Thank you all! Now for Phase Two.

September 16, 2010

The primary season is over, and Republicans have done me the immense honor of electing me their nominee for U.S. Congress by a 40-point margin! I will officially be on the Republican, Conservative, and Independence Party ballot lines in November, and with your continued support, I will bring the same strength of purpose and clarity of message to John Hall this fall!

(Click the following links to see countywide results for Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Westchester, and Rockland.)

Now comes the really hard work.  We have to get our message out — not just to Republicans, but to everyone in the 19th District — about reviving the American economy through shrinking the size and scope of the federal government and getting Congress and the White House off the backs of American workers and employers. We know how that’s going to happen. For starters:

  • Cut taxes on individuals (to stimulate commerce) and businesses (to spur job creation).
  • Slash federal spending, starting with suspending the various failed “stimulus” packages and refusing any more bailouts.
  • Repeal/replace/defund the unconstitutional federal takeover of health care.

If we can return to a government that the Founders, in their wisdom, envisioned for us, we can return to a government that will allow our economy to thrive again, and our people to live in liberty.

I cannot thank you enough for your unfailing energy, enthusiasm, and faith this past year on the trail. Now we’ve got a scant seven weeks to build this momentum to an intensity that even Rep. Hall can’t ignore.  Our work is cut out for us; if we can all hold together through November, I’m ready to be your next Congresswoman!

Onward to victory, and once again: thank you!

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More of the same is not what we need

September 10, 2010

The following is a statement from Nan Hayworth on the unveiling of President Obama’s new $50 billion stimulus package.

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Wrong direction, Mr. President!

September 10, 2010

 
“Remain calm!  All is well!”

When Chip Diller was famously trampled by the mob at the parade in the movie Animal House, he was yelling desperately in hopes of saving a Homecoming parade.  And that was funny.  But when the people supporting our Administration and Congress’s failed fiscal policy continually flail about in denial very much like Chip, as we’ve discussed on my Facebook page, it’s not funny anymore.

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For another 75 years and beyond

August 14, 2010

 
Statement by Nan Hayworth on the 75th Anniversary of Social Security

Social Security represents the aspiration within the American character to do right by our neighbors and our fellow citizens.  When Social Security was signed into law 75 years ago, our government was prepared to finance the program responsibly.  Much has changed during the intervening decades to create an ever greater role for Social Security, and that in turn demands that we anticipate future needs so that we can continue this program that is critically important for tens of millions of Americans.

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First, stop digging…

August 9, 2010

 
The American people are in the midst of learning a painful economic lesson:  federal spending doesn’t create jobs. The latest evidence came from the Department of Labor, which released its monthly jobs report last week.  The outlook is bleaker than experts in and out of government expected, and the government’s meddling isn’t helping.

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Social Security: An IOU is not a cookie

August 6, 2010

 
Imagine you go into your pantry to count boxes of cookies, because you really like cookies and you want to make sure you have enough.  But some mischievous member of your family has eaten the cookies and put the empty boxes back on the shelf.  You count the boxes thinking they’re full, but when you go to open one, it just has a note inside promising to pay you back. 

Social Security has a looming empty-box problem.  Such is the sadly unsurprising conclusion of the annual report on Social Security, released on Thursday by the Social Security Board of Trustees.

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Message to Congress: You stink at creating jobs, too

July 2, 2010

 
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its June unemployment figures:  the jobless rate fell from 9.7% to 9.5% for the month of June.  Good news, right?  Well, no.  Joblessness went down because 652,000 people simply gave up looking for work, and thus weren’t counted in the labor pool.  If these people were still among those still actively job-searching, the unemployment rate would have shot up to 10.1%.

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