In support of the Democratic candidates

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:29

    These are scary times for older Americans, with their coveted safety net, including Social Security and Medicare, on the chopping block. Republican presidential wannabes vie to show how tough they can be on seniors, the poor, and the unemployed, while fiercely protecting the rich and the military budget. Leading the pack is frontrunner Texas governor Rick Perry, who characterizes Social Security as a “Ponzi scheme” and a “monstrous lie”. Perry, like so many of his party, is blessed with that astonishingly twisted Tea Party-GOP logic that sees the absurd as being credible. Unfortunately, massive propaganda campaigns, largely funded by big business and the rich, such as the billionaire Koch brothers, have induced many uninformed Americans to buy into this sort of nonsense. Americans would do well to reject this right-wing claptrap, and take a more compassionate view towards the millions who suffer through these hard times. As President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “The test of our progress is not whether we add to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” I believe it is vital to vote for representatives who will represent us, not big money corporate industries. This is why I’m voting for 24th District Democratic Candidates Ed Selby for State Senate and Jim Nye and Leslie Huhn for State Assembly. With them representing us, I know they will fight to protect everyon’s interests. Gene Clifford Blairstown