Letter to the Editor submitted by Andy Meissner and published in the Mount Olive Chronicle on 2/16/22
The Democratic party is the only party that stands for a strong economy, good wages and the production of more American-made goods. Let’s look at the record.
Employers added a record 6.6 million jobs during Joe Biden’s first 12 months in office, by far the strongest record of any president’s first year in office.
And, there’s more to come thanks to U.S. Rep. Tom Malinowski’s (D-7) work in the house. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is making the largest investment ever in America’s roads, bridges, tunnels, railways, and transit systems; and create good-paying jobs – many right here in New Jersey.
In addition, Congressman Malinowski was an original co-sponsor of the Raise the Wage Act, which will increase the federal minimum wage to $15 over six years. This legislation will increase wages for as many as 33 million workers, which translates into an annual pay increase of about $2,760 for the average affected year-round worker, proof that Democrats get it done.
Looking forward, Congressman Malinowski recently co-authored a section of the The America COMPETES Act aimed at bolstering U.S. supply chains and increasing domestic manufacturing of critical goods. This important legislation will grow the economy, create jobs and increase the production of American-made products.
Today’s strong economy is proof that the path to prosperity is not through tax breaks to the wealthiest, but through a focus on creating good middle-class jobs by upgrading our infrastructure, spurring innovation and entrepreneurship, expanding education and skills training, and providing fair wages. More paychecks and bigger paychecks for American workers.
I am proud to support Congressman Malinowski for re-election to a third term – and the party of prosperity and the paycheck.