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ELECTION: Heck supports common-sense legislation

Letter by Chad M. Harper, Tacoma on Aug. 21, 2012 at 2:32 pm | 11 Comments »
August 21, 2012 2:32 pm

Re: “Muri shows middle-class values” (letter, 8-16).

I was struck by the many false claims and half-truths in this letter supporting Pierce County Councilman Dick Muri for U.S. Congress, mostly about the Affordable Care Act signed into law by President Obama – a law which I strongly support, and so does Denny Heck.

Heck will be a solid voice for middle-class residents of the 10th Congressional District by supporting laws such as the Affordable Care Act which introduce common-sense reforms into the health insurance market, prohibit insurance companies from denying coverage to those with pre-existing conditions, and slow the growth of Medicare by $700 billion – not just cutting money from the program as the writer claims.

Heck has also promised to reduce our deficit in a responsible, balanced way by asking the most fortunate to pay their fair share and removing waste from programs while not cutting benefits.

Furthermore, Heck has pledged to not use any super PAC money in his campaign. I admire his integrity by not using undisclosed donations from those who do not have the interest of middle-class Americans in mind.

Those are the middle-class values I have and that Heck will represent in Congress.

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