The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Our Readers Speak

March 23, 2014

Our Readers Speak — Sunday, March 23, 2014

Voters must consider more than one issue

I have come to the opinion that the voters themselves are the ones who should be blamed for America’s problems.

They will cast their votes based on how a candidate voted on one issue, ignoring the destructive votes he or she may have cast for America and its citizens.

A good example of one with their mind locked on one issue was shown in the article written by Kayla Kessinger of Mount Hope.

She saw Rep. Shelley Moore Capito as a great friend to all West Virginia citizens, based on her vote on abortions, ignoring Capito’s votes, position on food stamps, decent wages, health care, unemployment benefits, etc.

Not concerned with the proven fact that these issues contribute to many decisions to have abortions.

Then we have those who feel all of the wasted time and money used to vote 50 times to repeal a health care law that most have never seen is a signal on where the smart candidates can be found.

Here I agree with the Republican governors who said those 50 votes were a waste, for they changed nothing and the law is here to stay.

They went on to say that time and money should have been used creating jobs and solving America’s problems.

After hearing how much time and tax dollars had been wasted on those votes (months of time and millions of dollars), I wrote to Sen. Jay Rockefeller about a repeal of the Affordable Care Act. He sent me a fact sheet on what a repeal would mean for West Virginians.

We all should know Rockefeller has always served the people of West Virginia with honor, and in no way can anyone convince me now that he is retiring he will do less.

Oh, yes, he also informed me that I could use my computer and visit http://www. healthcare.gov to learn more.

If people would just take the time to check the records for the truth about the issues, we could make the influence of big money donations worthless and improve the lives of all.

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