In the 7th, two Republicans vie to demonstrate who's the real conservative.
With the endorsements of Gov. Chris Christie and county Republican party chairs in his district, U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance would appear to be on his way toward winning a third term in Congress. But before he even gets to the November election, he has to go through David Larsen, who polled 31 percent of the vote against Lance two years ago. Lance, who lives in Clinton, was first elected to U.S. Congress in 2008, after serving in the state Assembly and Senate for many years. He was known as a moderate during his state service, but has leaned more to the right since joining Congress. Larsen, of Tewksbury, is running as the true conservative. His political background includes chairmanship of the conservative advocacy organization RightDirection.…
David Larsen, Congressional candidate for New Jersey’s 7th District, shares his thoughts on taxes and their impact on job creation and economic growth.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Rising gas prices, wasteful government spending, Obama Care, now combined with our President’s rhetoric around raising taxes on investors and job creators, are all threatening to undermine our economic recovery. Rather than raising taxes, we should be lowering all tax rates, resulting in everyone paying into the system. This approach will not only bring fairness and stability to our tax code, but it will stimulate economic growth and job creation for millions of Americans. As we approach Tax Day, I believe there is something inherently unfair about a tax system that picks winners and losers. A core principle of conservatism is the idea that every citizen should be treated equally before the law, without regard to one’s station in society. …