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October 30, 2012

DISTRICT 2: Wallace, Mullin face off

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“If sanctions against Iran are not working we need to go to plan b, we don’t want to fight on our own soil,” Mullin said.

“Iran already the most direct threat to Israel or the U.S. in that part of the world,” Wallace said.

Mullin concluded by stating that the U.S. should continue to support those inside Iran that are working to make that government fall.

“We have to look at those we can isolate Iran if we can isolate their friends,” Mullin said.

Wallace hit his stride when speaking about healthcare.

Obamacare is a symbol of what is wrong with Washington today, we passed it by reaching out to big companies, “it’s not the right approach,” according to Wallace. 

Congress listened to the lobbyists and built a bill that is way to expensive, Wallace added.

“We must repeal Obamacare it is the biggest threat to small business owners,” Mullin said.

Wallace and Mullin concluded the debate in a brief discussion about social security.

Very little separated the two candidates on this issue as they both called it “a promise” to citizens.

The candidates did not support additional taxes or any tax increase to continue to fund the programs or in order to reduce the deficit.

“The greatest threat to the economy is the deficit, we must shrink the government,” Wallace said.

 “We shouldn’t be raising taxes on anyone, they are not responsible for the money we already give them,” Mullin said. “We know how to spend our money wisely.”

Wallace also agreed that raising taxes is not the answer, “growth is the key” he explained creating manufacturing demand and other growth at the middle class level.

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