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Are You Listening?

I know we all have been inundated with television and radio commercials from both parties in an effort to persuade us to vote one way or the other this November.

But, have you been listening to the debate? I have, and the message seems pretty clear. One party believes in going back to the trickle down policies of the past, that favors enriching the few at the expense of the majority and the other wants to build an economy that works for all.

We have tried the old trickle down economic plan before. The idea is to have less governmental controls over business and the wealthy to allow them to make more money. In return, those who have will turn around and share their wealth with those less fortunate.

In a benevolent society that may work. But history has taught us that in the dog-eat-dog world that exists in business and politics today, those less fortunate will be left behind while those who have prospered continue to live a life that you and I can only dream of.

Sisters and Brothers, the path we choose in November will determine the fate of the working middle class.  We can decide to move forward together and build a better America or we can retreat to the failed policies of the past, to a world of have and have nots.

This fall we can make a difference. Use your vote wisely.  Let’s continue down the path of recovery and not go back to the failed policies of the extreme right!

Connie Entrekin, SOAR President

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