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Paula July 24, 2014 at 06:32 PM
It's admirable to see people dig in to help with Habitat for Humanity, a program that PresidentRead MoreJimm y Carter and his wife Rosalyn helped bring to national attention when he left office. Good for James Brown, but anyone can pitch in locally - what is important is what he would stand for in DC on our behalf. Would he follow the Republican lead and vote against programs that help the poor in New Haven like SNAP? Would he spend his time there voting to repeal 'Obamacare' as he promises in his campaign literature instead of working towards JOBS and helping the middle class in the 3rd district? Would he spend his days with the Republican caucus seeking to impeach this president for executive actions that the GOP didn't blink at when Bush was in office? Yes, I think he would fall right in line with the obstructionists, while the Habitat work faded into the sunset.....like it has with every other tea party Republican seeking office. Say what you will about DeLauro's wealth (a curiously odd focus for a Republican party determined to protect the wealthy. But then, DeLauro's wealth isn't used to bulk up Republican campaign coffers, either), but she's a leader who actively works for the people of her district and the country in DC. The Democratic party works from the disadvantage of the minority party in Congress and has to fight tooth and nail to get legislation passed, let alone get it to the floor for discussion. Immigration reform can't get past Boehner to the floor so they can deal with faulty Bush-era policy that created the chaos at our borders today. Boehner has refused for 2 years to bring the JOBS bill to floor for a vote, following the directive of his tea party caucus in Congress. They have wasted our tax dollars chasing conspiracy nonsense and seeking any kind of means to disrupt the President from his uphill task of working with intransigence in your elected leaders. Think again if you believe Brown will stand up to that childish and destructive tea party/GOP obstruction.
willa read July 25, 2014 at 01:43 PM
@Paula: Well said ^^. I'm rather tired of hearing the rhetoric against Rep. DeLauro from a sourceRead Moreth at seems to spend more time conjuring falsehoods than focusing on the truth.
Christopher Schaefer July 23, 2014 at 11:29 AM
The only problem is that Politifact is a front for Democratic Party commentary:Read Morehttp://www.politifac tbias.com/ http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/peter-roff/2013/05/28/study-finds-fact-checkers-biased-against-republicans
Paula July 23, 2014 at 02:45 PM
Facts are facts. Truth is truth. But yes, facts and truth do tend to have a liberal bias.
Paula July 23, 2014 at 02:55 PM
Portraying what we know intuitively even without stats is not a winner for the GOP.Read More http://www.iwpr .org/publications/pubs/the-gender-wage-gap-by-occupation-1/ http://business.time.com/2012/04/17/should-we-be-celebrating-equal-pay-day-today-or-in-january/
Shirley B. Backus July 19, 2014 at 12:22 AM
Excellent advice! Cats and dogs should be indoors unless on harness and leash anyway. Large dogsRead Moresho uld be okay in a fenced-in yard. Coyotes are just one example of the many dangers faced by unattended cats and small dogs. Keep your pets from falling victim to predators, traffic, poisons, etc. Keep them indoors. Always.
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