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September 23, 2014

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Letter to the Editor:

Party war doesn’t benefit America

In some ways all politicians are similar. During an election year, they make promises. The GOP, in particular, begins to prey on the vulnerable with an outlandish script used by all GOP actors.

If elected, their focus changes to support the party platform and their big donors. The people who fought for them, knocked on doors, made phone calls, put up signs, and talked to friends and neighbors are now forgotten.

There is a tremendous gap between the principles of the parties, and it is rare to see one party agree with the other regardless of the collateral damage to the people. This constant war is self-serving and is hurting the American people who put their trust in that person when they ran for office.

Compromise is not an option; it is party line all the way; forget about the people.

Republicans only care about the wealthy and large corporations. They do not care about the majority of the American citizens.

Democrats care about the wealthy and corporations, too, but believe they should pay their fair share. Democrats care about the middle-class, blue collar workers, unions, elderly, disabled, gays, minorities, women’s rights, voters’ rights and the disadvantaged. Republicans believe that lower taxes for the wealthy and corporations is the only panacea and will solve every problem. Republicans kowtow to the oil industry. Democrats care about renewable energy, the environment, clean air and water, national parks, climate change and the planet. Republicans believe in fewer regulations. Democrats believe in consumer protections.

Those are your choices!

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