Letter: American Dream Becoming Unattainable for Many

Kyrillos releases statement on Labor Day

Letter as submitted by Candidate for U.S. Senate Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth):

Today, we remember and honor the sacrifices made by hardworking Americans to achieve social, political and economic progress.  Through their efforts they forged a movement that made possible the American Dream and opportunity through hard work.  Sadly, the American Dream for many is becoming unattainable and the idea that through hard work one can build their own future is quickly becoming uncertain.

Americans are suffering through the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression.  Today, unemployment continues to be above 8%, 23 million Americans are unemployed, underemployed or not looking for work and more Americans are living in poverty.  Thanks to Washington’s failed policies and programs the American middle class is smaller, poorer and pessimistic about the future.

Honoring hardworking Americans and their sacrifice means creating jobs and restoring opportunity.  We must change course and replace the idea that we work for the government with the reality that the government works for us.  Government must provide a climate for economic growth and job creation.   I believe in the future of America and in the strength of the American worker.  In Washington I will continue the fight I started in Trenton, so that together we can make the American Dream a reality for all New Jerseyans.

Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth)

Candidate for U.S. Senate

KC September 04, 2012 at 04:00 AM
America has endorsed the wholesale selling off of industries to mega corporate ventures that bled our jobs overseas while citizenry froliced with cheap articles produced by Chinese ten year olds. When Americans wake up they will boycott these cheap drek goods and we can begin to rebuild our economy. Until then, expect more of the same from China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, and Mexico. Look at the car in your driveway, the job you save may be your own. Wake up!
Bill Heller September 04, 2012 at 08:34 AM
Hey Joe...we worked hard and sacrificed to buy our home. But now that home and all the homes near us in the quiet town of Union Beach in your home district are under threat. Kyrillos abandoned his District 13 constituents by not even making a comment to support Union Beach in its fight to prevent a 38-story noisy industrial wind turbine with blades each the size of a cell tower from being erected way too close to a lot of homes. Hazlet, Matawan, Holmdel, Keyport, Union Beach and Monmouth County (all within his district) also passed resolutions opposing the turbine. But still Kyrillos refused to weigh in, even after he granted a meeting to a few locals looking for his help. Recently, he was the only Republican sponsor on a bill that would have allowed wind turbines up to 500' tall on preserved farm land in two southern NJ counties. Kyrillos is not what he claims. He's a wheeling-and-dealing back door politician with no loyalty to the people he's supposed to represent. I'm a Republican, and will gladly vote for a write-in candidate as Kyrillos is deliberately throwing his Union Beach area constituents under the bus.
Martin September 04, 2012 at 11:02 AM
Joe's dream of going to Washington is just a dream because of his political stands on the key policies. We don't need any more right-wing obstructionists in Congress.
Cardinal September 20, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Does Kyrillos approve of Republican's Killing Veterans Jobs Bill that was fully paid for ???


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