April 13, 2011

Larson hails Obama 'for drawing a line in the sand'

Press release from U.S. Rep. John Larson, an East Hartford Democrat whose 1st District includes Bristol:
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today on President Obama’s speech on reducing our long-term deficit:
“President Obama went straight to the American public today with a plan to grow the economy, create jobs and get the deficit under control without putting the burden on the backs of seniors who depend on Medicare or live in nursing homes, or on workers who’ve lost their health care, or on our veterans or students and their families. They’ve all sacrificed enough already. That’s the key difference between our vision for the nation and the Republican’s: shared sacrifice and fairness.
“I applaud the President for drawing a line in the sand – with respect to our seniors and Medicare and Social Security, and for the basic fairness that all Americans deserve.”

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1 comment:

Art Mocabee said...

There they go again with this "Shared Sacrifice" idea. It is clear that all Representitive Larson understands is tax and spend on entitlement programs.

Cost is a factor in the economic equation that he and his cronies including the president just don't understand.

The systematic dismantling of American capitalism is underway lead by Mr. Larson here in CT.

Instead of political sharpe shooting, why doesn't Representitive Larson talk about jobs, why is he doing nothing to support an energy policy that will relieve us of dependency on foreign oil, what measure has he proposed to reduce utility costs and to keep Connecticut attractive to do business in?

No thank you John...shared sacrifice is a slippery new political catch-all that we here in YOUR state have all learned it's true meaning from your new governor. It sounds nice but it really means raising taxes on everything.

This is hardly the economic policy this country needs now to remain as free Americans.

By the way, how was the bocci tournament? The $2500 team entry fee must have made it a grand event. Nice to see you are sharing in all the economic pain we here in the district feel, especially at the pumps.