|Matt Corey, center, and his crew|
The Navy Veteran, union-member and small-business owner
knows first-hand the challenges
facing Connecticut families.
“I am inviting Chris Murphy to join me for just one day as I clean the windows on a high-rise building in Connecticut,” he said. “I will pay him the going rate or I will donate the equivalent of his daily wage to a non-profit Veterans group, if that is what he wishes.”
Like most everyone in Connecticut – excluding, of course, Chris Murphy and his colleagues in Connecticut’s elite seven-member delegation to Washington -- Matt Corey works 50 weeks a year to earn a living.
That’s a far cry from the pampered, ‘meetings-and-speeches-only’ lifestyle of Washington, D.C. insiders like Chris Murphy.
“I am confident I can share with him scores of stories about Connecticut workers, families and businesses struggling to keep pace, let alone get ahead, in the economic morass of Connecticut.”
“That is the real-world knowledge that our representatives in Washington, D.C are sorely lacking. And if Chris doesn’t want to experience the work, or carry that message, I do.”
“Plus, Chris will be able to add some real-life work experience to his resume -- which might come in handy for him come January!’
*Walkabout -- wander around from place to place in a protracted or leisurely way.
Posted by The Middletown Insider as a public service.