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Kerrey and the Norris Amendment

Monday, September 24, 2012

Speaking to supporters in the home of Sen. George Norris in McCook on Friday, Bob Kerrey, former U.S. Senator and Nebraska governor, unveiled his Norris Amendment that he said would end the bickering in Washington. Based on the non-partisan Nebraska Legislature that Norris initiated, the amendment would force Congress to organize in an non-partisan way and have the authority to impose limits in campaign spending and term limits. Party politics are controlling Congress right now to the detriment of the people, he said and gave the examples of no Farm bill, no budget and no Appropriation bill. Bi-partisan politics can work, Kerrey said and cited a bill co-sponsored by Republican Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Democrat Dick Durbin on Social Security, that would, among other changes, move the retirement age back and make allowances for low wage earners. "Right now, you cannot look at any Nebraskan under the age of 40 in the eye about this," he said. Kerrey, the Democrat candidate representing Nebraska in the U.S. Senate, will face Republican Deb Fischer in the Nov. 6 general election.

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I hope that everyone remembers where Bob Kerrey has been the past many years. He only returned to Nebraska as this is his best chance to get back into politics. Let's vote and show him just were he deserves to be....not a Nebraska Senator. Deb Fisher is more deserving of the seat...regardless of being a Republican.

-- Posted by Pierre on Mon, Sep 24, 2012, at 8:38 PM

Thank goodness he returned. He has been helping students be good citizens like we Nebraskans. He has been in Vietnam and I think received the MOH and served our country. Where has Deb been? Sitting on the farm trying to figure out how she can make more money off the Farm Bill.

-- Posted by geewhiz on Tue, Sep 25, 2012, at 9:48 AM

I think that by replacing the great divider, Obama, we will find bickering between parties reduced by a dramatic level. But I don't expect Kerrey to recognize the real cause of the problem he so nobly set out to solve.

-- Posted by Bruce Baker on Tue, Sep 25, 2012, at 10:48 AM

I have nothing personally against Cosmic Bob but I do differ with the liberal train of thought he has demonstrated in the past.

-- Posted by dennis on Tue, Sep 25, 2012, at 11:31 AM

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