Heck vs Titus Debate

October 15, 2010

Let’s talk about the 3rd Congressional District seat up for grabs right now here in Nevada.  Titus is the incumbent and Heck is the challenger that would like to be sitting on the Hill come January.

Joe Heck is a doctor and military man who came to Nevada in 1990 with his wife and kids.  His stance is that we need to stop government intervention and work to address the issues now and not when they are at a crisis level as Congress now does.

Dina Titus was and educator for almost all her life.  She has been a political figure here in Nevada and now in Washington.  Her stance is that we must raise taxes or cut benefits to become solvent.  She is against illegal immigration and wants to secure the border before we can deal with those who crossed the border and now live in America illegally.

Titus responded to just about every statement that Heck made with some type of sting statement about flipping his position again and again and again.  Both Titus and Heck had a strong presence when speaking about the issues and I didn’t see a real clear winner here.

There was no knock out punch from either side. Both held their ground and pushed each other on their policies and votes over the years. Dina beat Joe up on the job issues and his statements about not being for any spending bills that would create jobs or incentivize business to invest in wind and solar energy.  Joe hit Dina with the voting record of Dina and the votes on Health Care, the Stimulus and an assortment of others.

Dina responded to questions about the cap and trade bill with no new taxes will be involved when that passes. We won’t be dependent on foreign oil.  Joe came back with the increases each individual will end up paying which will be close to $1,700.00 per family.  Dina disputed that stating no increase will happen.

The bickering back and forth wore me out. Both candidates had interesting statements of fact and fiction, you decide.  Joe Heck asked a question toward the end of the debate about how Dina would handle a student who lied or cheated on an exam refering to her ads that an organization deemed to be untrue.  Dina went off on Heck and stated what are you going to tell you constituents about you switching positions on every issue. She went off with three or four more what are you statements that were blistering.

If you are a Democrat Dina won hands down.  If you’re a Republican than Joe won with a landslide. Again you be the judge.

Listen to the debate on-line and then when you head out to the polls you can have your voice heard through your vote. Don’t let anyone every tell you that your vote doesn’t count because it does. Read my lips, “Your vote counts!” Make it happen by getting out to the polls and vote your conscience. We can make a difference with one vote, one voice.