Why is this election important? It's simple. Because our country is headed in the wrong direction. Obama-nomics, bailouts, trillion-dollar deficits, government-run health care haven't worked, and, as a result, we've lost jobs and the recession's deepened.
Rather than spending like there's no end in sight and piling trillions onto the national debt, we need to cut spending and cut taxes to create jobs. But hardly anyone in Congress seems to be able to resist the temptation to spend more. One fact is crystal clear: The time for checks and balances -- on the Obama administration -- is past due. With President Barack Obama in office, we cannot afford to have a Democratic Congress that will vote to spend whatever the president asks.
President Obama asked and the Democratic Congress bailed out Wall Street, spent billions on stimulus plans that haven't worked and passed Obamacare. They've given us more government than ever, a trillion-dollar deficit, and we've lost jobs.
I am a nurse, a wife, a mother. Unlike my opponent, Congressman Bob Etheridge -- who's held public office for 30 years -- I haven't made politics my life. I became involved in this election during the debate over the health care bill because I'm a nurse. I decided to run for Congress because as a mother I want my son to have the same opportunities I did growing up.
My opponent has voted with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi 97 percent of the time in favor of the Obama agenda. He has voted for higher taxes, higher spending and bigger government.
Instead, we need to put our trust in individuals -- not government. Higher taxes don't create jobs -- people create jobs, and we make it easier for them to do it when we cut government spending and taxes. And if I am elected to serve the people of my district, this is what I will do. Vote to cut taxes, cut spending and repeal Obamacare.