A blog on progressive news and politics on both the California and Nevada sides of Lake Tahoe which aims at helping to elect Democrats and Turn Tahoe Blue. The blog is written from Germany by a former German exchange student at George Whittell High School in Zephyr Cove, Nevada.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

"Why Would You Vote Against Your Own Best Interests?"

That is the question Brian Sewell of Reno makes in his letter in today's Reno Gazette-Journal. And he makes a very good case:

Republicans, including John Ensign and Jim Gibbons, are not protecting you and me as citizens.

They voted against raising the minimum wage.

They have done nothing to stop the use of e-voting machines that are proved to be easily manipulated.

Although there is considerable proof that the 2004 election was tampered with, favoring Bush, the Republican Congress will not allow an inquiry.

CEOs earn 262 times more than the average worker. The Republican answer to this is to give them more tax breaks.

The average hourly wage for middle-class workers has gone down in the past five years.

More Americans are losing medical and retirement benefits because of Republican favoritism of big business.

Republicans will not allow an inquiry into corporate crime in Iraq, costing you and me.

Republicans will not allow Congress to conduct ethics committee hearings.

Poverty is real, growing, and the Republican Congress does nothing.

Also, don't forget about the deficit. That is costing each of us and our children.

This list could go on and on, but for our own best interest, we must rid our state and nation of Republican politicians who put theirs and corporate interests before ours.

Had enough? Vote Democratic!


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