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The Disappointing Jobs Report

The jobs picture on Long Island is not getting better.

Another week, another disappointing jobs report.  And, predictably, still no plan put forward by incumbent Congressman Tim Bishop to fix this economic mess.

Congressman Bishop likes to blame other people for the economic woes facing Long Island. 

In Tim Bishop’s world, he’s never accountable. He never takes responsibility. It’s always some else’s fault.

Well, the fact of the matter is that Tim Bishop deserves his share of the blame for our dismal economy and soaring unemployment here on Long Island.

According to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 45,272 more people unemployed on Long Island today than there were the day that Tim Bishop was sworn into Congress nearly a decade ago.

Long Island’s unemployment rate has risen from 5.2% all the way up to 8%. That’s a 54% increase!

Congressman Bishop’s repeated votes for trillions in higher taxes, more spending and irresponsible debt have helped to cripple Long Island’s economy and put our nation more than $16 trillion in debt.

His rabid support for President Obama’s big government takeover of healthcare has only made it worse for small businesses too afraid to hire new workers. 

The $700 billion in cuts to Medicare and multitude of new tax increases that are being implemented to pay for Obamacare will only make Suffolk County a more expensive place to live, work, raise a family and retire.

It’s clear that we need to change Congress.  And we can start by changing our Congressman.

I am running with a specific , boost small businesses and grow Long Island’s economy. My plan will help to make Suffolk County more affordable for middle-class families, small businesses and seniors on a fixed income already struggling to pay sky-high property taxes.

I urge you to read the whole plan at www.Randy2012.com/jobsplan or call my Campaign Headquarters at 631-775-9230 and we will send you a copy.

With your support for me on November 6th, we will work together to fix the mess in Washington and move Suffolk County in a new, more positive direction.

Randy Altschuler

Candidate for Congress NY-1

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John Gruber September 12, 2012 at 09:36 PM
6) republicans are notorious for deregulation of business which was a big contributor to the financial crisis, and Romney doesn't appear to be changing from that stance, from my experience 7) I do not believe Obama has been very successful, but people like you expected this to be solved overnight (or even 1 term) which was not going to happen. I believe we are SLIGHTLY better than we were 4 years ago, which at least lets me consider Obama and not the guy hiding his money from the place he claims he's going to save. 8) If I was drinking the kool-aid like the one you are, I'd claim Mitt will do absolutely nothing and destroy America as we know it today, like you claim about Obama. not me. I just don't necessarily believe his policies will "save" america like you and him claim he will. that's called INDEPENDENT THINKING. just because I agree with someone doesn't mean I subscribe to all of their beliefs. you can vote one way or the other without being labeled as one of the other
highhatsize September 12, 2012 at 09:53 PM
to John Gruber: Dear god, why didn't he just say that he exaggerated? No one who has ever run a marathon believes that anyone who has could make an "honest mistake" in reporting his 4 hr. plus finishing time as a 2:50 finishing time.
John Gruber September 12, 2012 at 09:57 PM
not just that, be he lied about a MARATHON, something that has absolutely NOTHING to do with politics, what makes you believe he'll tell the truth about that? logic would tell you nothing
GM September 12, 2012 at 10:00 PM
From what I heard at RNC, the republican response to unemployment is: " let the free market prevail"; "if you can't make it here, then move"; "why are you taking unemployment (gov handout), you commie good-for-nothing"; "get a job".
John Gruber September 12, 2012 at 10:10 PM
the "free market" they refer to is one in which corporations run the place, much like they do now which is one of the reasons for the financial crisis

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