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=

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