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TAG | disinvesting in the public sector
There are lots of one issue voters on both sides of the political aisle, but it would be a mistake for Democrats not to look at the totality of Representative Jenifer Loon’s voting record to see that one vote, that outlier vote, nevertheless an important vote, is just that, one vote. One vote out-side her comfort zone, and political allegiance to her party platform, can’t possibly make-up for the countless essential and necessary ways she failed to vote to improve the lives of all people.
The entirety of her voting record, with the exception of one vote, supports the Republican predilection to govern less for people and more for businesses and top earners.
If we are to sum up Jenifer Loon we’d have to characterize her as someone living and governing in a Blue State who wants to turn it Red by disinvesting in the public sector and investing in the private sector. That’s the strategy Republicans have been using nationally. A state-by-state analysis indicates that states using the less-is-more philosophy are trailing other states who are investing in job creation, education and health care. The results are obvious. States who are disinvesting with low taxes, eliminating the safety net and corporate taxes, privatizing education, which is Loon’s goal, and creating a national right-to-work-for-LESS law results in more for top earners and less for everyone else.
Tom Hartman wrote that “On average, Americans living in Red states had lower wealth per capita, were more likely to be living in poverty, had shorter life expectancy, higher rates of infant mortality, and lower overall wellbeing.” Here’s the link: http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/01/red-state-vs-blue-state