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ELECTION: Muri reflects middle-class values

Letter by Randy Chushcoff, University Place on Aug. 15, 2012 at 1:34 pm | 21 Comments »
August 15, 2012 2:24 pm

Tenth Congressional District candidate Denny Heck states that he supports the policies of President Obama; that he and the president are defending “America’s middle-class values.”

To what values is he referring? Are they the values of an unemployment rate of over 8 percent, with an estimated 23 million Americans either unemployed or no longer looking for employment?

Are they the values of Obamacare, which promised that medical insurance rates for the middle class would be reduced but have instead, increased?

Are they the values of the Obamacare that defunds Medicare by $716 billion so that senior citizens will ultimately be rolled into Obamacare, whether they want it or not?

Are they the values of a spending spree that has increased our nation’s debt to over $6 trillion and requires the U.S. to borrow 40 cents of every dollar spent?

Is he really suggesting that “middle-class values” include burdening America’s children with not only an enormous debt but also deep dependence on China, the nation holding America’s credit card?

Those aren’t the “middle-class values” that I grew up with, nor are the values of Dick Muri. He has a solid record of eliminating excessive spending while enhancing efficiency and services for the citizens of Pierce County. Those are the “middle-class values” the 10th District needs and deserves.

That’s why I enthusiastically support Muri for Congress.

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