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President Obama’s Weekly Address 8/20/11: Weekly Address: Putting Country Ahead of Party

WASHINGTON— In this week’s address, President Obama spoke to the American people from the Corner Country Farm in Alpha, Illinois on the need to create jobs and strengthen the economy. President Obama reminded the American people that we still have the best workers, entrepreneurs, and students in the world, and called on both parties to come together and act on a series of steps we can take right away to get our nation back to work.

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Carol Fowler: I am running in this year’s election because it’s time to depart from "politics as usual."

Two weeks ago, I accepted the Middletown Democrats’ offer to join their ticket and seek a seat on the Township Committee. All my life, I’ve considered myself a Republican. However, the reckless policies of the local GOP majority led me to conclude that my conservative views on taxes, spending, and borrowing were not being represented by the all Republican Township Committee.

I am not a politician. I am a wife, mother, and longtime volunteer with Lincroft First Aid. I am running in this year’s election because it’s time to depart from “politics as usual.” I oppose handing no bid contracts to politically connected friends. I favor increased transparency and believe there is a way to cut spending without jeopardizing our first class police department and parks programs. Unless we pay closer attention to our municipal expenses, we may one day find ourselves asking where we were when things went off track, where did the money go, and when did the quality of life in Middletown begin to slip? By that time, it will be too late.

In the months ahead, I look forward to meeting with as many residents as I can. I believe the surest way to understanding the concerns of working families and seniors is to knock on doors and listen first hand. My running mate Jim Grenafege and I intend to do just that.

Sincerely,

Carol Fowler
Candidate for Middletown Township Committee

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