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ELECTION: What’s Romney got against Big Bird?

Letter by Jerry Beckendorf, Puyallup on Oct. 24, 2012 at 5:10 pm with No Comments »
October 24, 2012 5:10 pm

Does Mitt Romney really want to cut Big Bird on PBS or cut programs like those hosted by Bill Moyers that expose the abuses of the rich and powerful?

Last Sunday, Christina Freeland, author of “Plutocrats: the Rise of the New Global Super Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else,” was a guest on Moyers’ show. She reminded us that the big banks in Canada wanted fewer restrictions and more consolidation like what took place in the United States. But the Canadian government said no, which saved their banks from the crash that happened in the United States.

As an example of abuse, Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray recently required his coal miner employees to attend a Romney rally, did not pay them for that day of work and required his workers to donate to candidates which he supported. By electing his Republican friends, Murray hopes to avoid those nasty regulations which cost him money but also prevent injuries and death to his miners.

Like the letter writer (TNT, 10-22) who is suspicious of tea party Republicans, I am suspicious of Republicans who are supported by big banks and insurance companies and are anxious to find ways to pick my pocket. I will be voting 100 percent for Democrats from President Obama to those running in the 25th Legislative District.

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