Constituents Challenge Cravaack On Jobs, Taxes

DEER RIVER, Minn. (AP) — Job creation and taxes were on the minds of constituents attending a town hall meeting with Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack in Minnesota’s 8th District.

About 200 people attended the meeting in Deer River Tuesday night. Cravaack asked the audience to be polite and not heckle each other as they talked about the issues. The first-term representative was one of 66 Republicans to recently vote against the compromise deficit-reduction legislation that increased the nation’s borrowing authority. He said the proposal didn’t cut spending enough.

The Duluth News Tribune says one audience member challenged Cravaack to admit that Republicans, not Democrats created the budget problem. Cravaack said he wasn’t interested in who created it, but just wanted to solve the problem for the next generation.

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