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Candidate Free Air Time: 2008 David Nachbar

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Hello. I'm David Nachbar and I'm running for New York State Senate in the 55th Senate District. I'm not a career politician, I'm a businessman and I decided to run for office because, like you, I believe that New York is a great state. But we could be so much better. Let me give you a quick idea of what I'm talking about. In the last ten years, state spending has doubled from 62 billion dollars to 126 billion dollars. To pay for it, property taxes have gone up over six percent per year. Over 400,000 people have left New York State and we've got the highest unemployment rate in five years. We rank 47th out of the 50 states in job creation and 48th out of the 50 states in competitiveness. We spend more on our children's education, but we're the 17th smartest state. But we're number two on one list...the list of the worst states to do business in. This is not a record of success. We could do so much better. Too many people fear losing their jobs. Too many people are underemployed in jobs that are far below their skills. And as a parent, I'm concerned that too many of our children move away because there are no opportunities here. At some point, we say enough. We could do so much better. I have a plan to create jobs and opportunity in New York especially here in upstate. I will cut spending so we can reduce our tax burden and I want to make sure that every New Yorker has access to affordable health insurance and to an education that helps us achieve our potential. But to do this, we need to fix Albany. It's broken. Read more on my Web site, Join with your neighbors to discuss the issues. Work with us to rebuild the promise of the Empire State. If Albany won't change things for us, then we'll change Albany and for that we need your energy, your support, and your vote. I'm David Nachbar and I'm running for New York State Senate.

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Duration: 1 minute and 56 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
Genre: None
Producer: Carlet Cleare
Director: Martin Kaufman
Views: 84
Posted by: wxxi on Oct 27, 2008

Candidate Free Air Time is WXXI Public Broadcasting Council program. David Nachbar is the Democrat running in the 55th Senate District.

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