A big distraction
We have just over five months to go until the election, and soon the airwaves will be full of attacks and counter-attacks from extremists and special interests.
But I’d rather talk about the work I’ve accomplished in Congress, and how I need your volunteer help to send me back to fight for the people of Oregon.
Unlike some extremists in Congress who are in league with the Tea Party, I’m focused on finding bipartisan solutions.
I’m eager to continue the fight for increased economic growth by supporting smarter and less-costly regulations on small business and increased opportunities for working Oregonians in the Fifth district.
And I fundamentally believe that we’ll reduce our debt by reaching across the aisle to solve problems, not pointing fingers and shaking our fists at each other.
I support getting our deficit and debt under control the right way – by rooting out wasteful spending, bringing prolonged overseas conflicts to an end, and stopping special interest giveaways; not by putting seniors and our most vulnerable at risk.
That’s why, recently, I voted against the final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which extends the war in Afghanistan beyond 2014 – and doesn’t do enough to reduce spending and put those funds to work at home. It’s high time we end the war and bring our troops home with honor.
Over the next five months, I’ll be working hard to reach out to people across the Fifth district to discuss my priorities. Can I count on your volunteer support?
Together, we can show the naysayers that Oregon’s Fifth district deserves a positive, bipartisan, can-do approach in Congress with a focus on our middle class and real solutions.
Posted on June 1, 2012.