Saturday, July 31, 2010

Conservative hero Hank Brown gives nod to Jane Norton

Conservative U.S. Senate candidate Jane Norton welcomed the endorsement from conservative hero Hank Brown today. As a U.S. Senator, Hank Brown fought for a Balanced Budget Amendment, and as President of CU, he fired Ward Churchill.

Brown makes mention of Norton’s vision and experience as the primary reasons for his endorsement. Specifically, Brown addresses the nation’s fiscal issues, which are caused by over-taxing, over-regulating and over-spending. Believing that Norton is the best candidate to address the ballooning debt, Brown gave her his wholehearted support and asked others to do the same.

Brown said, “In politics, promises carry little water these days. Ethics, integrity and experience are what matter.

"That is why Jane Norton is my pick for Colorado’s next U.S. Senator. She is running because the federal government is out of control, over-taxing, over-spending and over-regulating.

"I was the first U.S. Senator who was a Certified Public Accountant. I know firsthand how complicated our tax code is and how the national debt is forcing us to mortgage our children’s future. For that reason, I have always been a strong advocate of a balanced budget amendment. Jane and her Republican primary opponent Ken Buck both support such a measure, but just advocating for it is not enough.

"If successfully implemented, a balanced budget amendment will force the federal government to set priorities. That means cutting budgets and even cutting entire programs. We need a U.S. Senator that knows where and how to cut and who is not afraid to make tough choices.

"Ken Buck is a friend and a good man, but Jane is the only candidate in this race with a record of cutting budgets. As head of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Jane cut her budget by 28 percent. As Lieutenant Governor, Jane cut her general fund budget by 10 percent. She knows how to make sound management decisions.

"Jane has boldly proposed reforming Social Security by incrementally raising the retirement age for people younger than 55 and means-testing Medicare.

"Jane also offers detailed solutions of how to repeal and replace Obamacare. She favors medical malpractice tort reform that limits lawsuits that increase healthcare and insurance costs. She favors tax equity so that those who buy their own insurance receive the same tax benefits as those who get insurance through their employers.

"Whether you are voting by mail or at a traditional polling place, I hope that you will join me in supporting Jane in the August 10th Republican primary.”