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Why I’ll vote for Democrats

Why I’ll vote for Democrats

To the Editor: I am voting Democratic this election season and I would like to tell you why.

While Donald Trump has been whining about a perfectly legal execution of a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago, where classified documents were indeed found, here is what President Biden has been quietly accomplishing: Infrastructure bipartisan deal, which is just beginning to be felt and is so popular that Republicans who voted against it are claiming credit for it; CHIPS and Science Act, which has brought chip manufacturing back to the US; PACT Act for veterans, which helps veterans get the health help they need; Gun Safety Act, Inflation Reduction Act, took out leader of Al Quaeda, historic job growth, historically low unemployment, expanded NATO. 

There is a myth out there that Republicans handle the economy better, but the last four Republican presidents have increased the national debt, while the last three Democratic presidents have lowered the national debt. President Biden has paid down the national debt by $1.4 trillion. Yes, inflation is high, all over the globe. The U.S. has one of the lowest rates of inflation worldwide. 

If you must blame someone, blame Putin. Yes, supply chain issues are just beginning to get untangled. Gas prices are down since June and prices at the grocery store should reflect that eventually. Crime is up, but eight of the 10 states with the most crime are Republican states, mostly due to lax gun laws. Republicans want to cut Social Security and Medicare. Do you really want them to do that?  

Why not give Democrats a chance this fall to follow up on these accomplishments and let these bills do what they are designed to do — help the middle class. It takes time for any of these things to work their way down to the local levels. The Dobbs decision took away the rights of women to control their own bodies. Whose rights will be next? Our very democracy is at stake this fall. Vote.  

Sarah Cifani, 


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