Vegas Live: On to the Economy

Vegas Live: On to the Economy

Vegas Live: On to the Economy

A campaign blog.
Jan. 15 2008 9:44 PM

Vegas Live: On to the Economy

We've moved on from the Awkward, Useless Questions segment to the Economy segment.

All the candidates talk about how they'd cut down on foreign ownership. Edwards points to how this trend hurts the middle class more than the wealthiest. Hillary says she'd cut down on home foreclosures by freezing interest rates. Obama ties our dependence on foreign ownership to energy policy.

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Only Hillary tailors her answer to the audience. She talks about how home foreclosures and bankruptcy laws are "black and brown issues" that affect minorities disproportionately. In Las Vegas, which is one of the home-foreclosure capitals of the United States, these answers resonate.