A press release from Congressman Joe Walsh:
Duckworth still believes we’re better off than we were four year ago
Friday night, Fox Chicago hosted the second televised joint appearance between Congressman Joe Walsh and his opponent, Tammy Duckworth.
During the joint appearance each candidate asked their opponent a question. Walsh asked Duckworth if she still believed her statement that people in the 8th district are better off than they were four years ago. Duckworth replied “absolutely!”
Congressman Walsh later responded, “Maybe she believes people are better off, because as a bureaucrat in the Obama Administration she hasn’t experienced the setbacks big government policies have implemented on the private sector, but the fact is average people are hurting.
“While median income is down by $4,000 a year, gas prices, foreclosures, unemployment and food prices are up.”
“If Duckworth spent more time in the district and less time raising money for her campaign in California and New York, she might understand how dire this economy remains for small businesses and workers.
“While she remains outside of the district gaining political and financial support, I make myself accessible to the people of the 8th district.
“I hope Ms. Duckworth will join me to tour the 8th district one afternoon so she will finally understand that folks are not better off than they were four years ago.”