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Sharon Hansen on Budget & Economy

 


Bailouts and stimulus slowed Great Recession recovery

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Stimulus better than market-led recovery"?

A: I absolutely disagree with this. When the market crashed in 2008, economists all over were saying that bailouts & stimulus spending wouldn't make any difference. I think they were only halfway right. It made a difference, but it was a bad difference, not a good difference. We again wasted taxpayer money. The people in this country who work for a living don't mind helping the poor who are poor through no fault of their own and those who are genuinely disabled and unable to do any kind of work. But we don't like our government paying our hard earned tax money to executives who intentionally mismanage their business and expect the taxpayers to bail them out. If people aren't going to be responsible, then I think they deserve to go bankrupt and lose their business. No exceptions and no excuses. People need to be held accountable for their own actions.

Source: E-mail interview for 2014 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org , Dec 9, 2013

Get rid of the Federal Reserve and the IRS

Source: 2014 Senate campaign website www.SharonHansenForUSSenate.org , Nov 20, 2013

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