Margie Van Meter
GOP policies favor rich over the working class
Most of the Republicans I know are hard-working Americans who make their living through what they earn in a paycheck or as small business owners. I am a farmer and business owner. I believe in fiscal conservatism. I am calling out the Republican leadership in Congress, which pretends to offer fiscal responsibility, while driving the country into debt.
For the last 35 years, Republican tax policy effectively redistributed wealth from the pockets of the working class into the coffers of the wealthy. The Republicans create massive debt by providing huge tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans. That debt will need to be paid and it will come from our pockets; money we should be investing in our future. The wealthy will invest their tax savings for their own enrichment. They will not be investing to repair roads, improve hospitals and schools, or any of those things America needs to help build a better future for our children. Repayment of
All electorate should be ‘health care voter’
Health care is a top concern of voters this year. Much is at stake in this election, especially for those of us with pre-existing conditions or whose loved ones have preexisting conditions. President Donald Trump’s administration’s actions on health care, and congressional Republicans’ vows to repeal the Affordable Care Act endanger our coverage and drive up costs for families across the country. They could put millions across the country at risk for losing their coverage.
Like other members of Moms Rising, I encourage everyone to be a health care voter. We all need to hold our leaders accountable for the actions they’ve taken to try to roll back health care. We need to vote for candidates who will protect the gains we’ve made in coverage and who will work to make sure that everyone has access to quality, affordable health care coverage. No one should be fooled by Republican politicians who are now trying to distance themselves from the actions they took to