I consider our great nation to be a very kind nation, especially towards our lesser brethren. God has endowed us with great wealth and in kind we must eradicate poverty in our country.

Before the Great Depression, nearly a century ago, the welfare of our poor solely rested on the shoulders of religious institutions and charitable organizations.

However, it got to be too much for them to manage. Many of them requested President Franklyn Roosevelt to do something about it. Years later, many of them asked President Johnson to step in.

The simple act of giving lies at the heart of what it means to be human. If it was possible to assist the poor through their tough times or to help those in need of help until they can get back on their feet and be able to become job worthy, solely through charity, I would be all for it.

However, in reality, research shows that it would be impossible for private charities to be solely responsible for the welfare of the poor. We must help people pull themselves out of poverty.

My favorite document in the whole wide world is our beloved US Constitution. After all, even in the preamble to our Constitution – the very first paragraph, it states that WE the People are creating a government that is responsible for the general welfare of her citizens, among other things.

I don’t want folks on welfare to permanently stay on welfare. I want them off of welfare as soon as possible. United States being the richest country on earth should be able to eliminate poverty and hunger within our own borders, especially when we’re in the 21st century.

My opponent, Walters, has done very little for these folks. In fact, her callous disregard for these unfortunate human beings leaves me pondering that our district is much better than her. Once again, she is not working for WE the People. Instead, she is working for her Wall Street and Billionaire Class campaign contributors. See which industries are Walters’ largest contributors here!

WaltersVoting Record:

  • NOT standing up for WE the People

Varasteh’s Congressional Pledge:

  • Encourage voluntarism and charity (help those who help themselves)
  • Standing up for WE the People
  • Not for sale