Kingston, Perdue campaign in Macon | News
Jack Kingston and David Perdue touched down a few hours apart Monday at Middle Georgia Regional Airport in hopes these final campaign stops will be enough for a career in the U.S. Senate to take flight.
"I really think that we need to start over," Perdue said.
Perdue has campaigned as an outsider and says his business background is the key to reducing the national debt.
"I think there are two things that we need to do. One is cut the insane spending in Washington and there are plenty of opportunities to do that. The second thing is to get this economy growing again," he said.
We asked how.
"I'm now a supporter and fighter for the Fair Tax. I think we need to pull the regulators back and the third thing is I think we really need to get this energy boom that God's given us. We need a plan. We need to get that going to help drive this economy."
That's something Kingston says he's always supported as an 11-term congressman.
"We need a tax code that is fair, simple and stimulates business growth and the Fair Tax does do that."
Kingston and Perdue also said a part of fixing the debt is securing the border.
"Senator Johnny Isakson has called for the national guard and I agree with that to solve this current crisis of our own making," Perdue said.
Kingston agrees with that strategy, but would take things a step further.
"We need to secure the border first, no amnesty. We need to crack down on employers who knowingly hire illegals, and we should not have welfare benefits for illegal aliens."
Kingston and Perdue admit they agree on many issues....just not who can better help solve them.
"With only about 10 people in the U.S. Senate having any business experience I think I can go and add value to the crisis of the day," Perdue said.
"I'm the only one who has ever cut the federal budget. Cut it by almost, cut it by over 3 billion dollars," Kingston said.
Both say regardless of who gets the nomination.
"We can't give Harry Reid one more vote in the United States Senate," Perdue said.
"Because we know this is bigger than the Republican nominee," Kingston added. "This is about the United States of America and not sending Harry Reid one more vote in the U.S. Senate."