Letter as submitted by Candidate for U.S. Senate, State Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth):
Today, we remember and honor the sacrifices made by hardworking Americans to achieve social, political and economic progress. Through their efforts they forged a movement that made possible the American Dream and opportunity through hard work. Sadly, the American Dream for many is becoming unattainable and the idea that through hard work one can build their own future is quickly becoming uncertain.
Americans are suffering through the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression. Today, unemployment continues to be above 8%, 23 million Americans are unemployed, underemployed or not looking for work and more Americans are living in poverty. Thanks to Washington’s failed policies and programs the American middle class is smaller, poorer and pessimistic about the future.
Honoring hardworking Americans and their sacrifice means creating jobs and restoring opportunity. We must change course and replace the idea that we work for the government with the reality that the government works for us. Government must provide a climate for economic growth and job creation. I believe in the future of America and in the strength of the American worker. In Washington I will continue the fight I started in Trenton, so that together we can make the American Dream a reality for all New Jerseyans.
Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth)
Candidate for U.S. Senate