Economist, Reagan Policy Advisor: Faso a ‘Tested, Pro-Growth Conservative’
Kinderhook, NY — May 6, 2016 … Lawrence Kudlow, an economist, former policy advisor with the Reagan Administration and host of CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report” has backed John Faso in his bid for the 19th Congressional District, the Faso campaign announced today.
In writing a letter to supporters today, Kudlow outlined the challenges facing the United States and said the 19th Congressional District is “ground zero in the fight for America’s future.” (Full text below).
“John Faso is solid as a rock. He’s a staunch fiscal conservative, an unwavering Second Amendment advocate with a lifetime ‘A’ rating from the NRA, and a national security hawk,” Kudlow wrote. “The differences between these candidates couldn’t be more stark — or consequential. This country has enormous needs. But none that can’t be met by growth. Economic expansion will put people back to work, pay down our staggering $19 trillion federal debt, strengthen our national defense resources, and rebuild our infrastructure.”
Faso is running to fill the seat now held by Congressman Chris Gibson (R), who is not seeking re-election. As a member of the New York Assembly, Faso developed and pushed proposals that led to real balanced budgets – including the first reduction in state spending in decades while closing a $5 billion deficit. He championed legislation that made a difference for tens of thousands of families such as the STAR program and education and real property tax reform. A former board member of the Rockefeller Institute of Government, Faso also served for three years as a member of the Control Board that worked to fix the financial and managerial issues of the City of Buffalo and its school system.
“I’m grateful to have the support of someone who really knows what’s at stake in this election and understands that we need members in Congress who will fight for true reforms,” Faso said. “We must pay down our deficit while helping small businesses, growing our economy and prioritizing our national security. Larry knows me and understands all too well what I stand for.”
Mr. Faso and his wife, Mary Frances, a registered nurse, are the proud parents of two children. They have lived in Kinderhook, New York, for more than three decades.
As a former Reagan Administration economic policy advisor, I have a strong piece of advice for those despairing about America’s future. Don’t give up and fight back instead. Do everything in your power to elect solid, pro-economic-growth conservatives to Congress.
It’s the key to America’s future.
John Faso, the 2006 Republican/Conservative candidate for New York governor, fits this bill to a tee. He’s a tested pro-growth conservative, and he’s running for Congress in New York’s huge 19th district, covering the Catskills, the Hudson Valley and Central NY.
NY-19 is larger than a single race: It’s going to be ground zero in the fight for America’s future — a pitched battle between trendy, modern day “progressivism” and traditional American conservatism.
It’s the bellwether race for the next decade. And it’s got to be won.
Bernie Sanders’s protégé, New York City law professor Zephyr Teachout, is on one side. On the other will be battle-tested, common sense conservative John Faso.
Democratic socialist Sanders is pushing Teachout’s candidacy saying, “he needs her in Congress” to advance his utopian agenda. Of course he does: Sanders and Teachout are cut from the same cloth, along with other reckless, dreamy-eyed progressives like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Fortunately, we can prevent them from gaining more power.
John Faso is solid as a rock. He’s a staunch fiscal conservative, an unwavering Second Amendment advocate with a lifetime “A” rating from the NRA, and a national security hawk. The differences between these candidates couldn’t be more stark — or consequential. This country has enormous needs. But none that can’t be met by growth. Economic expansion will put people back to work, pay down our staggering $19 trillion federal debt, strengthen our national defense resources, and rebuild our infrastructure.
Without real economic growth, we’re in trouble.
John Faso will champion tax reforms to let Americans keep more of what they earn. He will also vote to change counterproductive business tax rules to bring trillions of U.S. dollars and millions of jobs back to this country. That will help guarantee America’s position as the world center of capital and investment for years to come. He won’t forget the Main Street economy either: John supports cutting taxes and regulations that adversely impact small business employment.
Cutting taxes and regulations holding back American job growth is only half the battle, though. We also need to get tough on international trade deals to ensure a fair playing field. There isn’t one now, especially in our trading with China. John gets that. And he’s a fighter. John’s who we want speaking in congressional trade debates.
American families are going through tough times. Anxiety and uncertainties are testing our beliefs and resolve more than at any time in a generation.
But please trust me when I tell you, we can grow ourselves out of these challenges, but only if we have true, pro-growth champions in Congress.
John needs our help today to win. Please make a financial contribution of $10, $50, $100, $500 or even $1000 today to insure John Faso is elected as our voice in Washington. Go to http://johnfaso.com/donate and make your donation now.
I know John Faso. I trust John Faso. And I ask you today to help put him in Congress. We need to get this American job market back into gear.
John Faso (R-Kinderhook) is former Republican leader of the state Assembly and candidate for Congress in the 19th Congressional district. To learn more about Faso, visit www.johnfaso.com.