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Elect Schneider for Continued Recovery

Letter to the editor

I believe all elections are a referendum on what kind of people we are and what kind of people we want to be, and the November elections are no exception.

I am especially focused on the Congressional race in my district which pits Democrat Brad Schneider against incumbent Republican Robert Dold.

A vote for Congressman Dold is a vote to keep Republicans in control
of the House of Representatives and a continuation of abhorrent practices such as imposed inequality (marriage is rationed only to those approved by the GOP) and militant opposition to compromise as a solution to an electorate that is evenly split on nearly every issue.

As a veteran and a citizen who believes in national service for all,
I am also disgusted with a Congress that loves to wage war and unleash American might on perceived enemies of the country, but also opposes paying for war in any way other than sacrificing women and children.

For these reasons, I am backing challenger Brad Schneider, who has taken moderate positions on key issues, from equality to pragmatic solutions to our difficult economic situation.

Am I better off than I was four years ago? Absolutely. The national
economy has come back from the brink of failure, the stock market is trading thousands of points higher than it was in 2008, my tax rate is the lowest in the industrialized world, Osama bin Laden is dead, we are out of Iraq, and we have a reasonable time table for getting out of Afghanistan.

Electing Brad Schneider to Congress will help us continue to recover economically and socially from the radical excesses of the Republican Party.


Kirk Landers
Wheeling

Sonny Cohen October 18, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Fact Check Regarding Guido's comment: "Stock market up." Sure, for the 10% of people that own stocks. Why are you shilling for the rich?" In U.S., 54% Have Stock Market Investments as of 4/11. This is down from 65% in 2007 and is trending up again. This is from Gallup and can be found here: http://bit.ly/TwrDdg You are entitled to your own opinions. You are not entitled to your own facts.
Steve S. October 18, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Stevie is obviously intimidated by blacks and jews and they fact that they happen to be smarter than him.
Steve S. October 18, 2012 at 05:12 PM
That being said, I'm Jewish and not voting for Schneider because I know of him personally and he is not capable of helping guide our country, he would be better off as the stay at home dad that he has been for the last 18 years. There, now I have completely upended the jew vote.
Michael Melcher October 23, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Can't really support Schnieder myself. Had a conversation with him the other day and IMHO I don't think he could organize a trip to the bathroom.
Michael Melcher October 23, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Sorry Stevie, I'm Jewish and wouldn't vote for Schneider if you paid me to do it. There is a plane leaving for Iran today, please be on it!

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