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October 24, 2017

10/10/2017 7:29:00 AM
Get money out of politics

To the Editor: A year and one month before an election the attack ads begin. Supposedly, Tammy Baldwin is against tax reform. The ad almost appears sane when one pays no attention or does not think critically when watching it. A nondescript woman seems to talk about tax reform, no details of course, the way Republicans like it, then simply starts criticizing Baldwin. Of course the ad is funded by the phony grassroots organization Americans for Prosperity (AFP), organized by David Koch with contributions primarily from billionaires.

From June 2013 to Jan 2014 AFP spent $1.5 million dollars ($5 million dollars overall) attacking (with more than 3,500 TV ads ) Sen. Hagan from North Carolina for her position on the ACA and health care. The Republicans control everything and can't pass a health care bill.

So we are unable to afford changes in health care, protecting the environment, infrastructure needs or education. However here is simply one small example of funding in politics distorting the representation of Americans in government. Is this the direction we want politics to continue in America? Are there ways to change this funding activity?



Robert Wojnowski

Town of Pelican





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