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Political Issues

We must focus on the important issues in November’s election that affect the average American. Here’s what G.W. Bush Inc. has done during his tenure:

– Gave more power to large corporations at the expense of citizens.

– Gave tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans while our debt spirals upward.

– Began the destruction of Medicare and Social Security for seniors.

– Reformed tort law to deny citizens their right to sue corporations in state courts.

– Created the Patriots Act that denies us our constitutional freedoms.

– Invaded Iraq without approval of our NATO allies and the U.N.

– Conducted national energy meetings with corporations behind closed doors.

– Failed to fund important programs for children’s education and medical care.

– Overturned most environmental protection rules established under Clinton.

– Failed to stimulate job creation, while enabling exportation of American jobs.

Once we elect our representatives to state and federal government offices, they are overwhelmed and influenced by corporate and wealthy lobbyists that determines how they will vote on issues. Our representative form of government is not working for the benefit of the people.

Let’s send Bush, his cronies and right-wing congressmen packing by voting for moderate candidates on the Democratic ticket and seek campaign finance reform.

Chuck Idler

Penn Valley

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