With the Romney-Ryan ticket off and running, Democratic Senate hopeful Bob Kerrey is demanding Republican Deb Fischer come clean on the controversial Ryan budget.
Meanwhile Fischer is backing the Romney-Ryan ticket as a “clear alternative to President Obama’s and Bob Kerrey’s out of control spending, middle-class tax increases, and opposition to a balanced budget amendment.”
Kerrey says the Ryan Plan “goes too far on entitlement cuts (Social Security and Medicare) and doesn’t provide the shared sacrifice we need.”
In addition Kerrey accuses Fischer of ducking Ryan’s specific budget proposals.
“State Senator Fischer has had more than enough time to study the Ryan Plan, said Kerrey. “With Ryan now on the Republican ticket, it is time to know where she stands.”
Questioned by Nebraska Watchdog last month (see video below) Fischer said when it comes to the Ryan Plan “there are parts in it you can agree with.”
Fischer appeared to back portions of the plan specifically those dealing with what she calls the priorities of government: defense, infrastructure and broadband telecommunications.
As for other parts of the Ryan budget she said, “To put a plan out there is to start a process so you can address these big policy issues. The Ryan Plan was put out in the House of Representatives. It hasn’t been discussed or any budget hasn’t been discussed or passed in the Senate. That’s what needs to happen in the Senate and that’s what will happen in January if I’m elected.”
Reported by Joe Jordan, firstname.lastname@example.org
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