Ponder this before you vote

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Why do Republicans speak of cutting back on entitlements and repealing ?Obamacare? yet refuse to cut back their own entitlements and health benefits first and show how to lead by example? Why do Democrats insist on raising taxes on the so-called wealthy yet refuse to freeze or cut wages and benefits for the wealthiest government employees such as the college chancellors who insist on giving themselves raises while cutting classes and insisting students pay more for the classes they are able to enroll in? Why does any state employee make more than the governor? Why is it not illegal for individuals (such as Ted Gaines) to run for two offices in the same election thereby costing taxpayers a couple million dollars for a runoff election? Why is it fair for the rich to pay a 15 percent capital gains and dividend rate when people who actually have to work for a living and their employers pay more than that in Social Security, Medicare and disability taxes alone ? before having to pay income taxes? Why do the vocal minority continually get their way while the silent majority get the shaft? Why can?t we elect people who will correct these injustices? Why are there so few politicians with the power of love in their hearts instead of the love of power? Why do we, the people, keep allowing it to happen? Please vote your conscience and hope that those we elect have one and hold them accountable when they do not. Please take the time to look at their actions and not just their words. Robert Clavien, Meadow Vista