Monroe DTC Chairman Backs Himes and Murphy

Nick Kapoor believes investments are needed to spur the economy.

To the Editor:

Lawmakers in Washington, Hartford and even here in Monroe legislate for now and for the future. Laws are created so that they may withstand the tests of time and make our communities and our society better. How laws affect future generations are of the utmost importance when voting on certain bills at all levels of government.  Some of the people who vote on those bills are those that we elect to Congress and the choice this election is stark.

Two important subjects that are sure to garner much attention and inspire much legislation in the coming Congress as well as having a great effect on future generations — as well as the current generation — are education and the environment. Jim Himes has voted in favor of legislation to improve salaries for Head Start teachers and counselors as well as increasing Pell grants and increasing access to work study programs for college students.  Chris Murphy supports a comprehensive reform of the No Child Left Behind Act and worked across the aisle to pass legislation stopping an increase on interest rates for Stafford loans from doubling.

On the environment, Jim Himes received at 97% rating from the League of Conservation Voters.  Himes also supports not only creating more green energy — such as wind and solar — but making sure it happens here in the United States by incentivizing businesses who specialize in this type of energy. Chris Murphy is the Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Land Conservation Caucus and supported legislation to increase fuel efficiency standards for cars to 35 miles per gallon. Murphy also believes in helping homeowners who want to utilize green energy in their homes.

Education — the gateway to the American dream — and the environment — keeping our air, water and land clean — are subjects that affect us now and will affect our children more. We need to invest in smart education and we need to invest in keeping our environment healthy. The way we do that is by electing representatives to advocate for our beliefs in the best education systems in the world and fighting for legislation keeping our environment clean. I know that I want my children living in a United States where they can get a world class education and breathe clean air and drink clean water.

Mr. Obsitnik might tell major news outlets that "questions are too general" and say things in a vague, non-committal tone without offering any specific policy proposals. And Mrs. McMahon might try to continually skirt around the issues by making personal character attacks or not even address them at all (the word education is mentioned once and the word environment twice in her plan), but Jim Himes and Chris Murphy have proven — with work they have done and specific policy proposals they will accomplish — why they should be elected to the U.S. Congress.

Nick Kapoor

Monroe Democratic Town Committee Chairman

Mitch Beck October 18, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Jim, I admit I'm stunned that you are sticking up for the DTC... There's something new and fresh... By the way, you've assumed incorrectly...I am NOT against anything from the DTC...if they ever come up with an idea worth supporting I would...
Mitch Beck October 18, 2012 at 02:36 AM
D. Sickles, you confuse sarcasm with antagonism. But for the sake of discussion, do you understand that I am NOT a Democrat or a liberal and therefore I would naturally be against (antagonistic) towards that? For example, you're being pretty antagonistic towards me right now...but I guess you'll now justify that too... I have to be honest, it should be fun reading how you'll justify it. Secondly, I have to be honest with you. I used to get angry that people would bring up this blatant lie that a public offical spread about me because I had the audacity to oppose something they did in public. But now, I find it funny. I truly get a chuckle out of it. So thank you for the laugh. Amazing though that you can't actually argue anything that I wrote... Guessif you can't deal with the message, the ngo after the messenger...
Al October 18, 2012 at 02:46 AM
Mitch is right, Jim Himes is a Nancy Pelosi boy.
Al October 18, 2012 at 03:05 AM
Chris Murphy has the backing of Lowell Weicker who gave the people of Connecticut the State Income Tax. Is Weicker living in Connecticut?
D. Sickles October 18, 2012 at 03:39 AM
Mitch how come you are not writing about where your candidates stand on the issues? Instead you just make stereotyped Fox News -like comments. You claim people are going after the messenger yet ironically, that is exactly what you did by attacking Kapoor. I'm sure you are well versed in party politics as it looks like the Republican national committee threw up on your property.
jim laguardia October 18, 2012 at 11:14 AM
As I always do I stick up for anyone being bullied "you did a good job in the piece getting democrat talking points out too" "its good to see that a young man like yourself can rewrite press releases like that" then mocking "well written manner" of his memo. If you wanted to show your support of your candidates just write their qualities and if you want to trash the others that's ok too, but no need to "go after the messenger" as you put it
Al October 18, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Who control the Senate while Rowland and Rell was in office?
Jethro October 18, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Mitch - Never mind Kapoor. I hear some of the schools are planning Christmas parties. You better put down your chic-fil-a and begin your yearly crusade against Santa!
Laura October 18, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Mitch - You are as rude as Mitt - is that a Republican thing???
Laura October 18, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Laura October 18, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Mitch - You are as rude as Mitt - is that a Republican thing???
Walt Longmire October 18, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Sorry, I thought Governors had the power of veto. Must only be Democrat governors. Who would trust a Republican with that power?
Christine E. October 18, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Rude? You mean Joe Biden snickering, laughing an interrupting wasn't rude? You realize BOTH sides have been equally as rude and obnoxious, right? Has your obvious bias made you that blind?
Cara J. Kramer October 18, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Hey Beck, great job as usual getting everyone off topic, insulting people and making generalized partisan statements.
Laura October 19, 2012 at 12:34 PM
I wasn't talking about Joe (he had too many redbulls) - or Paul (goofball) - MITT is rude and a bully and has a CEO mentality - not sure how he pulls his pants up - BUT MITCH is rude...I don't have to be a Demo or Indy or Rep - he is just rude. AND talk about interruping...and if you are woman - you should be scared of MITT!& LINDA!!!
jim laguardia October 19, 2012 at 01:16 PM
sorry did you not hear "she works for me!!!" from Obama?? it is funny how everyone has blinders on to what the their person says
Laura October 19, 2012 at 01:36 PM
President Obama was right - he owned up and did not let Hillary take all the blame as she was willing to do - he IS the boss after all and she does work for him under his administration and he does work for the US citizens...MITT was disrespectful of our Nation's leader - the #1 job in America - he had no right to be that arrogant...or RUDE! Mitt will be working for himself - women will become second class citizens if he were to win...we should be home cooking and cleaning and taking care of babies...I haven't heard more flip flopping than I did when I lived in Hawaii and wore them!!!
jim laguardia October 19, 2012 at 01:57 PM
"she works for me!!!" no matter how you spin it, that is what he said and with that tone, he said the words. and speaking of disrespecting the president, why was it ok for everyone to call a president "dubya" and yet you are called names if you dare to use the current presidents full name including his middle name. Like i said you put on blinders.
Dan Keene October 19, 2012 at 02:58 PM
"Jim Himes has voted with his party a staggering 90.5 percent of the time ranking him 147th out of 190 House Dems in going against his party's leadership." "Himes’ total of 1,741 votes with his party rank him among the top 10 in the Democratic caucus for attendance." Really? Your argument is don't vote for him because he shows up for work and votes with his party? What are you expecting him to do? Vote with the republicans?
Al October 19, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Laura all the President said was words with no meaning. Hillary should resign or be fired. She is the Secretary of State it is her job to make sure there is security at all our consulates. Four Americans were murdered and it happens on sovereign land of the United States. This was another Pearl Harbor. As for the President going to Nevada for Fund Raiser after the arrival of our dead Americans was disgraceful.
Laura October 19, 2012 at 04:22 PM
I had no blinders on and no ear muffs - as you all did - did you all forget the gaffs Mitt has made? AND for the fact he came out with a press release as soon as he could have - diregarding National security with HIS comments...I do not want a CEO that blunders in the White House and treats women as second class - I WILL NOT walk 10 steps behind!!! We all will disagree forever...I dislike rude and insincere...
Al October 19, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Give a man a welfare check, a free cell phone with unlimited free minutes, cash for his clunker, food stamps, section 8 housing, free contraceptives, Medicaid, ninety nine weeks of unemployment, free meds, and he will vote Democrat the rest of his life; even after he's deceased.
Laura October 19, 2012 at 04:59 PM
I hope you never - NEVER - need help...remember it was a republican who got us here and President Obama has been shoveling !!!! against the tide - but our numbers are coming up...and if you think of the debate the other night - MITT didn't want to talk Bush - he had to go alllll the way back to the Regan trickle down economy - I am still waiting to be dripped on...
jim laguardia October 19, 2012 at 05:06 PM
i dont forget any of Mitts gaffs.... trees just the right height, flying with windows open, etc... but i just love when people only hear what they want.
Christine E. October 19, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Laura, as a female I find your comments to be offensive. Do you really believe what you're saying, or are are you just a man hater with a bone to pick? Both the president and his challenger have said things that can be twisted any way you want to twist them. You just haven't noticed, because you're so anti-republican that you can't believe your beloved Democrats could do any wrong. This election isn't about George Bush or Ronald Reagan. Time to move forward and start thinking about what Barack Obama's administration has done this term. If you believe our country is headed in the right direction - then go for it. Vote for the guy. No one's being rude, in my opinion. Everyone's entitled to their thoughts and interpretations...isn't that what this country is all about? Take a deep breath and chill. I happen to disagree. I am a small business owner who has had many sleepless nights worrying about the numbers and the bills. Barack Obama has done nothing for me that hasn't resulted in my expenses, both personally and professionally, going up. My taxes are going to rise - AGAIN - if he remains in office. The deficit has gone up, not down. I don't see much of the progress I was looking for - or the progress that was promised. Sorry, Laura.
Laura October 19, 2012 at 06:09 PM
CHILLIN' - hope you all climb down off your HIGH HORSE TOO!!! If the ballot said now of the above - that is where I would be putting my mark...I can only hope the Congress & the Senate AND the President are able to work together...oh yeah - let's not forget who would be voted in on the Supreme Court... Oh - and men don't have to pay for their Viagra - so why should I have to pay for my birth control if you plan on sticking to me??? HHHHMMMMM??? And I am not a man hater...
Christine E. October 19, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Anyone that disagrees with Laura is on a high horse. Got it.
Laura October 19, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Laura October 19, 2012 at 07:48 PM
BYE!! Hasn't this been fun!!!!
Al October 19, 2012 at 08:48 PM
There are people that need help. But then there are those that use the system and take it for all they can get. There are generations of families that continued from what President Johnson started.


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