Candidate letters: MN 2nd Congressional District - John KlineThroughout my time in office I have witnessed a number of changes in Minnesota and the lives of the men and women who call our great state home. Unfortunately, not all the change has been positive. In recent years, too many families and businesses have been forced to make adjustments as they weather the bumpy economic road our nation has traveled.
By: John Kline, The Republican Eagle
To the Editor:
Throughout my time in office I have witnessed a number of changes in Minnesota and the lives of the men and women who call our great state home. Unfortunately, not all the change has been positive. In recent years, too many families and businesses have been forced to make adjustments as they weather the bumpy economic road our nation has traveled.
Business owners hesitate invest in their companies or hire new workers because they don’t know what unexpected costs and regulations may emerge. At a roundtable meeting in Eagan this summer, a Rosemount businesswoman summed up what most are saying – the economic climate is “very scary right now.”
This uncertainty is contributing to the painfully slow pace of our economic recovery. And getting our nation back on the right track will remain my No. 1 priority if you give me the honor of serving you for the next two years.
I will remain committed to pursuing policies that will provide the certainty our job creators need to put Americans back to work. I will remain committed to earning back taxpayers’ trust by carefully weighing every dollar we spend to ensure limited resources are available for the national priorities. I will remain committed to ending wasteful pork-barrel and restoring order to America’s fractured fiscal house.
This is a massive undertaking, but I have demonstrated my ability to find solutions to the problems that matter most to Minnesota families. In the past two years, I am particularly proud to have ensured our Minnesota Red Bulls received the benefits they earned and advanced legislation to do away with the flawed No Child Left Behind education law. I will apply the same determination to our economic challenges.
I came to Congress with an in-depth knowledge of our Armed Forces and defense policy and strong convictions about how to ensure the United States will thrive on the international stage. But this role has also provided on-the-job training on issues I couldn’t have anticipated. I have learned about cormorants, storage of train cars, and what the federal government can do about Asian Carp.
Perhaps the greatest education has come from listening to your concerns and suggestions. I believe you – not the federal government – have the answers to the challenges facing our nation, and I am committed to continuing to carry your views and values to Washington.
John Kline is the incumbent candidate Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District.