Eighty-eight percent of Americans believe the Republican-controlled Congress is broken. The biggest challenge that faces our nation is to create new jobs that cannot be outsourced. Remember, under the Bush administration our local plants were shut down and jobs outsourced to other nations.
To recover those jobs we must create new jobs. The private sector with the help of the stimulus program has created over 2 million new jobs. This has helped, but not enough. We will need government to create jobs in order to get more people off welfare and back to work. FDR designed the welfare program to be a work program, not a giveaway.
No president can create jobs without the approval and funding by the Congress. That is how our government works. The president has submitted job programs several times, but Congress has refused to even bring them to the floor for a vote. The Republican-controlled Congress has said their only aim is to make sure Obama is a one-term president. They have no intention of creating jobs. Their game plan is to blame the president and hope the voters will not understand it is their fault.
If the middle class is to survive, we must change Congress. We have a chance to do that in November. Sue Thorn is running for Congress against McKinley in our District 1. McKinley has been a go-along, do-nothing congressman. Talks about jobs, but does nothing.
Thorn knows how important good-paying jobs are for hard-working Americans. She understands how important it is to rebuild our bridges and infrastructure. Sue believes when the middle class does well all Americans do well. She understands Americans paid into Social Security and Medicare and they deserve their benefits and they can never be privatized or made a voucher system.
Thorn is running a grassroots campaign with very little money. She is going door to door meeting the people she will represent. When elected, she will owe no one but we the people. That's the kind of leadership we need in Washington.
Let's send Sue Thorn to Washington to help fix the broken Congress.