Susan Bysiewicz was born and raised in Middletown. She graduated from Yale and Duke Law schools. Susan served in the state legislature and was secretary of the state from 1998 to 2010. In these positions she championed insurance and lobbying reform. She lives in Middletown with her family.

The middle class is facing an economic calamity in America. Corporate special interests, Wall Street, and their Republican allies are largely the cause and the impediment to change. It's time that Congress listened to the middle class and held Wall Street and the corporate special interests accountable.

My plan will do just that. It makes Wall Street repay some of the money they made on the backs of the middle class through high-risk gambling, and it uses these funds to help homeowners who have been dragged down in the economic disaster Wall Street created.

It also returns our focus in this country to the middle class: giving them the tax breaks, not the big corporations, and giving them the loudest voice in Washington, not the special interests, lobbyists, and incumbent members of Congress who exist in a cozy Washington cocoon.

And it gets our focus back to creating jobs, opportunity, and security for the middle class in this country: through a real energy plan that will create millions of jobs in clean American energy and free us from foreign energy supplied by our enemies; by realigning our military strength to a smarter posture that meets the needs of the 21st Century; and by putting in place a coherent plan on immigration that is fair to American taxpayers, practical, and lasting, and can create millions more jobs and higher wages for Americas.

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