To the Editor:
As a life long resident of Colton and a businessman for over 49 years I know how important the economy is here in the North Country, and I believe that job creation is the key to bringing life back into our dreary economic situation in St. Lawrence County.
I have watched Congressman Bill Owens run our country in the ground with a job decline of 1.7 percent. since he has taken office. The unemployment rate here in St. Lawrence County has skyrocketed to 11 percent, 2 percent greater than New York rate of 9 percent. We are in a dire need of a fresh breath of life in congress and I believe that Matt Doheny is the man for job. Matt has proven success in turning around failing business and creating jobs is something our county needs, he can and he will use this experience in turning around our failing economy and our increasing employment rate.
Unlike Bill Owens, who has voted to raise taxes by over $1.4 trillion over the next ten years on the middle class and small business and also who supports the Buffet Rule, which will raise taxes on our job creators. Folks I know Matt Doheny will work hard and support small business owners like myself. It is time for the North Country to flourish again and believe me, I’m a firm believer that Matt is the man to bring it back to life.
Henry “Hank” Ford