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The many things legislators haven’t done for citizens

July 28, 2014
Marietta Times

Two letters were posted side by side in another publication to offer a balanced editorial on the upcoming senatorial race. To be fair would be to post the voting records of Capito, McKinley and Bill Johnson on issues concerning the citizens of West Virginia and Ohio. For all the people who now have health insurance, they voted over 50 times to repeal the law that helps you. They voted against the unemployment insurance which would have helped 16,000 in West Virginia and over 50,000 in Ohio. They did nothing to stop the cuts to SNAP or food stamps. They will not pressure John Boehner to bring immigration to the vote, nor raise the minimum wage, or save the post office. In congressional districts with some of the highest rates of hunger and poverty, they continue to work for corporations and not the people. I do not make this up. There is a new article in National Geographic on hunger. Why are 1 in 6 children in the US going hungry? Why are we treating the refugee children the way we are? I would encourage them to visit the Stone Soup kitchen in Parkersburg, the Daily Bread kitchen in Marietta and the food pantry in Lower, Salem, Ohio.



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