I was saddened by the Republican Convention, its lack of concrete information, half-truths or out-and-out lies. As for the Democratic Convention, they truly went out of their way to point out that Republican economics won't just fail -- they will kill jobs and plunge us back into recession. Do the math.
Republicans continue to support the outrageously unfair tax cuts for the wealthy, and Republicans have voted (including Doc Hastings) to privatize or vouchers for Medicare/Medicaid and Social Security. Republicans say they want jobs, but they have destroyed so many government jobs in their quest for small government. Blame the Republicans for losses in teachers, police and infrastructure jobs. In fact, they blocked bill after bill to create more than 3 million jobs. Republicans voted 33 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act. And the Republicans promise to keep up the obstructionism, stop any bills that help the people, because they made a lifetime pledge no new taxes instead of serving the public.
So if you want your children, your parents, your grandparents to have the government benefits and social safety net, vote Democrat. Support for this information is easily available on Google, don't be fooled, do your homework.
-- RONDA EVANS, Kennewick