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POLITICS: GOP less interested in the ‘little man’

Letter by Robert M. Brown, Fircrest on June 3, 2013 at 11:52 am with No Comments »
June 3, 2013 11:52 am

I am disappointed that politics is surpassing service to Americans in the Congress now. It seems that Republicans are working harder to press “scandal” onto the White House than they are in ensuring that there are jobs for Americans. They also are painted into the corner when they are accused of working in service of corporations. These corporations escape taxes and pay their workers as little as they can for the benefit of the CEOs, who then shower gifts upon their “owned” politicians at election time.

It is true that Democrats have similar relationships with their big donors: Hollywood and trial lawyers. But who is working the hardest to ensure the “little man” in America and Main Street has success? That answer is easy.

What is most perplexing about this to me is that it seems at least part of the Republican response seems based on racism, even though the leaders seem to suppress admission to that.

What is most important? I think that paying everyone a living wage would make our economy roar. I think it would even serve those who are already rich better than the sluggish economy we have. I think Republicans are scared that Democratic policies would work (they already have in the past) and recognize they’d be the minority party forever if they gave in.

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