I listened to Chris Stewart Interviewed at length on KCPW radio, and I was not
impressed at all. He has pedestrian reflexive Republican values and spews
nonsense about having expertise in economics, especially when he started to
compare the US deficit rate being parallel with country of Greece and that this
represented some kind of catastrophic need to slash any sort of domestic
spending, taxes, etc. [fill in common radical Republican misconceptions here].
Fact is public debt as a percentage of GDP in Greece is 127% compared to 67% in
the US, so he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. And
besides, the US economy is so robust that when and if we are prepared to give it
a significant stimulus the US economy can churn out massive expansion and repay
public debt very quickly as we did we Bill Clinton was president and balanced
the budget.Being an profit-motivated opportunist is no qualification
for making coherent public policy. Mr. Stewart's made a ton of money
cashing in on the "war on terror", but he should rethink his mission to
become a member of the US Congress, he doesn't have the Right Stuff.
John,thanks.I'll take your word for it, though it does
seem odd.but then I do remember there being some stink about
Chaffetz living just outside his district's boundary.
@lost in DC"Don't you have to RESIDE in the district you want to
represent?"No, just in the state. Rep Chaffetz lives outside
the (current) 3rd district. Although, I believe Matheson has said he would move
into the 4th district if elected.
"Matheson has not ruled out running for re-election in his district but is
also considering a bid for the state's new 4th District seat"Don't you have to RESIDE in the district you want to represent? how can he be
chosing between the 2nd & 4th districts? I guess he'd have to move.