Washington Twp. Gets The Opportunity To Send A Conservative To Congress.
If your spouse cheated on you and was pleading for a second chance, could you trust him again? In the same way, 7th district Congressman Leonard Lance broke his promise to his constituents when he voted with Barack Obama to raise the debt ceiling 2.1 trillion dollars to fund Obama-care. Lance also turned his back on his constituents when he voted with Obama for cap and trade, a carbon tax trading scheme that will necessarily raise energy rates.
The 2012 elections present a serious opportunity to change this direction, not only in the presidency, but in congress too. Conservative businessman David Larsen of Oldwick, endorsed by the American Conservative Union and the New Jersey Tea Party, is challenging Representative Lance for his seat. David Larsen’s candidacy is an opportunity to send a representative to congress who will vote to remove the burdensome regulations that are holding back the economy. David respects individual liberty and believes that industrious, hard working Americans, know how to spend their money better than big government does.
Over regulation on businesses and skyrocketing energy costs have caused business not to hire, keeping the unemployment rate high, resulting in slow economic growth. The private sector economy has lost 2 million jobs in the last three years. Cap and trade, the carbon tax trading scheme championed by Barack Obama, and voted for by Leonard Lance, has moved ahead with burdensome and often contradictory regulations specifically designed to shut down coal plants and limit drilling for oil and natural gas.
EPA regulations were used by president Obama to veto the Keystone pipeline deal, resulting in more dependence on foreign oil and higher prices at the pump. Obama’s capitulation to environmental groups lost over 40,000 jobs. The new EPA regulations will force 32 coal plants this year to close down, putting thousands more Americans out of work and cause electricity rates to necessarily skyrocket for every family.
How can the economy recover if the government refuses to allow Americans access to cheap energy? High energy costs wipe out discretionary spending which is vital to America’s consumer based economy. High energy costs also make it difficult for American manufacturing to compete globally, driving good paying jobs overseas.
In Sept. 2011, congress passed the TRAIN Act to over turn the EPA’s burdensome regulations that destroy jobs, raises energy prices, and keep us dependent on foreign oil. Representative Lance voted in committee with the Democrats to undermine the bill. Furthermore, Representative Lance was one of only five Republicans in the House to vote for a Democrat sponsored bill that would provide support for Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (ReGGI) a.k.a, cap and trade.
Lance also voted with Obama to raise the debt ceiling 2.1 trillion dollars last August to fund the regulatory burdens of Obama-care, the worst of which is yet to felt by the American people.
The absence of economic freedom under the Obama administration is the cause of our stagnation and must be cut off. In order to regain economic growth, Federal regulatory departments and agencies must be eliminated, pared down, reigned in, and operated in a way that is not hostile to American businesses. That’s why it’s crucial to not only elect a new president but elect a new conservative congressman too.
Given Lance’s voting record, he is not the representative New Jersey’s Seventh district is looking for. One of the most conservative districts in the country, voters are looking for a candidate that will represent their conservative values.
Redistricting the 7th district has given Washington Twp. the opportunity to send a conservative to congress, David Larsen, who will not vote Barack Obama. If you’re tired of the federal government’s hand in your pocket, micromanaging everything you do, this is the opportunity to have your voice heard in Washington. Vote for David Larsen for congress on June 5th.