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May 12, 2014

Viewpoint: Keep sending do-nothings back to Congress

As everyone knows, Mike Pence wears his religion on his sleeve. He talks about praying to God before making decisions like running for governor, and I expect he is busy every day praying about the presidential race in 2016. I wonder if he prayed to God about denying Medicaid for thousands of Hoosiers? Nah, he denied the three years paid for by Hoosier taxpayers simply because he doesn’t like the Affordable Care Act.

That’s right, he turned down billions of dollars to pay for health care for three years, and then 90 percent for years to come. We paid for and will pay even more for this coverage, and for his personal reasons thousands of Hoosiers will have no coverage and many will die because of it. He should be impeached, but with a rubber stamp Republican Statehouse nothing will happen. Like I have always said, he was a do-nothing rep for 12 years and he will be a do-nothing governor. His own colleagues said he was ill-prepared for the job.

Next comes Paul Ryan and his budget “Path to Prosperity” for the rich. Cuts trillions from programs for hungry kids and those Americans who are already suffering from lack of jobs and other programs for the poorest of us. But hey, he will have plenty of tax cuts for the rich, and absolutely no raise in the minimum wage. He chides black and brown Americans about their lack of work ethic and denies extending unemployment benefits to those who have been out of work.. and why? Because Republicans have killed any measure by Obama and the Democrats to put Americans back to work building roads, bridges and schools, just so it won’t look good on Obama. Ignore those who need jobs!

And on Wednesday, May 7, Rep. Susan Brooks said in talking to voters, she found most were pleased with the direction of the Republican-controlled U.S. House and frustrated with the Democrats in the Senate and President Barack Obama. She must be only talking to tea party members, as the Republican House has a favorable rating of 11 percent. All she and Boehner have done is send over 50 bills to repeal Obamacare, spend millions of dollars on witch hunts about the IRS and those four Americans killed in Libya. Under G.W. Bush there were over 80 attacks on U.S. embassies and 11 Americans killed. Does anyone remember any two or more years of investigations on these horrible acts? Nah, Bush was a Republican.

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