Fitzpatrick Addresses “American Dream” at Lower Bucks Chamber
LANGHORNE MANOR, PA - Congressman Fitzpatrick (PA-8) continued his economic focus with local business leaders Thursday when he addressed the Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce.
Fitzpatrick- the keynote speaker at the gathering held at Cairn University- focused his speech on the importance of restoring the “American Dream” by reforming the institutions Americans rely upon for progress, security and stability.
“People tell me they’re frustrated – they feel the American dream is slipping away due to factors beyond their control. They want to succeed but the very institutions that are there to help, are holding them back,” said Fitzpatrick. “We in government must be willing to listen, find common ground, and focus on the priorities of hardworking taxpayers. The rest will take care of itself because when American’s are at the helm, and the course is set, we surely are headed toward a brighter, better future. “
“Raising taxes is a false choice. Growth is the pain-free solution to many of our challenges. We need to work in a true bipartisan way to grow our businesses and grow the economy – for all Americans,” continued Fitzpatrick.
“We know that manufacturing careers have some of the highest paying starting salaries in America,” said Fitzpatrick. “The bottom line is that more manufacturing sales mean more good-paying manufacturing jobs. More jobs mean more tax revenue reached through growth, not on the backs of Americans who we see are reluctantly shifting their definition of the American Dream.”
Following the address, Fitzpatrick answered a series of question from the crowd, including ones on the topic of health care, government overreach, and fiscal issues.
The Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce consists of over 1000 members representing small, medium and large business and professional firm across 22 municipalities in Lower Bucks County.
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Pennsylvania’s 8th district which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.