Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Steelman: McCaskill spending more time talking about her diet instead of nation's problems
Add U. S. Senate candidate Sarah Steelman to the list of those who are disappointed with the no-decision announcement by the Congressional super committee. Her news release is printed below.
Today, Sarah Steelman is calling on her supporters to speak out boldly to their elected representatives about the failure of Congress and the Super Committee to deal with our country’s financial crisis.
“We are sick and tired of Congress’ refusal to act. Missouri families continue to suffer because Congress is more concerned about their own special interests and re-election bids than doing their jobs. There’s no leadership; there’s no sacrifice; there’s no common sense," said Steelman. "Congress is borrowing 40 cents of every dollar they spend. We have to stop spending money we don’t have; it’s that plain and simple.”
Steelman, who’s running to unseat Senator Claire McCaskill, pointed to McCaskill’s lack of leadership as a prime example of the D.C. mentality: self-service instead of public service. “Senator McCaskill has found time to do countless talk shows discussing her diet but has offered zero solutions to resolve our nation’s overspending.”
“The secret Super Committee was a fundraising tool for the status quo. Senator McCaskill and her D.C. counterparts are content to lay the debt burden on the shoulders of the American taxpayer yet again, while they sit comfortably behind their closed doors raking in campaign contributions.“
Late last week in a speech delivered to a women’s conference in Washington D.C., Steelman demanded Congress open the Super Committee’s doors so the American people could have open and transparent discussion. Immediately after the committee was appointed, Steelman called on those appointed to the Committee to refuse to accept campaign contributions for the duration of the existence of this committee. She started a petition on her website asking people to join her.