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October 22, 2012

Vote for America in November

The Daily Star

---- — Vote for America in November

Red for Republicans. Blue for Democrats. Red, white and blue for America. 

The Republicans are against Obamacare, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, welfare, Social Security, voter’s rights, civil rights, planned parenthood, abortion, contraception, public education, Pell grants and gay rights, and think women’s rights should be decided by male politicians. 

The Republicans fooled many in 2010, claiming that Obama cut millions from Medicare. In fact, he cut payments to insurance companies and providers, and in fraud. Benefits were increased, not decreased. Romney claims that present benefits would not change under his plan, but doesn’t tell you that you would be paying a lot more for it! 

An old saying says, “fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.” Don’t be fooled twice. 

Romney’s business expertise “harvested” millions of dollars in personal income from companies he put into bankruptcy. Why didn’t they invest in the companies instead of tax shelters in the Cayman Islands? Or from investing in a Chinese company doing business with Iran? Where are his tax returns? Secrets! Now he wants to get tough with China, start a cold war with Russia, and a real war with Iran and Syria!

Why repeal Obamacare? Cut millions from health insurance, the seriously ill, disabled, children, young adults pursuing an education or a job to pay for their own insurance? At the same time cutting Medicaid. Romney says they can go to the emergency room. Who pays for that? We all do!

Your vote this year is so important. It should not be about a personal like or dislike of a candidate. What kind of America do you want? A feudal system ruled by men whose allegiance is pledged to a lobbyist and big money, or a democratic government for all citizens. Vote for America!

Donna J. Shaver