The Herald Bulletin

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Opinion

December 5, 2012

Letter: Hoosiers will watch Pence’s actions

When the Republicans gerrymandered Indiana districts into odd shapes, they ensured themselves power over the Statehouse. Hopefully Mike Pence and the Republican supermajority in the legislative branches will work for 100 percent of Hoosiers.

History shows that the tax cuts created by the GOP are a cancer that eats away at Hoosiers communities. Will the Republicans continue to make 98 percent of Indiana cities towns and counties suffer for tax cuts that primarily help 2 percent of Hoosiers or will they legislate to help all Hoosiers?

In the past 10 years, tax cuts have meant less police and fire protection for 98 percent of Hoosiers and infrastructure in quick decay. Hopefully the Indiana’s Democratic Party and/or a real journalist will compile data and video showing just what the GOP’s grand ideas are really doing to Indiana.

Congressman Pence received his legislation advice from the lobbyist advisers down on K Street in D.C. Advice was rated on importance by the Numeric Franklin scale and handed out in a secret sealed envelope. Advice that guided Pence to vote for bills that greatly helped 2 percent of his constituents but hurt 98 percent of constituents. Will Gov. Pence continue to be guided by the number of Benjamins in an envelope or will he step up and be a real governor? We will find out real quick if he is fighting for all Hoosiers or 2 percent by the number of Hoosiers he helps and the number he refuses to help in health care reform.

Tim Mahaffey

Middletown

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