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Article posted: 10/5/2012 4:40 AM

Anderson won't work against Obama

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While President Obama was being sworn into office, Republicans were meeting to discuss how to destroy him. Their decision: to vote no on everything he planned to accomplish, even if it was something they themselves voted for in the past. If Obama is for it, they are against it, using a record number of filibusters that require 60 votes to pass instead of a simple majority.

The GOP has filibustered more than 300 bills that would help Obama and the country. Obama's jobs bill that would add more than 2 million new jobs has been sitting on Boehner's desk for over a year, yet the GOP will not pass it. Mitch McConnell, minority leader of the Senate, has admitted the only goal of the GOP is not the economy or jobs, but preventing Obama from a second term, and every Republican has signed a pledge to Grover Norquist, whoever he is, not to ever raise taxes. The GOP is out to destroy our government, as we know it.

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Reminds me of the man who got a college education under the GI Bill, purchased a home with an FHA loan, started a business with the help of a Small Business Loan -- all provided by the government. Put his money in a bank protected by government FDIC, hired people to work for him who were educated by our government, received police and fire protection provided by the government, and retired with Social Security and Medicare provided by our government. Then he joined the Tea Party to get government out of his life.

We must provide Obama with people in Congress to help him accomplish his goals of moving our country forward. That is why I am voting for Democrat Dennis Anderson for the 14th Congressional District. He will work with Obama, not against him.

Cecile Powell

Huntley

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