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Voters have clear choice

As small donors to President Barack Obama’s campaign, we’d like to thank the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson, big corporate oil, the pharmaceutical industry, the insurance industry and Wall Street. You have further stretched our already tight household budget, while making us even firmer in our resolve to fight the power of big money and its supposed right to unlimited free speech, as per the Republican U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Citizens United.

Big money wants to corrupt American democracy and rig the game so that our hard-earned money flows uphill to corporations and the very rich. No thanks!

The two conventions showed that we have a clear choice in this election: rich bullies, white supremacist bullies and religious bullies who want women’s bodies to become government/church property the moment they get pregnant. Or a party that looks, acts, and thinks like 21st-century America: honest day’s work for an honest dollar, everyone pays their fair share, and everyone’s kid gets an equal shot at a good, quality education, and a chance to help make this great country more secure and prosperous in the future.

Chris Norden

Moscow, Idaho


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