(College Republican Federation of Nevada) – Yesterday on Nevada Newsmakers, Democratic congressional candidate Kate Marshall referred to her opponent Mark Amodei’s campaign as “reckless,” over an ad depicting a future in which China has taken over the United States. Marshall called the ad “dangerous” and “incendiary,” while stating that Nevada needs someone in Congress who is “fiscally prudent.”
“By continually referring to Mark Amodei’s campaign ad with scare-tactics of her own, while dodging substantive policy questions, Kate Marshall has proven she just doesn’t get it,” said Mark Ciavola, Chairman of the Nevada College Republicans. “Racking up more than $1.1 trillion in debt to China alone is ‘reckless’ and ‘dangerous,’ and there is nothing ‘fiscally prudent’ about her Party’s record of deficit spending over the past five years.”
According to the Nevada College Republicans, Kate Marshall is ignoring the fact that Democrats took control of both houses of Congress in 2006, when the national debt was $8.5 trillion, and the budget deficit was $163 billion. After five years of Democrat control, the national debt has almost doubled to $14.5 trillion, and President Obama’s proposed 2012 budget contained a $1.65 trillion deficit – 10 times higher than the 2006 shortfall. Perhaps even worse, the national unemployment rate has risen from 4.3% on Election Day in 2006, to stand at 9.1% today, while Nevada’s unemployment rate remains worst in the nation at 12.1%.
“It is time to put our nation, and our state, back on a path to fiscal independence and prosperity, not to elect another Democratic representative who will support the Obama administration’s failed economic policies,” concluded Ciavola.