Sunday, October 31, 2010

"Our" Congresswoman Receives the Lowest Possible Grade on National Security

Congresswoman for New York’s Fourth Congressional District Carolyn McCarthy received an F from the national security organization, Keeping America Safe.

Keeping America Safe stated, “McCarthy’s grade of F is based on a comprehensive study undertaken by the group, which analyzed every significant national security vote cast by Rep. McCarthy since 2001. McCarthy’s failing grade is rooted in her multiple votes to transfer terrorist detainees, currently housed at the naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to U.S. soil, thereby granting them additional Constitutional rights and hindering intelligence gathering. McCarthy further cast a vote in opposition to placing Guantanamo detainees on the no-fly list.”

They continued, “Each member’s score is an indicator of whether he or she supports unapologetic and strong policies in the war on terror, victory in the wars this country fights, and the strong American military needed in the dangerous world in which we live.”

Becker states, “This goes to show just how out of touch Ms. McCarthy is, not only in the district, but with the rest of the American people. If I’m elected this Tuesday, I will work tirelessly to protect our borders.”

Fran Becker is the Republican candidate for New York's 4th Congressional District. He is running against incumbent Carolyn McCarthy (D-Garden City), who has held the seat for 14 years. Fran is a business owner, an employer, and a certified financial planner. Fran has the background, experience and qualifications to get the job done in Congress.

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Becker Gains Momentum for Final Weekend

With the election only three days away, momentum, enthusiasm, and determination continue to push Fran Becker and his campaign team toward the finish line.

Complimenting an impressive ground game, Becker has seen increasing support from the national GOP. Friday, Republican Whip Eric Cantor (VA-7) came to the Five Towns in New York to hold a Town Hall Meeting for high school students at Temple Hillel. Along with Rep. Cantor, Becker has also received the support of Minority Leader Boehner (R-OH), NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions(R-TX), Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), Senator Dr. Coburn, Rep. Peter King (R-NY), Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), and Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA), former Senator Rick Santorum, former Speaker Newt Gingrich, and former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton.

Becker states, “I am blessed to have the support of such prominent elected officials. The support of these statesmen helps fuel the efforts of this grassroots campaign. The support I have received from all ends is incredible. I believe on November 2nd the American people will be heard. “

The race to unseat ultra-liberal incumbent Carolyn McCarthy has also received national attention in the media. Through great interviews, Becker has received the support of Sean Hannity, Bill Bennett, Steve Malzberg, Bob Grant, and John Gambling. Renowned political pundit and columnist Dick Morris has also highlighted the reality of an upset in New York’s Fourth District.

Fran Becker is the Republican candidate for New York's 4th Congressional District. He is running against incumbent Carolyn McCarthy (D-Garden City), who has held the seat for 14 years. Fran is a business owner, an employer, and a certified financial planner. Fran has the background, experience and qualifications to get the job done in Congress.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Letter to the Editor by Dennis Duffy, Lynbrook

Printed in the Lynbrook Herald 10/29

Dear Editor:

In its endorsement of Carolyn McCarthy the HERALD says that a challenger must have a plan and an implementation strategy and convince the voters that he will do a better job.

Fran Becker meets and exceeds all three criteria. His well published plan is to reduce spending, extend the otherwise expiring income tax cuts, pass new tax cuts for new businesses, to repeal Obamacare, and develop domestic energy including nuclear in an environmentally safe way to make the US energy independent. All five of these steps will help create the jobs we desperately need. His implementation strategy is that the majority of voters now know that taxes, spending, and hope don't solve economic problems and that in November they will elect enough representatives and Senators of like mind to start moving us in the right direction.

Very truly yours,

Dennis Duffy

Lynbrook, New York 11563

Thursday, October 28, 2010

An Open Letter to Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy

The following letter was a quarter-page letter/ad in the Garden City Newspaper, paid for J. Coster.  We were given permission to post it on our blog.


Because of your "Yes" vote for the "Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi Health Care Bill", you have shown yourself as NOT being representative of what the voters of Garden City and Mineola want this country to be.

The people of Garden City and Mineola yearn for a smaller government...a less obtrusive government. (They certainly do not favor the one that you have helped to nurture in the past, nor the one that you are currently putting forth today)

Because of your voting record, America has become burdened with an unsustainable debt, and an overly complex bureaucracy...both of which have grown to unmanageable proportions. You must bear some of the responsibility for bringing this about. You should have spoken up. You never did.

So...given that you have betrayed your constituents, given that you have never spoke up for them, and given that the voters of Garden City and Mineola have a long memory, it is my humble opinion that you will be replaced this election day with a representative, who unlike yourself, will listen to his supporters, cast his votes accordingly, and speak up on their behalf.
J. Coster


Monday, October 25, 2010

It's Time for McCarthy to Go--Letter to the Editor by Tony Iovino, RVC

Printed in the RVC Herald:

It’s time for McCarthy to go

To the Editor:

My mother, a bank teller, was murdered during a robbery. For years I have strongly supported reasonable gun control measures, and I supported Carolyn McCarthy in her initial run for Congress.

It’s time for McCarthy to go.

In her 14 years in Congress she has failed to obtain progress on her principal issue. More than that, she has failed to represent our district.

She is a nurse, but her voice was unheard in the health care debate (for or against).

Our district is incredibly dependent on the financial services industry, especially Wall Street. Yet her voice was unheard on financial regulation (for or against).

Because of inflated incomes, and expenses, here on Long Island, most families earn more than $100,000 in combined incomes. Yet McCarthy never fights to adjust limits on things like the deductibility of college tuition, qualifications for tax rebates, etc. And now she wants to do away with the tax cuts — a move that will hurt our district more than almost any other in the country. I doubt she has considered the impact of the tax increases on restaurants, the personal services industry — or the workers in those industries — when billions of dollars leave Long Island for Washington.

There is a long list of key topics affecting Long Islanders that McCarthy is silent on: jobs, Israel, national security, the environment, transportation, trade. She is a leader on no issue other than gun control — and there she has failed miserably, even with a Democratic Congress and president.

Carolyn McCarthy gets the overwhelming amount of her campaign contributions from outside the district and from political action committees. She almost always votes with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, often against our interests. Our district deserves a leader — one who is interested in our needs, not San Francisco’s.

Fran Becker is a certified public planner and an experienced legislator. He’ll stand shoulder to shoulder with Peter King on topics important to Long Island. That’s why I support Fran Becker this year.

Tony Iovino

Rockville Centre

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Endorsement of McCarthy is 'Laughable'--Letter to the Editor by Christian Browne

Endorsement of McCarthy is ‘laughable’

With all due respect to my friends at the Herald, your endorsement last week of Carolyn McCarthy for Congress is simply laughable. You laud her because she “knows how things work in the House of Representatives” and because she has touched such political third rails as “childhood obesity” and “cyber-bullying.”

Yet you mention not at all the only relevant issue in this year’s election: McCarthy’s record over the past two years. She voted for the failed stimulus bill and for other huge, special interest-driven spending measures that have left us with 9.6 percent unemployment and a record $1.3 trillion federal deficit. She voted for Obamacare and is part of the majority that left Washington without passing a federal budget or dealing with the expiration of the Bush tax cuts. And you can be sure that, if re-elected, she will vote to raise taxes on the so-called “rich,” slamming a disproportionate number of families and businesses in Nassau County with tremendous new costs.

This is McCarthy’s record — and if the Herald and voters like the results and wish to return a cog in the great tax-and-spend liberal machine to Washington, vote for her. But if you wish to repudiate these failed and dangerous policies, vote for Fran Becker. Fran is a local elected official and small businessman who will stand against the Obama/Pelosi/McCarthy agenda. He will vote to cut federal spending, extend the Bush tax cuts for all and to repeal and replace Obamacare.

So much is at stake in this mid-term election. I urge voters of all parties who wish to see the nation change course to join me in supporting Fran Becker for Congress. Please vote on Election Day, Nov. 2.

Christian Browne

Rockville Centre

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Letter to the Editor from David Mainland, West Hempstead

Printed in the Three Village Times:

Is it time for change in Washington? Change has become a dirty word since the President ran on ‘change’ and gave us something radically different. He, along with his Democratic majority in both houses, has given us numerous stimulus packages, the end of healthcare as we know it, and bailouts to bankrupt corporations despite the fact that a clear majority of Americans are against those actions. Forget change; we need something different out of Washington; we need someone new representing us in Washington.

I think it is time we sent Fran Becker, a fiscal conservative, to congress to help put an end to the ruling Democratic voting block and to restore a level of checks and balances in congress. The incumbent for the 4th Congressional District, Carolyn McCarthy, is a member-in-good-standing of the current ruling class and voted for the entire Obama agenda. If she is re-elected she will continue to do so. Remember, she voted for major legislation (the first stimulus and healthcare) without even reading the bills.

Sending new people like Fran Becker to Washington will at least give us a fighting chance to return to fiscal sanity and limited government. Returning the incumbent will result in more of the same. Remember, if you keep doing what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got!


David Mainland

West Hempstead