In addition to his positions on health care reform and Social Security, Ken Buck earns plaudits from the Pueblo Chieftain on reining in spending–in what the editorial believes critically separates him from Sen. Michael Bennet:
He also said he never would have voted for the $787 billion “stimulus” spending bill which has not stimulated the economy but has added to the national debt. Nationwide, unemployment officially stands at nearly 10 percent, and there are many more who have dropped out of the job market.
Mr. Bennet has admitted that the stimulus had increased the national debt to $13 trillion “with nothing to show for it.” To us, that’s an admission that reckless federal spending is no answer to what ails the economy.
What does ail the economy is the uncertainty created by Congress’ failure to extend the current tax rates, the looming costs of ObamaCare and the continued upward spiral of federal spending. Ken Buck would work with like-minded Republicans — and no doubt some conservative Democrats — to right this ship of state.
That’s why we wholeheartedly urge our readers to vote for Ken Buck for the United States Senate.