Last night’s debate revealed some significant differences between Martha Coakley and me.
I want to go to Washington to be a check and balance against the spending abuses of Congress. Martha Coakley will be a rubber stamp for the tax and spend policies that will hurt our economy.
During the debate, Martha Coakley referred to higher taxes as “investments.” I believe higher taxes are job killers that will make it harder for us to get our economy moving again.
We’ve lost millions of jobs since the recession began and yet our leaders in Washington don’t seem focused on the economy.
Spending is out of control.
Taxes are too high and going higher.
Government keeps getting bigger and bigger.
I’m convinced that my election will send a strong message that business as usual in Washington is coming to an end.
I will vote against the health care bill because it is bad for Massachusetts and bad for the country. It now looks as though I could be the crucial vote on final passage of the bill.
If you believe the health care bill has been mishandled and that it will lead to more government, higher taxes and increased spending, then vote for me and I will stop it from becoming law.
These are the very real differences I have with Martha Coakley.
I look forward to more debates with Martha Coakley. I understand that she has accepted some debates, but is dragging her feet on others.
Already, the League of Women Voters has cancelled a debate scheduled for Faneuil Hall because of her refusal to participate. Other debate sponsors have been unable to move forward with their plans because she has not responded to them.
Let’s not limit the number of debates between us.
There is too much at stake for our state and our nation.
The political machine is going to pull out all the stops to keep their hands on this Senate seat, and to pass a health care bill that will raise taxes, increase spending and create bigger government.
Last week, in talking about debates, Martha said, “This is about a very important seat, and voters really should get a chance to see who’s on the ballot.”
I couldn’t agree more.