America has serious problems. High unemployment. A weak economy. An infrastructure that is falling apart. A runaway budget deficit and growing national debt.
These are serious problems. But they’re not our most serious problem. Our most serious problem is our dysfunctional Congress.
For most of the last century, Congress has been a place of courteous and reasoned debate. Elected representatives disagreed over specifics, but they worked together to address our national problems. The people wanted moderation, and our elected representatives sought the middle ground. But all that has changed.
The great majority of the American people still want moderation. But Congress has refused to listen to them.
Congress is unable to solve our problems because too many of its members are more concerned with getting re-elected than solving our national problems. Too many Politicians are afraid to compromise for fear of losing the support of their “base” or their campaign contributors
There are an abundance of moderate voices in both parties. But extremists — both in the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party and the extreme “progressive” wing of the Democratic Party — have made compromise virtually impossible.
MY PLEDGE TO THE VOTERS:
I will always seek out, and work with, anyone who has a good idea — regardless of their party affiliation.
I will always vote on issues based on what is best for the country — regardless of what my party leaders may want.
I will never let politics, special interests or electoral considerations determine how I vote on any issue.
IT’S TIME FOR A CHANGE
IT’S TIME FOR MODERATION
IT’S TIME TO PUT COUNTRY FIRST