A great deal has been discussed this election about moving America and New Hampshire forward, but in what way will real progress, progress we can see, be made?
Real progress means getting our economy back on track. Real progress will include lowering unemployment for all of New Hampshire, regardless of sex, orientation, or race. When we get the economy moving again, it will be better for everyone.
The problems that stand before us are not Democrat or Republican problems, they are New Hampshire problems. I have met many people throughout this campaign, and which party they belong to simply does not matter. What really matters are voters who align with both parties, Democrats and Republicans alike, who are tired of the current economic climate that has plagued our nation and State. New Hampshire unemployment has been steadily rising during the last few months, something we must and can reverse.
It is going to take faith; faith that New Hampshire citizens must have to rebuild their businesses. Our economy is built upon confidence, not only in ourselves but in the future of our great State. Our State needs to send the message that the future is bright, and that it is time to get New Hampshire’s economy going strong again. New Hampshire can be the home to new economic development, and we can accomplish this with tax incentives to get businesses spending money again, infrastructure improvements to make it more feasible for people to move here, and engaging the best parts of our State to improve education here in the Granite State.
I am a member of what many refer to as the “millennial generation”, those who have come of age during the dawn of the 21st Century. Growing up these last eighteen years, I have grown in a world all too familiar with the threat of terror, the yearning for people around the world to be free, and the struggles my generation has, and is going to have, finding employment and starting families of our own. I’ve grown up in a very hyper-partisan and divided political landscape, and my studies of history have taught me and so many others that sticking to an ideology is not how real progress is made in America. We need problem solvers throughout government to get our nation working again. We see both sides advocating their own views, but we see no willingness to sit down at the table and solve the problems we have.
If elected, I will sit down at the table and advocate what is best for the people of New Hampshire and accomplish goals that get our State moving again. The economy is not some machine that you can throw money at and wish for the best, it is a living, breathing organism made up of people like you and me. The economy is not a vehicle; it is not something you can fix with wrenches and oil. The economy is us, all of us, and our interactions with each other. We need to build a stable economy, one not built on visions and fantasies but one cemented in every day interactions among the people. Government programs cannot dig us out of the hole we are in. We need people to start climbing out of the holes themselves and a Government that will best enable such a process.
When you vote on Tuesday, November 6, vote with faith. Vote with faith in our neighborhoods, faith in our town, and faith that citizens are the key to economic development that will move our State forward. A lot of talk this election has focused on “moving forward”. I believe moving forward does not come from Government, but that real growth and real progress comes from people like you and me.