Marissa Clarin, Published June 19 2011
Berg, Hoeven right for nationAs a recent college graduate, the uncertainty of America’s financial future has me worried. Debt increasing every year, record deficits that have reached maximum allowance, and under- or non-funded government mandates, the list goes on and on. I do not believe it is the job of the federal government to provide financial aid to every citizen, but I would like a sense of financial stability.
As a young person trying to start my life, I have no certainty of what the tax structure will do, where interest rates will go, or if the current system will even be around in coming years. Do I invest to provide for my future? Do I sit on my money and pray the banking system doesn’t cave? Will the interest rates on my college loans skyrocket?
Please don’t get me wrong; I am not another college grad crying wolf because I have debt. I am proud to say that I made it through college and have a degree. All I ask for is stability or sense of order when it comes to the financial future.
I am excited that North Dakota has a strong U.S. Senate candidate in Rep. Rick Berg, R-N.D., who comes from a business world. He understands what it takes to get the economy going and how to make ends meet by creating jobs. I believe Berg’s 26 years in the North Dakota House and his experience in the U.S. House will serve North Dakota well.
Berg is an excellent candidate for the U.S. Senate who can provide knowledge and understanding when it comes to financial strength and security.