Rep. Bill Owens says its a contradiction to advocate for smaller government and also criticise high unemployment numbers. The gist is that public sector jobs constitute "economic development".
The other argument is that bloated government may employ some people, but it's drawing money away from private sector investment and hiring.
The Congressman has touched on the essence of the philosophical difference between him and opponent Matt Doheny.
Owens claims Doheny is inconsistent on economy