From Virginia to New Jersey and on to Massachusetts, in election after election Americans have sent a loud and clear message to Congress that they want a new direction in building the future of our Nation. We need a government dedicated to promoting individual liberty and not intent on its own expansion. Free markets will grow our economy and lead to prosperity, not the intrusion of government bureaucracy. We can never spend our children's future as the way out of this recession. The success of our economy lies in the growth of small business, whose creative genius is the lifeblood of the economy and the path to putting America back to work.
The Springfield Republican endorses Jay Fleitman for Congress
Republicans should also choose physician Jay Fleitman to challenge U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, in the race for the state’s 2nd Congressional District.
Fleitman feels good about run
Dr. Fleitman said he decided to run for Congress because he is deeply concerned about the direction the country has taken.
“My love for the United States has always been about this rare and exceptional country that has been dedicated to protecting the freedom of the individual,” he said.
Now, he says government has “little qualms about instituting itself into places where it shouldn't be.”
For example, he pointed to the federal bailouts of several financial institutions, as well as General Motors and Chrysler, as actions that should not have been taken.
Fleitman comments on the Financial Reform Bill
The Finance Reform Bill is the expansion of this government into yet another broad part of the American economy. It completely misses and is crafted to misdirect attention from the true causes of the financial meltdown, which was in the first place poor government policy.
This 2700 page bill has created yet more government bureaucracy and is full of regulations, which include community banks that were not part of the meltdown, as well as new regulations on airlines, utilities, and non-financial businesses.