Steven Machat, the independent choice for United States Senate, says that at the founding of our great nation, Thomas Jefferson wrote and spoke about the importance of a social contract between a government and its people. Now, more than ever, in this age of information, we need to reiterate and redefine that social contract once again to revive the American dream.
After recessions over that past few decades, it was the middle-class consumer that would help propel our economic growth through consumer spending. As real wages and disposable consumer have dramatically decreased, our economic recoveries have become increasingly anemic. In the not too distant past, it was possible to raise a family, access healthcare and educate your children on a lower-middle-class wage. Sadly, this is no longer true.
To change this, we need to make the American dream a reality once again. To succeed in achieving this, we need to rededicate our social contract with democracy and capitalism. Our redefined social contract must help control government and support our communities to make sure that bureaucrats can’t make decisions that are bottom line driven while ignoring the health consequences of poisoning drinking water with lead. Machat knows we should not waste taxpayer dollars while remembering that government is not a business.
In a nation that spends twice as much as every other nation on healthcare and education while delivering poor results, Machat knows we can and must do better.
As our United States Senator, Machat will provide the leadership to make sure future generations will enjoy the American dream.