Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Long Opposes Stimulus, But Falls Short on Solution

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TIP OF THE ICEBERG
Congressional candidate Billy Long said he opposed the massive economic stimulus package championed by President Obama and approved by Congress in February, but is less specific about what he would've done to avoid a deep depression.

"I don't know exactly what I would've done, Dave," Long said in a candid acknowledgement during an interview with The Notebook.
Doesn't completely disavow some stimulus impact but said he would have favored more tax cuts and incentives for businesses to hire . . . "$870 million dollars, you're going to have some effect," but adds some of the money was "thrown away."
"They said they had all these shovel-ready projects and now it turns out they all weren't shovel ready projects," Long said.
*WATCH COMPLETE INTERVIEW -- IN TWO PARTS*

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"IT'S A CLEAR DECISION"
In the above clip, Long talks politics and again makes the distinction between his background and the other politicians in the race.
"How many people in this race have met a payroll? How many don't live on a government . . . taxpayer check right now? How many are not a lawyer? How many aren't lifetime politicians?"
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