Monday, July 28, 2008
Hulshof: It's time for Missouri to move forward
Congressman Kenny Hulshof asked approximately 100 people at the Jasper County Farm Bureau Meet the Candidates tonight, "Do we move our state forward or turn the clock back?"
The turn the clock back reference, Hulshof said, was referring to the days when funding was short for education, when the answer to every problem was "raise taxes," and when frivolous lawsuits were the norm.
Hulshof opened his remarks with a story designed to appeal to the rural element in the audience. "I used to walk barefoot on our farm chopping cotton," he said, "and I have had a chance to walk the marble halls of Congress.
"That is the Missouri dream."
A video of Hulshof's speech will be added later tonight.