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Sen. Hagan hosts debt ceiling discussion at UNC

Posted July 25, 2011

U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan

— U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan on Monday hosted a discussion on the country's fiscal future.

The North Carolina Democrat took part in a panel discussion at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on the debt ceiling debate.

Panel participants included former South Carolina Congressman John Spratt and John Weinberg, director of research for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Hagan has previously held similar forums in Raleigh, Greensboro, Charlotte and Wilmington.


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  • btneast Jul 27, 2011

    Ok, so corporations use tax deductions?... Do you?... The question now is how many people do you employ?... That's what I thought!... Think about that....

    People who think corporations or businesses should pay more taxes obviously have never run or owned a business. Busineeses pay NO tax, never have. Tax(income) is part of your overhead,just like utilities, labor, rent, etc. From your overhead cost, you determine what you have to charge in order to make a profit. If taxes go up, so do your the consumer ultimately pays the tax....always has, always will.

  • Wingnut Central Jul 26, 2011

    Apparently some folk's idea of a fair and balanced discussion is to guarantee that both rational and irrational opinions are represented.

  • robertbsmith1 Jul 26, 2011

    During the Obamacare debate I asked Ms. Hagan's office if her constituents in N.C. were opposed to the plan, would she still vote for Obamacare. I was told that it was best for the country so she would support it. BOY, I love the way she represents us! This woman doesn't know sheep dip from barn paint.

  • cwood3 Jul 26, 2011

    Sarcasticles-Are you in the 2nd District??? Did you have an opportunity to vote for Renee Ellmers??? Renee Ellmers is an ordinary person doing extraordinary things. Not many of us have the ba... to run for Congress-especially on the tight conservative stances she took. But God bless her, she got elected. David beat Goliath in the 2nd District.

    In other words, unless you'r in the 2nd District, leave her alone!!!

    Cluelss Kay can help it-she's in Harry's closet!! She'll do whatever Harry Reid wants her to do-good girl!!! Nevada values in NC-you decide!!

    Renee Ellmers-continue on-please!!

  • Bozo652002 Jul 26, 2011

    "If you call Renee Ellmers and tell them you're a healthcare/insurance company lobbyist, she'll come to the phone herself. THAT'S service. ;)" SARCASTICLES

    Hoo-boy, that was rich! Oy.

  • lost in translation Jul 26, 2011

    We must believe that Senator Hagan wants to do the right thing for this country as it peratins to the debt ceiling and budget. I did not vote for her but I do believe that she is fiscally conservative. What I do not understand is simply this....We as a nation cannot spend more than we take in. Period. We have consistently spent more for years and not just under Obama. Obama has certainly added to this misery and in great numbers. Bottom line is you don't ask your credit card company to up your max. limit in order to spend your way out of overspending. You reduce your spending to equal, or be below, what your revenue in take currently is....simple. Why can't we achieve this goal? If Hagan is on the side of taxing to help achieve this goal she is commiting political suicide. Either tax everyone more or do not increase the taxes at all. Playing the class warefare game has failed at every turn in this country....but the again, we were a totally capitalistic society then.

  • SARCASTICLES Jul 25, 2011

    If you call Renee Ellmers and tell them you're a healthcare/insurance company lobbyist, she'll come to the phone herself. THAT'S service. ;)

  • UNC006 Jul 25, 2011

    A Senator that cannot explain elements of Obamacare.Two lame ducks, Kay and Bev have a combined IQ of 89...

  • arfamr1007 Jul 25, 2011

    Hagan is a joke...if you call her office all you get is a recording. If you call Rep. Elmers' office however, you will talk to a person who listens to your comments, notes them, and takes your information. Hagan will be gone soon enough.

  • affirmativediversity Jul 25, 2011

    Contrary to popular Tea Party belief, education institutions are not the enemy or the problem. Do yourself a favor - educate yourself before commenting. per TJPC


    Amazing how you managed to STEREOTYPE an entire group of people while, none to subtly, calling them stupid...then rounding off your ignorance and ill manners with a less than sincere defense of a public institution that prides itself on its LIBERAL, PROGRESSIVE tenets.

    but I suppose for someone who keeks out of his Mom's basement only on rare occassions....