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Lissa Squiers Makes Her Case in Democratic Texas 7th District Congressional Primary

I support Lissa Squiers in the Democratic primary for the 7th Congressional district of Texas.

Primary Day is May 29. Early voting is taking place now and runs through May 25.

The primary is for the right to challenge incumbent Republican John Culberson.

Here is Ms. Squiers’ Facebook page.

I asked Ms. Squiers if she would like to write a brief account for my blog as to why people should vote for her.

Here is what Ms. Squiers wrote—-

As a candidate for political office I meet a lot of people.  Every one of these people has the same basic needs, and underneath everything else, they are saying they want a good life for themselves and their children.   Every family benefits when people are healthy and educated.  Every community benefits when they have good roads and bridges and schools and first responders.  Every business benefits when people and families and communities are strong.  No one ever says they don’t want these things.

The next logical step is where we differ:  what’s good for people is what’s good for business.   That’s what I believe and that’s what liberal Democrats believe.  Centrists and ‘moderates’ in both parties believe the opposite.  They say that what’s good for business is what’s good for people.  Both of my opponents for Congressional District 7 have made a lifetime and a business out of this opposite approach.  But the economy and Occupy Wall Street and current reality for the majority of Americans shows us this doesn’t work – catering to corporations has given us nothing but a few scraps of their leftover lunch and a big mess to clean up. Continue reading

May 15, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 1 Comment