I am writing this letter to endorse Sen. Scott Brown as Republican candidate for U.S. Senate. I'll begin by emphasizing that Scott has been a resident of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts his entire life. He knows first-hand what our citizens of the Commonwealth face as well as Americans across the Country. Job creation is the number one issue on Scott's agenda. Scott knows that businesses need to expand and grow which will undoubtedly generate more jobs. He believes in jump starting the economy again while continuing to keep government spending at a minimum and not raise taxes.
As for Scott Brown's voting record, he continues to portray his exemplary bi-partisan work in the U.S. Senate. He's not afraid to "reach across the aisle" in support of vital legislation. Scott was present at the White House, as he stood with President Obama, for the signing of three important pieces of job legislation that Scott proposed: Hire a Hero tax credit for businesses that hire Veterans; The repeal of the 3 percent withholding tax on contractors and the crowd funding bill to boost startup companies and reward innovation by allowing entrepreneurs to seek out investors and raise money over the internet (rather than utilize Wall Street banks and government red tape). These are just some of the examples that portray Scott's leadership role as a U.S. Senator.
Scott Brown's commitment to the American people is genuine. He will fight for each and every citizen of the United States in keeping taxes from increasing, continue his efforts in growing the economy (and thus promote job growth) and to keep more of our money within our local communities.
It is my hope that the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as Americans across the Nation will join me on Nov. 6, 2012 to cast your vote for Sen. Scott Brown for U.S. Senate.
Betty Poirier is the state representative of the 14th Bristol District, which includes portions of Attleboro.