In a recent letter to the editor, one of our county officials touted “all the good things Chris Carney has done for us.“ I believe in this climate of economic and political uncertainty we should explore what Chris Carney and the Democrat controlled Congress has done to us.
The four years Mr. Carney has represented the 10th Congressional district we have seen our gas and diesel prices surge to $4 and $5 per gallon. We’ve seen a meltdown of the financial and real estate markets; our budget deficit has tripled and the nation’s debt has almost doubled. Our unemployment rate has gone from historic lows of 4.5% to 9.6% and the social security system and other safety net programs have been operating at a loss for the last two years.
What is the solution from Congressman Carney and his friends? His answer is to raise taxes, raise taxes on the oil and energy companies and their, in his words “their bloated and excessive profits.” Thanks to Chris Carney and company, we, the tax payers now own an insurance company, two auto manufactures and numerous banks and other financial interests. In their spare time which spanned about a year, he and his colleagues have saddled the American public with a tax and health care package, which (if it is not repealed) will haunted us forever.
I believe the supporters of Congressman Carney are somewhat labored in finding positive examples of his leadership to recite, because there is more effort in being a United States Congressman than simply speaking kindly for a favored highway project or giving tax payer monies to the area’s private educational institutions. This letter and a hundred like it would only scratch the surface of all the damage to our economy and country Chris Carney and the 111th Congress have done, November 2nd cannot come soon enough.
Mark J. Harris