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Stop the bullies in Congress

Published 5:37am Sunday, January 13, 2013

Yet another fiscal showdown is about to begin and 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. We can’t let them take our economy hostage by threatening to drive it into the ground.

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 for Wall Street and the richest 2 percent.


Brad Trom

Blooming Prairie

  1. Scott Bute

    Brad, you should challenge Jay Carney for White House Press Secretary. You have all the talking points down to a science. Reality, however is a different thing all together. We have a continuing jobs crisis because of the job killing policies of the Obama Administration. Secondly, I cannot believe what you said about the debt and deficit! Are you kidding me? No one, not even most Democrats believe that this debt and deficit is not a huge weight around the neck of our nation. My grandchildren have been given a bill for over $50,000 dollars for “their part” of this debt and they are just starting kindergarten! This type of spending is reckless and immoral and if it is not stopped, no one is going to have a dime left for any entitlements.


  2. Randy Kruckeberg

    Brad likes a little class warfare and a side of wealth redistribution and a helping of failed economic policies. I also enjoyed the progressive code words “investing in infrastructure and education” = union paybacks. “reducing inequality and increasing economic security for working people.” = some sort of injustice only to be corrected by more government inspired politically correct justice.

    Brad….. Barrack Obama signed the bill that just raised everybody’s taxes how do you like them apples!!!