Jenkins Challenges Sasse and Domina to Support Debt Reduction Plan

“Simpson-Bowles is comprehensive, gutsy and sensible approach”
By: Jenkins for U.S. Senate
 
 
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LINCOLN, Neb. - Oct. 29, 2014 - PRLog -- Jim Jenkins, nonpartisan candidate for U.S. Senate, said today that neither the Democrat nor Republican Nebraska Senate candidates support real debt reform that will bring lasting financial prosperity for hard working Nebraskans.

“Both of my opponents, Republican Ben Sasse and Democrat David Domina, are locked in their respective partisan boxes with regard to compromising on a solution to fix the nation’s debt. Mr. Sasses has signed a pledge not to raise taxes, while Mr. Domina has largely ignored the need to streamline government agencies and reform entitlements,” Jenkins said.

According to Jenkins, if elected Sasse would not vote to close tax loopholes and Domina would not support major entitlement reforms.

“My top priority is to fix the debt. I support a budget based on the plan recommended in 2010 by a bipartisan majority of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, more commonly known as the Simpson-Bowles Commission; co-chaired by former White House chief of staff Democrat Erskine Bowles and former Republican senator Alan Simpson.”

“The Simpson-Bowles plan is a comprehensive, gutsy and sensible approach to attacking our national debt and guaranteeing that Social Security is fiscally sound for future generations. Those recommendations, unfortunately, have not been debated in Congress and lack the support of major party leaders on both sides – including Mr. Sasse and Mr. Domina,” Jenkins said.

“We need to work together and find the strength in the middle of both parties to solve the issues of our nation. It is time that our political leaders put the interest of their country before the interest of their parties and enter into bipartisan negotiations to rein in government spending. I will work to bring us together with common sense values that all Americans share,” Jenkins said.

“Nebraska is home to independent thinkers and doers, fair-minded people who pride themselves in working together in a collaborative fashion to find solutions. Congress no longer collaborates on much of anything, but instead kicks the can down the road on nearly every major issue facing our country.”

Jenkins said Ben Sasses’ support from national tea party figures and organizations indicates his unwillingness to change the gridlock in Washington.

“The tea party on the right and President Obama and liberal members of Congress on the left are causing hyper-partisan gridlock and failing to address the major issues facing our country. This dysfunction is undermining our economy, our security and worst of all, is undermining our democratic institutions,” Jenkins said.

“Nebraska doesn’t belong to a political party; Nebraska belongs to our people. We must seek bipartisan solutions to the deficit and our burdensome tax code. Unless you can develop a framework in Congress by which you actually debate, discuss and negotiate, we're not going to be able to move forward.”

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