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, June 16, 2010
T.V. Show "John Mertens for U.S. Senate" Running in All 169 Connecticut Towns
The show has been running in most of the state since November 2009, but it wasn't until recently that it began running in East Hartford and Bloomfield. It is the first time that any public access show has run state-wide. "Every station has different technical and sponsorship requirements, and it has been a lot of work and logistics," said Mertens. "I would love to see other candidates spend thirty minutes talking about different issues, instead of campaigning with thirty-second commercials."
The broadcast schedule varies around the state, but in most towns it runs weekly or twice a week, often in prime time slots.
Show titles have included: "U.S. Drug Policy", "Social Security", "Health Care", "Jobs", "Afghanistan", "Energy and the Environment", "John Answers the Debate Questions", "Meet John" and "The Independent Party". Most can be viewed online at YouTube.com.