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April 22, 2018

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Dean Heller slams stimulus spending, offends constituent

Rep. Dean Heller criticized the federal stimulus as ineffective and insulted one constituent who stormed out, declaring that the congressman had lost his vote, according to the Nevada Appeal.

At a Carson City Rotary Club meeting Tuesday, Heller asked how many in the room of 70 people had taken advantage of Cash for Clunkers. A man raised his hand, prompting Heller to say: “Congratulations. Everybody else in the room paid for your car.”

The man headed for the door, telling Heller: “I have better things to do than be insulted by a man who hasn't learned anything. I'll never vote for you again.”

“I know I embarrassed someone and I apologize for that, but I don't think everybody has a right to own a new car," Heller said.

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