Take back America
In America, we are in a dangerous position. If you haven’t been paying attention, it’s time to listen. The upcoming mid-term election can make or break us. The current administration has put policies in place to collapse America’s economy and to make us a socialist country — a country run by the government.
You may not care about voting, but do you want to lose your freedoms? Our Founding Fathers strove to protect our freedoms and limit the government’s control of us as individuals.
Congress has been led by the current president to make policy that spends money that we don’t have with higher unemployment resulting. They have passed a health care policy we will be forced to buy, whether we are able or not.
Their plan, by letting the tax cuts expire, is to raise our taxes higher than ever. We must fight back.
On Nov. 2, if you want lower taxes, less spending and health care repealed, vote conservative. If you want much higher taxes, mega debt for your children and grandchildren and a socialist system of government without freedom, vote liberal. You may be only one person, but we can take back America.
There when needed
When we elect a legislator, we not only expect them to represent us, we also expect them to be responsive to our needs.
A few years ago, I was having a problem with obtaining some Social Security benefits. I had gone through a number of community help organizations and a couple of lawyers before someone suggested that I write my legislators. Well, that was an eye-opener.
The only two who responded were Lois Capps and Barbara Boxer. Not only did Boxer respond, she assigned one of her staff aides to contact me directly and regularly and also sent a letter to Social Security on my behalf.
Within weeks, I obtained a face-to-face interview with a Social Security supervisor and my case was resolved quickly.
I urge you to vote for Boxer and Capps. They are there when you need them, as we pay them to be.
In my opinion, Richard Strasburg’s letter to the editor titled, “Don’t shirk voting” (Oct. 11), correctly links “liberal voter apathy” with Republican success at the polls. Perhaps that explains the bumper sticker I saw the other day: “Another nonvoter for Meg Whitman.”
Someone who cares
Chuck Ward for Atascadero City Council, you bet!
I can think of no one more qualified, concerned and passionate about the future of Atascadero.
Ward comes to this election with a strong pro-business background and understands what it means to run a business.
As a United States Marine Corps veteran who knows and completely understands the “gung ho” spirit of the Marine Corps (working together), Ward has a can-do philosophy as far as getting things done, is a man of action and knows how to work with others across a broad spectrum.
Ward is dedicated to serving others, cares for veterans and families, is willing to listen to the concerns of the citizens and has no motives for seeking office beyond enhancing the city of Atascadero and making it a better place to live and work.
I strongly urge all Atascadero voters to vote for Chuck Ward. A man of honor, honesty, integrity, intelligence, enthusiasm and someone who truly cares about the future of our city.
My endorsement of Jim Quesenberry to the San Luis Coastal Unified School District is unwavering. Mr. Quesenberry has always been an advocate for what is best for all of our students: at-risk, English language learners, special needs, college prep and honors. He understands the spectrum because he has taught and coached across the spectrum. His vast experience representing education through various San Luis Coastal Teachers Association positions has provided him with in-depth knowledge about school budgets. Jim Quesenberry will serve with honor and commitment.
Linda Campeggi, Morro Bay High teacher
People to trust
Tim Brown has earned our support for Arroyo Grande City Council. He has immersed himself in learning about the issues facing the city by giving us seven years as a planning commissioner. People who have worked with him find him dedicated, well-rounded, knowledgeable and fiscally responsible.
A devoted family man who makes his home in the Village, he wants small businesses to thrive, our historic specialness to be preserved and the city to grow in wise ways that benefit all of us who live here.
A thank you to The Tribune endorsement for adding his name to incumbent Joe Costello’s as the people to trust for the coming years (“Two strong Arroyo candidates,” Oct. 7).