From The FlashReport
By Carly Fiorina
This November, Californians have the opportunity of a generation to fire Barbara Boxer and replace her with a true fiscal conservative who will stand up for the people of this state. The election will be a referendum on Boxer’s disastrous career in politics, and I am the candidate who can both hold her accountable for her dismal record and beat her.
For the last 34 years, Barbara Boxer has been pushing a far-left agenda that has resulted in more than a trillion dollars in tax increases and massive government expansion. She believes government is always the answer – an ideology that has led to government control over the automotive sector of the economy, the health care sector of the economy and, soon, the energy sector of our economy if her push for job-killing cap-and-trade legislation is successful.
And despite Barbara Boxer’s promises to keep unemployment below 8 percent, California’s unemployment rate stands at a sky-high 12.6 percent. A recent study by the U.S. Department of Labor showed that 11 of the 14 metropolitan areas in the country with unemployment rates higher than 15 percent are right here in California.
It’s no surprise, therefore, that nearly half of Californians want somebody other than Barbara Boxer representing our state in the U.S. Senate next year. I will make sure that Barbara Boxer answers to the people of California this November for her lack of leadership and her disregard for the issues that matter most.
Unlike Barbara Boxer, I am a fiscal conservative. I have lived in the real world, and I know firsthand what it takes to create a job, meet a payroll and manage and cut billion-dollar budgets. Given the difficult economic situation families across the state and nation face, now, more than ever before, we need leaders in the U.S. Senate who are ready to make the tough decisions necessary to reduce our debt and deficit by cutting federal spending and growing the economy.
As a U.S. senator, I will fight to create jobs and reduce the burdensome regulations that stifle innovation and economic growth. And, I will continue to do what I’ve done all my life: bring people together to solve problems. Together we all – whether we call ourselves conservatives, independents, moderates, Republicans, Democrats, Tea Partiers or Libertarians – now belong to one party: the “Had Enough Party.” We have had enough of a government that is out of touch and out of reach, and we are at a critical point in history. It is, as Ronald Reagan said, “a time for choosing.”
We must choose to make a difference this year – not separately, but together. It will take our collective passion and determination, commitment and conscience, dreams and drive. But together I do believe we can take Washington back, make it listen and make it work.
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