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Democrat Brian Kelly Formally Announces for US Senate Against Casey; Gets TEA Party Endorsement!

The "Unknown" Clone of Barack Obama cannot be trusted to return the government to the people!”

Wilkes-Barre, PA (October 18, 2011) --Democrat Brian Kelly, resident of Wilkes-Barre, PA, officially entered the 2012 race for U.S. Senate against Robert P. Casey Jr. today, Tuesday, October, 18, 2011at Independence National Park in Philadelphia. At the announcement, the Independence Hall TEA party endorsed Kelly and heralded the opportunity that a conservative Democrat may carry the day against Bob Casey, Jr.
Kelly also held a press conference Tuesday in Harrisburg at the Hilton Inn. This Friday, there is a similar press conferences scheduled for 3:00 PM, at the outdoor covered pavilion of the Barney Inn, 189 Barney St., Wilkes-Barre-- Kelly’s home city. The candidate urges the locals to come out for the event.

Brian Kelly has worked with businesses in the private and public sectors as a national computer expert, a university business professor, and as an information technology consultant.

"Pennsylvanians must understand that the reckless spending and zealous regulatory policies of Casey and Obama have cost the United States trillions of dollars, and are directly responsible for the joblessness and double-dip recession that is hurting America Neither Casey nor Obama have much personal experience with private sector jobs so it is understandable that their solutions are way off the mark and have not worked. Unfortunately, Americans are paying big time for their incompetence and indifference.” Said Kelly

There is little doubt that these are tough times. Nobody really knows how many dips there will be in this recession. But we do know that without controls on spending, our wild deficit and debt will keep us in recession for years to come. America needs to become like we were before the progressives-- Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and of course Pennsylvania’s own Bob Casey Jr.-- took power from the people. In this light, I have outlined eight major principles that I will use as a guide in helping our country recover and prosper:”  Kelly said.

Kelly’s eight principles are as follows:

1. Americans First – Border security, fence, States’ rights, shut down excessive legal and all illegal immigration, reward businesses that hire Americans
2. Fiscal Conservative--- no bailouts, no takeovers, no porkulus, for balanced budget amendment, reinstitute Glass Steagall, repeal CRA, repeal Dodd / Frank!
3. Hold Line on Taxes – John Kennedy style and the FAIR Tax. ,
4. Pro-Life – Human life begins at conception
5. Smaller Government – Downsize or eliminate harmful, costly agencies such as the EPA, FDA, USDA, Interior, etc. repeal Obamacare.
6. Transparency / accountability – openness, Fire all czars
7. Pro Israel – Israel is our only friend in the Middle East
8. Strong Defense—“Speak softly and carry a big stick,” win all wars in which we engage. Exit strategy -- get out quickly with a win.

Kelly says: “Today, JFK would be considered a conservative!” He finds his views on taxation to be very similar to JFK’s:

“John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s views were modeled after those of Andrew Mellon, who had the Timothy Geithner job (Treasury Secretary) during the 1920’s recession.

…Both Mellon and JFK knew how to end a recession and so do I.” stated Kelly.

Here’s what Kennedy had to say about taxing and spending. We present two quotes:

"In short, it is a paradoxical truth that ... the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now… And the reason is that only full employment can balance the budget, and tax reduction can pave the way to that employment. The purpose of cutting taxes now is not to incur a budget deficit, but to achieve the more prosperous, expanding economy which can bring a budget surplus."

--- From JFK, Nov. 20, 1962, news conference   By the way, this Kennedy speech was right after the Cuban Missile Crisis. Kennedy was already trying to solve domestic issues.

Here’s another Kennedy quote on taxation:

"Lower rates of taxation will stimulate economic activity and so raise the levels of personal and corporate income as to yield within a few years an increased – not a reduced – flow of revenues to the federal government."

– From JFK Jan 17, 1963, annual budget message to Congress, fiscal year 1964

“If the Democrats had listened to Kennedy, our current recession would be over.” Kelly quipped.

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Press Information:

Press kits are available online at www.kellyforussenate.com. The site is full of position papers, most of which have been written by the candidate. Feel free to contact, Dennis Grimes, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional press information. If anything special is needed for the press, feel free to contact Dennis Grimes at 570.259.7610.
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