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Altschuler Will Unveil Jobs Plan in Bishop's Backyard

Congressional challenger is coming to Southampton on Monday.

In three successive press conferences on Monday, Republican congressional candidate Randy Altschuler plans to roll out his jobs plan, starting with a 9 a.m. conference in Southampton — the hometown of Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Bishop.

The kick-off will be at the 819 County Road 39 shopping center, with East Hampton Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson, Southampton Town Councilman Chris Nuzzi and members of the Southampton Business Alliance, according to a statement from the Altschuler campaign.

"The 10-point plan addresses the economy and how to bring business and jobs back to Long Island and the First Congressional District," said Diana Weir, Altschuler's campaign manager. "It's a comprehensive solution-based program."

“Long Island’s economy has suffered terribly under the failed policies of Barack Obama and Tim Bishop,” Altschuler, of St. James, is quoted as saying in a campaign statement.  “I look forward to running on my experience as a self-made businessman who built two American companies from the ground up and created thousands of jobs, and as a candidate willing to propose real solutions that will boost small businesses and grow Long Island’s economy.”

Bishop spokesman Oliver Longwell said Friday that it is Republican policies that threaten Long Island jobs. He said Altschuler endorses the Paul Ryan budget, "which the nonpartisan Economic Policy Institute projected would result in roughly 4.1 million jobs lost through 2014."

"Randy Altschuler has shown at every turn that he cares only about bolstering outrageous corporate profits at the expense of American workers," Longwell said.

He noted that Bishop supported the payroll tax cut, which he said kept thousands of dollars in Long Island working families' pockets, and that Bishop introduced the MAP-21 Transportation bill in the House. "[T]hat would put millions of construction workers back on the job rebuilding our aging infrastructure," he said.

After the Southampton conference Monday, Altschuler will head to Shirley next for a 10:45 a.m. conference at Calabro Airport, joined by NAASCO owner John Leslie, Suffolk County Legislator Ed Romaine and Brookhaven Town Councilman Dan Panico. The final event will be at 4 p.m. at Epcal in Calverton, with Sky Dive Long Island owner Ray Maynard, Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter and town council members.

Nancy May 08, 2012 at 05:05 AM
Tim bishop supports regulating small businesses out of existence. He has voted for the healthcare bill which is burying small businesses in uncertainty and rising costs of healthcare coverage and the hours of sorting through regulations that are being piled on more each day. You do know that Tim Bishop cut Medicare Advantage by $500 Billion dollars when he voted for the Healthcare Bill. Randy Altschuller has created jobs & Tim Bishop has regulated them out of existence!!! I chose JOBS.
Nancy May 08, 2012 at 05:21 AM
As far as farmers go! They will lose their land to TRANSFER DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS (TDR). Our Local and Federal reOpen Space money to buy up the development rights to private farms across the Island and the country. When you no longer control the development rights of your property then you no longer have a right to use your property as you want to. The person who owns those development rights can tell you how you can use your land and what to plant. These development rights do not always stay with the one you sold them too. If you want to build a barn or another house you might not be able too unless the one you sold the rights to lets you. this is the biggest danger to family farms. President Obama has bought up 16% of American private property in three years. President Obama is the biggest threat to your private property!
Drtee-Dancer May 08, 2012 at 07:21 AM
Thank you Nancy for an informative comment. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the Democrats were in control of both the Senate & the House from 2007 going forward. Am I to believe they had no responsibility for the Bush Fiasco of 2008 mentioned above?
Argile May 08, 2012 at 08:46 AM
GM will fail again. The UAW will ask for more meritless raises and benefits and within a few short years the American taxpayers will be called upon to bail them out again: http://www.uaw.org/page/union-advantage-pay-and-benefits
Argile May 08, 2012 at 09:50 AM
"Who needs China to destroy American jobs when we have Obama?" http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulroderickgregory/2012/02/06/american-airlines-shows-the-corruption-of-obamas-gm-bailout/

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