Greetings, Fellow Voters,
My name is Neil Burns and I am running as a Democratic Candidate for the US House of Representatives, District 8, Texas.
I am a 20-year resident of the Woodlands, where my wife Stephanie and I have raised two sons. I also worked for The Shell Oil Company for 29 years until retiring in 2007. During that time, I held a number of management positions in finance, including credit manager, controller and CFO.
Why am I undertaking this challenge? I believe Republicans have exhibited irresponsible behavior that is threatening our nation’s future.
Kevin Brady and the GOP want the American people to simply forget eight years of Republican control in which the nation was brought to its knees by huge spending deficits, two unpaid wars and a debilitating financial crisis that has lingered to cause unemployment levels not experienced since the great depression.
Now, they propose to correct these problems through massive spending cuts (translation, more jobs lost). They would virtually dismantle safety net programs (cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits). At the same time, they claim to favor a so-called broadened tax base (which in their approach would actually increase taxes on the poor and middle class while reducing taxes for corporations and the wealthy).
Fellow voters, would you put your trust in such a solution? Help me stop this hypocrisy and sheer lack of credibility.
I am proposing five Fair Deal Principles that would form the basis of my campaign. Briefly they are
Please read my detail proposals and solutions regarding these principles in the Issues Section of this web site. Let’s work together to stop the destructive politics. In the coming weeks, I would like to get your views and ideas on other issues affecting our district and our country.
I hope you agree that it is time to restore ethics in Washington.