The following is an article I had published in the “Letters to the Editor” column in the September 20, 2014 issue of The Monroe Times titled “Which Candidate Are You Going to Believe?” and I quote:
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“Letter to the editor: Which candidate are you going to believe?“
From LaVern F. Isely
Election time is coming up on Nov. 4 and you must vote if you want to help decide who youput in office. If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain. There is a difference between the candidates from the two parties. Each party, Democrats and Republicans, could do a better job if there wasn’t so much money given to do what each party believes is the direction they should go.
Republicans seem to get a lot of their money from out of state, particularly the Koch Brothers and the Democrats seem to get less from wealthy people and more from small contributors on a local level.
Gov. Walker’s budget came up with a $1.8 billion shortfall. He has an ad that shows him crawling out of a hole which isn’t believable because of the growing Wisconsin debt and the condition of the roads we’re driving on. Walker claims he’s going to lower the income tax and the property tax and with our growing debt, I don’t see how that’s possible. If a family gets behind in their debt, they have to go out and work harder to get the bills paid.
So, you ask yourself – which party is more believable? Take time to talk to the candidates when they come around and find out who is going to do a good job for you, the middle class who has been losing jobs and income over the years, while the wealthiest billionaires, according to Forbes magazine, are making more billions every year. They rate them in their Forbes 400 issue of who is making the most and their income is really growing. Getting closer to $100 billion a year.
It’s wonderful we can live in a country that has billionaires but I do question the fast growth rate of their numbers while the middle class is falling behind. We’re going to have to have a graduated income tax with brackets that, as you work your way up the income ladder, you pay more taxes. So, as everybody works up that ladder, you should expect to be paying more and proud to do so because common sense should tell you that all of us are in this together.
If you’re satisfied that your candidate is working on your behalf, buy yard signs and then get out and vote and hold the politicians accountable after the election.(IF THE VOTER IS LOOKING FOR ANSWERS, HE’S GOING TO HAVE TO ASK THE TWO POLITICAL PARTIES THE VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION–ARE YOU WORKING FOR BILLIONAIRES AND BIG CORPORATIONS? OR ARE YOU WORKING FOR THE 99 PERCENT THAT CAN ESTABLISH A LIVING STANDARD SUFFICIENT ENOUGH THAT THEY CAN RETIRE WITHOUT HAVING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY AND SAVINGS IN THE BANK STOLEN BY BIG ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THE CFR (COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS) WHO ARE HEADING TOWARD A WORLD GOVERNMENT? THE PROBLEM IS THAT IT’S NOT DEMOCRATICALLY RUN. IT’S RUN FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE BILLIONAIRES LIKE KARL ROVE OF AMERICAN CROSSROADS, THE KOCH BROTHERS AND SHELDON ADELSON. WHILE THEY ARE DETERMINED TO LOWER OUR STANDARD OF LIVING, THEY ARE ALSO WELL ON THEIR WAY INTO TAKING OVER OUR BANKING SYSTEM THROUGH THE FEDERAL RESERVE AND THE FACT THAT THEY DON’T WANT ANY REGULATIONS ON FREE ENTERPRISE. IT’S VIRTUALLY GREED TURNED LOOSE.
LaVern Isely, Overtaxed Independent Middle Class Taxpayer and Public Citizen and AARP Members