web analytics
July 28, 2014 / 1 Av, 5774
Israel at War: Operation Protective Edge
 
 
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post
IDC Advocacy Room IDC Fights War on Another Front

Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.



Home » InDepth » Op-Eds »

I’m The Man You Need In Washington


I am a businessman who has raised my family and lived my whole life in the Ninth Congressional District. I am not a professional politician, and I don’t intend to become one. I don’t use slogans, catch phrases or smoke and mirrors.

I am a candidate for the United States House of Representatives because we need leadership on the issues that our president and the career politicians are not willing to tackle as adults.

My strong support for Israel and my defense of Social Security and Medicare are why I have been endorsed by former mayors Ed Koch and Rudy Giuliani.

The United States faces an array of crises – social issues, education, Obama’s healthcare law, taxes, jobs and the national debt. None of these can be tackled unless Washington is willing to have a realistic conversation about the direction of the country. Politicians must step forward and represent the people who elect them.

As a product of a working class family and as a successful businessman in the media industry who has created jobs, I understand the importance of job creation from multiple perspectives.

The working class and middle class need access to secure jobs that have a living wage. We cannot continue the policy of punishing industries and small businesses that create much needed opportunity and wealth. Small businesses, the backbone of this economy, must not be made to suffer the burdensome regulations that were intended for corporate giants. We need a business environment where new businesses can start up and existing businesses can grow, expand and hire.

Job growth and a return to prosperity are especially important to Brooklyn and Queens residents, as many young families will be unable to maintain a decent standard of living in New York City.

From 2005 to 2009, New York City lost roughly 45,000 people age 25 to 34. It is a sad day when a generation is priced out of the community they love. Families are being forced to leave loved ones here at home to relocate in Baltimore, Lakewood, Passaic, Houston or Boca Raton, whether for job opportunities, affordable housing or both.

As a proud parent of five and grandparent of thirteen, I have had the pleasure of raising my family here in the Ninth Congressional District. It is my duty to ensure that families, especially middle class and working class, can grow and prosper in New York City.

On the subject of families, I will also champion legislation for more choice in education. Vouchers and tuition tax credits for yeshivas and other private schools are essential for parents who want to make religious education more affordable.

It is only in a city like Washington, D.C., that career politicians can send their children to private schools and at the same time discontinue a voucher program for the working poor. I will fight the hypocrisy so that more parents are given the options to pursue the finest education for their children and their families. I understand that the education of the next generation is a high communal priority.

Hypocrisy is to Washington what traffic is to New York City – unproductive and intolerable. It is about time that members of Congress were forced to live like the people they represent. If shared sacrifice is needed in these difficult economic times, members of Congress should not be leading from behind.

One can reasonably ask my opponent where he will be when it is time to challenge the head of his party, President Obama, on the issue of defending our ally Israel.

President Obama’s vision of the Middle East is vastly different from mine. By declaring the 1967 borders as a starting point for negotiations, the president made his intentions very clear. Shockingly, the only true democracy in the Middle East is being thrown under the bus by the president of the United States.

It is deeply troubling to me personally and to many of other citizens to see Israel being treated this way. It is, in fact, a disgrace.

Rest assured that Israel can count on a strong and vocal protector in Bob Turner.

Washington needs more leaders who are willing to buck their party and get the job done. The 9th Congressional District needs a congressman who will stand up for the people he represents. I vow to do both and to never disgrace the people or the place I call home.

That is why I ask for your support on Election Day, September 13.

Bob Turner has enjoyed a long and successful career in the communications industry.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

Please use the Facebook Tab below to leave your comment:

2 Responses to “I’m The Man You Need In Washington”

  1. Not a professional political? I dont .

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Loading Facebook Comments ...
Loading Disqus Comments ...
Current Top Story
The United Nations Security Council
UN Security Council Demands Gaza Cease Fire
Latest Indepth Stories
kerry clown

Kerry is preoccupied with pressuring Israel, notwithstanding the transformation of the Arab Spring .

journalism

With no shortage of leftist media that seek to distort the news, what should our Torah response be?

Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett

Because let’s face it: Hamas obviously can’t defeat the IDF in the field, soldier against soldier

As Peres retires, Israel fights sour legacy: Insistence on setting policy in line with hopes, rather than with reality.

Our capital was not arbitrarily chosen, as capitals of some other nations were.

UNHRC High Commissioner Navi Pillay accuses the IDF of possible war crimes in Gaza again, cutting slack to Hamas.

There is much I can write you about what is going here, but I am wondering what I should not write. I will start by imagining that I am you, sitting at home in the Los Angeles area and flipping back and forth between the weather, traffic reports, the Ukraine, Mexican illegals and Gaza. No […]

Should Jews in Europe take more responsibility in self-defense of community and property?

It is time for a total military siege on Gaza; Nothing should enter the Gaza Strip.

Germany’s The Jewish Faith newspaper ominously noted, “We Jews are in for a war after the war.”

The truth is we seldom explore with kids what prayer is supposed to be about.

Almost as one, Jews around the world are acknowledging the day-to-day peril facing ordinary Jews in Israel and the extraordinary service of the IDF in protecting them.

So on the one hand Secretary Kerry makes no bones about who is at fault for the current hostilities: he clearly blames Hamas.

More Articles from Bob Turner

I am a businessman who has raised my family and lived my whole life in the Ninth Congressional District. I am not a professional politician, and I don’t intend to become one. I don’t use slogans, catch phrases or smoke and mirrors.

    Latest Poll

    Do you think the FAA ban on US flights to Israel is political?






    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/im-the-man-you-need-in-washington/2011/09/07/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: