Joe Sestak Calls on Leaders in Washington to Stand Up for the Middle Class
If we allow the extremists to control the agenda simply because we are afraid to stand up and fight for ordinary Americans – then shame on us.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — U.S. Senate candidate Joe Sestak today visited the Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center to talk about the importance of investing in the middle class and small business. He called on the Washington establishment to put politics aside and fight for the middle class.
“We don’t need extremists who are more concerned with the wealthiest few than the hardworking many,” sad Joe. “The other thing we don’t need are leaders in either party in Washington who are more concerned about politics than people. This is no time to shy away from this fight — because we’re fighting for middle class Americans.
“My opponent, Congressman Toomey, spent much of his career purging moderate Republicans from the party. He is so extreme that, rather than compromise to extend tax cuts for the middle class, he’d get rid of them to fight for tax breaks for the wealthy.
“We cannot let the extremists and the special interests shout us down. We entered public service to fight for ordinary Americans, and this is the moment we prove we can fulfill that public trust. Working families are struggling, and we cannot afford to kick the can down the road. Let’s stand up and say “enough is enough.
“If voters choose to elect candidates with a far-right agenda – like Congressman Toomey, Christine O’Donnell, and Sharron Angle – then so be it. But if they control the agenda simply because we are afraid to stand up and fight for ordinary Americans – then shame on us. It’s time to reach for practical solutions, and invest in education and job creation for the ordinary Pennsylvanians who will bring us out of this recession.”