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posted: 10/13/2012 4:40 AM

Roskam known for rational leadership

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As we near election day, I've spent some time reflecting on what our politicians promised us during the last election cycle and what they've actually delivered. Sadly, the president who brought so much hope for a renewed, united America has failed to close the divide and has only exacerbated the problem.

He promised us health care reform, but instead what we ended up with was a monstrosity of a health care law that was passed with little knowledge of its contents and without more than half of the electorate's approval.

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He promised it would not create new taxes on an already overtaxed nation and then argued before the Supreme Court that it was legal because it was a tax.

What Obamacare has accomplished is to further weaken an already struggling economy, by creating uncertainty in the marketplace in the jobs market. This program has increased costs to employers and employees alike. Many small businesses have already been forced to lay off workers and in some cases close their doors in response to skyrocketing costs of this new law. Premiums for many have doubled and even tripled, leaving many unable to afford the insurance that we are now forced to carry.

The country cannot afford Obamacare and we cannot afford four more years like the last. We need leaders in Washington who will boldly oppose this type of entitlement agenda and vote to repeal Obamacare.

Peter Roskam is just that kind of Congressman. He is well known for his rational leadership and fiscal responsibility. His tax initiatives make sense for the people of Illinois and specifically to this district. Roskam has been a strong leader in Congress and influential advocate for his constituents. He is the man to serve our needs in Washington.

Lisa Bucaro

South Elgin

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