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Tierney Says Election is About Moving Forward or Sliding Backward

Incumbent Congressman John Tierney spoke at an annual conference of local professional and business women over the weekend at the Holiday Inn in Peabody.

[The following was submitted by U.S. Rep. John Tierney's campaign.]

On Saturday, Congressman John Tierney addressed over 60 women at the annual summer conference of the Business & Professional Women of Massachusetts. Tierney talked to the group about paycheck fairness, providing help for small businesses, and his plans to strengthen the middle class. The Congressman took questions from the audience and let them know why the 2012 election is so important for the future of our country and middle-class families in the 6th District.

“We need to move our country forward by investing in education and infrastructure. I will continue to work in Congress to help middle-class families and small businesses create jobs. This election is about the future, and whether we want to move forward together with a vibrant middle class or whether we will accept sliding backwards with policies that favor only the wealthiest Americans. With the help of everyone in this room, we can strengthen the middle class and create jobs,” said Congressman Tierney, speaking at the event.

During his remarks, Tierney reminded the group of the progress that was made by a Democratic majority in Congress on issues like pay equity, college affordability and health care. He compared that to the current right-wing majority in Congress that has spent the last two years blocking progress in these important areas and waging a war on women.

“I support John Tierney for his daily efforts to help the middle class and small businesses. He understands that we need to invest in education so that we have a workforce prepared to compete globally in the 21st century. John has the right priorities for our community and we need him to continue his work on investing in infrastructure and creating jobs,” said June Andersen of Peabody. 

“I greatly appreciated the opportunity to talk with the women who participated in the conference. It was a great discussion of the issues facing women, the middle class and future generations. I look forward to continuing my work with small business leaders in the 6th District,” said Congressman Tierney.

D Graf August 07, 2012 at 08:04 PM
And, yes, Representative Tierney, where are the jobs? The policies and votes of your party in power certainly have not brought them. Who defines “equal pay”…a big-government statist? No, thanks. We already have laws in place for this. We don’t need the pandering of Rep. Tierney about this issue. When businesses become successful, they are then free to create new jobs, increase wages, and offer benefits. No amount of regulations, mandates, and force of government have this effect. We should be thanking business owners, large and small, for their hard work and success instead of constantly bashing them, blaming them, strangling them with regulations, increasing taxes on them, and pitting them against the American people. Just recently, Rep. Tierney had a chance in Congress to help businesses in his own district and in Massachusetts by voting “yes” to repeal the 2.3% medical device tax that is part of Obamacare. Instead he voted “no” on repeal, thereby guaranteeing that these medical device companies here in Massachusetts and elsewhere will be forced to make decisions such as laying off employees, not hiring new employees, not increasing wages, and cutting their businesses in other ways.
D Graf August 07, 2012 at 08:05 PM
In addition, Tierney’s vote for Obamacare has guaranteed that taxpayers now have one of the largest tax increases in U.S. history. There will be many, many new and higher taxes on Americans, their families, and businesses large & small. The Congressional Budget Office recently released revised scoring for Obamacare showing that it will cost much, much more than originally estimated, in addition to leaving people uninsured...anywhere from $2-2.5 trillion, and 30 million people uninsured at the end of a decade. In addition, millions of people will lose their insurance under their employer, health insurance premiums will rise, and Medicare will be cut back—thereby doing the exact opposite of “helping” as Tierney proclaims to want to do. Let’s not forget, too, the newly created bureaucracy layer under Obamacare called the Independent Payment Advisory Board. Unelected and unaccountable. The dishonesty of John Tierney is a reflection of those in power in Washington, D.C., itself. It is time to take those entrenched there and vote them out. A vote for Richard Tisei is a vote for someone who believes in a free market with resulting growth in our economy and creation of new jobs for ALL Americans, men and women alike. It’s time to put Americans back to work, start paying our debt, and put the country back on track. I believe that Richard Tisei will work hard to do so and thereby point us in the right direction again.
Steve August 22, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Please do not allow Tierney to continue his incredibly damaging voting pattern in the US HOR. He is bad for America, Bad for MA. research what he has voted for (and against). Any patriotic American would agree he is helping to destroy this country.
Jimmy W August 22, 2012 at 05:58 PM
I think I speak for many people on this site when I say this: Steve needs to get a new hobby. Stop forcing your political views down our throats Steve!
Steve August 22, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Not forcing Jimmy W - educating. I'll stop when things are better in Washington. Till then, buck up and just ignore me if you don't agree, as I will with you.

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