This month Congress members are back in their home districts to meet with constituents before heading back to Washington. Everywhere they go, they’re hearing hardship stories of unemployment and foreclosures.
With state unemployment near 12 percent, thousands of families are down on their luck.
At Rep. Farr’s town hall, people expressed that they are fed up with politics that focuses on debt reduction and tax giveaways to CEOs, instead of creating jobs for our communities.
“Because some selfish members of Congress wasted everyone’s time we are 3 months behind in legislation to create jobs for working families,” said Dean Carothers, a Monterey County employee and 521 member, who attended Sam Farr’s town hall. “Not only has this harmed our neighbors, but it has contributed to an additional debt due to the credit downgrade. This will be borne on the backs of most of us. Sam Farr was here to tell us that he has been fighting and is continuing to fight for new jobs in our community.”
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