It was a very informative night in the sole, exclusive debate between U.S. Congressmen Jeff Landry and Charles Boustany tonight.  In the second part of tonight's debate, they touched on the national debt ceiling, their votes while in Congress, the nation's taxation problems and the negative feelings toward Congress.  Here's the audio from the second half of the show.

We broadcast this debate live on Cajun Radio 1470/1290 AM this evening, thanks to our sister station, Newsradio KPEL 96.5 in Lafayette.  First off, here were the rules of the debate.  A coin toss determined who went first.

  • Candidate 1 gets asked the question and has :90 to answer.
  • Candidate 2 gets a :60 rebuttal.
  • Candidate 1 gets a :30 wrap-up.
  • Then, the process is reversed -- Candidate 2 gets a stab at the same question for :90.
  • Candidate 1 gets a :60 rebuttal.
  • Candidate 2 gets a :30 wrap-up.

QUESTION #5: Explain your positions on the debt ceiling increase.

Jeff Landry's Response:

Charles Boustany's Response:

QUESTION #6:  If you could change one vote during your time in Congress, what would it be?

Charles Boustany's Response:

Jeff Landry's Response:

QUESTION #3: Can you explain a good solution to our fiscal problems of taxation and spending?

Jeff Landry's Response:

Charles Boustany Response:

QUESTION #8:  Tell us three good things about Congress, and tell us how you hope to be an effective member of Congress.

Charles Boustany's Response:

Jeff Landry's Response:


Closing Statements:  First Boustany, Then Landry