Kelly named a ‘National Newsmaker’ by Comcast Newsmakers program

U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) was recently a featured guest on the Comcast Newsmakers program, which was distributed through Comcast’s Xfinity On Demand platform, online and through social media.

Kelly calls the United States “the world’s next great emerging economy,” and it was that unique point of view that won Kelly an invite to speak on the program.

During the Dec. 3 interview, Kelly expressed his optimistic view.

“One fifth of the world’s fresh water, potable water, is right here in the United States, not just Pennsylvania’s [fresh water], but one fifth of the world’s fresh water. We have potable water. We have tillable soil. We produce more [food] per acre than anybody else in the world,” Kelly said. “We talk about energy opportunities; we have an abundance of oil, of coal, of natural gas and we can extract these very safely, bring them to the surface where they really help us drive an economy that is limitless right now.”

Kelly said that in order to achieve his economic vision, the United States needs to embrace pro-growth tax reform, to grow from the inside out. He also said that political participation is key to making a difference.

“I want you to think about this: Every single person that serves in this country, I don’t care if it is your local school board, your towns, your states, whatever; they are all elected people. What we need to do is look at the tremendous amount of potential we have locally; ask those people to step forward and serve. They’re all elected; they just don’t go in and sit down.”