The World-Herald asked Nebraska's two U.S. Senate candidates to address several issues of importance to the 2012 campaign. This is the first in a series of issues and responses.
The role of government in job creation
Deb Fischer: “Government's role is to foster an environment that allows the private sector to thrive and create jobs. From President Obama's health care bill to an uncompetitive tax system, government currently serves as a roadblock to economic growth. We need to cut governmental red tape and make it easier for small businesses to grow and invest.”
Bob Kerrey: “Jobs and wealth are created by private sector risk-takers. Balancing the budget, simplifying our tax code to lower individual and corporate rates and reforming our immigration laws would all encourage risk-taking. A well-functioning judiciary, public safety, infrastructure, public research and education are examples of times where public spending can stimulate private investments.”