I write in response to Rex Allen’s Aug. 18 letter encouraging us to remember key points when we vote this November. I couldn’t agree with him more. I add a few more thoughts to remember:
Remember who, for political gain, has obstructed every move to stimulate our economy, ignoring the suffering of those they are elected to represent.
Remember who has pledged allegiance to Grover Norquist instead of working together for real solutions to our problems.
Remember those who abused the filibuster, again to obstruct.
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Remember those who voted against the Jobs Act, voted to maintain subsidies for oil companies, voted against contribution disclosure and voted to take away basic rights for women, both reproductive and wage-earning.
Remember who previously supported Romneycare in Massachusetts, but now fights against the same health care reform without providing a viable alternative.
Remember who is currently working to suppress voting in key states, threatening our most basic democratic right.
And please, don’t forget who created the artificial debt ceiling crisis, taking our country hostage only for political gain. The list goes on and on.
Yes, let’s remember one party’s actions (not their talking points) when we cast our votes in November. Rex Allen is absolutely correct about mindful voting.