Sunday, March 29, 2009
Tuesday is the special election to decide whether Jim Tedisco or Scott Murphy will replace Kirsten Gillibrand in Congress. Gillibrand's seat became vacant when New York governor David Paterson named her to replace Hillary Clinton in the Senate.
My fellow NY District #20 voters, this election is of the utmost importance. We cannot afford to forget to vote. We cannot be too busy. We cannot be clueless about whom to vote for. Not this time. Too much is at stake. It's painfully obvious the shape we're in with Liberals controlling the House, the Senate, and the White House. It's been only two months since the new administration took office, but already they have spent more money than was spent from the administrations of Washington through Bush 43! We need someone in Washington who will be a voice for our children and our children's children. Imagine entering the world with trillions of dollars of debt on your shoulders, and you haven't even made a dime yet--or spent one! We need someone who will advocate for smaller government and bigger freedom for the American people. After all, it is "We the People," not "We the Government." The government is designed to protect people, not spend their money to fund programs and projects which, in many cases, do not stimulate the economy. At the very least, we need someone in Congress who will actually read the stimulus package so he knows what he's voting for. The only one in this race who will deliver on this, who will fight for you and your progeny, is Jim Tedisco.
Jim Tedisco rejects the empty chant of "Yes, We Can" and has declared "Now We Will." His campaign pamphlet asserts:
Now we will...cut taxes for working families and seniors.
Now we will...create new jobs and get our economy moving again.
Now we will...focus on resucing taxpayers--not bailing out corrupt corporate CEO's.
Now we will...bring accountability and transparency to Washington.
Now we will...make health care more affordable and accessible.
Now we will...with Jim Tedisco as our voice in Congress.
Having met Tedisco once and heard him speak on a separate occasion, I am comfortable saying he is a man for God, a man for the sanctity of life, and a man for the people...He's the man for you.