Topeka - Tuesday evening Congresswomen Lynn Jenkins participated in the League of Women Voters' KTWU Debate. Her opponents Tobias Schlingensiepen and Dennis Hawver joined the Congresswoman in discussing taxes, healthcare, agriculture and the national debt.
In Congresswoman Jenkins bipartisan remarks she demonstrated expertise and command over issues facing Kansas 2nd District voters, "Currently, every newborn child inherits $50,000 in debt before he takes his first breath. I'm here today because I find that number terrifying, and I'm determined to change it."
During the debate Tobias Schlingensiepen demonstrated a lack of understanding on the issues and inability to be an advocate for Kansas voters.
When asked about whether he would have voted for Obamacare, he responded, "I don't know" then mentioned a variety of aspects in the legislation that he liked.
When asked to name three government programs he would cut, Tobias Schlingensiepen failed to come up with a single government program. Instead, he suggested a tax increase would be his preference.
When asked about his experience with 2nd District agriculture issues, Tobias Schlingensiepen oddly compared his experiences in his vegetable garden with the trials faced by everyday Kansas farmers.
Congresswoman Jenkins response to these questions aligned with those of Kansans, opposing Obamacare, suggesting numerous areas of government waste that warrant cuts and referenced her personal experience milking 100 head of Holstein cattle while growing on a dairy farm near Holton.