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Stewart opposes flax tax, wants to ease partisanship
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Eric Stewart may not have had an opponent at last week’s political forum sponsored by Southern Standard and WCPI, but he still had to answer questions about his agenda should he be elected to Congress.Stewart is a current state senator who is running for the U.S. House seat currently held by Scott DesJarlais.Stewart was asked about his philosophy on cutting the national deficit, which has exceeded $1 trillion in each of President Obama’s four years in office. Since the nation is spending more than it’s generating in revenue, reducing the deficit is going to take program cuts, tax increases, or a combination of both.“I think you have to have an across-the-board look at the entire thing and you’re going to have to have folks who are willing to sit down at the table and work together,” said Stewart when asked which programs he would cut. “Unfortunately, I think a lot of the folks we have in Washington, D.C. right now, they don’t want to solve the problems because they’ve figured out if they can drive a wedge between the American people they get to keep their jobs.