Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Martha McSally Discusses Her Priorities in Congress

Martha McSally Discusses Her Priorities in Congress

Focus on rebuilding the economy and reining in debt

Tucson - Today, Congressional candidate Martha McSally discussed the priorities she will focus on next year in Washington:

"We are facing a number of difficult challenges both Nationally and here in Arizona. It is clear that Washington is broken when Congress spends all of their time bickering with each other instead of working together. We need leadership that is willing to stand up for what is right, no matter the political or personal cost, and work across the aisle to create solutions. I've done that my entire life and I'll do it again in Congress.

"Our first priority has to be eliminating the economic uncertainty that is holding back our economy. Right now, small business owners have no way to plan for the future because of the ineffectiveness and uncertainty of Congress. Businesses need a stable and low tax rate and a consistent regulatory system, so they can plan for the future and create more jobs. Until Washington can provide this stability our economy will continue to stagnate.

"We also need to focus on creating a plan for handling our $16 trillion national debt. Congress continues to delay and defer serious conversations about this problem - that is unacceptable. Leadership in Washington can bring both sides together to solve this problem for future generations. I don't care what political party you represent or what area of the country you reside from, if you want to solve the problem of our national debt, I'll work with you. If you want to avoid sequestration and other drastic cuts like I do, let's get to work. If you want to solve the problem of the long-term viability of Social Security and Medicare, I'll roll up my sleeves and work with you. But it will take leadership and it will take a new kind of Representative to change Washington than what we have right now. This kind of reform can't wait another election cycle or another year. If we want to truly change Washington, we can't send another bureaucrat or politician to Congress."

Martha McSally is the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, and first to command a fighter squadron in combat in United States history. In 2001-2002, Martha McSally earned national recognition for successfully overturning a military policy requiring all U.S. servicewomen to wear Muslim clothing when off base in Saudi Arabia.

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