Monday, August 02, 2010
Dino Rossi Tele-Town Hall
This was Rossi from 2004; calm, confident, engaging, approachable, and listening to the worries of everyday Washingtonians. There was the commercial fisherman anxious over declining private sector jobs, the immigrant small businessman fretting over government regulations, the veteran asking about health care reform, and the independent logging trucker concerned about rising taxes.
Dino related how that we have a lot more government than we can afford. He stated how we need predictable taxation and fair and predictable regulation so that small businesses can grow, as it is small business that generates most jobs. Rossi pointed out that Patty Murray has never held a private sector job and how he understands what it takes to be successful, as he has signed the front side of a paycheck before.
Rossi shared his ideas of how to lower the national debt and talked of how he had done it before at the state level. Dino would repeal and replace ObamaCare with a system that reduced costs and increased access. He said that DC needs some adult supervision for a change.
Concerning the controversial Arizona immigration law that is on appeal, Rossi said it demonstrated that the federal government has made a complete travesty of its duty to protect the borders for national security reasons. He reiterated his stance on no amnesty for illegal immigrants. But he did advocate for a "virtual Ellis Island" to allow immigrants like his grandparents to legally come and pursue the American dream.
Rossi concluded the tele-town hall by asking for listeners' help, as it's "only the future of free world at stake." And he said that help would be needed not just during the campaign, but for the six years that he is in the other Washington.