Not waiting for Brown, Jim Rubens makes his case for Senate

While the eyes of many onlookers in New Hampshire are fixed on whether or not former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown will in fact choose to challenge sitting Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Jim Rubens is actively making his case to voters.

In a sit-down with Foster’s Daily Democrat, the two-term state senator made the case for tackling the national debt sooner rather than later and discussed a litany of other issues facing the Granite State and the country.

A snippet is excerpted below:

During an editorial board meeting at Foster’s Daily Democrat Rubens, of Etna, outlined his case. He said the country is $100 trillion in debt due to unfunded future promises. Rubens said every aspect of government should be examined, from the defense budget to Social Security.

Overregulation is hurting local businesses while the banks which were too big to fail not long ago are bigger than ever, Rubens said. At the same time, 20 percent of people who would have previously qualified for a mortgage do not today.

Rubens said America needs a simpler tax code with lower tax rates, a “bottom-up” health care system that encourages long-term health insurance contracts and a way to defend our currency against countries such as China.

The recap of his talk with Foster’s further noted that Rubens stated “America being the world’s policeman is bankrupting us, frankly.” Also of note, that he’s been actively campaigning for a shot at Shaheen for almost a year, and that he’s vowed he’ll outwork the senator and former governor if given the chance:

Rubens, who has been campaigning since last May, filed for candidacy on Sept. 18.

If nominated to run against Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Rubens, a two-term state senator, said he has the tenacity to go toe-to-toe with the former governor.

Author: Staff Reporter

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