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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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

John Mertens is Guest on FOX 61's "The Real Story" on Sunday, Feb. 28

John Mertens will be a guest on "The Real Story" hosted by Laurie Perez on Sunday, February 28th. "The Real Story" is broadcast in Connecticut on Sundays at 10:30am on FOX 61, 11:00am on WTXX, and 8:30pm on CTN.

Podcast of Dr. Mertens' appearance on WNPR's "Where We Live"

You can listen here to John Mertens' discussion with John Dankosky on WNPR's "Where We Live":


Sunday, February 21, 2010

John Mertens on WNPR's Where We Live on Tuesday, Feb. 23rd

Dr. Mertens will be the sole guest on WNPR's Connecticut radio show "Where We Live", hosted by John Dankosky, on Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, from 9-10 AM. The show is rebroadcast at 7 PM. The broadcast can be heard live online at http://www.cpbn.org/listen-live

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