Vote for true change
By coincidence I was at the Statehouse for Gov. Shumlinís press conference on Sept. 24 where every mayor in Vermont endorsed his candidacy, explaining how wonderful his administration was, helping out in Irene and with town projects for economic growth.
I asked Shumlin, ďItís easy to play the hero with an open checkbook and no concern about the bottom line. Which Peters did you borrow from to pay these Pauls for their endorsement? Iím a poor farmer who just saw her Ďincome-sensitiveí property taxes go up $1,000, so I suppose Iím a Peter?Ē
Shumlin isnít playing a new game ó the political system is rigged in favor of incumbents who use their position to distribute political favors to the politically important ó in this case relatively voter-dense cities.
I had one elderly gentleman tell me he couldnít vote for me because Bernie Sanders personally saw to it that his VA benefits were increased. Doesnít he realize that Bernie also personally saw to it that not only he is in debt by $51,123.71 (his share of the $16 trillion federal debt) but every one of his kids, grandkids and, yes, even that 6-month-old great-grandchild has the same debt load, growing fast? Was that $100 a month increase worth it?
Another lady said, ďJust tell me you can beat Bernie and how youíre gonna do it.Ē I donít want to ďbeat Bernie.Ē I want to replace the hot air and political games he and every politician represent with concrete solutions to our biggest problems: government reform via a U.S. constitutional amendment, health care reform by replacing Obamatax with a short and simple solution, and tax reform by replacing the income tax with the short and simple Fairtax.
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