By John M. Williams
People with disabilities must vote on November 2, 2010!
Every eligible voter must vote on November 2.
Since I turned 21, 44 years ago, I have voted in every local, state and national where I lived. Voting is my way of voicing my opinions on what I want my three levels of government to do. I shall vote on November 2 because I want my country to be in drive and not reverse. Democrats controlling both houses of Congress will carry the country forward in jobs creation, in creating a cleaner environment, in protecting civil rights, in pursuing improved healthcare, in policing safe work places, in funding programs benefiting people with disabilities, protecting social security, Medicare, Medicaid and reigning in Wall Street.
Republicans controlling one or both houses of Congress will try to transport us backwards. This could mean greater unemployment, larger federal deficits, the expansion of decaying infrastructure nationwide, the widening of the gap between the rich and the middle class and poor, the expansion of air, water and land pollution, an increase in the number of sick people, less accountability from businesses and other atrocities.
The gulf oil spill showed the country that the Republicans care more for big money than the working class. Not a single Republican condemned the spill. Instead one Texas Republican Rep. Joe Barton apologized to BP because the federal government demanded a $20 billion compensation fund to be paid to the gulf victims. Barton called the fund a shake down.
I believe it is healthy to have divided government provided the opposition parties want to govern and are willing to compromise. Without compromise, governing will not happen. The people then lose. If the Republicans control one or both houses, they will not compromise.
We know that Republicans have contempt for middle class and poor people and voters must remember this. Republicans love passing legislation that enriches the rich. They oppose legislation that provides benefits to middle class and poor workers. Such legislation produces poverty by political design.
Voters must remember that when they enter the polling booth, they are making a choice between good and evil. Democrats represent good, and the Republicans represent evil.
Letâ€™s pray that good triumphs evil.
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