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.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
John Mertens Attending Sacred Heart University "Candidates Day"
U.S. Senate candidates Merrick Alpert (D), Richard Blumenthal (D), Linda McMahon (R) and Peter Schiff (R) are also expected to appear, as well as 15 other candidates running for a variety of constitutional offices and Congress.
Each candidate will have a table at which they can meet attendees. In addition, Sacred Heart University students will videotape private interviews with each candidate, and posting the videos on the University website.
John says: "I'm looking forward to it! It's another opportunity for people to see and hear that I'm the only candidate that gives specific solutions to the huge long- and short-term problems we face (see the 30 detailed position statements on my website)."