Truly Moving New Hampshire Forward

When you vote on Tuesday, for vote real progress.

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.  

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Tom Puzzo November 03, 2012 at 10:41 PM
To all the folks who think one candidate or another can not make a difference is narrow-minded. I would like to see those who are critizing Joe Sweeney go down to the town hall and sign up to run for office. He wants to make a change and is taking the opportunity to do that. He may, if elected, not be the best nor the worst representative every elected but at least he has the courage to put his name on the ballot. I don't thing it matters if you live at home "with your mommy" or have your own place. You must know the person, his/her values, and what they stand for. Joe Sweeney is not an idealog like most of our politicians are; he wants to work for all of Salem, no matter what side of the road you are on. Kudos to Joe Sweeney for having the courage to run.
Riley Reid November 04, 2012 at 01:43 AM
@Tom: sure it's great he wants to make a difference. Some young men his age join the military or go off to pursue college degree's, join the peace corps, lots of ways to make a difference. Not a lot of 18 yr olds want to spend their days in Concord sitting amongst a group of adults that are their grandparents age. Like Rodney Dangerfield said " come back when your this many" !!
More than 50 years in NH November 04, 2012 at 01:41 PM
We are paying more in taxes because of the years of over spending by democrats when they controlled this state.
Travis the Chimp November 05, 2012 at 06:34 AM
Brad stated, "He has whole-heartedly put the time and effort into everything he has accomplishedso far, and by what I can see, he has done infinitely more for our state already than you will ever have done in your entire lifetime in NH." He is 18 and as far as I'm concerned the only accomplishment he has achieved is graduating high school. Which you need a pulse to do. On your second statement, you don't know me nor do you know what I have done for my town and state. I'm not going to beat my own drum because that is pointless. The fact is the only people running are basically under 26 or over 70. That really isn't the demographic that the decisions being made will affect. Why are they the only people running you ask? Well, the reason is because I have a job and a family and don't have the time to sit around for $100.00. That doesn't cover what it costs to fill my wifes gas tank.
Patriot November 08, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Joe switch parties and get in on the action. You are going to be on the losing side of every issue and if you want to claim any accomplishments, forget it!


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