As you head out to vote today, please read this article. Hopefully, it will shed light on a candidate that, to this reporter’s mind, stands out among the rest.
Senator Bob Mensch spoke to area homeschoolers Wednesday, October 27th, at the Quakertown Library. He had an extremely pressing personal issue to attend to, but he scheduled it around his commitment to come spend time with the families, & more importantly the children, who’d signed up. He came early & mingled with the families, taking the time to answer their questions.
The Senator shared that he didn’t enter the political arena until later in life; in fact, less than 10 years ago. Prior to throwing his hat in the ring, he managed many successful businesses. This makes him an unusual candidate these days; and exactly what our founding fathers envisioned. Pointing to that experience, he explained that he can bring practical ideas to the office.
The first thing Sen. Mensch discussed, with great zeal, was the right to vote. He correctly called it our obligation and stressed to the kids that this is something that many take for granted; and fail to let their voices be heard. The Senator emphasized his point with the story of the Iraqi people. At great peril to themselves, they lined up to vote & received their purple finger, which let everyone around them know they’d voted. They proudly showed their ink stained fingers to cameras, even though they could be attacked by extremists for doing so. How can we take something for granted that so many have died to insure we can, he asked?
Bob discussed the importance of lessening the tax burden on businesses. He emphasized that the government doesn’t create jobs (except for more bureaucratic positions), businesses do. The government’s role in job creation is simply to make it easier for businesses to expand & thus hire people. He explained that taxing small businesses is the worst thing politicians can do to move the economy forward. Businesses will move out of a state that makes it difficult to be viable; taking with it important jobs.
It was at the question and answer segment when Bob fielded a question from a woman who told him that her husband recently lost his job due to out sourcing. He pointed to the heavy tax burden as part of the problem. However, he told her that there’s hope. Dell Computers went overseas, but due to such poor customer service reports, is now back in the United States. He also recalled that in years passed, many items were “made in Japan” or “made in Singapore”. People were nervous then, like now. He promised that if re-elected, he would fight to keep businesses, & more importantly jobs, in Pennsylvania.
Many have expressed outrage at the political mud slinging & negative campaigning, & the Senator agreed. He proudly pointed to his advertising, which only outlined his agenda without such personal attacks.
In fact, he was the victim of his opponent’s mud slinging. He gave specifics, & said that he confronted his opponent, Bill Wallace, during a radio show they both did. The opponent actually said that he had no idea if what he said was true or not. Is this the type of people we want representing us?
After the Senator’s visit, I received the following email from Christine Weston:
“I thought everyone meeting the Senator was AWESOME. We talked about it on the way home and I really think a positive impression of politics (hard to achieve these days) and Sen. Mensch was gotten by my girls.”
To his credit, there wasn’t one negative comment about him made by any in attendance. And that’s not something you hear about a politician these days.
Now, stop reading this & go out & VOTE!
For more, unbiased information about Sen. Mensch, go to The League of Women Voters. Additionally, read traditional Democratic blogger, Noel Jones, assessment of Bob.