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Our Children Deserve More Than a Food Stamp Future

Wayne Winsley, committed candidate to represent all of the citizens of CT’s 3rd Congressional District

Incumbent DeLauro often repeats the phrase, “One in seven families in the third district are food challenged, which means they are often unsure where their next meal is coming from.”

Her answer to this dilemma after having over two decades to work on it is to offer more food stamps.

My solution is to create an environment where small and medium-sized businesses can grow in Connecticut and where more large businesses want to move into and not out of Connecticut so that more citizens can get off the dole and onto a full-time payroll. Then they can buy their own food and everything else they need want and desire.  

As someone who has used the safety net personally, including food stamps, I can tell from first-hand knowledge that while the safety is good and necessary to help those in need of help, there is not a single government program that has ever made a single person financially independent or entirely self-sufficient.

Our children can see this and even they have figured out that, “while the government can help you get by, you have to do something else if you want to rise up.”

Our children deserve the opportunity to rise up and embrace the promise of America.

Our children deserve more than the dead-end career paths of the social welfare system of the criminal justice system.

I will work hard to change the current attitude in Washington and in Hartford that talks about loving jobs while showing hate for job creators. 

Incumbent DeLauro, after more than two decades of ineffective occupation of the people’s seat in the third district, continues to offer nothing but empty rhetoric about free diapers a promise of more food stamps.

My vision is to help more of our citizens from food stamps to full-time jobs.

My goal is a strong America rebuilt on independence and productivity.

I believe our children deserve more than a food stamp future.

As your next representative, I - Wayne Winsley - will work hard to serve the citizens of the Third Congressional with forthrightness, honor, and integrity.

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thomas August 17, 2012 at 05:30 PM
they deserve more than spending their summers in a library or bike gangs. generation xers are broke, thank the Lord i am a baby boomer ,i treated my kids to resorts and my parents took care of me. selah
Christopher Schaefer August 19, 2012 at 06:33 PM
According to the Congressional Budget Office, 18 million Americans received SNAP benefits in 2000. By 2011, this had nearly tripled to 45 million. Rosa DeLauro tells us that this program's growth is due to our foundering economy. Yet spending on this program increased 100 percent from 2001 to 2006—when there was no increase in the unemployment rate. 3/4ths of recipients are "categorically eligible," which means they automatically qualify by virtue of participating in some other welfare program. At one time, recipients received their food-stamp benefits in paper vouchers presented at the cash register. Now benefits come on a debit card, thus removing any perceived stigma of being on food stamps. And the fact that SNAP funds are provided by the federal government, but administered and spent by the states, is a proven formula, as in Medicaid, for massive spending growth. The path to end this waste—and to stop the creation of yet another generation of government dependent youths—is less government. Not more. And the way to achieve this is to get rid of DeLauro. Wayne's life experience speaks for itself. He grew up in the Cleveland projects, so he “gets it” about the need for a safety net. http://winsleyforcongress.com/about.php But--more importantly--he also knows how to pull out of it. Unlike DeLauro, Wayne has actually worked for a living. How can Rosa DeLauro, with her massive wealth, speak for the poor in anything but condescending "theories"?
MAC September 01, 2012 at 08:26 PM
See Wayne last night, at his Stratford campaign Hq grand opening, as to why he is running for congress, to replace DeLauro, and truly "represent" YOU, the People!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8XdLB7Ol3k&list=PL19055ABEDA4470CD&index=4&feature=plpp_video Please share this, and spread the word that "We All Win with Winsley!" That is so true. Congress would be a truly representative, productive and competent entity if filled with people of Integrity like Wayne, instead of people like DeLauro, the "food stamp queen." Please spread the word about Wayne Winsley's campaign, if you care about our futures!! www.winsleyforcongress.org

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