|WHY I’M RUNNING FOR CONGRESS
I’m running for US Congress in Pennsylvania’s sixteenth district because I’m concerned about how the two major parties have led us into one war after another and have done nothing domestically to improve the lives of average Americans. Our economy has grown by 78% over the last 30 years but the average income for the family of four, adjusted for inflation, is actually less than it was in 1973! In the richest nation in the world our standard of living is less now than it was 30 years ago.
We are the first generation of Americans who will not be able to provide the same benefits to their children as the generation before us. We are the only nation in the world that does not provide universal single-payer health care for its citizens and a tuition free education for its children from daycare through university. We have permitted a tiny number of individuals to become extraordinarily wealthy while the rest of the population worries about whether they can pay for healthcare or the education of their children or whether they will soon lose their home.
The Corporate Parties lack any clear vision for America. They have no real leadership and they inspire no hope for the future. They have given us a view of the world that is clouded by war, poverty, ignorance, fear and violence.
I have a different vision for America. I see an America that leads the world in spreading peace instead of war; hope instead of fear; sustainability instead of disaster; freedom instead of occupation.
I see an America in which every person, regardless of their race, creed, color, age, gender or sexual orientation is valued and lives in dignity, and every person is free to reach his or her full potential.
Vote John Murphy for Congress on November 6th and tell the mortgage-foreclosing banksters and job out-sourcing corporate bosses that their days of brutalizing American working people are numbered.
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