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Choice between political parties is clear one

October 26, 2012
The Alpena News

As two long-time non-partisan analysts Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein argue: "A Republican victory in November will likely prove a turning point in modern American History." Republicans have moved so far to the right that "no Republican president in the modern era would have felt comfortable being part of it." Romney's goal seems to be to make the extremely rich far richer at the expense of the rest of us. In fact, his tax cut proposal will give 1one-third of the $10.7 trillion (over 10 years) to the one-tenth of one percent. And he will eliminate estate taxes. Romney has proposed more military spending than what Congress or Obama want. Perhaps, the worst idea coming from the Republican camp is to do away with the Affordable Care Act, without being tried. He and his running mate want to eliminate or lame Medicare by moving to nonsensical vouchers. Recently, the Republican moves to suppress voter turnout were blocked in nine states - a victory for democracy. Clearly, we need to choose between the "You're all on your own" philosophy and the "We're all in this together." Vote.



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