Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I seek public office because we don’t have referendums on government policy decisions, we can only replace elected officials who support bad policies with candidates who support good policies. Kentucky Republican U.S. Senator “Mitch” McConnell supports keeping American troops fighting in Iraq where almost four thousand U.S. troops have already been killed in combat or by roadside bombings; I say “Let’s bring all U.S. troops out of Iraq, now.” “Mitch” McConnell favors a small, inadequate U.S. force in Afghanistan to search for Osama bin Laden (the villian behind the 9/11 attack on the U.S. in 2001; I say, “Let’s double the number of U.S. troops chasing Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan, so we can capture him and bring him to trial in New York City." “Mitch” McConnell favors warrantless wiretaps of American citizens; I say “Lets keep the F.I.S.A act as it was before 9/11/2001 and not allow warrantless wiretaps of American citizens.” “Mitch” McConnell favors allowing the U.S. government to commit “waterboarding” and other forms of torture; I say “Lets end ‘waterboarding’ and all forms of torture by the U.S. Government personnel.” “Mitch” McConnell favors irresponsible Republican economic policies that have resulted in $3.25 gasoline, a $1.25 Canadian Dollar, and a $1.30 Euro; I say “Let’s bring our troops home from Iraq and return to the economic policies of the Bill Clinton Administration where we showed a balanced budget.” “Mitch” McConnell favors meager Federal funding of higher education as evidenced by the expenses of student loans suffered by many college students; I say “Let’s have the ‘Scotland Plan’ where remaining full tuition of state university students is paid by the Federal government, from the savings resulting from our withdrawal from Iraq.” Kenneth Stepp.