One thing is for sure, there is a clear difference between Peters and Knollenberg.
Taxes, spending and the war in
Iraqdominated a tame debate between four of the five candidates running for ’s 9th Congressional District. Oakland County
U.S. Rep. Joe Knollenberg, R-Bloomfield Township, told about 250 people that he’s consistently delivered for Oakland County residents and would continue to “fight with all my might” if he’s returned to Congress.
Gary Peters, former state Senator and Lottery Commissioner, said the current economic crisis proves that
is broken and is in desperate need of change. Washington
“Whatever has happened in the past is not working now,” Peters said. “We do need to change how things are done in
Meanwhile, Green Party candidate Douglas Campbell had one of the best lines of the night when he urged that when voters watch the increasingly negative ads that Knollenberg and Peters are running against each other, that they “contemplate the possibility that they’re both right.”
The sharpest differences were on taxes.
Knollenberg said that raising them would be the worst possible thing to do at anytime, but especially in the current economic climate.
Peters said that he thinks tax cuts should be concentrated on the middle class and that tax breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas should be eliminated.
“If you look at the Bush tax cuts, they favor the people at the very top. If we do need to generate some revenue, that would be where I would look,” he said.
The ninth congressional district, which covers a wide swath of
Oakland Countyfrom Farmington Hillsthrough , has become a much more competitive district recently. Click here for the rest of the story. Oakland Township