Americans owe much to Democrats

First Posted: 7/14/2014

The letters of July 8 and July 10 accuse Democrats of being morons and cancerous.

A list of Democratic achievements must be listed. We are responsible for the following:

•Social Security to ensure dignity in later years.

•Medicare that was passed by one vote over Republican “no” votes.

•Unemployment insurance and the 40 hour work week.

•The farm program that ensures farmers can make a profit by guaranteeing price supports.

•The violence against women act, written by Joe Biden, our vice president.

•And to top it off, the family and medical leave act of President Bill Clinton, that gives loved ones time off to care for their children or parents.

Compare these programs to the Republican budget passed in the House:

•Changing Medicare to a “voucher” for insurance where you pay after the policy does not.

•Tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires.

•Privatizing Social Security and it goes on and on.

Keystone Oil will all go overseas, how does this help us? Ohio won’t reveal how much is shipped here.

To claim it is moronic to address global warming is idiotic when Miami and Miami Beach just implemented $500 million to battle ocean rises.

Who has the middle class and working people in mind? Look at the facts.

James Perine, Lima

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