Letters to the Editor: Kevin McCarthy is the kind of politician who lets democracy die.
March 8, 2013
It is a shame that our city’s political machines have been bought and paid for by corporate lobbyists.
It is a shame that we have allowed the likes of Kevin McCarthy, Richard Blumenthal, James Conyers, and Dan Lipinski to make laws on behalf of the wealthy and well connected.
It is a shame that we have elected officials like Dan Lipinski who don’t represent the people of New York.
We are a better country because the wealthy and well connected do not decide who sits in the United States House of Representatives.
We are better because we take our country back from corporate lobbyists who are bought and paid for by the privileged 1 percent.
We are better because we elect politicians who are independent of corporate money.
We are better because we elect politicians who do not believe that it is their job to represent the wealthy and well connected.
We are better because they do not try to buy and sell our politicians by offering them a lifetime’s worth of access and influence.
We are better because they don’t try to buy and sell our politicians by sending them to Washington, D.C, and giving them huge tax breaks that they then pass on to their friends and donors.
They don’t try to buy and sell our politicians by offering them a lifetime’s worth of access and influence by making their friends and donors richer in the process.
We are better because we don’t accept this corruption.
It’s time to change the political system in this country.
Kevin McCarthy must go.
I respectfully encourage every voter to read and research Mr. McCarthy’s position on the Affordable Care Act — especially what he said recently.
We are better because we have the courage to call a public official like McCarthy out on his terrible lies.
New York voters must do the same.
When it comes to the economy, the economy, of course, is not about the numbers that go into the gross domestic product — the GDP.
It is about what’s going on in the economy. It is about jobs. It is about what people are buying with their hard-earned tax dollars