Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 | 2:02 a.m.
Congressional hopeful Erin Bilbray’s responses to Andrew Doughman’s questions (“Democratic hopeful for Congress keeps pressure on incumbent”) are disappointingly empty.
While I basically agree with Bilbray that Congress needs to pay more attention to revitalizing the U.S. economy, her rationale and means for achieving this are neither clear nor apparently well thought out. Her responses leave the impression that her true motivation for wanting to replace Joe Heck is little more than “I’m a Democrat, he’s a Republican, and I want his job.”
Bilbray’s response to the rollout problems with the Affordable Care Act (“I share all of America’s frustration because we have a website that is not working”) is just grandstanding. Her statement (“I would encourage people to look at the plans that were cancelled and see if there’s something out there that might serve them better, but I do think the president needs to honor his commitment”) is pure doublespeak.
In response to the question about boosting Southern Nevada’s economy, Bilbray’s primary solution is to build more roads. If things were really that simple, we could probably solve all our problems by building one big parking lot.