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November 7, 2012

Another easy victory for Somerset’s Hal Rogers


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“But two-thirds of spending is not controlled by Congress —  it’s entitlements,” said Rogers, referring to Social Security and Medicare. “They’ve grown like a weed. That’s where the growth in government spending is coming from.”
Rogers wasn’t sure when speaking to the Commonwealth Journal how the presidential election would turn out. But by Tuesday night’s end, it appeared that Rogers’ political opponent Barack Obama would continue on in the White House for another four years. Rogers said that trying to work with the president to move America forward would prove “extremely difficult” for his fellow Republicans.
“Unless (Obama) changes his way of operation, he has not been at all cooperative with the (Republican-controlled) House,” said Rogers. “It’s his way or the highway. I’m hoping that, if he should be re-elected, that he has had a change of heart.”
What Rogers hopes to see for America over his next term is a more economically fruitful nation.
“We’ve got to produce jobs,” he said. “We’ve got to get the middle-class back to where they were. We’ve got 20 million people ... out of work. Many others are under-employed. Their income levels are dropping. We’ve got to reverse that. We’ve got to get people back to work, with good-paying jobs to allow people to buy homes, cars, and build this economy back.”

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