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.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Lecture by John Mertens in Hartford, March 9, 12:15-1:15 PM
“The Nuts and Bolts of Public Policy, American Politics, and Running for Office”
in Hartford, Connecticut on March 9, 12:15-1:15 PM.
Dr. Mertens will discuss the practicalities of implementing public policy solutions in American politics. He will address Medicare and Healthcare, Social Security, Energy Policy, Bank Regulations, U.S. Drug Policy, and others. He will also discuss the practicalities of running for office: ballot access, campaign funding, and media access.
The presentation is in Boyer Auditorium, Albert C. Jacobs Life Sciences Center, Trinity College, 300 Summit St., Hartford, Connecticut.
The event is free and open to the public; all are invited to attend.