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.

For more information, visit

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

Printed in RVC Herald:,28276?page=3&content_source=

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

Friday, October 15, 2010

"Our" Congresswoman, a no-show. Again

After a harrowing debate hosted by News Channel 12 on Thursday, Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, who was visibly defensive and seemingly uncomfortable, has withdrawn herself from a previously scheduled debate with opponent Fran Becker. The debate was set for Monday, October 18th at the Franklin Square Public Library.

Becker states, “The people of the Fourth District deserve the chance to hear ‘our’ Congresswoman explain her voting record.”

The News Channel 12 debate was filmed Thursday, October 14th and can be viewed on

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.

For more information, visit

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Becker is a "Contender"

Fran Becker has moved to “Contender” status, the second step in the National Republican Congressional Committee’s (NRCC) Young Guns program. NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX) said, “Fran is part of a strong pool of candidates who are frustrated with the Democrat majority’s big-government ways and aren’t willing to stand by any longer. The success of his campaign has put partisan incumbent Carolyn McCarthy on notice that New Yorkers are ready to turn the page on an agenda that spends too much, borrows too much and taxes too much.”

Becker, who represents the Republican, Conservative, Independence, and Tax Revolt lines, is tired of the incompetence in Washington and the misrepresentation of New York’s 4th Congressional District. He states, “McCarthy has voted for Nancy Pelosi’s liberal agenda 97 percent of the time. This district needs a representative who will stand up to the radical liberal tax and spend agenda of Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi, which is killing jobs instead of creating them.” Becker continues, “I am a fiscal Conservative and have solutions that will return our country to fiscal sanity and stop the current policies that are bankrupting our nation!”

Professionally, Becker is a Certified Financial Planner and owns Becker & Associates Planning Services. Becker states, “As a Certified Financial Planner, I help people plan responsible financial futures. One of the main principles of financial planning is you can’t spend money that you don’t have.” He continues, “If elected, I will use my experience to restore fiscal responsibility in Washington.”

Becker has a clear vision and plan that will help our country overcome its economic malaise. His Five Point Plan is as follows:

1. Reduce Spending to free up capital markets for private sector borrowing. This will create jobs and create an environment of economic growth and innovation. Start by eliminating so-called "stimulus programs" that create nothing sustainable.

2. Cut Taxes for New Businesses 2-5 years old. Cuts will be given as a refundable credit equal to the FICA tax on the first $50,000 of wages for all non-owner employees. This creates additional capital for survival, growth and expansion, fueling the nation's engine of economic growth.

3. Extend The Tax Cuts Set To Expire December 31, 2010 to keep the tax burden on our economy from increasing in this time of recession. If Congress fails to extend these cuts, we will face the largest tax increase in history.

4. Repeal Obamacare Tax Increases on insurance companies, businesses and individuals. Businesses will not hire new employees if forced to pay additional taxes on each new hire.

5. Free Us From Foreign Energy Dependence by adopting an "all of the above" energy policy. By increasing our production of domestic energy sources, we will create productive jobs that will stimulate other sectors of our economy.

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.

For more information, visit

Letter to the Editor from Peter Johansen, Veteran

Printed in the Three Village Times on October 8th, 2012

Our Salvation – The Ballot Box

I have always answered the call to duty.  For thirty years I wore the uniform of a Naval Officer and twice I was mobilized to the Middle East.  Now with my military service behind me, I am answering a new call to duty.  For the first time in my life I feel compelled to become active in the coming election cycle.

Two years ago the country was sold a bill of goods under the title of Hope and Change.  What we got instead was two years of one party rule, exploding deficits, high unemployment, bailouts and a 2,000 page health care bill that most legislators never read before it was voted on.  The damage done by this congress and this administration boggles the mind.

Our representative from the 4th Congressional District Carolyn McCarthy has been nothing but a rubber stamp for the congressional democrats, voting with Nancy Pelosi 97% of the time.  She has long ago stopped representing her constituents and instead has become an entrenched party hack.

At the time of the health care vote, I wrote emails to her office in opposition to the legislation only to be rewarded with a five page piece of propaganda that only succeeded in wasting more taxpayer money for paper, ink and stamps.

When was the last time that Carolyn McCarthy has had a town hall meeting to defend her votes or listen to her constituents?  She has been curiously absent from public view.

In the 4th Congressional District we have the opportunity to send Francis Becker to Washington to represent us in an honorable and sagacious manner.  I urge the citizens of our district to support him in every way you can but most importantly by casting your vote for him on election day.

Our country is in deep trouble and I am answering the call.  This will now be the 18th time I will vote in a congressional election but it will the first time that I will put my efforts into the process.  I will educate my neighbors about the issues, the candidates and the urgency for action.  Our greatest enemy is apathy.

Peter Johansen
West Hempstead, NY

Monday, October 11, 2010

Letter to the Editor From Small Business Owner Chris Cadigan, Oceanside

Printed in the Long Island Baldwin Herald

To whom it may concern:

I am voting for Fran Becker not as a Republican or other party affiliate, but as a Dad and a small business owner. For full disclosure, I am a conservative thinker and right leaning. I am a concerned citizen. I am proud of my Country and proud of the opportunities that this Country has afforded me.

I am concerned for our future and for my daughter's future. I want her to have the same opportunities that I have had. At the rate we are going, our children will face record debt and a service based economy subservient to the Chinese.

Mrs. McCarthy stopped serving the 4th Congressional district of NY a long time ago. She ignores her constituents when they call, email, and write letters. She voted for the Cap and Trade bill that went to the floor earlier this year even though Long Islanders get their electric from coal fired facilities. Why? How do you vote in favor of something that hurts the people that put you there?

It is time that we as citizens send public servants to Washington who have practical real-world experience on how to address problems, create jobs, and cut spending. Congress-woman McCarthy isn't the person for the job anymore.

Fran Becker has my vote!


Chris Cadigan

Oceanside, NY

Sunday, October 10, 2010

San Francisco East? No daylight between Congresswoman McCarthy and Speaker Pelosi.

Congresswoman McCarthy has ceded our voice in Congress to Nancy Pelosi.  She has voted with Nancy Pelosi 98% of the time.  Worse yet, on three legislative issues that are hurting us the most- health care, taxes and the unprecedented waste of a trillion dollars on a failed stimulus bill (more pork, less jobs), she has voted with her 100% of the time.  The result? By ceding our voice to Nancy Pelosi she has cost us millions of jobs, suffocated us with debt we cannot possibly pay back, and set us on the path to the destruction of our quality health care.

This is not San Francisco, this is not Nancy Pelosi’s district, and we didn’t vote for her.  And Nancy Pelosi is not entitled to TWO votes in the House, and that is what Congresswoman McCarthy has done.   Facts are facts, and right now we are sold out lock stock and barrel to the crazy whims of Nancy Pelosi- its wrong and it cannot continue.

Here is a very neat tool that proves we have become a branch office of California’s radical 8th Congressional District –

Consider for a moment, in light of these demonstrable facts about Congresswoman McCarthy’s voting record, how some other Democrats voted.  These folks are generally considered to be ‘moderate’ Democrats.  Why not take a moment to compare their votes with Congresswoman McCarthys.  Lets see if Ms. McCarthy is a moderate Democrat or  an extremist Pelosi ‘yes’ vote as we have seen above.

  • 31 Democrats signed a letter to Speaker Pelosi urging her to not raise taxes in January, McCarthy does not sign
  • 47 Democrats signed a letter to Speaker Pelosi urging her to not raise taxes on capital gains and dividends, McCarthy does not sign
  • 39 Democrats voted NO on adjourning Congress without voting to prevent the massive tax increase coming in January, McCarthy provides swing ‘yes’ vote (210-209!)
  • 39 Democrats voted NO on Obamacare in the House, McCarthy and Pelosi vote YES
  • 43 Democrats voted NO on Cap and Trade, McCarthy and Pelosi vote YES
  • 11 Democrats even voted against the Stimulus Bill, McCarthy and Pelosi vote YES

This much should be crystal clear at this point in the campaign, any suggestion that Congresswoman McCarthy is a ‘moderate’ is a gross disservice to the voters- the facts say otherwise.  San Francisco East, indeed.

We need our vote,  we are entitled to our vote, and we do not have to outsource our representation to Nancy Pelosi and her San Francisco extremists.  For when Nancy votes twice, we lose.  Come November, each one of us has a chance to tell Nancy Pelosi that we want our House seat back.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Long Island to be slammed by McCarthy/Pelosi tax hike; McCarthy trades her leverage for…NOTHING

This week Fran delivered an exceptional address dealing with the income tax tsunami that’s going to hit Long Island in January.  As Fran made clear, Congresswoman McCarthy provided the critical swing vote for Speaker Pelosi to adjourn Congress without addressing the January 1st massive hike in income tax rates.  Believe it or not, the vote was 210-209!  Had Carolyn stood up for us, and not Speaker Pelosi, they would be in session now finding a way to protect our jobs and our economy.  This really was an unbelievably irresponsible vote by Congresswoman McCarthy.

“Carolyn held the fate of our district in her hands” Fran told the crowd, “and she just let go”.

The truth is that Ms. McCarthy knew for the entire year what was coming and did nothing.  Neither Carolyn nor her leadership even bothered to write a bill continuing the existing tax rates!  Well, now that she is back home she is telling us not to worry, she will take care of it when she gets back to D.C.  Really?  What power does she have to keep that promise when her leadership is against continuing the existing rates and her party is in turmoil?  Well, one thing that would be useful would be some leverage for the 4th CD…

But wait,  Ms. McCarthy just gave away the one bit of leverage this district had, her vote to adjourn.  Why?  Maybe so Speaker Pelosi could help embattled politicians in far away districts get re-elected.  If she really cared about this district and our economic well being, she would have told Pelosi NO.  Saying you are going to do something,  Ms. McCarthy, is not the same as actually doing it.  And when you could have stood up for US, you sat down for Pelosi.

No matter what empty promises her campaign circulates about how she wants to vote in the future, the fact is that when she could have acted she did not.  And when she goes back for her lame duck term,  she will be unable to act.  What she actually did by providing that critical swing vote to Pelosi was seal our fate for vastly higher taxes come January.  And there is no way to spin that.

What is especially galling about this is there actually are moderate democrats that pleaded with Speaker Pelosi to not raise taxes in a recession- 31 one of them signed a letter to her laying out how devastating it will be for the economy and our jobs.  You can read it yourself.  If Carolyn was being straight with us, why is her name not on that letter?  Is it really too much to ask that she be one of the moderate Democrats that actually walks the walk?

These massive tax increases are going to cause greater job losses and an unacceptable new burden on taxpayers in our district.  Even Senator Lieberman said recently, “the surest way for Congress to help bring about a double-dip recession” is to raise rates.

Ms. McCarthy's vote to adjourn was a vote for massive tax hikes on Long Island families.  This has to stop; we need an effective and wise advocate for US  in Washington, D.C.  Fran Becker is that advocate.

"Making a Difference for Long Island Families"

Since Carolyn’s motto is “Making a Difference for Long Island Families” we thought it might be a good idea to see exactly how she herself has made a difference over the last two years on the most important and critical issues. Specifically, how she, with HER vote (our vote that we trusted her with), has impacted us:

• Massive new taxes coming in January

• Millions of jobs lost while the Federal Government squandered almost a TRILLION of our dollars (actually, Carolyn borrowed the money from China, but details details…)

• A radical and destructive health care plan that’s going to give us less care for more money after waiting forever to get it

• Cap and Trade, the job killing tax raising scheme that she voted for and we have to stop

Well, maybe they get credit for being honest, she certainly has made a difference. Now let’s get out there and vote for Fran Becker, who is going to make life for us BETTER and not simply ‘different’.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Carolyn Tells Us Why She Is Running; sort of...maybe not

Well it seems that the ever elusive and indeed reclusive Representative from the 4th CD has actually decided to allow the voters some idea of why she is running for an 8th term. The only problem is, she can't seem to make up her mind as to what we want to hear this time around. So very odd that she is not telling us how wonderful her health care disaster is, or how much we are going to enjoy paying for the massive McCarthy income tax hike that’s coming in January. Of course that would require running on her record- and she obviously cannot do that.

So it seems that at the beginning of September Ms. McCarthy's top priorities were abating airplane noise and keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists, as she stated to Garden City Life. By the time October rolled around, we learned from the Rockville Center LI Herald that she views her top priorities as curbing the housing crisis and improving the unemployment outlook.

Well, what a difference a few weeks makes. Either Ms. McCarthy has actually invented silent airplanes and defanged the terrorists single handedly in a couple of weeks, or she is just flailing around from issue to issue in a desperate bid to talk about anything other than her record. Passing strange that she is not talking up Obamacare and tax hikes? We think so.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Letter to Carolyn McCarthy from Siobhan Moran, Rockville Centre Resident

                                                                                                                          October 1, 2010

Hon. Carolyn McCarthy
300 Garden City Plaza
Suite 200
Garden City, New York 11530

Dear Congresswoman McCarthy:

I’ve never met you. But you do represent me and my family, and my friends and neighbors, in Congress. I believe that you’re running for re-election. I say believe because I haven’t received any campaign literature from you and I don’t know your position on virtually any issue of importance. I checked your web site to try to discern your positions on various issues but find no answers. I also wrote to you directly asking about your position on health care legislation and tax issues but only received form letters in response that must have been written by your interns.

Last year I asked you to explain why the healthcare legislation was good for New Yorkers. As you know, New York is a community-rated state that already precludes denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions. In reality, the major impact of the legislation you voted for is to increase Medicaid costs for the State and the County – costs which ultimately get passed on to your constituents. Medicaid already consumes more than 40% of the state budget.

More recently, I wrote to you asking why you are not trying to stop yet more tax increases that are scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2011. As you know, here on Long Island we already pay exorbitant property taxes, village taxes, county taxes, state taxes and sales taxes that are the highest in the nation. And let’s not forget all those stealth taxes they slip in on our telephone bills. But again you didn’t answer my question. I did receive one of those nifty form letter responses though. Do you honestly believe that massive tax increases are in the best interests of your constituents in the current economic environment? If so, why? Seems to me to be a straightforward question deserving of a straightforward answer.

I’ve never met Fran Becker, your opponent in the upcoming election, either. But at least his web site explains his positions on various issues so that I can be an informed voter. Your silence on these issues is deafening.

Siobhan E. Moran
Rockville Centre, NY

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Letter to the Editor From Don Cariddi, Lynbrook Resident

It is time for real change in Washington and time to have true representation. Carolyn McCarthy has become part of the problem with our dysfunctional Federal Government. She is someone who votes along party lines and with Nancy Pelosi 97% of the time, how can she honestly say she represents her constituents if her voting record is so off balance? In poll after poll her constituents and the country are against amnesty for illegal aliens and yet she votes for the Dream Act, a reward for supposed children up to the age of 35. She has voted against the SAVE Act, a common sense approach to start controlling our illegal immigration problems. Her dismal voting record makes it quite clear she is pro-illegal alien and against legal, tax-paying citizens in her district. On countless occasions I have called her office, requesting the location of her next town hall meeting only to be told she does not have any meetings planned. Well over 100 times I have faxed, called and emailed Carolyn on a variety of issues only to get her usual cookie cutter response which amounts to nothing more than a rejection letter since she will vote along party lines and does not care what any of her constituents believe. So it is time for real change, enough of a non-representative who has been in office 13 years and only knows how to vote with Nancy Pelosi while ignoring the majority of her constituents. This change is someone who will represent what the majority wants, this person is Fran Becker. His values are the same values as the majority of those in his district. He supports legal immigration as any sensible person would, he supports secure borders, he supports a return to fiscal sanity in Washington and he supports truly representing his constituents . As an independent voter I am able to evaluate both candidates and it is evident if we want things to truly change in Washington, it is time to change our Representative who only knows how to represent her democratic party and not her constituents back home.

Don Cariddi
Lynbrook NY