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ICYMI: Toledo Blade: I’ll tackle the inflation madness in the U.S. Senate

January 28, 2022

Toledo Blade
By Jane Timken, candidate for U.S. Senate

“Inflation is at a 40-year high. The last time it was 7 percent, Olivia Newton John topped the charts and parachute pants were the latest trend.

It’s only been one year of Joe Biden and Democrats’ one-party “leadership,” yet American families are feeling the squeeze now more than ever. The cost of groceries, the cost to buy goods, and the cost to fill up your gas tank are all higher.

Yet incredulously, Democrats want to double down on the very agenda that has caused this inflationary environment with out-of-control spending and programs that increase government dependency. How much higher is inflation going to get before Democrats realize socialism doesn’t work?

I’m running to be Ohio’s next United States Senator to put a stop to this madness and turn our economic crisis around.

First, we must stop the spending. Washington has spent trillions of taxpayer dollars over the past year, artificially pumping more money into the economy that has only put pressure on prices to increase even faster.

My mom taught me the importance of valuing my pennies when I was a little girl, and I’m going to Washington to be a real fiscal conservative. I support a Balanced Budget Amendment, have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge vowing not to increase taxes, and believe we must rein in spending — especially when it comes to the federal bureaucracy. Congress has abdicated its oversight authority, and it’s past time we use the “power of the purse” to cut, slash, and lower spending.

Next, we must get people back to work. Democrats paid people to sit at home, and, by result, they’ve ushered in a culture of dependency and disengagement. 

In addition to ridding the country of all unconstitutional mask and vaccine mandates that are suffocating the economy, I have a plan to jumpstart our workforce. I will propose legislation that gives tax credits to businesses that invest in local schools, community colleges, and tech schools by training and hiring those students for the jobs they actually need. Four-year colleges are not for everyone, and we can do more to incentivize workforce training for the jobs of the future.

Finally, we must stop the attacks on our oil and gas industry. President Trump unleashed American energy independence, but in a single year, Joe Biden clawed it back. Gas prices are headed to $4 a gallon, and Americans are paying more to heat their homes.

Enough is enough. I’m going to Washington to fight for responsible government. Every American family must live within their means — so why shouldn’t Washington?

Only by changing leadership in Washington will we help to change the bottom line for American families in Ohio and across this country.”

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