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Another Decisive Debate Win For Deb Fischer

October 1, 2012

“While Senator Fischer outlined her proposals to create jobs, provide middle-class tax relief, pass a balanced budget amendment and implement market-based health care reform, Bob Kerrey reiterated his support for government-run health care, tax hikes on the middle-class, and Obamacare’s $700 billion in cuts to Medicare.”

“Bob Kerrey clearly demonstrated why he’s out of touch with Nebraska. Trailing badly in the polls and unable to run on his liberal record, Kerrey resorted to launching false attacks against Senator Fischer throughout the debate.”

OMAHA Nebraska, September 28, 2012 - Following today’s KETV-Omaha Chamber of Commerce Debate, Fischer campaign spokesman Daniel Keylin released the following statement:

“Today, Nebraskans had another chance to see the stark differences between Senator Deb Fischer and Bob Kerrey.

“While Senator Fischer outlined her proposals to create jobs, provide middle-class tax relief, pass a balanced budget amendment and implement market-based health care reform, Bob Kerrey reiterated his support for government-run health care, tax hikes on the middle-class, and Obamacare’s $700 billion in cuts to Medicare.

“Bob Kerrey clearly demonstrated why he’s out of touch with Nebraska. Trailing badly in the polls and unable to run on his liberal record, Kerrey resorted to launching false attacks against Senator Fischer throughout the debate.

“Unfortunately for Bob Kerrey, Nebraskans want a commonsense conservative who will bring the Nebraska Way to Washington, not a New York liberal who will be an automatic vote for the failed big-government policies of President Obama and Harry Reid.”

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Fischer touts economic plans at South Sioux City stop

September 20, 2012

SIOUX CITY JOURNAL
Bret Hayworth
http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/90829d32-480d-5cf9-b0df-4b262c8ba257.html

SOUTH SIOUX CITY | As the months of the U.S. Senate campaign in Nebraska have gone on, Republican candidate Deb Fischer has held tightly to her agenda of improving the nation’s business climate to boost job growth.

Speaking after a South Sioux City Chamber of Commerce event on Friday, Fischer said even though differing domestic and international hot topics have popped up in 2012, the people of Nebraska still most want lawmakers to address the economy.

Fischer, a state senator from Valentine, said the poor economy stems from federal overspending and too sizable debt. Fix those government budget problems, she said, and things will improve elsewhere in the economy.

“Everything else stems from that. We need to balance the budget, we need to grow jobs, we need to look at the deficit and the debt,” Fischer said.

She is running against Bob Kerrey, a Democrat, for the seat currently held by U.S.Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., who did not seek another term.

Fischer said it is wrong to criticize her position that the federal deficit, now at$1.16 trillion, can be pared back with program cuts and without tax increases.

“Everybody always brings up that you have to increase taxes. No, we don’t. You can increase (governmental) revenue by creating jobs, and that’s what I want todo,” Fischer said.

Reforming the tax code and reducing unhelpful regulations on businesses is the way to aid the business climate, she said.

Fischer would not commit to a goal of a certain amount of dollars that should be cut each year to balance the budget. She said that balancing goal would take atleast 10 years.”

“It is not really realistic for me to stand here and say, ‘Yes, we need to cut this much or this much or this much.’ Of course, we can look at cuts. If you repeal ObamaCare, that is $500 billion that you can save. If you reduce the federal workforce by 15 percent, that is $230 billion,” Fischer said.

“…There are no easy answers, there are no sound bites to this, and Nebraskans realize that.”

Kerrey, a former two-term senator, campaigned in Dakota County on Monday. Fischer said she and Kerrey are definitely on the opposite side of most issues, so Nebraskans will have stark contrasts from which to choose in the Nov. 6 election.


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U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Endorses Deb Fischer

September 10, 2012

FISCHER: “Small businesses have struggled under President Obama’s failed economic policies, and we need a new direction in order to turn our economy around. I’ve offered a plan to reform our broken tax code, cut down on burdensome regulations, repeal and replace Obamacare, and work towards a balanced budget.”

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: “There’s a stark difference between the candidates on issues that create jobs, and the choice for Nebraska voters is clear. We’re proud to stand with Deb and highlight her strong record fighting for job creators, rather than stifling them with taxes, mandates, and regulations.”

OMAHA, Nebraska, September 10, 2012 - Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced its endorsement of Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate, citing Fischer’s accomplishments as a member of the Nebraska Legislature and her strong support for pro-growth, pro-jobs policies at the federal level.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business advocacy organization, representing more than three million businesses across the country.

The organization has a bipartisan record of U.S. Senate endorsements in Nebraska, endorsing Ben Nelson during his re-election campaign in 2006.

“I’m very pleased to have the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,” said U.S. Senate candidate Deb Fischer. “Small businesses have struggled under President Obama’s failed economic policies, and we need a new direction in order to turn our economy around. I’ve offered a plan to reform our broken tax code, cut down on burdensome regulations, repeal and replace Obamacare, and work towards a balanced budget.”

In the U.S. Senate race, Fischer is the only candidate who has released a detailed plan to create jobs and grow our economy.

Fischer’s plan calls for overhauling the nation’s tax code and permanently repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax and Death Tax. It also offers ways to eliminate excessive government mandates and regulations.

To address rising energy costs, Fischer’s plan proposes increasing domestic energy production and advancing the development of alternative energy.

Her plan also calls for the repeal of Obamacare and implementation of market-based policies to reduce health care costs and increase accessibility.

As a member of the Nebraska Legislature, Senator Fischer has a proven record of fighting for pro-growth, pro-small business policies.

In 2007, she helped pass the largest tax relief package in state history, which slashed property taxes and eliminated the estate tax.

In the 2011 Legislative session, Senator Fischer introduced and led the successful passage of the Build Nebraska Act to fund the lifeblood of Nebraska’s communities–its roads. Fischer’s work was praised as “an achievement that has evaded other state officials for too many years” by the Lincoln Journal Star.

Fischer has also supported key initiatives in the Legislature that have helped to create jobs and boost economic growth. These include the Nebraska Advantage Act, which provides tax incentives to businesses that expand and create jobs in Nebraska; the Nebraska Super Advantage Act, which helps communities boost business recruitment and economic development efforts; and the Business Innovation Act, which supports research, innovation and development in Nebraska small businesses and public and private colleges and universities.

“There’s a stark difference between the candidates on issues that create jobs, and the choice for Nebraska voters is clear,” said Doug Loon, the U.S. Chamber’s vice president of regional affairs. “We’re proud to stand with Deb and highlight her strong record fighting for job creators, rather than stifling them with taxes, mandates, and regulations.”

“Deb Fischer’s proven record in Nebraska shows that she will represent the state’s values while advocating for policies that advance growth and hiring,” said Bob Milligan, former chair of the U.S. Chamber’s Board of Directors and Chairman and Founder of Nature’s Variety, Inc.

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