Somers Point, NJ, November 2, 2018 – Next Tuesday’s election offers voters the most distinct and clear choices of any Midterm election in our lifetime thanks to the progress President Trump has made during his two years in office reigniting the nation’s economic growth, restoring its military strength and domestic safety, and initiating programs for affordable healthcare and border security. A Republican majority Congress means those successes will continue and grow, while if the Democrats regain control, they have openly stated that they will reverse the President’s many accomplishments.
“The President’s message is clear, he is “Putting America First.’ He is making America’s economy strong by reducing taxes and regulations that stifle the growth of businesses and create jobs. He is making America strong again by strengthening our military. He is making America safe again by standing up to our enemies. He is making health care more available and affordable. And he is protecting America by securing the border. The Democrats say they will undo all that. It makes no sense,” said Seth Grossman, the Republican candidate for Congress in NJ’s 2nd District.
“Trump’s initiatives have created four million new jobs and the lowest unemployment ever, and Americans are taking home an average $2,000 more income to support their families. Why would you want to take that away from them? Now he is taking steps to enforce legal immigration and introduce the comprehensive immigration reform that is long overdue.”
Grossman cited that video images of the caravan of migrants now approaching the southern border shows them lawlessly tearing down the gates of a Mexico border crossing, presenting a stark reminder of the real need for increased border security and vetting who America allows to immigrate here. He explained that the immigration issue is not simply one of providing or denying humanitarian aid to the oppressed or less fortunate, but the need to enact real reform establishing a responsible pathway to citizenship while addressing a true national security question and the substantial economic impacts that immigrants have on the nation.
In 2010, the Center for Immigration Studies estimated that between 300,000 and 400,000 children are born to illegal aliens in the U.S. each year, who hardworking taxpayers have to educate, provide health care and food stamps at an estimated $2.4 billion annually. A 2015 Center for Immigration Studies report found that 51 percent of immigrant-headed households used at least one federal program to receive cash, food, housing or medical care, compared to 30 percent of native American households.
“Unfortunately, the Democrats have obstructed progress addressing the immigration issue. The Trump Administration proposed legislation that would have allowed nearly two million ‘dreamers’ to become legal citizens in exchange for $25 billion to build the border wall, but the Democrats refused. Some of Democrat proposals, such as in California to give all illegals free healthcare, are paths to complete economic collapse,” Grossman said.
Progress with healthcare reform also is at risk if the Democrats win the election. Trump’s healthcare programs are driving down premiums, including a 14.7% reduction in New Jersey, and have eliminated the Obamacare individual mandate, ended pharmacy “gag” clauses enabling patients to find the lowest prices for medications, and passed “Right-to-Try” legislation providing greater access to experimental drugs. Other affordable health care options are now available through association health care plans and short term-limited duration plans, and the Food and Drug Administration streamlined approving a record number of generic drugs for substantial cost-savings.
Protecting patients with preexisting conditions is a top Administration priority, and additional initiatives reformed the Medicare program protecting seniors from being overcharged by hospitals and spearheaded the Veterans Administration Mission Act, allowing for veterans to receive care from private doctors and creating telehealth services, walk-in clinics and same-day urgent care and mental health care. They also launched an aggressive, $6 billion program combating the opioid addiction epidemic.
Seth Grossman and Jeff Van Drew are facing off in New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District. The seat, which has been represented by retiring U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo for 24 years, includes the counties of Cape May, Atlantic, Cumberland and Salem and parts of Camden, Gloucester, Burlington and Ocean counties. Donald Trump won the district by five points in the 2016 election. For additional information log onto www.GrossmanForCongress.com.