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State of Pennsylvania May 20, 2014 Election
Smart Voter Political Philosophy for Thomas Tarantella

Candidate for
US Representative; Pennsylvania Congressional District; District 5; Democratic Party

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1.As a nation we must continue to work on rebuilding our infrastructure by investing in our roads, bridges, schools, and water systems. By doing this we will continue toward the direction of recovery and in turn create jobs. We must keep teachers, police officers and first responders on the job. We must help middle class families refinance their mortgages to save them hundreds of dollars a month. I'll fight to give small businesses tax incentives that would foster re-investing in their businesses and hiring of new people. We must put our returning veterans back to work by forming and expanding skilled labor training. And we must also provide more job search assistance to all displaced workers regardless of how they lost their jobs.

2. If our goal is to further better educate the American people and if we believe that getting an education is the path to the American dream, then we must give all students the opportunity to fulfill their dreams. We must be committed to ensuring that every child in our great country has access to a world-class public education. I believe if we set goals and priories in education, we can educate our people. By education we will ensure a path to the middle class, giving all of our students the opportunity to fulfill their dreams that will contribute to our economy and democracy. Public education is one of our critical Democratic institutions that we have. To make college affordable for students of all backgrounds and confront the loan burden on our students' shoulders, we must give them the same rate we give our largest financial institutions in our country. By creating these avenues for students we are investing in America's long term goals.

3.We, as freedom loving people, must have a commitment to keep the sacred trust we have with our military, their families, and our veterans. These brave Americans and their families have braved the burden of war and have always made us proud to say we are Americans. Our military is the best on the land, in the air, and on the sea. I will not only continue to support them in the line of duty, but I will also continue to support them at home. If we are a grateful nation, a proud nation, then we must ask ourselves, "Why is it that an E-4 rank or below soldier with a family of four that we send to defend our freedom is eligible for WIC and the food stamp program?" This not right and I will fight for better pay for our military and their families. I will fight for our wounded warriors, mentally ill, and the well-being of our military families and veterans. I will work to give our veterans the health care, benefits, education, and the job opportunities they deserve.

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