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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Benton letter: Stop the bullies in Congress

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  • Stop the bullies in Congress
    Republicans are bent on holding the economy hostage again, like they did last summer, to get their way.
    Republicans want to bully us into believing cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits and other dangerous budget cuts - such as those that would take food aid from hungry children, weaken education and food safety and let our bridges and roads crumble - are the only thing we should be talking about.
    It’s time to stand up to their bullying.
    Working families shouldn’t take the hit again so we can maintain expensive tax loopholes for Wall Street, drug companies, corporations that outsource jobs and the richest 2 percent of Americans.
    The most serious economic challenge facing America is the continuing jobs crisis, not the deficit or the national debt.
    Our priorities should be creating jobs by investing in infrastructure and education, raising wages, reducing inequality and increasing economic security for working people. And we can do it by first ending tax giveaways.
    Daniel Benton
    Troy

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