In a wide ranging live Afternoons with Amos interview, Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly covered a wide range of issues. Regarding the threat to the United States from the terrorist group ISIS and as American and coalition involvement in dealing with ISIS terrorists grows, how will we pay for this?  Donnelly talked frankly that we must find the revenue and he didn’t rule out a temporary tax increase to do it.  In the interview with Amos and listeners, Donnelly talked about the growing number of Hoosiers, over a million last year, who live in poverty. Donnelly repeated the call for an increase in the minimum wage. Sen. Donelly was wary of why Gov. Mike Pence wanted personal face time with President Barack Obama to pitch Pence’s alternative to expanding Medicaid.  Sen. Donnelly talked about President Obama’s travelling to Chicago via the Gary Airport. The Senator was asked if Air Force One land there could help boost operations to make Gary Chicago’s third major airport,especially for cargo.  The Senator was also asked about the mood of Democrats in Washington over the coming elections. Listeners also brought a number of issues to the Senator’s attention, including his view on the problems in Ferguson, Missouri; issues with Citizens Energy cutting off water to Indianapolis residents, and problems with housing and mortgage speculators.  Click the Media Player to hear Senator Joe Donnelly’s wide ranging Afternoons with Amos interview. Runs 30 Minutes ©2014 WTLC/Radio One. 

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