Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Election Day is Rapidly Approaching

By the time you read this article, we will be less than two weeks away from what is probably the most important election of our lifetime. I know you all have heard this before. It seems like every election we say this and unfortunately, because of the world we live in, every election we mean it. Each election is a fight for our survival!

After listening to a year of campaigning from both parties, it is pretty clear that re-electing President Obama is in the best interest of working class America.  For retirees, he has pledged to protect Social Security and Medicare for years to come. He passed the “Affordable Care Act,” which provides much needed preventive screenings for Medicare recipients, closes the “doughnut hole” in the prescription drug program and extends the life of the Medicare Trust Fund.

To maintain a strong economy, President Obama is committed to re-building manufacturing. He has demonstrated his commitment to manufacturing by saving the auto industry and 350 million other jobs associated with auto assembly. His administration has placed tariffs on tires, steel pipe, paper and other goods that were flooding the American market in violation of our nation’s trade laws and that has put thousands of Americans back to work.

We all must remember where we were four years ago; on the brink of a depression. Yes, we are in a much better place today. The economy is starting to turn around. The unemployment numbers are falling and every day more and more Americans are going back to work. We have two choices on November 6; we can either continue on the path of recovery or go back to policies that created the worst recession since the Great Depression. The choice is clear.

Connie Entrekin, SOAR (Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees) President

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