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ELECTION: Romney-Ryan would scrap safety net

Letter by Earl D. Erickson, Tacoma on Aug. 30, 2012 at 10:09 am | 90 Comments »
August 30, 2012 10:09 am

As if the negative political ads aren’t enough, now a county judge in Lubbock, Texas, predicts possible civil war if President Obama is re-elected.
His name is Tom Head, an extreme conservative of the GOP machine.

These remarks hit me rather odd, because that is exactly what I was thinking if Mitt Romney becomes president and Paul Ryan vice-president. The protesters would win a civil war because there are a lot more angry 99ers than the greedy 1 percent group of multimillionaires and billionaires.

The poor and middle class will not stand silent. That is because a Romney-Ryan ticket will spread no safety net to the poor because such programs as welfare, unemployment compensation, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and other public programs will be eventually scrapped and no alternative replaced.

Public education will be a thing of the past. The post office will be replaced with private companies. Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act will be abolished. Other wars will emerge and eventually destroy America and the rest of the world.

Is this what you want in a Romney-Ryan ticket? Is this a chance America will take? I sincerely hope not. Vote for real democracy. Vote democratic. Vote for President Barack Obama for a second term to move ahead for a progressive future. Save America.

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