NEW CASTLE —
Editor, The News:
Face the facts, the election for president of the United States of America is over and Barack Obama has won a second term.
The bottom line is that the Republicans lost the election because they either don’t need or don’t want any of the benefits or rights afforded to the American people by our Constitution or Bill of Rights because they continually campaign against them.
Some of these benefits and rights are: Social Security and Medicare, which benefit the retired; social welfare and Medicaid, which benefit the poor and, oftentimes, the underpaid, working poor; raising the minimum wage to a somewhat survivable amount; and collective bargaining, which ensures workers’ rights.
Also, the right to all our citizens for a quality and affordable education to ensure that future generations can compete in this ever-expanding global economy. And a fair taxation policy that alleviates the burden from the middle class and helps to level the field with the rich and powerful.
Then there are social issues. These are our personal rights, such as marriage equality, gay rights, Roe vs. Wade and planned parenthood, the right of every woman to make her own choice and immigration which is the foundation this country of ours is built on.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, both millionaires, and the rest of the Republican Party campaigned against all these issues, so evidently, they don’t need or want them.
Republican-controlled states, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Florida knew they needed help to win, so they tried to suppress voter rights. We can’t win on the issues, so let’s cheat.
President Obama won those states. The people spoke.
What I like most about this election was that the billionaires and millionaires like Adelson, the Kochs, Citizens United and Karl Rove’s Crossroads, got no return for their money.
David P. Gaibis Sr.
NEW CASTLE —
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