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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Marino, GOP fired up for Election Day

  • Republican candidate Tom Marino pointed out the “distinct difference” between himself and Democratic incumbent Chris Carney at a last minute campaign stop Thursday in Wayne County.


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  • Republican candidate Tom Marino pointed out the “distinct difference” between himself and Democratic incumbent Chris Carney at a last minute campaign stop Thursday in Wayne County.
    “I’ll put my reputation up against Carney’s any day of the week,” Marino told the rally crowd at Fritz Brothers Well Drilling. “I hope you see the difference. We are very, very different.”
    He said Carney lied to the voters in the 14-county congressional district about voting for the health care reform bill.
    The crowd raised their hands after Marino asked how many of them heard Carney say he wouldn’t vote for the health care bill.
    “When you call Carney’s office, bring up the fact of how many people raised their hand,” Marino said to the media.
    Government should not be able to dip into the Social Security funds, and those funds should be put in a “lock-box,” Marino said. “Government can’t use it, keep your hands out of it, federal government.”
    Marino then noted that he would have a veteran work directly with him in Congress to be sure veterans are taken care of quicker than they are now.
    “I’m tired of hearing that military families are not making enough,” he said. “If we can bailout the auto industry and the banks, then we can afford to help military families.”
    He would also downsize government through attrition, meaning no vacancy positions would be filled.
    “The government will have to learn how to do more with less,” he said. “We can’t have more people working in government. We don’t need anymore service jobs. We need manufacturing jobs.”
    “I’m not going to forfeit my values and beliefs to get a bill passed,” said Marino, who described himself as an independent thinker. “If it’s not good for the country, then it’s not good for the 10th [congressional district].”
    “Tom Marino is the hardest working guy in Pennsylvania,” Marino for Congress county committee chairman Don Olsommer said, adding that Marino works upwards of 15 hours a day traveling throughout the district. “He’s one of us...the representation we sorely need in Washington.”
     
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