Roberts, Slattery Spar Over The Economy

By: Jennifer Bocchieri Email
By: Jennifer Bocchieri Email

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As Senator Pat Roberts and former Congressman Jim Slattery took to the podium with the economy as the center stage.

"My question to Senator Roberts is what in the world were you thinking about when you voted to deregulate these financial markets," said Slattery.

"I voted against the bailout. Kansans by the thousands told me not to vote for this bailout because it did not protect the American taxpayer from bailing out Wall Street, foreign speculators or some foreign governments like China," said Roberts.

The attacks on each other's records continued, especially on tax increases and spending.

"You cannot continue to run up the debt on the American credit card and yes I cast some very tough votes to get the deficit under control," said Slattery.

"When he was in the Democrat controlled Congress the national debt increased from one trillion to five trillion. That's a 400% increase," said Roberts.

With the election only a few weeks away, both Roberts and Slattery will met again for their third and final debate in Kansas City tomorrow.

To see the entire debate, go to

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