We are facing huge long-term problems: a real unemployment rate of 18%, dysfunctional banks that are "too big to fail", a regressive tax structure that's stifling economic growth, prisons that are bursting at the seams, urban schools that are struggling, a health care system that still needs major reform, the lack of a coherent national energy policy that will protect our economy and the environment, and a government that has been encroaching on our civil liberties. For decades we have lived with irresponsible public policies from career politicians in Congress who care more about increasing their party’s power and getting re-elected than they care about solving long-term problems. They haven’t been honest with us, and they have been lousy public servants.

I’m different. I do not want to be a career politician. I am not a Democrat or a Republican. I’m a Problem Solver. I want to force members of Congress to be responsible, and implement sustainable solutions to real problems. Please read the positions I present on this website, and spread the word to friends and family.

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Dr. John Mertens to be Third U.S. Senate Candidate to Attend The Buttonwood Tree Salon, Middletown, CT

Dr. John Mertens, candidate for U.S. Senate, will be a guest of The Buttonwood Tree Salon, 605 Main St., Middletown, CT, on Friday, October 30th from 6:00-7:00 PM. Dr. Mertens is seeking the nominations of four political parties: the Independent Party, the Green Party, the Libertarian Party, and the Connecticut for Lieberman Party. Dr. Mertens, a West Hartford resident, was the Independent Party candidate for U.S. Senate in 2006, and has been the chair of the Connecticut for Lieberman Party since March, 2008.

Dr. Fred Carroll and John Kilian are co-hosting a candidate for U.S. Senate in Connecticut at The Buttonwood Tree Salon for the third time. Prior guests are Merrick Alpert (D) and Rob Simmons (R). Video of previous guests may be viewed at http://undecidedalliance.blogspot.com

The event will be one hour of open questions and answers, and will be videotaped. It is free and open to the public.

Please support our efforts! We will gladly take any amount. You can donate here, or send a check made out to "John Mertens for U.S. Senate" to the address below. The maximum contribution per individual is $2,400. For donations of more than $50, federal law requires that you provide your name and address. For contributions above $200, you must also provide your profession and employer name. Thank you!

John Mertens for U.S. Senate
P.O. Box 330452
West Hartford, CT 06133-0452