August 8, 2012 - Going into November, voters in Washington State's 1st Congressional district will have a clear contrast in the candidates they ultimately choose to represent them in the United States Congress.
John Koster is an advocate of free markets and free enterprise. He is a proponent of job creation in the private sector and wants to rein in the rule making of the regulatory agencies, streamline unnecessary processes, and eliminate duplicative and antiquated regulation. He favors tax reform that would close loopholes and lower rates to stimulate the economy, and believes federal government must stop spending money it doesn't have.
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"What we need now is real job creation in the private sector. We need to unshackle the American economy from job killing regulatory burdens and a punitive tax structure that stifles private investment and market confidence. We simply cannot revive the world's greatest economy by growing government beyond the point the free market can bear", said Koster.
Throughout the primary election, Suzan DelBene has proudly advocated the continuance of the same "progressive" policies that have been a trademark of the Obama Administration: Government-run health care, trillion dollar deficits, taxpayer funded "stimulus" programs and bailouts - "which have 'stimulated' nothing but our national debt," said Koster.
Ironically, DelBene has spent 2.3 million of her personal fortune (estimated at $53 million) campaigning as a champion of the middle class, while supporting heavy taxation on small businesses and elitist environmental policies. She opposes major construction projects, like the Keystone XL Pipeline, that would provide America with more energy independence and thousands of family wage, blue collar jobs.