John Henry never envisioned himself entering into the political arena, but over the last several years, he found himself growing more concerned over the inefficiencies of our government and becoming outspoken over the fiscal irresponsibility of the politicians in Washington. In fact, he has said that deciding to run for Congress was the most difficult decision he has ever made. Ultimately, he decided to run because of his belief that each person must have the courage to speak up or step forward for what is right, despite the risk. He believes that Washington’s policies are failing us and that we need to change the direction of our country.
Three years ago, he wrote a letter to President Obama. The letter, while complimentary to the newly elected president, went into great personal detail regarding why John Henry was concerned the President’s stimulus bill would fail and simply add to the nation’s debt. He enclosed a copy of Aesop’s fable “Killing the Golden Goose” to further illustrate his point about the hardships being faced by middle class families in particular. He sent a copy of this letter to his Congressman. The letter he received in response from his Congressman ignited the political fire in John Henry. His Congressman, a 14 year incumbent in the 1st Congressional District, outlined “a long-term plan to return America to prosperity by investing in critical areas such as health care, clean energy and education while also reducing the federal deficit.” Later in the same letter, Representative Larson wrote, “It is noteworthy that, despite the cost of these crucial investments, the House’s FY 2010 budget would slash the federal deficit we inherited from the previous administration by two-thirds by 2013.”
Billions later wasted on First Solar Trust and Solyndra, the continued escalating costs associated with ObamaCare, a national debt surging beyond $16 trillion, an Administration and Congress that adds $4.2 Billion a day to our national debt—a billion of which is interest, and the rising costs of everyday necessities like food, gas and utility bills, John Henry Decker can no longer sit back; he decided the time to act is now. He decided that it was time to bring back fiscal accountability and responsibility. And a time to vote out the incumbents in Washington, D.C.