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Djou, Hanabusa debate live on KGMB

Charles Djou Charles Djou
Colleen Hanabusa Colleen Hanabusa

By Brooks Baehr - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Congressional candidates Charles Djou and Colleen Hanabusa squared off in a heated debate televised live on KGMB Tuesday night.

They agreed on some issues, or example President Obama sending more U.S. troops to Afghanistan in an attempt to stabilize the country, but the candidates disagreed on many other issues.

Djou wants term limits in congress. Hanabusa does not.

Djou wants to chip away at the federal deficit by holding onto federal stimulus money that has not already been spent. Hanabusa wants to reduce the deficit by ending tax cuts that benefit the wealthiest people in America.

"I believe the first thing we've got to do is to let the tax cuts expire for that upper two percent. How it affects Hawaii is that about one percent of our population who are super wealthy. That amount of money nationally is going to represent $700 billion," Hanabusa said during the 1 ½ hour debate.

"I believe that for every two federal workers that leave the federal work force we should only hire one back until the federal work force returns back to 2008 levels. That's the right way to fix our deficit, not increasing taxes," Djou countered.

The entire debate will posted on this web site sometime Wednesday.

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