700 billion from Medicare because that was the trade off with the healthcare act now. That was the deal that was made," Fischer said.
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